Good Afternoon Friends! I feel like I’ve been doing a ton of makeover’s and overhauls lately, but one of the most exciting and challenging tasks for me is to redo a room in small or big ways.
This overhaul was a bigger one. We changed out the wallpaper, got new beds, dresser, rug and a few smaller accents. I’ll put a before and after in this blog to show you how big of a transformation this room was. Everything ( minus the wallpaper ) was purchased from Bed Bath and Beyond and I’ll look everything throughout this post.
Keep in mind, the “before” was still beautiful, it was just different and not as practical for a boy/girl room.
This room is really small at 125″ Wide by 105″ Long. But I knew I didn’t want bunk beds in this space. I was really dreaming of two side by side beds with a chest in the middle. I also knew I wanted palm wallpaper and a jute rug to give this space a really airy and beachy feel.
The beds, you can find here, give the bedroom an old time feel. It was actually quite funny, when we first put together all the furniture our middle son who is 8 walked into the room and said
“Mom! All the furniture looks like it’s from the early 1900’s“
I smiled because this is basically what we were going for. I feel like the beds paired with the mid tone dresser and jute rug make it feel like a room you would find in Hawaii!
This wallpaper is called “Birds Paradise”. It truly was the starting point for this room. It’s super muted and suits a boy and girl.
That was the main issue with the last room. It looked beautiful, but it was very girly and you couldn’t even tell that a boy lived in it.
Rhett hasn’t had his own room since he was born. We’ve co-slept up until April of this year and then he moved into Brinley’s ultra girly room.
See below for a photo of how it looked before.
A lot of people have asked if we have another dresser in this room. The answer is no. Brinley and Rhett each have their own drawer and they share a Pajama/Undies drawer. I have always been more of a minimal person, but in the last year it’s been an extreme transition. I’ve always done a capsule wardrobe, but now everyone in our home does one. Our kids have fewer but quality pieces and less stuff.
This way of life really works for our family and I urge you to look into it if you’re constantly feeling like you’re living in a cluttered space.
Want to know a secret? Their drawers aren’t even half full. That either means a really deep dresser or few clothing?
You can find the dresser here
The little light on the dresser is called a “Hatch” and you can turn it on by tapping it. So great for kids in the middle of the night. It also has a ton of different lights and sounds and you can connect it to your phone.
And the last detail of this room is the oversized hamper we got the kids. I don’t know about your kids, but our younger two go through outfits like no tomorrow. This basket holds a TON of clothing and conceals it in a beautiful way. Goes with the beach vibe I was looking for.
All in all, I’m so proud of this bedroom makeover with Bed Bath and Beyond. It turned out better than expected!