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Now that we are finished with painting the primary bedroom and craft room, the only other large room upstairs left to tackle is the guest bedroom/office. While it’s being painted, we will be unable to have overnight guests (unless you have a thing for couches), but I think our future guests will find it a much more inviting place to stay! Let’s take a look at the original listing photo of this [cough, cough] cozy corner of the house:
Just before moving in, my family came over help take care of some quick improvements like replacing our garbage disposal, scrubbing down the kitchen, and painting the ceiling. In our guest bedroom, one wall (for some unknown reason) had wallpaper. Thankfully, a bucket of hot water was all it took to remove. It was so easy, even my grandmother rolled up her sleeves and pitched in!
Fast-forward to today: this room pretty much hasn’t been touched since moving in the furniture. The bed is in the corner against the far wall to make room for Scott’s old dining table to use as a desk, and miscellaneous furniture items (such as a chest from my parent’s house and a wooden dart board) are placed out of the way.
The intention for this room is that it will play two different roles. Primarily, this room will be Scott’s office (since I got an entire room for crafts, it was only fair he get a space of his own), and the second purpose is to house an extra bed for when we have guests. Fitting two separate functions in this small space won’t be easy, but I think the layout we have now will continue to work. The chest from my old bedroom set will likely have to go, but until I get a dresser for the primary bedroom, it will still be used for extra clothes.
From a design perspective, things are still very up in the air. I’m trying to explore different wall color options, but most seem to fall somewhere in the yellow range. I really want this room to feel sunny and relaxing, so yellow is an obvious choice.
photo: Pottery Barn
I also want the room to feel casual and welcoming to our guests. In the below pic, I really like how well the room is tied together without being too fussy.
I am very excited to get started on this room. Now that we are quickly approaching the six month mark of moving in, having the entire upper floor complete (minus the wallpapered bathrooms) will feel like a huge accomplishment. After this room is painted, the only rooms left in the house are wallpapered and require extra work (and more brainpower). It’s a fantastic thought to be reaching a halfway point!