Howdy everyone! Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a good week so far. Mine has been very busy but filled with lots of fun and productive things, so no complaints here.
Over the holidays I started thinking about how I wanted to furnish/decorate the soon-to-be-guest room in my house. Up until now it has been a landing spot for all the odds and ends in my house that I hadn’t gotten around to dealing with yet. Now that I’m dealing with them, and turning that room into my official guest room, I’ve been playing around with layouts and mood boards.
There are a few things I know for sure I want to be in there. I’m inheriting a sofa bed and at least one end table from my parents, and I want to have a travel theme in there. I’m going to hang the map of the world and map of the US that I received for Christmas a few years back. I also plan to put postcard shelves in there so whoever is staying over can poke through the cards and swap them around if they want.
I played around on Olioboard.com (a website that creates mood boards) to come up with a hypothetical look for the guest room. I had a lot of fun playing around on the website and playing around with different options to see how things looked together.
The sofa is a similar color to the one I’m getting and the end tables are similar in shape and color. Neither the sofa or the tables are exact but it at least was helpful to include them to see what the total look of the room might be. I like the idea of having baskets under the shelves to stash things like blankets or maps that I might need for visitors. I also want to have a bookshelf in the room to keep some travel mementos and books to add more complexity in the room. Since I don’t have guests all that often I would also like this to act as a reading room of sorts.
I like this option of the room but may play around with some others before deciding on the exact direction I want to go in. I think that’s what I find so nice about Olioboard’s website – it’s a very non-committal way to see lots of different possibilities. I can keep the basics (in this case the sofa and tables) while playing around with the accessories to see if I can get a room that feels very “me” without the time and expense of tracking things down and trying them out in the room itself.
What do you think of this room? Is there anything you would change, add, remove, etc.?