See the design plan for our guest bedroom modern farmhouse makeover
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Hello, friends! Today I’m excited to announce that I’ll be joining the One Room Challenge for the very first time. If you’re not familiar with it, this challenge gives you six weeks to redo one room in your home. I’ll be posting weekly updates each Thursday so be sure to subscribe to updates at the bottom of the post and you won’t miss any of it.
If you’re visiting from one of the other blogs participating and are here for the first time, welcome! Feel free to take a tour of our home and see my previous projects HERE. And you can get to know me a little better HERE.
Now, on with the challenge plans.
Modern Farmhouse Bedroom Plan
The room I’ll be updating is our guest bedroom. It’s been through a couple of changes since we moved in 11 years ago. Our youngest daughter lived in here until 5 or 6 years ago when she moved to the bedroom next to it after our oldest moved into a basement bedroom.
While this was our daughter’s bedroom, the walls were a light aqua color with colorful bedding and accents…typical of a little girl’s room.
After she switched rooms, I painted the walls in here with a neutral shade and used some curtains, bedding and other items that I already had on hand. It was a very cozy space. Above, you can see how it looked at Christmas a couple of years ago.
The vintage iron bed has since been moved into another room as well as some of the mirrors and the lamps. And the bedding has changed. I still like this quilt but it’s velvet and isn’t quite the look I want in here.
The room has been neglected and needed a major refresh.
At the edges of the photo, you can see some of the junk that has been dumped into this room. Do you have a room that gets dumped on too? I hate that we do, but this is the reality of how we live.
My goal is to make the space lighter and brighter with bedding and curtains, and add some texture with an area rug. I also want to add some simple modern farmhouse character to the space. It doesn’t need a total overhaul since I like the neutral walls, white-ish trim, and wood floors, but I’m anxious to give it a fresh new look.
Here are some spaces that have inspired my plan.
I plan to use a dresser as a nightstand and love the look of this one. I also will be adding some styling and a rug similar to this.
The black iron bed and lighter bedding and curtains really caught my eye in this room. And I like the simple accents on the walls and nightstands.
Here’s my plan for our room so far:
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Paint colors (Benjamin Moore):
- Walls, top swatch – Smokey Taupe
- Trim, middle swatch – White dove
- Accent, bottom swatch – Kendall Charcoal
Most of these items are from our online shop, Emory Valley Mercantile. I still need to find some artwork and small accessories for the space but these are the main elements of the room at this point. I’m so excited about transforming this space into a fresh, light, and airy room that guests will feel right at home in.
Here’s what I need to do to get the look I’m after:
- Remove dated red gingham curtains
- Install new white curtains
- Add a headboard
- Replace one of the small nightstands with a dresser
- Update the lamps
- Add new bedding including a white quilt and charcoal Euro shams and bed skirt
- Add a natural woven rug for texture
- Refresh the accessories with a mix of vintage and new items
- Find and hang artwork on the walls
I’m sure this list will be added to and tweaked as the challenge goes along over the next 6 weeks, but I can’t wait to get it all finished and share it with you.
What do you think of the plan so far?
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