See the reveal of our guest bedroom makeover as part of the One Room Challenge.
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Hello, friends! Are you looking for ways to add some cozy modern farmhouse style to your bedroom? I’m sharing the updates I made to our guest bedroom and you can find lots of ideas for sprucing up your bedroom.
I’ve been working on this bedroom makeover project as part of the One Room Challenge and am really happy with the way it has turned out.
Without further ado, here it is:
Here’s how it looked before I started the makeover. It wasn’t terrible, but was a little neglected and sad and I wanted to give it a fresh modern farmhouse style makeover.
It had good bones with the wood floor and neutral wall color, and I kept the white wood blinds and round mirror, but pretty much everything else in the room has changed.
On the right side of the bed, I kept the round mirror and placed an antique dresser that was previously in the master bedroom. I had thought about painting it a different color, but when I moved it in here the color worked perfectly with the other items in the room. That was easy!
For additional texture, I added a couple of wood candlesticks topped off with some sweet little air plants.
On the left side of the bed, I created a couple of printables to use as artwork.
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A couple more vintage books and a candle wrapped in striped fabric top off the night stand. Another vintage industrial style metal lamp offers light to this side of the bed as well.
A vintage cedar trunk sits at the foot of the bed and offers storage for quilts and extra pillows. The round wooden tray is a new addition and makes a nice place to stash magazines or anything else that needs to be corralled. The little plant is artificial and gives just the right pop of greenery to the vignette.
Since the holidays are just a few weeks away, I added a couple of festive pillows with button designs. They add a little dash of red to the room.
For the bed, I added a new headboard, euro shams, quilt, shams, throw blanket, and dust ruffle. That’s where my biggest expense was, but since the room didn’t need any major renovations I had the budget to refresh the bed.
A rustic wall hanging with hooks for coats, weekender bags, and scarves was added next to the door. It’s always nice to have extra hooks in a guest room.
To lighten the space, I raised the curtain rods closer to the ceiling and added new white curtains. It really made a big difference. And a new natural area rug on the floor adds a cozy factor and some texture that the room needed.
On the wall opposite the bed, a small dresser that was in the master bedroom fits perfectly. A vintage glass lamp, some old books, a monogrammed linen, and a boxwood topiary dress up the top along with the little air plant.
That pretty much wraps it up in this room! I’m loving the lighter, fresher look in here. And it’s so cozy now, I might just want to sleep in here myself!
Here’s my original plan which I didn’t change much. I changed to books from green to red and black since it’s close to Christmas, and I added a couple more small accessories like the tray, bookends, candlesticks, and wood garland.
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Paint colors (Benjamin Moore):
- Walls, top swatch – Smokey Taupe
- Trim, middle swatch – White dove
- Accent, bottom swatch – Kendall Charcoal
What do you think of the project? Is it better than it was before? I think it’s so much fresher and lighter.
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