Apr 18, 2017

NEW HOME: Guest Room/Office

I'm back for another post dreaming about our new house. It's been a couple weeks but I'm still pinning and stalking ideas for how we want to set up and eventually decorate. We've decided we want to have an office/guest room combination. Since I do work from home 10 hours a week right now, I'd like to have a dedicated space to get things done. Right now I kinda' work on the fly from anywhere with my laptop- which is nice to be able to do, but I am so much more productive if I have a set space.

We'd like to have a bed and a small nightstand in there for any guests we might have. It's a decent sized room, so I know it's totally doable- but it's just a matter of how to set it up. Pinterest has some good ideas, but I've had to do a lot of digging for actual practical ideas versus the chandeliers and over-the-top decor ;) That's just not what I'm going for.

I like this set-up (what I can see of it anyway!) I really want to do a biggg bulletin board like this one above our desk. I'm not totally sure what they did but I'll be doing a little more googling. Anyone have a board like this in their house? We have this desk from IKEA and plan on keeping it- it's all we need! Pictures, to-do's, a calendar, etc- I want it all up above me and not cluttering up the desk space.

This one is nice too; it looks a little more like a daybed set up. But truthfully, I'm just obsessed with those curtains and the hooks in this one. How cool are they?!
I also like the idea of floating shelves but I don't know for sure if I want them. Sometimes they make a room feel more cluttered/closed-in but if they're done right I think they look really cool.

As far as colors, I am leaning towards something like this. I feel like it's the right amount of color and fun, without being too wild that you can't focus ;) This is definitely one of the rooms I'm most excited about decorating and setting up once we move in. Jared said I can do whatever I want with it so the possibilities are endless right now!

And the last thing on my must-have list for this room is as GOOD chair. I think these are so hard to pick out. I need comfy, support and preferably not one that's going to break the bank. I sat in this one at JCPenney and then saw the price tag... HAHA. This one from IKEA is really cute but I don't think it would be comfortable long term. Send me your suggestions on this one, please!!

18 comments:

  1. I love floating shelves! They really do have a clean look to them and they are versatile. I am so ready to move and decorate our new home.

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  2. I love the first room!! I bought our white swivel desk chair from Target and it was affordable & super comfy!

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  3. LOVE your ideas! My office at home doubles as a place for guests as well. We have a twin bed in there on one side and my desk setup on the other side. Matthew found the chair for his office at Walmart. They have a tons of different options for under $100 and his is so, so comfortable!

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  4. Love that board, looks like it is metal of some sort and then everything is magnetic on it? At least that's what it looks like to me. You have great taste...I always find it so hard to execute things that I like...hehe. Good luck!

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  5. What? No chandelier? LOL! I do love that big bulletin board--if you figure out how they did that, PLEASE let me know!

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  6. I am LOVING your ideas here. So stinking cute. I think you could take the curtains, the board, the shelves and your colors and make one heck of a room :). This is the fun part of a new home. Can't wait to get to this point!

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  7. Go to Marshalls or HomeGoods for a chair! The hunt is part of the fun.

    I'm not a huge fan of floating shelves. Love the huge board in the first pic.

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  8. I love the colors!!!! I am with Steph and would say TJ Maxx, HomeGoods or Marshalls would have most of the things you are looking for...especially a good chair!!! Sometimes Target has decent chair options as well. I really love the big board!!! I like floating shelves when they are done right. Sometimes they look a little cluttered to me though. I think your guest room is going to turn out awesome!

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  9. LOVE your ideas! The rings on those curtains are amazing. And how cool is that big bulletin board? I love that idea.

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  10. I REALLY love the colors in the last one & that board in the first one!

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  11. Homegoods is my favorite place in the world... well, I love IKEA too :)

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  12. Once we remodel our upstairs bedrooms and move the boys up there, their current bedroom is going to be our guest room/office and I can't wait. I haven't even begun thinking about what I'd like to do, though because I'm preoccupied with decorating every other room of our house at the moment. Haha!

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  15. I love that first room with the big bulletin board! That's so nice!

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  16. I love it all! I've been getting the itch to re-decorate but there's no point since I'll be moving soon-ish so for now I'll just be pinning things like crazy!

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  17. I feel like you and I are the same person when shopping/dreaming/building a home.

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