Grace’s Bedroom Makeover: Phase One

Okay okay, I know it’s been months and I haven’t even revealed my own bedroom makeover (see here & here) on the blog, but I’m lingering on those finishing touches, and unfortunately won’t be home to share the whole reveal until I’m back from my semester in California this Winter. In the meantime, I’m doing a super quick room refresh for my little sister (Thou Swell’s very own style columnist)! Check out the inspiration below:


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So basically pink is the name of the game, and maybe some blue, yellow, gold thrown in as well. I’d love to swing a color-packed lumbar pillow on the bed. These images suggest a project much bigger than what we’re undertaking, but they just help to get those creative juices flowing in the right direction. I’ve learned how easy it is to sink your money into little decorative accents, so I’m trying to avoid that by re-purposing what is currently in her bedroom… But my cart at H&M Home is currently full so we’ll see how that goes! See the Before pictures and her new furniture layout after the jump.


The purpose of her room refresh is to open up her room with a more efficient layout, and try to refresh the room with a simpler color palette. At our old house Grace’s bed was in an alcove and her custom canopy and headboard fit perfectly above her bed, but in this room they accentuate the lower ceilings and no longer fit with the overall room palette. Her rug is too big for the room and makes it feel crowded, and her great robin’s egg blue reading chair is squished in-between her dresser and doorway, making it look like it doesn’t belong. Check out my new plan for her room:


Now I’m itching to rearrange the furniture! See you guys tomorrow with another Summer Essentials style post from Grace herself 🙂

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