One room that has not been shown here on the blog yet is our dedicated guest bedroom! It’s the fourth bedroom upstairs, and has a few fun features like a nook (similar to our sons room!) and an attached bathroom. I have SO many ideas to refresh the guest bedroom space, but today we’re starting on some progress we made on the accent wall where the bed sits!
I feel like so many people have guest bedrooms in their homes, yet they rarely get used (we’re totally guilty of that in our last two homes!) however since moving out of state, when family comes to visit they stay with us now. Because of that, we dedicated the bedroom with the attached bathroom to our guests, and the boys get the other two rooms and hall bathroom to share.
Because the room gets used so often, I’ve had showing it a little love on my mind for quite a while now. Then, when Photowall reached out to provide product for a project, it was a perfect fit! First, let’s chat about the before photos of the space.
Kind of a hot mess, right? We had moved the bed to get started on the wallpaper wall, and the rest of the furniture is from odd rooms around the house. We bought the bed frame when we first moved in almost 2 years ago, but the nightstands and lamps were from our old master bedroom, and the bedding was pulled together from old linens. And just like every other room in this home, things were very brown.
To pull the space together, the plan was still to shop the house a bit because of budget and quarantine, and let the wallpaper really be the star of the show, giving it a boutique hotel kind of feel.
Putting the paper up was SO easy! I’ve done a few wallpaper projects before but all have been pre-pasted or peel and stick applications. This Photowall paper came in pre-printed strips cut to the exact size of your wall that were labeled by number, and a paste that was simply mixing a powder solution in water, then pasting the wall. Even if you’ve never done any type of wallpaper before, this is totally doable for a beginner!
The first strip is always the most important, because you want to be sure to get everything nice and straight using a level so the next panels line up seamlessly. (I also painted the baseboards first, because I find it easier to go back and do touchups if needed instead of worrying about getting paint on the wallpaper.)
But after that it truly flies!
This project took a little longer because I had to wrangle a 2 year old and 2 month old at the same time, but I still managed to get it up within a few hours.
So fun, right? There were so many pretty options from Photowall that it was hard to choose, but Matt and I narrowed it down to two. A fun banana leaf pattern and this watercolor option, ultimately deciding on the later, I couldn’t be happier with it!
After that we shopped the house for accessories and bedding, and here’s how it’s all turning out so far.
Next up on our list is new lighting and window coverings, art and a custom built-in in that nook, and we can’t forget the bathroom! Basically, the list is long, but I’m so excited that we made some progress on this wall and am loving the direction it’s headed in so far.
As I mentioned before, Photowall provided this product for us to share and they’ve also sent a code (sypsie25) for you to get an amazing 25% off discount if you’re in the market for a fun wall treatment as well! Not only do they have wallpapers and murals customized to the exact specs of your wall, but they also have canvas prints, framed prints and posters.
Stay tuned for the next phase of the guest bedroom update coming later this year, and happy shopping!
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