It is surprising, but our guest bedroom is one of the last rooms I expected to tackle in our home in any way, shape, or form. It is a room we used as a gym space in that there is a foldable treadmill and water rower, and one or two yoga mats are lying about the room.
At 10 ft by 11 ft, the room is large enough to accommodate almost any function, and for us, as the first year in our home came to a close, it was challenging to invite guests for extended stays when there was not a bed for them to enjoy. For example, we had family friends, a fun party of six, stay at our home for almost a week, but as we lacked beds, they slept on inflatable mattresses. Definitely less comfortable for them than we hoped! We vowed to be ready next time, and so began the planning for this modestly sized room.
Like many of my design plans, this one revolved around one foundational element that established the function and style of the space and inspired the rest of the design plan. In this case, it was the Eli Upholstered metal bed which we were lucky to find during a sale at Joss & Main (check J&M regularly as we bought this for under $250!). This bed feels both classic and modern at the same time, and although it comes in a variety of lovely colors, we selected the Oat shade as it is neutral and will allow the other design elements in the room to stand out.
Budget is always a factor when designing spaces that may get less use than some of our other rooms, so when searching for nightstands, we started at one of my favorite stores Target. This set, (also on sale now!) is the perfect size and style and will flank this bed nicely. Although it was my favorite, I created several mood boards with other options to determine which furniture combination would have the most visual impact.
To change the feel of the room and to make it look unique, I also took the opportunity to add various lighting options and rugs. Adding décor completed the look for each design plan and made it possible for us to select our favorites.
Although our plans have slightly changed from the boards above (if you have seen our posts on Instagram, you know we have now started installing wallpaper), the primary focus is to provide a comfortable and beautiful space where our guests can stay.
Which mood board inspired us the most? You’ll have to wait and see as life gets in the way, and unlike Instagram reels, the renovation process takes a bit longer. In the meantime, check out the bed in its new home. Fabulous!