One Room Challenge Guest Room Refresh

I can’t believe it’s that time already! It’s once again time for the Fall One Room Challenge. I’m so excited and nervous and basically have all kinds of feels going on here. For those of you who have no idea what the ORC is, this is how they define the bi-annual event “The One Room challenge™ provides participants with a supportive, enthusiastic forum in which to share the process of transforming a room. The ORC is not a competition, but rather a celebration of creativity, inspiration, and original ideas”. Exciting right?!?!? Count me in!

Mood Board for Guest Room at the Lake House

Mood Board for Guest Room at the Lake House

Last year I participated in the Fall ORC by updating our Laundry/ Mudroom, and I’m not going to lie…it was a STRESSFUL six weeks. I tortured my poor husband with an accent wall that looked like it would be easy but turned out to be VERY time-consuming, and I had a major painting fail, which made me cry. In the end, I have to say I loved the support I received and the fact that we were on a deadline helped us finish when we really would have rather have put it off. You can see the reveal here. I still adore the space. This year we are going to refresh our guest room at the Lakehouse. So let’s take a look at where we started when we bought the house two years ago.

Guest Room 2 years ago

I painted and added a bit of a boho feel along the way. It’s an improvement, but I’ve never loved it. I want to have the space coordinate better with the rest of the house and be comfortable for our guests.

Guest Room with a bohemian style

Guest Room with a bohemian style

The plan:

Use a large-scale wallpaper as an accent wall.


Update our bi-fold closet doors

Figure out a DIY headboard

Add plants to tie in more nature

New window coverings

New fan and lighting

Comfortable, easy-care bedding

We live at the lake only on the weekends, so this feels like a TON of work! Stay tuned to see if we pull it off, as we will be updating our progress here weekly until the final reveal on November 8th.

Thanks to the ORC and Better Homes and Gardens for putting together this event.


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Please check out all the WONDERFUL inspiration my fellow bloggers are working on here. I promise you will be impressed!

Until next time,


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  1. Susie says:

    Your room is already so inviting and cozy. Looking so forward to following the process over the next few weeks. I just know it’s gonna be great. ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

    • Libbie Burling says:


      I’ve followed your ORC challenges in the past, can’t wait to see what your up to next. Best of luck!

  2. A house by the lake must be awesome. We’re between a lake house or beach house as our 2nd home one of these days. I’m excited to see how this guest bedroom gets transformed! Good luck!

    • Libbie Burling says:

      We are very blessed! Someday this will be our retirement home. Until then, it’s weekends and holidays!

  3. I can’t wait to see what wallpaper you pick!

  4. I’m so excited to see the wallpaper!

  5. Emy says:

    It’s already so lovely! Can’t wait to see what you do!

  6. Oh love your plans they are very #junglalow which is so hot right now in boho style. Can’t wait to see it all come together over the next 6 weeks.

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thanks, Jen! I’ve got to have my plants #plantmom. I am both nervous and excited. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  7. Your plan sounds great! I can’t wait to see it – especially the wallpaper!

  8. Sonya says:

    Love your plan and can’t wait to see the journey and end product.

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thanks, Sonya. I’m excited to get started. Looking forward to seeing if I can actually pull it off. 🙂

  9. Sarah says:

    I really want to see the wallpaper! I’m still deciding on what wallpaper to use in our office. Can’t wait to see what you do!

  10. Jess says:

    I’m impressed that you’ll be able to do this on the weekends alone! Glad to be participating with you!

  11. Kristy Mastrandonas says:

    I can hardly wait to see what you do in here! Especially excited to see your feature wall!

  12. I love the colours you chose for this space. Good luck completing all those tasks!

  13. Dannyelle says:

    Sounds like a great plan, excited to follow your progress!

  14. Lana says:

    Way to go. I think your plan is awesome, I am awesome planning some DIY’s for my kids bedroom for the ORC. Cant wait to see the final results of your renovation.

  15. Can’t wait to see what you do with this room, especially the wallpaper you have chosen!

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