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One Room Challenge – Spare Room

Hello One Room Challenge…I’ve always wanted to do one, but I never had the time or proper inspiration. I kind of started doing one with my office, but it took so long and I forgot to actually take before photos. So, I thought that the time has come that I actually try to do this right!

Without further ado, let me introduce you to the room taking part in this challenge – our spare/guest room. And before you scroll down, I’m so embarrassed by how bad we’ve let it get.

A messy room with an unmade bed, clothing all over the floor, and random bins of clothes
Here’s some of the room in its current state. Don’t just us too hard. It’s messy with an unmade bed, clothing all over the floor, and random bins of clothes spread throughout.

When we first moved in, I had all these ideas for the room, particularly to have a bed in it and use it as a guest room whenever my in-laws visit. However, we’ve since gotten rid of the bed and it’s become more of a spare room filled with everything that we don’t know what to do with. Oh, and Peter has been using it as a changing room for some strange reason.

The closet is bursting with bed comforters and there's a bunch of bags, clothes and bins in front of it
This is the current state of the closet. It’s bursting with bed comforters and there’s a bunch of bags, clothes and bins in front of it. I can’t wait for this to actually be an organized sanctuary.

 

So…what’s the plan? Well, I’m thinking about turning this hot mess into something of a reading/storage room. Now, when I say storage room, I mean the closet will be a storage area for all our bedding stuff. The plan is to change the fan light fixture to something a bit more updated. I want to leave the daybed where it is, but definitely change the bedding itself. Then, we’re going to add an Ikea Kallax 5 x 5 shelving unit on one side, and a nice reading chair on the other with a small ottoman.

My goal is to have all of this done by mid-June, so stay tuned for a before-and-after post coming soon! But for now, I apologize for the chaos that is that room! I can’t wait to get this all done and have a new area for reading, marking assignments and just relaxing when Peter is making music in the basement.

Until next time!

 

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