Yay it’s the first day of the One Room Challenge! I am so pumped to transform my bedroom from an empty space to beautiful, finished room. I plan to do it up in my signature Preppy Bohemian Style and I won’t be afraid to use a little color along the way. I’m probably totally crazy for agreeing to take part in this 6 week makeover challenge when I haven’t even moved into my home yet!! (I’m moving in next Tuesday.) I’m not going to lie, I’ll probably get a little crazed along the way, but I work well under pressure and nothing like a deadline to help you git her done.
As a reminder the One Room Challenge (ORC) is a 6 week start to finish makeover of one room. I am doing my master bedroom because a girl’s gotta have a place to sleep. 20 total bloggers are taking part in the challenge and I will share all of their details below. This isn’t an actual competition, but as I’m uber-competitive I will treat it as one in my own head.
Here is the culprit. I plan to decorate it hard.
Cons: the room had several choppy wall sections plus the wall color and carpet weren’t working for me.
Pros: The big bay windows, Light on two sides, My bed fits. Pine floors hidden under the carpet.
We made a few construction changes to the room which I shared on Monday.
(Including tweaking a few walls and refinishing antique pine floors.)
You can see that post Here.
Here is a little mood board of what I am planning for the room.
In my own home I always edit as pieces fill in, so I may change it along the way.
What does it all mean and how will I use it? You’ll have to stay tuned every Wednesday to see!
I’ve already taken the first necessary steps in completing the design…
Painting is complete!
I wanted the room to be moody yet also energetic, so I went bold with a teal wall.
I used Benjamin Moore Naples Blue on both the walls and trim. (Eggshell for walls, semi-gloss for trim and doors.)
And, just in case you are wondering, NO I don’t think a dark color makes the room look smaller.
I think it makes it more fabulous and enchanting.
There are 4 windows and 3 doors in this room and I didn’t want them to make the statement.
When I use white it will be a purposeful pop in this design!
Enough about my room for this week, here is a list of all the amazing bloggers taking part in ORC this time around…
Amazing talent here, guys! I can’t wait to check every single one as soon as I’m back from my vacay.
You can follow along with their makeovers as well. Take a little peek at the links below.