My latest DIY project has been remodeling my home office / guest bedroom. The biggest part of the project was removing the popcorn texture from the ceilings, but I also wanted to take the time to freshen up the room and make it more functional.
The room serves as my office, a guest bedroom, and my overflow closet (where I run my clothes selling side hustle!). The room had become really cluttered and not styled consistently since it was so multi-purpose.
After scraping the popcorn, I added a new light fixture that matches the fixture in my master bedroom and updated the wall color to be a little more of a dusty gray. I also added new curtain rods and rearranged the room.
It felt good to get rid of the clutter in the room— I kept only things that I really used on my desk. I got rid of shoes and bags that I didn’t use and used pretty gift boxes to hide clutter from jewelry and office supplies. I also took out an extra chair that was just taking up space in the room. I tend to over-furnish rooms just to fill space, but I’ve found it works best to remove one thing to make the room feel more open.
I love how sophisticated and clean the room feels. It captures my style of mixing new items with vintage finds, and meaningful pieces like artwork painted by my friend and a jewelry box from my grandma. The wall color change was really subtle but did just enough to brighten up the room for a new look.
What do you think of the before and after? It’s amazing what subtle changes can do!