Before and After: We Love This No-Reno Bedroom Makeover

published Aug 8, 2018
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(Image credit: Wesley Taylor)

This bedroom, pre-makeover, was very relatable: an assortment of cozy fabrics in interesting patterns, a jury-rigged reading light, and a bit of fun thanks to the dartboard. Relatable, but not up to the high standards of its resident, who’s been passionate about interior design since childhood.

(Image credit: Matt Scheffer)

That’s more like it. Photographer Wes Taylor has transformed a perfectly fine bedroom into “a space that felt like home; bright and inviting during the day and cozy and intimate at night.” Nailed it! The bedroom turned out so well—just look at all the beautiful little details: the antique tool box compartment repurposed as a wall shelf, the intriguing mix of art, and the casually mismatched bedding (see the whole tour here). There are a lot of excellent vignettes throughout the room but they don’t overwhelm the bedroom’s spare elegance. Best of all, this room seems to perfectly suit its inhabitant’s style. Not that you can’t have a bedroom that’s a stark contrast from your personal style, but I do love it when someone looks so at-home in their space.

(Image credit: Wesley Taylor)

My proudest DIY moment in the room belongs to the light fixture— a basket I found at a thrift store and proclaimed, “that belongs on the ceiling!” Add an Edison-style bulb and you’re golden.

The motivating—both before sleep and upon awakening—Dream To Do flag is from The Parative Project (currently 50 percent off), the linen bedding is from Parachute Home, and the bedside lamp is from Target.

Thank you, Wesley Taylor!