Need help decorating a guest room/office!

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a spare room in our last apartment and it was always a mess. We lived in a furnished college apartment, and while we were able to have them remove the furniture from our bedroom, kitchen, and some from living room, they had limited storage and couldn’t take everything. We were stuck with the bed and a massive bulky desk in a super tiny room. We had pathetic storage space – only 2 very small closets, so we had boxes of our belongings everywhere.

I was so excited to move to an unfurnished place and have an opportunity to actually turn the spare into something functional. We have a lot of closets and storage space here, so no boxes of our crap piled in this spare! We use it as an office space for both of us. I also have a space for me to get ready since the room has ample natural light for applying make-up. It’s a small room, but we actually have more space in here than we ever did in our old spare. DH has his desk and belongings against the other wall that can’t be seen in the picture. We won’t be TTC for another 2 years, but if we have a baby while still living here, we didn’t spend hardly anything on decorating the room and some items could be used in the nursery anyway.

 

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

Both of our spare rooms are guest bedrooms. It worked out nicely, because DH just put his old stuff in one room and I took over the other. We bought a king sized bed for our room, so we had to put our old beds somewhere! I love having 2 guest bedrooms because when our family comes to stay that means my brother and his GF get a room and my mom gets a room. We’ve also hosted both of our moms during a weekend, and they love having their own separate rooms.

Here’s the before and after for one of the bedrooms, the other is practically the same, only different window placement and different bedding/curtain colors.

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

MrsN14:  Oh yeah, no point of that! Put a second desk in there for crafts! Or what about a folding table/card table? That way, you can collapse it when it’s not in use and store it away, but when you want to work on something it’s easy to set up again.

The container store online has a lot of really cute ideas for organization too. I really want one of those bench style seating things that has storage bins in the bottom! Those are at Target!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

you have some really cute pieces, I re-did my guest room, got an inexpensive bed on cl and pulled ideas i liked from other parts of the house and added a few pops of color im sure it will look great

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