It can be easy to think completely changing the look of a room takes a lot of new furniture purchases and money. But as this bedroom reveals, some attention to existing furniture, fresh bedding, smart arranging of furniture and careful curating of new and vintage accessories can completely transform a space.
Helped by Jesse of Scout & Nimble, this client's bedroom got a much-needed makeover when the existing furniture was moved to make better use of the space. The large, heavy pieces were inherited from the client's grandmother, and instead of repainted, were carefully refinished to reveal their best walnut finish. Flea market finds, DIY vintage makeovers and incorporating art with meaning rounded out this space.
I brought in a whole lot of texture with bedding, blinds, curtains, pillows and rugs. I found a vintage brass headboard online for a steal and shopped some local flea markets for some of the other decor items. I filled his extra wall space with a gallery wall in which many of the pieces have significant meaning to him. One he drew himself and another was a cartoon done by his great grandfather. The family coat of arms in the gallery represents his mother's side of the family and is his middle name. I hung wall bracket shelves above his television to hold many of his plants, books and some other decorative accessories that were passed down to him from his family and that I bought from thrifting. The best news, to me at least, is that he now feels like his room represents him.
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Thank you Jesse!
Re-edited from a post originally published 1.11.14-NT