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How To Decorate A Small Guest Bedroom

one room challenge kick off plan

I am excited to participate in my very first One Room Challenge. I’m joining in as a guest participant created by Calling it Home with many other talented bloggers. It’s a 6-week challenge of posting the progress of my makeover of one room in my house.

My home is only 1-year-old. My husband and I moved into it last May of 2015. So this is a perfect way to finish decorating some rooms in my home and motivate me to finish the guest bedroom! It’s a bedroom that my daughters stay when they come to visit, so my goal is to make it warm and inviting for them.

Here are the main furniture pieces for the guest bedroom:

 

I decided to start with a blank canvas, and I took out all the furniture and kept some of the pieces such as the bed and my vintage doors. I will be adding some of my pieces from the projects that I created. Since the home is just a year old, the paint on the walls is in pristine condition.

The studded fabric headboard, picture in the collage above, will be placed at the center of the wall, followed by two vintage doors that I transformed into lighting fixtures. (Note: a how-to for these door/lighting fixtures will follow in weeks to come)

one room challenge kick off plan

My refurbished dresser will be positioned on the wall between the two doors with a grand mirror!

one room challenge kick off plan

 My favorite braided rug from Pottery Barn will be placed in front of the bed. Facing a wall a series of colorful artwork.

one room challenge kickoff plan

Above is some inspiration for what I envision for the artwork for my own transformation. It’s amazing what color can do to a room! (House of Turquoise)

one room challenge kick off plan

Here’s my upcoming plan of action to achieve this look:

  • I envision this room to have a mix of textures & color so it’s not bland.
  •  I’ll be searching for colorful fabrics. I have some surprise sponsors that I will be collaborating in helping me bring the room together.
  • The colors of the wall are white so the next few weeks will be looking for framed art or photos.

 

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  1. I love your design ideas! The refurbished doors are lovely & I so love the PB braided rug! Best of luck!

    1. Michelle, Its very exciting to participate in this challenge, its actually keep one organized. Its a good thing.Thanks for stopping by, your a real talented blogger.
      Take care
      Maria

  2. Love your plans. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

    1. Oh Amanda, fun doing this with you, I hope the internet cooperates next time. Will head over to your place.
      Maria

  3. The colors look so soothing! I think any guest would love to stay in there!

    1. Tara, its pretty intense being on a time frame, but I guess that how its like for interior designers! Blogging is kind of the same thing.

  4. HI Michelle, Wow, love the inspirational photos-and I’m loving the rug! this room will be beautiful! This is my first time doing ORC, so I’m having fun checking out everyone’s plans. Best of luck!

    1. Thanks Kristin, its my first one too and i’m looking forward to visiting everyone as well.
      Thanks
      Maria

  5. So soft and peaceful. This guest room is going to turn out amazing. I am also participating in my very first ORC. So many cool ideas to follow. Best!

    1. Mila, Hey there friend! Its fun huh! I really like it. I was actually nervious at first. But its has been pretty nice meeting different people.
      Maria

    1. Love you name, thats my daughter name too :)She spells it like this Leanna. The inspiration board is so helpful! Keeps me focused! I hope it gets easier moving forward. Talk to you soon, ill stop by.
      Maria

    1. Its been crazy coming up with ideas and sometimes it so easy to change it. Got to stick to the plan. Colors is the challenge now.
      We will see what works. Thanks so much for stopping by.
      Maria

  6. Love your space and plan. Texture is one of my favorite things.

    1. Texture is so important! Hopefully it will all come together. Have a great weekend and will head over to your place sometime this weekend or sooner.
      Maria

    1. Thanks jenny, its really so much work, but its worth it! I guess. I have not been sleeeping though!But hopefully tonight I will.

    1. Bonbon, so great to hear from you! Can’t wait to see what you have done as well! I am obsessed with this project, hopefully I’ll get some sleep.:)
      Maria

  7. Your inspiration is everything! Even the blank canvas and those fabulous doors are amazing 🙂 Can’t wait to follow along!

    1. Jodie, this is so much fun, its the best post interaction I have done! I never thought it be so rewarding and its only Week 1.
      I will head over to visit you soon.
      Maria

  8. Loving the shabby chic vibe. You have a great design, and I am super excited to see how you implement them. RAJNI

  9. So looking forward to watching your progress on this room! I love the softness of the palette and your overall design. Good luck to you!

    1. Love the title of your blog! Thanks for stopping by! it should be something the next few weeks, will look forward in seeing your room too!
      Maria

    1. Carrie, glad you stop by, should be fun! need some sleep though :)I hope you have a great weekend, will head over to your place.
      maria

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, it should be a challenging and fun project, look forward in doing this with you, hope you got sleep.
      maria

    1. Thanks Michaela, Its a bit overwhelming, but fun, I hope I make through the 6 weeks.

  10. I really like the doors + hardware in your space, and I’m excited to see what colours you bring into the room!

    1. Nicole, looked today for ideas for artwork color, nothing yet, but will keep trying! lots of places to look
      Thanks
      Maria

    1. Thanks Iris, just finished my week 2 post, getting super excited in planning everything! I love this. Hope to see your progress later this week.
      Maria

    1. April, thanks, The doors were tough to re-do, I kind of took a long time to make them, but I learned the hard way! Now next time I know short cut.But I must admit they did come out pretty good.Probably because I took my time.
      Thanks
      Maria

  11. What a pretty room to transform and I love your plans. The color and textures are going to be amazing .

    1. I just finished writing week 2, its been a blast so far and I just love it. Hope to see your post as well this week, so many to catch up huh!
      Maria

  12. I love your design ideas! And love your inspiration board. Excited to see how it turns out!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! Hope to start my second post today and have it ready for Thursday post which goes live. Have a great week.
      Maria

    2. Melisa thanks for your kind words! its been very exciting and look forward to each week. I hope you can see the weeks to come.
      Thanks
      Maria

  13. Wow Maria! This is going to be an Amazing guest bedroom! I can’t wait to follow along and I love the colors you chose in your inspiration pics!!!

    1. I have enjoyed this challenge already! I thought it be stressful, but its actually been rewarding and fun!Thanks for stopping by.
      Hugs Maria

  14. I love that you’re doing it on a budget!! It’s going to look fantastic especially with your inspiration. I love your doors too!!

    1. Thanks Yuni, so sweet of of you to stop by! I don’t think I will stay on the budget! to many changes already! Looking forward in seeing your OCR this week
      Maria

  15. I am SO excited to see what you do with the vintage door light fixtures. You have great ideas for working with this space. Excited to follow along. This room looks like it’s gonna be gorgeous!

    1. Hey Erin, How ya doing! Forgot to tell you how much I love your new name for your blog! its so trendy and unique. I just finished my week 2 post yeah!It was a work in progress. I’m exhausted.
      Look forward in catching up seeing your post later this week.
      Maria

  16. What a pretty palette and inspiration! I love your plan and can’t wait to see it come together.

    1. Sarah, I was thinking of adding some of my kids old Harry Potter books 🙂 my daughter was a big harry potter fan and since she is going to stay here when she visits, I should have some of her books on the side table! Maybe one!
      Maria

  17. I love the plan you put together. Coastal/French Country is probably my favorite look! Good luck!

    1. Hello Mark, thanks for stopping by!never though this was french country, but it does have that charm. I will be adding some coastal decor, so you may be on to something.
      Maria

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