Since we moved in, our office has been a tricky spot to decorate. The room is shaped weird and it’s just where junk tends to pile up. I’ve been trying to get my life organized and while I have, I realized that I never work at my desk and it just holds stuff. Then we have family coming to town for the holidays- pretty much it all boiled down to switching out the desk and sofa for a bed and a guest room transformation!
If you remember, the office looks like this by the door- a desk and filing cabinet. That view stayed the same, it’s the opposite side that changed. Here’s how it used to look:
So the sofa, second desk, and coffee table went away (to other rooms or to new homes). It looked really cute before, but we never sat on that sofa or worked at the second desk. I wanted to use my space! Ready to see what it looks like now?!
guest room transformation
Ta da! The queen bed went in this corner with two small end tables. I think every guest room needs something next to the bed for books or cell phones at night. Storage isn’t as important as having a landing zone. The night stands in here are thrift store finds that I got for $6 each. They don’t match, but since they’re both painted the same white and are similar heights, I think it works.Another guest room essential is to have black out blinds on all the windows. I added a roller shade here to help with better sleep. Do you ever stay at an Air BNB and they have terrible or no blinds? It makes me crazy! Personally, I sleep much better in pitch black so I like to give that option too. Good sleep is a luxury! Especially when traveling!
Opposite from the bed, I placed a dresser on the wall. Right now, it’s amazing storage fo some of my crafts. It’s not jammed packed, so it’ll be easy to clear out before we have guests.
The rainbow mural is also in this room. I placed a small stool next to it to so there’s a landing zone for unpacking bags (which I find so important)!
For this room, I wanted to try out the trend of using a rug as a headboard. I like a cozy bed frame, so I used this HomePop queen faux leather bed from Home Pop furniture as the base-It’s a gorgeous bed! Plus it’s super sturdy and it’s affordable. The bed is made of faux leather and the headboard is really comfy to lean against. Lots of times, when people use rugs as headboards, they just hang the rug so there’s not a cushy headboard for reading in bed. The simple shape on this bed is perfect for layering!
I just draped a Moroccan wedding blanket over the headboard. I love the texture it adds! Plus, if I get sick of it, I can just pull it off. AND if it get’s dirty, it can go right in the wash! Win win!
The Prettiest Headboard Rugs
If you like this look, I thought I could round up some rugs and throws that’ll work perfectly for this look!
If you’re wondering what size to get- a queen bed is usually 60″ wide (or 5′) While a king bed is usually 76″ wide (or 6′ 4″).
I love, love how things are shaping up in here! Moving the furniture around was a great excuse to go through our belongings and decide what we really use. At the end of the day, a house needs to work for the people who live in it. I didn’t use this room when my desk and sofa were in here, so I’m trying to make it suite my family better now! What do you think of the change? Is there a room you don’t use in your house?
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