We're finally making progress in the guest bedroom. Until this weekend, it has been the holding spot for miscellaneous furniture and boxes. Since we gave away the way too big for this room queen bedroom set, we haven't had anywhere for guests. We really didn't think a guest bedroom was that necessary until we no longer had the bed and realized how much we actually use it.
Way back in November, we ordered the West Elm window daybed. It was on back order so we just got it this month. It was the push we needed to get working on this room. We ended up finding a rug this month and we finally painted the room.
We had been going back and forth between doing striped walls or one color. I was really pulling for the striped walls, but the more I thought about it, it seemed like it may make the room feel smaller. If we had a large room to work with, I would have gone with the stripes. I love how bold they are, but I don't know if it would work in this room. I'm thinking of other ways to work stripes into the design.
Once we made the decision on the stripes, we could finally pick out a paint color. I originally chose Benjamin Moore's Revere Pewter, but after spending time narrowing down our choices at the Benjamin Moore Store, we both thought Harbor Gray would be a better choice.
I know you're supposed to get paint samples and test the colors to see how they look before making a decision, but we tend to just pick our favorite and go with it. This is the fourth room we've painted without testing first and we've been 4 for 4.
I like the idea of going somewhat monochromatic. I think it will make the room feel brighter and more open. The Harbor gray seems to have done the trick. Here's a sneak peak:
The room has already come a long way:
Have you found any design ideas you love that just don't seem to work in your space?