Mary's Colorful Bedroom Shuffle: Before and After

Mary's Colorful Bedroom Shuffle: Before and After

You may remember Mary from her fantastic, handmade roman shades. Well, turns out those lovely windows used to be Mary's bedroom windows when she shared the space with a roommate. Like many city dwellers making do in a small space, Mary's old bedroom (pictured above) had many functions including living room, office and storage space. After her roommate moved out, Mary decided her bedroom needed a makeover and she began by moving it out of the living room...

Mary says, "The biggest change was really space — less stuff and allowing the room to be just a bedroom instead of bedroom, television room, office, and storage, all in one. More wall space let me edit what to hang on the walls and more closet space let me get rid of the super clutter."

A fresh coat of color on the walls (Benjamin Moore "At Sea"), new bedding (Target), and two new IKEA side tables completed the makeover for about $200. We think the transformation is wonderful — bright, colorful and very personal. Great job, Mary!

Do you have a Before & After to share? Bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen, lamp, chairs — we'd love to see whatever you've been up to in your own space! Send us an email at boston(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com and you could see your hard work and creativity here on AT!

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