A Moody & Bohemian Kids Room Makeover for 2k

updated Apr 30, 2019
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Project by: Mila
Location: Culver City, California

I renovated my kids’ room in six weeks and spent around $2,000. The room was completely redone. I just kept the dresser and some art that I had been collecting for years from estate sales, thrift stores and flea markets. I wanted to have an eclectic, bohemian and colorful space with a moody vibe. My inspiration was a nursery photo I found on Pinterest.

The wallpaper was an important starting point and it took me a while to find it. I needed something that was not super expensive. I decided to get the Underwater World from Hygge and West because it was dark and had copper details – I LOVE copper. We used this paper for two opposite walls. To bring some light to the room, I painted one wall and the ceiling Decorator’s White from Benjamin Moore. I painted the fourth wall in the same navy blue as the wallpaper to lessen costs and avoid the room looking too busy. I created a gallery wall over this navy blue wall.

For the furniture, I went with an IKEA bed that I painted Decorator’s White (Benjamin Moore) and toy storage that I painted Emerald Isle (Benjamin Moore). The emerald gave the room a nice pop of color. Same goes for the yellow door (Lemon by Benjamin Moore)

The gallery wall was another important piece of the puzzle. I used a lot of vintage finds that I have been collecting through the years, but had to add some of my own photos to fill up the whole wall. I fixed up the dresser as well, because it looked so plain. I added side brackets and pulls for a campaign look.

We built floating shelves for the hundreds of books my kids have, but I wanted to add some color and art to it, so I left an empty space in the middle of it for a colorful painting that I bought in Costa Rica.

The Eames chair and the new plants give the space a sophisticated touch. All in all, I am really happy with how the space turned out.

Thanks, Mila!

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