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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Simple Bedroom Makeover

Last week I mentioned that I was in the process of redecorating the girls' room. What started out as a paint touch up job turned into painting the whole room. Then I rearranged it. Then I realized we were in need of some uniformity. I'm convinced that uniformity goes a long way in minimizing the appearance of clutter.

I've never put much stock in decorating the girls' room, always trying to use what we have. Plus, I'm not much of a decorator. I lack the decorating gene or magic touch.


Here's what it looked like, and what prompted my desire to bring some uniformity into this space. It's a small room and the girls prefer not to have their beds bunked right now.


My first trip to IKEA resulted in matching bedspreads and pillow cases. It was a start, but not enough. I knew I needed to cover up the closet somehow (I had taken the doors off to allow more room for the beds).

I also tried to unify the shelves with matching boxes (which we already had) that would hide and contain the girls' treasures better.  

But it still wasn't what I had in mind. So the girls and I made another trip to IKEA. I know I wanted curtains to hang in front of the closet. I also knew I wanted to buy the boxes that fit the Expedit shelf.


I was excited to find the polka-dot material that I could hang behind each bed. I think it adds so much. 

And without realizing it or intending to, I managed to match the ugly blinds that came with the house when we bought it. Now they look great!

I can hardly believe it's the same room with all the same contents. A little uniformity goes  a long way!

I know have a re-decorated room isn't all that important in the scheme of's just fluff...but I really do like it and my skin doesn't crawl when I walk into the girls' room every day like it used to. I don't feel like I'm being attacked by clutter.

What do you think?


  1. Wow! That made a huge difference. It looks great!

  2. Love it. It's amazing how much using bins for the small toys does!

  3. What a great makeover, it is beautiful and a bit more on the growing girl side. It is lovely.