Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Home Plans : Spare Bedroom / Office

This is probably the room that I'm most excited about!  I've never had a spare room in any of my places before (I've always had one bedroom apartments), so the opportunity to make this my own is really exciting to me.

This house has two bedrooms that look the exact same (the "master" is a tiny bit bigger).  I'm not going to be sharing a separate post on the bedroom, because I'm not changing much about that room.  The "before" pictures all look the same, so I'll just share the room once it's done!

Right now, the room is kind of boring.  It's small and has yellow walls and a closet.  This is currently where we're storing a lot of things until we get it all organized, so it's definitely the room that needs the most work!  Here are some "before" pictures, the projects that I want to do, and some inspiration for what I want the room to look like.



-Paint.  I'm not a fan of the yellow color, so that will be one of my first jobs!  I'm thinking about having a neutral color with one statement wall.  This is where I really want to get creative!

-Add storage.  Right now, I have a few mis-matched bookcases and other shelves that look really cheap.  I want to have a good storage system that integrates with a desk so that I can finally have a work station at home!

-Find a good sofa bed.  Since this will also be our guest room, we need to have some kind of a bed.  I'm hoping to find a reasonably priced sofa bed that is actually comfortable!  If anyone has suggestions, I would love to hear them.


I love this wall!  It looks really cute and fun.  Mandi always makes incredible rooms, and she outdid herself with this one!

This is exactly what I'm thinking in terms of organization!  How amazing and inspirational does this look!?  This just makes me want to get to work right now.

linking up with Amanda


  1. i had never had a spare room either until we got our house and it is super fun. we didn't do anything fancy - though i of course have plans. i love that second picture, the organisation looks fabulous. a lot of walls in my house were yellow, i never understood it. why?! lol.

  2. Ugh, I so wish we had a spare room/office space. We have the same set up as you - 2 rooms the same size. Granted, you get to have a lot more fun wiht your second room ;)

  3. I love the idea of an office/guest room. We've had several sofa sleepers. I have never had or slept in a sofa bed that was comfortable. My suggestion is a day bed with a trundle. I can't wait to see what you do with this room. BTW, would you please send me your new address? Thanks.