Hello my friends! I'm so thrilled with a couple changes I made to the guest bedroom and couldn't wait to show you. I swear, if I didn't blog I wouldn't get half of this stuff done in our house! It's a good thing, but if I didn't blog I'm guessing we'd always have clean clothes, so there's a trade off there.
Last I left you with the guest room I shared the new bed that makes hearts pop out of my eyes when I walk in the room:
I've been contemplating a small change in the room and the addition of the bed made it clear I needed to do it. This photo has been (loose) inspiration for me over the years as I've worked on this space:
I don't want to replicate it exactly -- the best part about inspiration photos is tweaking them to work for your own space and taste. But my takeaways from this are that I love the green, black and white combo and the contrast of the three. LOVE. (By the way, if anyone has an original source for this, let me know!)
The Softened Green wall color in this room was inspired by this photo. But as you can see in the pic, that white wall behind the bed really makes everything pop. So I decided to finally change that back wall to white. What I thought would take a little over an hour ended up taking more than four, but more on that in a bit.
The other part of this photo that I loved? That lamp! I work with Better Homes and Gardens every other month to show off their products and I was SO excited when I found this one online that was so similar (I actually like it even more):
You can adjust this in two spots -- the big arm and then the actual light:
The description says it's bronze but it's more black to me. I think it goes so perfectly with the cottagey feel in this room!
I love that you can adjust where the light goes so easily -- I like these lamps for reading in bed:
Because I love symmetry I got one for each side of the bed:
I absolutely love them against the new white wall! Contrast is my JAM.
Although as hard as I try, not having matching nightstands is not my jam. I've tried to do it over the years and it makes me twitch. I am a lover of symmetry and just need to go with it. So one of the last changes to this space will be to find simple matching nightstands. Not an easy feat as I'm trying to redo this whole room on a very small budget.
I'm so so so happy I painted that back wall white. Love it. The green is so beautiful but it was feeling a little heavy. My husband loved it all in green but as soon as he saw the white he commented on how much brighter it made the room:
The power of paint is strong my friends. The white ties everything together in here -- the wall across from this one has the big sliding closet doors in white as well. It also ties in the pretty window woodwork I added last year.
I was hoping because the trim work on that wall is so thin that I could just use the paint roller right over it, but no. I had to use a brush and cut in around all that trim. Sob. It took forever!! But now that I'm done, it was worth it. :)
I recently put one of our black dressers up in this room (you can see a bit of it in the photo above) and it looks SO GOOD. I'm so stinking happy with how this room has come together. The next time you see this space it will be completely done -- I'm hoping in the next couple of weeks or so. My goal this year is to finish the spaces I've started in this house and this one will definitely be knocked off the list! :)
Here are some more posts about this room that you may find helpful!
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