Since our house is on the small side, I’m always looking for ways to meet multiple needs with one space. It isn’t always an easy task, but when done correctly, it is totally possible to create a room that is both multifunctional and beautiful! To continue our My Favorite Space series, I am so delighted to have Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling here today to demonstrate a perfect example of this with her oh-so-gorgeous office + guest room!
Hi Just a Girl and Her Blog readers! It’s Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling, a creative DIY blog. I’m excited to share one of my favorite spaces during Abby’s “My Favorite Space” series this summer, my Office + Guest Room! Not only is it one of my favorite spaces but it’s chock-full of little creative DIYs. What better way to be inspired, than to be surrounded with things I love while busily working away on my blog!
What is the main function of the space?
You could probably guess the main function of our office + guest room is… our office and guest room. For over seven years it was also a dumping ground for all the odds and ends of our home. We were given an old end table and off it went to the guest room. We rearranged furniture in our living room and off all the extras went to the guest room. Before I knew it, this dual purpose room was crowded, cramped and an uninviting space. Enough was enough. I finally took on the task of spending as little as possible and reworking the entire room to actually work for us!
Can you tell us about some of the fun DIY elements in the space?
The entire room is full of small DIY projects which is partly why I love it so much. I created a Newspaper Chalkboard Headboard for the bed using craft paper, newspaper and chalkboard paint. I set it just above the head line when someone is sitting in bed. It gives the illusion of a headboard and frames the bed without the worry of someone erasing my fun chalk message.
How would you describe your design style, and which elements in the room help bring that to life?
Do you have any funny/happy/sweet/interesting stories about this space?