Tim and Nikki have a lot of changes going on in their world. First of all, and most exciting, is that they are expecting a new baby. Ah! They will be such amazing parents. Secondly, they are making changes, and space changes to their home, as any expecting parent would do. Like, de-cluttering, creating a nursery, and thinking ahead for visitors (aka baby helpers).
One of the rooms they needed help with, was their guest room. As you can see in the before pictures, there is not a clear direction for the space. Decor or function wise. But, I’ve noticed with a lot of people, that this is the case. If you only have one extra room in your home, then a multi-functional guest room is something you should embrace, just in a smart way. Designing it in an inviting, and clean way, can be hard.
Tim and Nikki’s guest room needed to be a place for soon to be grandparents to stay often. With the baby coming, it needed to be used for extra storage for clothes, since the extra room will now be a nursery. Many books also needed to be stored in this room. Lastly, it also needed to be a place where the router, and other technology items could be housed. Decor wise, Nikki wanted the space to be a relaxing guest haven, she wanted to incorporate turquoise and blues, and she wanted to include her grandmothers painting, if possible. Of course it’s possible.
Function and budget where priority in this guest room. Right away, I needed to chose inexpensive, well designed items, that could be used to store Tim’s clothes. The gray/brown dresser that you see on the lower left corner of the floating mood board, was a perfect solution. The drawers would hold his clothes, but the top could be used to hold their router and other technology items. The two side tables would also be used as extra storage, both containing one drawer. Books could be stored atop the dresser (arranged in a clean/simple way), in the open shelving in the side tables, and in the open shelving in the white headboard. A couple DIY projects were given to Tim and Nikki, to help save money. The raw side tables would eventually be painted white, and given new knobs. The lamp shade would also be given a small makeover, with a turquoise band around the bottom. A nice mix of turquoise and blues were balanced out with earthy wood tones, and neutrals, as well as geometric patterns.
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“E-Design: Tim & Nikki” was published in the “design & decor” category of Dahl House Blog.