See the before and after transformation of our simple guest bedroom and gain a little inspiration for your own space.
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The guest bedroom was non-existent when we first moved into the house. Part of it was the mother-in-law bedroom and the other part was the mudroom from the second entryway.
When we decided to move the laundry upstairs and remove the second entrance, we then had space to play around with and decided to make a guest bedroom.
As with everything else we’ve done, this room was one of the dominoes affected when we reconfigured the main floor.
The first version of this space was framed up right along with the other bedroom (now girls’ shared bedroom) but when we decided to redo the laundry room, this guest bedroom also saw some changes.
Where we are today: our simple guest bedroom
When we decided to push back the washer and dryer, the space had to come from the guest bedroom. Thankfully, the room was HUGE so it was an easy choice to make.
The down side? That decision cost us a window.
The upside? Brett is happier than ever with the new laundry configuration. Renovations are all about compromise, right?!
After going back and forth on different ways to reconfigure the bedroom, we decided to leave a little nook area next to the washer and dryer that will eventually be a space for either built-ins or a desk. I’ve been noodling on the idea of building a slatwall with a desk but turns out wood is still real expensive. Stay tuned!
For the decor, we moved over everything we had in the other room once it was taken over as a nursery/girls’ shared bedroom.
We’ve added things here and there but it still feels a little too sterile for me. I’m waiting for inspiration to strike… And have been since 2021. Maybe it’ll hit me soon?
Kidding aside, I love the simplicity of this room. The white walls feel like a blank canvas. And maybe they’ll stay that way or maybe we’ll get some inspiration to change it up. For now, I’m just thankful that we have a space for guests to stay with a door that closes and a light overhead with a working fan. It’s the small things, really 😛
So, what’s left on the list to finish the guest bedroom
Thankfully, it’s a fully functioning room and fairly hospitable for guests. But, there are (of course) a few things that we need to check off on the list to make this 100% complete.
- Add decor to the walls
- Complete the built-ins
- Install baseboards
- Install screen and crank on the window
Maybe by year seven or eight we’ll have this one checked off the list 😛
All our best,
Shop the guest bedroom
Guest bedroom paint colors
Walls: Benjamin Moore, White Dove
Window and door trim: Varathane, Espresso