Styled hairpin leg console table with decor and accessories on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Rue Magazine)

Just one week until I reveal my sister’s bedroom for the spring 2017 One Room Challenge, and I love to share a little peek of how I’m styling the room before the photo shoot. If you’re just catching up, don’t miss the design boards, textiles, and new desk and art. I’m teaming up with Waiting on Martha again this season to share some seriously stylish decor and accessories that I’m using to bring life and personality to the bedroom. Not only is Mandy a fellow Atlantan and blogger, she is the sweetest! I love supporting local shops and she’s one of the best. Continue reading to find out how I tackled each vignette in the room and which items you’ll be seeing in my photographs. You’ll also want to stay tuned the week after my reveal since I’ll be sharing a giveaway with Waiting on Martha so you can spruce up a room of your own! And don’t miss the exclusive promo code below…

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Home decor and accessories from Waiting on Martha on Thou Swell @thouswellblog

Using the shots I took over spring break for reference, I started tackling the room styling by breaking down the space into vignettes. I started with the bedside table, where a vase of fresh flowers and a valet tray for trinkets make the perfect companions. Under the table, I’m also planning on adding a basket for stowing extra blankets and pillows. On the bed I thought a bright green throw would pull nicely from the colors in the print above the headboard, and the pom-poms will add extra texture to the bedding. Next to the accent chair in the room, I’m also including a smaller brass vase as more of a decorative piece. A pair of slippers also make a spunky addition – ready for use at any time. On the desk, necessities like a stapler and tape dispenser get upgraded with chic acrylic, and a to-do notepad holds its own in the vignette with a fabulous design by Rifle Paper Co.! Finally, a bamboo frame anchors the workspace with a sweet reminder of family, friends, or whatever my sister decides to fill it with!

Anyone else styling up a storm for the ORC this weekend? Make sure to catch up on all the linking participants on Calling it Home, and check back next Thursday for the final reveal!

This post is sponsored by Waiting on Martha, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep Thou Swell running!

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  1. it’s all about the accessories now … and it’s the most difficult part! Have fun and I will have to go hunt down a few final details too!

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply
    • Styling the room is so important yet so detailed! Good luck shooting your reveal, so excited to see it!

      Posted 5.6.17 Reply
  2. Jana Bek wrote:

    Love these details, Kevin especially the marbelized vases!

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply
  3. A throw always makes a place cosier! Also loving the chair/stool(?) in that first photo 🙂 -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s

    Posted 5.5.17 Reply

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