And just like that, we’re on the last room of our last house! I’m so excited to close this chapter and start fresh on our new house, but first wanted to share a few easy ways we used to refresh our two guest bedrooms in order to sell our house!
To be totally honest, neither of these rooms were ever really used! I slept in one (the pumpkin one, and it stressed me out probably as much as a newborn who doesn’t want to sleep did ha) with Duke for about three weeks when he was a newborn, but that’s about it. So, they never really got any love, and we never felt the need to buy new furniture for a space that we weren’t using.
While we could have just left the rooms as is, simple updates like painting and staging with accessories we already had made a huge difference in making the home “move in ready” and allowing the potential buyers to see what the rooms looked like with furniture in them. They weren’t the biggest rooms ever, so having furniture in there to show that a queen bed, nightstands and whatever other furniture they had would easily fit was the goal!
Okay enough with the chit chat, here are the rooms when we bought the house!
And the room dubbed the “pumpkin room”
The first step to spruce everything up was to remove the heavy curtains and paint! The ceilings got a fresh coat of white, and the walls we picked out BM Pale Oak – a great light neutral that is a true greige.
Next, we kept the two beds we already had, and shopped the house to accessorize. I found inexpensive curtain rods and used curtains I had lying around and brought up some accent furniture that was in the basement. Both rooms got new door knobs and closet knobs, as well as a simple and inexpensive overhead light (only one room had a light installed, so we kept it that way). A little art and styling, and we called the room done!
Our goal here was to prep the rooms to sell our house so we didn’t over design them and kept them simple, but this process can totally be applied to any space for any reason! A room refresh can be as simple as a $35 gallon of paint and shopping the house for new accessories.
Move nightstands or lamps from room to room, hang a few photos or some art you love, swap out some textiles like duvets, pillows or curtains, and you can have a whole new look! If you’re not in love with what you have around the house already, there are also some awesome inexpensive ways you can get a total refresh. Here’s a little inspiration!
These design boards are super inexpensive (From $180-$230 for the entire thing!) and all items from Amazon, hello 2-day shipping! You could have a refreshed guest bedroom in no time 🙂
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Hope those design boards trigger a little inspiration and motivation to tackle a new project! Happy decorating!