Here are some of my favorite design & decor elements that we updated!
GOAL: brighten things up and ladd plenty of texture to the space!
Painted the walls white
We painted the entire room BM Chantilly Lace. It’s my go-to white paint color! It looks beautiful even our basement where we don’t get much natural light at all.
In any bedroom, the bed is the primary focal point. From a design standpoint, it is usually the first thing you see when you walk in a room and against the main wall. This layout was a bit tricky to work with but moving the bed off to the side opened up the space and allowed more natural light to come in. There are always exceptions to “design rules”.
Swapped out heavier pieces
We moved out a couple heavier pieces of furniture and opted for ones that were “lighter” to create an airy feeling. We have 2 open bookshelves now vs a heavy dresser. Guest bedroom tip: I like open shelving for guest rooms so our guests can see and use what is on them (towels, water bottles, notepads, tissues, etc.). They can also feel free to use open space for their own things.
Added a bench
The bench adds extra seating and is a convenient place to open up a suitcase! A suitcase stand is a simple yet significant addition to a guest room!
Extra towels & blankets
One of the most important things for any guest room is to have extra blankets and towels available so this extra spaced worked out well!
I framed the window with lightweight curtains and a bamboo roman shade (in case our guests do want to make it darker). TIP: Hanging the curtains on the sides of the window make the window appear larger too.