Hi all! I’ve been putting off decorating my apartment long enough – the time is finally here! I am super excited to take part in the One Room Challenge this month and transform my space over the next six weeks.
The One Room Challenge is a biannual design event where 20 design blogs transform a room in six weeks, documenting their process and sharing tips along the way. It’s not a competition, but rather a celebration of creativity, inspiration, and original ideas. It’s also open to the community, where anyone can participate in the challenge and share their process. I’ve seen some of my favorite bloggers participating in years past and knew that I was ready for the challenge myself.
I’ll be transforming my bedroom in my rental apartment, something I’ve been meaning to do for the last four months, but just haven’t gotten around to. Since I’ve been mentally preparing the design for so long, I am hoping everything goes smoothly. Since I’m in a rental, I won’t be doing any major changes or painting. Instead, get ready for a lot of DIYs and removable wallpaper.
Here’s the plan:
The vibe I’m going for is natural and luxe. I’ll be keeping my bed and side tables (which I made!) and that’s about it. One wall is all mirrors and across from it is a sliding glass door that takes up almost the entire wall. I’ll definitely need blackout curtains because we get blinded by the sun every morning.
Even though we have a wall of closets, I’d like to have a dresser across from the bed for more everyday use. My problem is that I don’t want anything too long or deep, or expensive. I’ll let you know how that goes. We currently have a cube system that doesn’t work for us, or look nice.
We have no overhead lighting, so I’ll be looking for a light to hang above the bed along with either wall-mounted or table lamps for the nightstands.
Behind the bed I want to do some kind of removable wallpaper, but I’m not sure what yet. I also don’t want to spend a ton here. I’ll probably do a poll on Instagram once I have my choices narrowed down more.
Lastly, I’d like to finish the space with a shelf for plants and trinkets. My issue though is I need it high enough that there’s no way my cat will want to jump up there. I’m thinking above the closet is a nice spot, but you wouldn’t get to see much of what’s on the shelf.
I think I can get this all done in six weeks, but wish me luck! Check out the other participants of the One Room Challenge here, and I’ll see you next Thursday with an update!
ORC rental renovation solidarity! I’ll be rooting for you!