Have you heard of the One Room Challenge? For the past six weeks, 20 amazing design bloggers have been working on transforming a single room in their home while blogging about the process along the way, and last week was the big reveal! I was excited to follow along this year as several of my favorite bloggers were participating and I knew they would come up with something good. Let me tell you, they did not disappoint!
This weekend after the kids were in bed, I grabbed a glass of wine, opened my computer, and spent an hour poring over each of these amazing rooms. There were several cool ideas that I made note of to try in our home, and you may be inspired to try as well! Here were my top 7 picks from the challenge:
1. Oversized art used as a headboard – the little girls room (above) designed by Kirsten Krason was my favorite of the challenge. Her idea to pair a massive piece of art with a toddler bed was genius. And I love all that color! Below is another idea for using art as a headboard in a master bedroom from Simple Details. If you’ve got a headboard-less bed you’ve got to try this!
2. Color-Packed Gallery Walls – I love a good gallery wall, and the One Room Challenge was full of them. I was struck by how colorful they were (this one from the English Room was a fave). I also loved how many of them incorporated other non-art accents into the mix…
4. Black, white, gold…and pink! – It’s no surprise that I would love this trend given my office! I was reassured to see that you still can’t go wrong with b&w paired with gold accents. Vanessa Francis nailed it with her bold wallpaper choice and gold scones in her bathroom project.
5. Egg chairs indoors! – we recently got a new egg chair on our balcony and I can’t believe how cozy it is. Apparently little birds think so too, as I found one trying to make a nest in there the other day! That wouldn’t be an issue if we had our chair indoors like these two rooms. 😉
6. Lots of green – adding a plant to a room has always been a good idea, and one that I saw in pretty much every room of the One Room Challenge. I particularly loved these giant palm leaves in Jana Bek’s great room because they are fake! You can find them at Pottery Barn.
Source: Jana Bek Design
7. Reinvented traditional spaces – check out how The English Room transformed her rarely-used formal living room into a “Ping Pong Emporium” – now that is creative! The best part… the ping pong table can convert to a large dining table when needed.