Loft Guest Bedroom Makeover Reveal
In today’s post, you’ll find that the loft guest bedroom makeover reveal all started with ripping out the old beige carpet. It involved some serious scrubbing to reveal the beauty of the wood floors beneath it, adding a DIY board and batten accent wall treatment, lots of fresh white paint, and getting it dressed with a brand new metal daybed and useful accessories & furnishings to unveil it’s full potential.
It’s Loft Guest Bedroom Makeover Reveal Day!!!! If you’ve been following along since the beginning, you’ll know the loft was a beige carpeted, glorified dumping ground for excess furniture & decor that didn’t have a home. One-by-one as we started working on the rooms at The Little Cottage, everything sort of got shoved out of sight up into the loft. I knew it couldn’t last, but I kept contributing to it anyway. I’m sure some of you can relate. And if not, please don’t judge me too harshly.
B E F O R E
bare, with fresh paint and board & batten
We started with a clean slate by clearing out all the clutter, taking up the carpet, and working with what we’ve got for now. You can read all the how’s & why’s and get the details on our new board and batten by [clicking here].
I think by now, you all know how much I love my monthly assignments with Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. I so enjoy sharing my personal selections, and spotlighting the vast line of furnishings and home decor available in-store and online with all of you! It’s always a favorite post, and I know we all appreciate the great quality and the affordable prices! I also love that the monthly assignments often light a fire under me to check something off of my to-do list. For this months sponsored assignment, I choose to dress the newly refreshed and naked loft guest bedroom.
Before I go any further, I feel like I need to say something. DECORATE NOW. Don’t wait. Life is so short and it goes by so quickly. If I waited until I could have all my dream finishes & dream furnishings, I’d be frozen in time. Instead, do what you can, with the spaces you’ve got, and the budget at hand. And be happy in each stage. This might not be the forever look for the loft, but it’s a start. All you really need is function, and whatever form (decor) you can afford. The decor can always come later, and be layered in. But please don’t be afraid to simply start.
I started out with the most important item for our space. A bed! I really wanted two twins, but a daybed made so much more sense for the space, primarily because ceiling height wouldn’t allow for double bed placement. And it’s higher than it looks in these photos, promise! You can actually sit on the bed (as it’s placed here) and not bump your head.
Though I’m not using it presently, I bought the daybed set that included the trundle frame. It’s tucked away until the budget or necessity calls for a second mattress.
That is… unless another idea I’ve got for it comes into play first. Some major sweet talking and some extra time might be in order to make that project happen.
Even though we put a brand new light in the ceiling, it’s always nice to have a lamp right next to the bed. This little metal stool I scored for a dollar is just the right size for it to perch on, and doesn’t take up too much room.
BONUS — the lamp has a USB port so you can charge your phone, tablet, Kindle, etc… right in bed!
This vintage shade of aqua & that soft brassy gold is so delicious! It’s just a lamp, but it’s so cute right???
I needed to be a contortionist with Stretch Armstrong arms or have a reallllly expensive wide angel lens to capture this tiny room. Instead I wedged myself back in the corner behind the bed with my neck at a crazy angle and did my best. LOL.
The wicker chair works so well up here because it’s comfy enough to sit a spell, or perfect for tossing clothes on. But most importantly, it’s really light. So it was easy to get it up here, and to move around!
I added the little trio of bowls nestled on the wood tray (sitting in the window sill) for tiny things we all seem to travel with. So often, you need a safe place to set those things, especially when you are out of your element and away from your everyday routine.
This console table was something I already owned, and it fits the room really well because it’s so slim. Although it wasn’t nearly as easy to get up here as that wicker chair!
I’m still playing with this spot, it’s definitely a work in progress. I’ve got to feel the room for a little bit longer before I settle on all the little details. I think I’ll end up leaving the bottom shelf empty for pillow storage when the bed is unmade. It’s nice to supply empty surfaces for your guests so they’ve got places to put their things when visiting. I think it can be really easy to over decorate a guest room.
Normally before guests arrival, I like to put a basket or tray of snacks and goodies together, but since I have no eminent guests I skipped that step.
Short of balancing on top of the pony wall… this was as far back as I could get to show you the daybed. I felt like a peeping Tom trying to snap a photo from behind my big Ficus.
So… I ended up shimmying everything around.
You just have to see how cute the bed is.
It’s kind of the most important thing in the whole room!
Oh and I put tiny fairy lights in the Ficus plant. Which now, it’s easy to spot the cord since I moved it and it shifted. Gah. Sort of takes away from the mystery. haha. Anyhow. Aren’t they so sweet?
Those 12 gallon crocks are no joke! Whew. So heavy!
Only problem is… now I don’t know which way I like the bed best?
And I decided I need a bigger rug. The floors are great (well, I love them) but I think a bigger rug would feel more comfy~cozy. Especially if I leave the bed like this. What do you think? I love your opinions!
I feel like to hooks won’t be as well utilized with the bed up against the board and batten wall. Hmm… I think I’m going to be up here moving things around like I’m playing with doll house furniture, and that’s okay. None of it’s glued to the floor! And options are a wonderful thing.
With this set-up, it allows for a luggage rack. Which I always love to supply in a guest room! This one even has pegs on each side, though you can’t see them in this shot. So handy for a coat, belt, handbag, etc…
This is kind of what I had in mind for the pillows. You could stuff them on the shelf when you un-make the bed to sleep at night. Speaking of pillows — aren’t they so cute? They are the same pillow. It has two different sides! The buffalo check, and the XL plaid.
Okay, that’s it for now! I’m looking forward to fiddling a bit and getting it all just-so. Something about the space feels magical. I don’t know if it’s because the kids all played up here and had sleepovers and so much fun… or if it’s that some of my Mother In Law’s spirit is still flitting about. She was magical, to be sure. Perhaps a bit of both.
I hope you guys like the new improved loft. It’ll be our only guest room, because we happily forfeited the main-floor guest room to Austin, who is home for the Summer working. He’ll be starting school in the Fall and we couldn’t be more excited for him! And this mama is just fine having him back here in town for a bit. xo Shan
As always, I’m including clickable affiliate shopping links below to all my Better Homes & Gardens items featured in this post so if you can’t get to a Walmart, or find what you are looking for at your local store, you can shop online!
CLICKABLE SHOPPING SOURCES:
All Base Room Details: Board & Batten, Floors, Wall Color [CLICK HERE]
Better Homes & Gardens Kelsey Metal Daybed with Trundle [click here]
Better Homes & Gardens Kelsey Metal Bed (black/white – twin/full) [click here]
Better Homes & Gardens Gel Memory Foam Mattress (twin/12 inch) [click here]
Better Homes & Gardens 300 Thread Count Sheet in Black Dot [click here]
Better Homes & Gardens Reversible Plaid Pillow (available in 4 colors) [click here]
Better Homes & Gardens Metal & Wood Lantern [click here]
Updated: Sold Out
Better Homes & Gardens Fairy Lights with Timer
Better Homes & Gardens Teal Lamp with USB
Better Homes & Gardens Ticking Stripe Euro Pillow Cover
If you have a questions or I didn’t cover something, please leave a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!