Well well well, if it isn’t time for another round of the One Room Challenge again. I swear it was spring just a tiny moment ago. When the spring ORC was ending we were just about to move into our new place and I was in a major rush to take the final kitchen reveal photos before packing up everything we own for the move. Feels like that was yesterday. Clearly this crazy year has messed up my sense of time more than usual.
So yeah, October and the One Room Challenge are here once again
This round I’m tackling our bedroom that’s still very bare after four months since we moved in. Right after moving in my focus was in getting the living room and balcony ready first before anything else. We basically just set up our bed and continued with our old hand-me-down nightstands in the bedroom. That’s literally all the furniture we have in the bedroom currently. I mean, the room is tiny so it’s not like we could fit a lot more. But there’s definitely some under-utilized spots still left to furnish and decorate.
Design concept, goals and restrictions
The design concept I chose for this project is Modern Boho Retreat, which means lots of neutrals, textures and natural material choices. The goal is to have a cozy nest to get through the cold Toronto winter again in a couple of months. A place to forget the hustle and bustle of the city and just relax.
There are a few restrictions that limit what I’m able to do to the space this time around. We live in a rental and we’re not allowed to paint or drill into any walls. So, this project is strictly a zero renovations project. But I’m not going to let that stop me from making the best of this space. Besides, I love a good challenge!
- Storage unit (cabinet/dresser)
- Nightstands (replace or DIY)
- Art above bed (DIY)
- Basket wall across bed
- Headboard (still undecided)
- New light fixture + table lamp(s)
- Window treatments
- Rug & other textiles
What can you expect to see next week?
Next week I’ll share my final mood board as well as some inspiration for this project. I also plan to go through each item on the project list in more detail. Make sure to follow along and don’t forget to also check out all the other amazing guest participant ORC posts here.
Are you new to The One Room Challenge?
The One Room Challenge is a design challenge that’s sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens. Twice a year 20 featured designers are selected to transform a space. During the six weeks of the challenge they share their progress with weekly updates.
For more information about The One Room Challenge visit the official website here.
See you next week!