Before & After: A Stylish Office and Guest Room Combo Transformation

published May 4, 2014
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(Image credit: Christina Orleans)

Christina’s second bedroom is a tight eight feet wide by 13 feet long. But, despite the small size, she needed it to function both as an office and craft room, and a guestroom that could sleep two people. Christina turned this room with beige walls and bland carpet into a light and inspiring space to work and entertain guests!

(Image credit: Christina Orleans)

From Christina:

The major projects here were pulling up the carpet and painting the walls light gray and the ceiling blue. Then we found the perfect sofa bed for small spaces and built a wall-shelf behind it since there wasn’t room for end tables.

The whole transformation cost about $800. The only significant expenses were the new sofa, wall shelves and paint as we took the rest of the furniture from other parts of the house.

From Christina’s blog
: We painted the walls a very light gray, and the ceiling a crisp, spring-y blue (Martha Stewart’s Cumulus Cloud and Enamelware). The desk and floating shelves are from IKEA. I’m still so excited that I get to have a 5′ by 3′ desk AND a sofa bed in an 8′ wide room.

Can’t believe it’s the same room! And it looks like these two functions work well in the same small space. See more angles of this sweet room makeover and find more information and resources on Christina’s blog.

Thank you Christina!

Re-edited from a post originally published 5.4.14-NT