Small Project for July Number 1: Check! Yup. We built the desk & it’s in the guest room.
The room is far from finished, but my vision is slowly starting to come together. I love the striped duvet cover and I still love the curtain sheers I got at Ikea about 3 years ago. Don’t mind their length – there’s a weird bulkhead above the window which means that even though the curtains are hung high, there’s just not much space between the ceiling and the floor right there. I should probably shorten them, but I’m loathe to do something irreversible to these gorgeous curtains. (Wasn’t there a time that extra long curtains indicated wealth? As in, “I have so much money I can afford to buy enough fabric that it puddles on the floor.”)
Here’s another little detail in the room that I love:
I picked these up on my travels. They are tiny, maybe 5″ x 5″? But they’re adorable & they definitely match with the color scheme in here. I think at some point I want to mount them on larger frames to make them more substantial, but for now they work in the narrow space next to the light switch.
Here’s a refresher of our floor plan. The guest room is the smaller of the two bedrooms. Oh and our actual floor plan is the reverse of the one below, but this gives you a general idea of what we’re dealing with.
The bed is currently on the wall that’s shared with the living room & our window is off-center (and in the corner closest to the balcony/patio).
Next to do in here:
- Rehang art to work with new room layout (above bed and on window wall).
- Repaint or replace chest of drawers on other side of the bed.
- Get king size pillows for the bed.
- Find a (fun and inexpensive) rug for the room.
- Find a piece of art for over the desk.
- Find a desk chair.
- Get picture frames to frame already owned pictures & hang on door wall.
I’m sure I’ll think of plenty more things to do and change in here, but that’s a pretty good list for now. What type of rug do you think will work in here? Any suggestions for a stylish desk chair? What about ideas for inexpensive 11×14 frames? (Ikea is SOOO far away from us).
What should I hang over the desk? I’m thinking a white magnetic surface of some kind, so I can change out what’s there frequently.