Girly Bedroom Makeover


In the upcoming weeks, I will be updating my daughter’s bedroom to have a more sophisticated look. The current look of the room is hard to define in terms of style. Her room is really, the only room I haven’t touched since we moved in 7 years ago.  The walls are still a sunny yellow. The ceiling fixture hasn’t changed in 30 years. I know this because the homeowners, from 60 years ago, stopped by one day to see their old house. When the elderly gentlemen saw my daughter’s room, his eyes lit up when he saw that we hadn’t changed the captain’s wheel light fixture. Below is a picture of something similar.

existing light fixture










While the light would be cute in a little boy’s room, it won’t work in the new direction I’m taking.


Here is a color swatch of the current paint color:

sunny yellow










Because we are planning on selling the house next Spring, I didn’t want to invest a lot into buying new furniture. I’m keeping the existing rug, which is a Pottery Barn braided rug. It fits perfectly into the new design.


Pottery Barn braided, chenille rug

Pottery Barn braided, chenille rug














I also have a white, trundle bed from the Land of Nod, a white dresser from Pottery Barn Kids and a mid-century chair in a magenta fabric.


Pottery Barn Anderson Dresser

Pottery Barn Anderson Dresser











Land of Nod bed

Land of Nod bed


I’ve drawn out the floor plan so you get a better sense of the space.


















The room is pretty small, approximately 11′ x 14′ .


Below are the 3 color palettes we narrowed it down to:

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       We choose this palette!














abstract sunset s6dots throw pillow society 6

chanel splatter pillow studio 6

fretwork side table


black and gold table lamp

silver pour

other accent wall

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An accent wall will be located behind the dresser. I know I want it to be very graphic though I’m still deciding which one of the options above I like. I haven’t chosen the paint colors or window treatments. I’ll figure that out along the way. The captain’s wheel fixture will also be taken down and replaced with a simple, drum pendant. I’ll keep you posted  as the project progresses.

Happy Designing!