I’ve been putting off sharing this lake house neutral guest bedroom, because I don’t feel like it’s quite complete. I’m still on the hunt for a few more accessories, different wall art, and who knows what else! Ok, and I probably should have steamed the bedding too… ;) So, let’s just call this reveal 1.0. I like to collect things for a space over time, rather that hurrying to fill it up. Let’s be real, it’s looking SOOOO much better than when we started!
First let’s take a look back. To refresh your memory, these bedrooms are tiny (if you recall the entire house is 600 sq ft).
Lots of old dark paneling and dirty dropped ceilings.
Lake House Neutral Guest Bedroom
After – ahhh so bright, light, and cozy!
There is not a lot of room to move in here, but I think we made it as functional as possible given the limited space.
I knew I wanted to paint all the walls white to brighten up the space as much as possible. I thought a contrasting trim would add a little more dimension and interest.
Replacing the ceiling was a huge change too! I promise I will be blogging about that at some point, but it isn’t quite done. As with lots of building materials, I’m running into supply issues at the moment. So stay tuned for all the nitty gritty details of our pretty new ceiling.
Of course swapping out the old falling apart windows brightened things up in here as well.
I wanted to keep the color scheme really neutral with lots of tone on tone grays.
I had this Serena and Lily bedding in my linen closet and it works perfectly over here. I added a cozy throw, and it’s now Charlie’s fave napping spot while I’m working in my office.
This back wall made the most sense to position the bed on. I added the drapes on this wall to help make it a focal point, and work with the width of the headboard.
Inexpensive bamboo shades provide a little privacy as well.
I found some fun vintage wall art at a local antique store. I love the character it added to the space.
These prints will probably end up in the living room as I’m thinking something a bit bigger would be better on this wall. Again version 1.0 here.
Since this cottage is so small I tried to add touches of black and brass in every room to give it a cohesive feel. I have to say decorating a space that you can stand in the middle and see every single room has been a bit challenging. There has been some definite trial and error!
This gorgeous rug really grounds the space and pulls it all together. Plus it’s SO soft! It really tones down the dark wood flooring.
As you can see things are moving right along at the guest cottage. We aren’t quite ready for guests to snooze here, (besides Charlie) but we are close!
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All of the rugs I’m using in the guest cottage are from Boutique Rugs. I actually have a coupon code for you to use for 60% off your order. My code is KELLY60.
Wall Color – Simply White by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color – Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore