When we bought the house, this was one of the rooms I wasn´t too excited about. It´s a decent size, and has this nice huge window thingy that leads to the little balcony in front of our house, but somewhen in the 80ies the ceiling has been lowered significantly*. Booh. Apparently the previous owners have tried to remedy this situation, which resulted in a disaster, and gave us the advice to not ever touch that ceiling. OK! We haven´t so far. I´m not keen on disasters.
So, this room used to be the husband´s office for his working-from-home-days. Which means that it never got used since he always works in the dining room. So right before christmas, I decided on a whim that this room should become a guest bedroom. Until then, our guests had stayed in our huge attic room, which was obviously very spacious but also not really cozy and quite unfinished (we´ll talk about this attic room in detail soon). The husband liked the idea, so it was on. The challenge was to create a guest bedroom with an almost zero budget.
The only things I bought are a new bedspread (H&M, they do have great stuff) and a can of paint. I meant to go darker but I things got mixed up at the hardware store and I ended up with this taupe-ish color which actually is quite nice. Everything else in this room we already had. Like the yellow lamps that I intended to sell a while back and nobody wanted them, which is a good thing too, because look how cute they are in here.
I still need to repaint this Ikea dresser. Even I think that there are too many shades of grey (ha!) in this room. It will become white, I think. And we´ll need to do some cord management. Why is there are cord hanging from the ceiling, you ask? Well, we get our internet from a LTE antenna on our roof, and this is the connection to our WLAN router. Anyway, guest bedroom on a budget? Done.
*Rumour has it that back then, this room was the only inhabitable space in the whole derelict house. Everything else was in ruins. The old woman who lived here on her own apparently stored her fire wood in what is now our living room. Nice.