From Drab to Fab, Girls Room Makeover

There’s something just so special about designing a kids room! I wanted to create a space for my girls that was fun, whimsical, and could grow with them. A neutral color palette was important to me because a neutral color pallette equals versatile and that’s just what I love in a kids room. We got this paint in the clearance section of home depot for $9 for the entire gallon! I was thrilled. It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do. All together, this room makeover cost less than $100 and snagging the paint on clearance definitely helped keep the costs low. Fred and I ripped out the carpets to uncover the beautiful hardwood floors underneath. I used cheap, wooden spice racks from Ikea to create shelving that they can hang their jewelry from and store precious trinkets on. We used a lot of what we already had which helped with the price tag of this room makeover but over all, I am so pleased with it!

Before…

After…

We grabbed these sheer curtains off of amazon to keep the room feeling light and airy. We added holographic window cling to the lower panels for privacy and when the sun shines through them, it casts beautiful rainbows all over the room! I ten/ten recommend getting some of this. It is so fun and the girls love watching the rainbows come into their room each afternoon. Also, it was easy peasy to apply. Since the girls always end up in the same bed together anyways, we pushed both of their twin beds together. Later on, we will probably add bunkbeds and a toddler bed once Luna gets old enough to move in with the big girls. Like I mentioned at the beginning of this post, versatile kids rooms are essential. Keep in mind when designing a kids room how the space can effortlessly grow with your kiddos. The corner next to the dresser still needs a little love so I’m waiting for a Saturday afternoon chunk of free time where I can make a DIY macramé curtain for this window. We also added a little wooden doll house to this corner since these pictures were done. We used wooden crates that we had stored down in the basement as bedside tables for each side of the bed. Lastly, we added string lights around the window to add a soft glow to the space. Making the window the headboard/focal point of the room makes this small space feel much bigger.

Projects still left for the girls room -Macramé Curtain for the side window & makeover the closet… I’m thinking about doing a floral wallpaper in there. Also, new bedding for the girls at some point but will stick with white/light colors for bedding.

Thanks for reading friends! I hope you feel inspired to create something magical and remember that no matter how small your space is or how small your budget, it can be turned into something beautiful. Here’s to leaving the world a little more beautiful than we found it, one room at a time.

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