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One Room Challenge™ Mission Statement

The One Room challenge™ will provide participants with a supportive, enthusiastic forum in which to share the process of transforming a room. The ORC is not a competition, but rather a celebration of creativity, inspiration, and original ideas. Welcome!


On Wednesday, October 2nd, all twenty of the featured design influencers will reveal their room plans. Fun fact: our team is seeing most of the plans for the first time, too. Does that surprise you?

For us, the biggest surprise is on Thursdays, when we get to see everyone who's attending the party! Some of you will be joining for the first time, while others have completed several successful rounds. We’re including a quick review for those whom have asked:

You have six Thursday posts to complete your room transformation. If you want to be precise, it is actually five weeks......unless you have already started....and that's OK! Each Thursday, after you have published your room transformation update on your site (or Instagram account), come to this site and link up your progress (a direct link to your post is required). Please do not email to ask what time it goes live (we won’t answer).

There are two ways to participate in the ORC -

1. With a blog - follow all blog rules

2. Instagram Only - follow all IG only rules.

You may only link up in ONE of those sections on the ORC site. If you are linking up in the blog section, you don’t need to worry about the Instagram Only rules (link in IG profile or swipe up/use ORC logo on your IG account in any way.

However you decide to participate, you are welcome to post on any/all forms of your social accounts as often as you like.

The Rules:

1. Only link up rooms dedicated to the One Room Challenge®. The purpose of this event is to support one another in finishing a room. 

2. Your post should include information about your space and MUST have a link back the ORC Blog page (www.oneroomchallenge.com/orc-blog) so readers can easily navigate through the other rooms. 

3. Please be respectful of this interior design event and only have links that relate to your One Room Challenge space. Guiding the viewers away from this event, or creating a ‘friends group’ within the challenge is not in the spirit of the ORC and won’t be permitted. 

4. You must display the One Room Challenge™ Guest Participant logo in each of your six weekly blog posts* to be eligible for any of the feature opportunities. 

 *Instagram Only Participants must have the Guest Participant logo on ONE of their IG images.


The Fall One Room Challenge™ Guest Posting Schedule

Week 1 - October 3rd

Week 2 - October 10th

Week 3 - October 17th

Week 4 - October 24th

Week 5 - October 31st

Week 6 - November 7th - 10th TAH DAH

The link up is open from Thursday through Sunday at midnight of each week. Because this is new to many of you, the first week will have an extended open so everyone will have an opportunity to link their spaces to the page. There is a test link up page available for you to practice linking up a post. You can learn how to link up and crop images in this post.

How do I find the link up?

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If you are new to the event, you can view previous guest transformations, here

Please register as a Guest Participant for the Fall 2019 One Room Challenge™. We will be sending emails with all sorts of helpful tips and information. Please help yourself to a newly updated ORC logo here. 

It's going to be another exciting season as once again, two Guest Participants (with a blog) will be selected by the editors of Better Homes & Gardens as Featured Designers in the Spring 2020 event!



Need a little more motivation or inspiration? Here are some of the many amazing ORC transformations by category: