Here is the final reveal of the Bedroom Do-Something! Real quick, click here to see where we started. What was once a bland and bare room is now punched up with welcoming color.
With the teal color making such a strong statement on the walls, I decided to keep everything else pretty neutral and white. I added just a few accents of yellow and gray to keep it fun and lively.
Because this room mainly acts as a guest bedroom, I think it’s always a nice touch to throw in some extra touches to make your guests comfortable (here’s a recent guide I did for Ebay on other things to consider when expecting overnight guests.) I picked up a small carafe and some glasses and put them on the side table. (By the way, the side table was a clearance find from Target.)
For the bookcase, I styled it with a few fun accessories I picked up from HomeGoods. They had a bunch of odd sized small pamphlets and little books, so I brought in a few baskets and small boxes to hold those in. The chest of drawers worked out perfectly to hold all my Mom’s CDs.
I originally had thought to use white curtains but ended up going with gray, which I think helps to ground the window area. If you want to make your room feel bigger, making your curtains go from the floor to ceiling is a great solution since it draws your eye up. I also thought the benches would be a little bigger, but alas, they are not, so lounging by the window probably won’t happen, lol. But they fit in nicely in the space and the extra storage underneath was great to store the book overflow.
For the awkward wall opposite the bed and to the right of the bookcase, I just put up a painting I found at Pier 1. (Nevermind the stepping stool I forgot to move out of the way!)
I think my favorite part of the room is the little desk area. I actually made the pear print above the desk and just printed it out onto 11×17 paper and framed it. The chair is actually an outdoor patio chair I picked up at World Market, but I thought the yellow added a fun pop and I liked the wire frame. It keeps the space open and bright.
(btw, the (fake) tulips are from Homegoods)
As I mentioned in the beginning of this project, this used to be my old room growing up. It’s a little surreal to see it in this new state. However, I guess it’s also fitting that I be the one to transition it for it’s new life? It’s also really satisfying to see how much change a simple coat of paint can do to a room! I’m also totally feelin’ the teal right now. I have some leftover and trying to see what else I can use it on!
Are you guys doing any room renovations this year?