"A guest bedroom your visitors will never want to leave."

As most of you know, I have been settling in to my new home and have been slowly but surely taking my time DIY'ing my way through the house. This guest room project was one of the top projects on my list and I'm so happy to finally share the reveal with you guys!

"This post is sponsored by The Home Depot."

Materials Used

The Before

Before we jump into the guest bedroom makeover, we first have to take a look at where we started! As you can see, my guest bedroom was a plain white room; similar to many of my other bedrooms.

Master bedroom makeover before

With so many of the rooms in my home being white, I really wanted to go moody in this bedroom, so I decided to do a total 180 and man am I so glad I did. Now let's get into the details.

Step 1: Install the Accent Wall

Home Depot Mobile App

 First, I had to decide on what kind of accent wall I wanted. I decided to go with this particular accent wall design because it was budget friendly.

The best part about shopping at The Home Depot, is knowing exactly where everything is. Although I'm new to the city, with the help of The Home Depot mobile app I always know where everything is. The product locator shows me exactly which aisle and bay things are and I can always check before hand to see if my items are in stock. This always makes my trips more meaningful and saves a ton of time!

To kick off the accent wall, I first started installing the vertical boards. To start, I installed the top pine boards and secured them to the wall by first applying a bead of paneling adhesive all along the back of the board and then attaching it to the wall with brad nails and my brad nailer. I calculated the correct spacing I would need in order for the boards to look even; this is the calculation I used.

Accent wall calculation

In order to achieve the look that I wanted, I decided to install the accent wall with a mix of 1x3 and 1x4 boards. I decided to use select pine because they are a little smoother then regular pine. 

Luckily, when I built my house, I had my builder install regular trim boards that are exactly like the boards I will be installing, so there was no need for me to remove the baseboards.

Install Vertical Accent WallUnfortunately, the boards weren't long enough to reach the baseboard, but that was an easy fix. I just cut some additional 1x3 boards down to size and secured them to the wall underneath the installed boards.

I must say that my battery powered caulk gun always makes jobs like these that much easier and my Dewalt brad nailer is my absolute favorite.

Installing Accent WallOnce my boards were all installed, I went back through and filled all of the nail holes with wood filler to make it nice and smooth and then added caulk to each of the boards to fill any crevice openings. I do this to make the paneled boards look seamless with the walls. Caulk and wood filler for an accent wallOnce that was all dry, I went through and did some light sanding to prep the boards for paint. 

Step 2: Paint the Bedroom

This was by far the most exciting part, because if you know me , I am more of a white wall person, so I was so anxious to get this color on the walls! If you are here for the paint color, I'm not surprised because this shade of green was the PERFECT paint choice for this bedroom. Shop this link for the exact color and sheen!

Painting a bedroom black bambooI went through and painted all of the walls with Black Bamboo using my paint extension pole. I have used this pole a few times and the extension always makes painting a wall seem a lot easier; especially when painting ceilings.

I honestly was unsure whether I wanted to commit and actually paint the ceiling, but I'm so glad I did.

Painting a bedroomOnce I painted the whole room, I went back through with a paint brush and painted all of the cracks and crevices to complete the painted look.

Step 3: Style the Room

This by far is always my favorite part of a room makeover; styling the room. It took me a little while to find all of the items I wanted but eventually I found some great finds. See some of the goodies I used in this guest bedroom!


The best part was while I was working hard on my accent wall and painting my room, my items were being delivered to my local store. The Home Depot offers a BOPIS and curbside service where you can buy online and pick up in store or drive up to the curbside and have your order brought out to you. I was able to use both services for this project and it made trips to the store fast and easy!

Home Depot StoreI really love that they've nailed down a good system. When I arrived for curbside pickup, I hit the "I'm at the store" button in The Home Depot App and someone was right out with my order. Now that is what I call service!

There were a few items I went back and forth on, but then I finally nailed down a design that I loved. Now let's get to the part you've all have been waiting for; the reveal!

The Final Reveal

Well here it is, the long awaited guest bedroom reveal. Moody was definitely the way to go and I think I hit the nail on the head; now accepting all guest!

Guest Bedroom Makeover

I really wanted to create a space my guest would love and maybe just not even want to leave. As a girl who lives alone, I always welcome guest, so why not give them a reason to not want to leave.

Guest Bedroom MakeoverI've always defined my personal style as a mix of three design styles; I call it "modern boho glam", and this room was a direct reflection of that personal style.

Guest bedroom makeover with black bambooI love using rich and bold patterns and love rooms that show character and this room was no different! The best part is this makeover was something I was able to knock out in a weekend!  

Guest Bedroom MakeoverBut I can't go without saying that The Home Depot had so many good options to choose from; I mean the arched mirror, the bold pillows, the bed, everything just made my accent wall come to life!

Guest bedroom makeover with black bambooThis particular color shows up so differently in the light vs. in the dark. In the light, the green really shines through and at night it reads more black; I assume that's why they call it black bamboo!

guest bedroom makeoverTalk about a transformation; this room doesn't even look the same! I am so happy with how this guest bedroom makeover came out. I am so glad that I decided to go moody because now this room definitely feels like a getaway spot.

Guest bedroom makeover with black bambooOne of my favorite spots in this guest bedroom is this little reading nook. This was too good of a space to let it go to waste, so I figured why not turn it into a little reading space that my guests could chill out in.

before and after bedroomIt's always a good makeover when the space looks nothing like the before picture! I hope you guys enjoyed this short project and I look forward to many more with you guys!

guest bedroom makeoverAs always, thanks for reading, XOXO Ashley.


April 16, 2021 — Ashley Basnight