Welcome Part 6: the Guest Room.

A big part of me cannot even believe that I’m showing you this room. Because right now it’s a junk room. And I didn’t even bother to clean up before taking these photos! But showing you my house is showing you my house. Flaws and all. And this is by far the biggest.

The only thing I’ve done since moving in is painted the walls. Since I didn’t know what exactly I wanted to do as far as decorating this room I went with a neutral. Had it not been a glaringly bright harlot red when I moved in I would have held off, but it literally felt like walking into a red light district every time I opened the door! Yeah, it was that bad. I would normally leave the ceiling white, but the previous owners had done some bad touch-up paintwork with a matte on eggshell paint that stuck out like a sore thumb. It went all the way around the border of the room and needed a fast fix. The thought of repainting once I know what I’m doing has crossed my mind on more than one occasion.

For the time being a coffee table lives here. It’s the table I was using before I got my current one. I love it and have no plans of selling, just hanging onto it for whatever house comes my way later in life. There’s also a stack of boxes full of things I need to either keep or donate. Exciting stuff, right?

This is my dad’s secretary desk from when he was a kid. It sat in our living room for years while I was growing up and now it’s mine! I have nowhere else for it at the moment, so it’s bound to be a fixture in this room no matter how I decorate.

CUBIX bedENGAN bedHEMNES nightstand in white and black
IKEA 365+ BRASA Table LampPICCOLA Gallery LampKAJSA Panel Curtain
KAJSA RAND Panel Curtain

Whatever bed I end up getting has to be simple and un-clunky because this room is fairly small. Same goes for the nightstands. I think something tall and narrow would do the trick nicely. Unless the room pulls some House of Leaves move and gets larger there really isn’t any space for a dresser. I’d like to keep the bedside lamps simple and am even considering something wall mounted to save on space. The one place I’d really like to add something special is the window treatment. I’m really digging these curtain panels for a pretty subtlety.

Next: the Studio

  • oneshotbeyond

    July 1, 2009 at 7:36 pm Reply

    It's not nearly as bad as my guest room so don't feel bad. Actually yours is at least tidy! Mine has papers and "things" laying in piles everywhere.

    Plus you have a plan for your space!


    July 1, 2009 at 8:23 pm Reply

    I love seeing rooms in progress so thanks for sharing it! I like the plan you've got going.

  • Erin at Vale Design

    July 2, 2009 at 2:59 pm Reply

    I love seeing other people's rooms. My room secret: I have a baby pink, magenta pink, and green striped guest bedroom that we have not re-painted since we bought our house…2.5 years ago! I leave the door shut 🙂 Who has the time?!

  • Kelly

    July 2, 2009 at 3:03 pm Reply

    i forgot to mention that – the door to this room is always closed! haha!


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