One Room Challenge™ Fall 2019, Week 1: My Daughter’s Bedroom Plan

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Hi everyone and welcome to my page.  I’m Deb and I am trying something new for the first time.  I have been blogging for quite some time, but have never done anything like this, as my blog isn’t all design and DIY.  Anyhow, I decided to jump on the band wagon for the One Room Challenge™ !  I was getting ready to redo my daughter’s bedroom and saw lots of posts via Instagram about this fun event. If you haven’t checked it out before it’s a six week event twice a year, once in the Spring and once in the Fall, where 20 featured designers and lots of guest participants share progress of their design spaces.  The final reveal is on NOVEMBER 7, so I hope you’ll follow along and cheer me on.

Oh my gosh, what have I gotten myself into??  Gah…. I’m fairly terrified.

Now to the plan. We moved into our home almost six years ago and have been changing things up a little at a time, but one space that is untouched is my daughter’s bedroom.  She has been begging me for quite some time to come up with a plan, but it’s been on the back burner.  But now that she’s a senior and will be leaving us for college,  it makes perfect sense to redo the space right??  I know, I’m crazy!! But needless to say, better late than never, am I right?

Her room is quite large and the carpet is trashed mostly because she is a dancer and practices in the space constantly, so the carpet needs to go.  She has great taste and is an artist as well, so I wanted to come up with something that is both beautiful and dramatic for the walls.  I love the idea of mixing bold, with some soft, warm, feminine touches, so the bedding with be light and lovely.  This poor young lady has been sleeping in the same twin bed with trundle for far too long, so it’s time for an upgrade. This room will additionally be used for guests when she is gone, so it’s time to bring a grown-up vibe to the space,  We are ready to get moving.


Have I mentioned that she is somewhat of a hoarder? I am going to be real about this before space.  It’s a mess.  There are clothes on the floor, the bed is rarely made, and most likely there are ten water bottles on the floor at any given time.  She’s seventeen, what can I say. So here it is, the raw, the real, and the nonstaged.

The walls are a blue/green, the trim is nice and will stay.  We have a ceiling fan that will go, and the feature wall, as I mentioned will be dark and dramatic. Here’s a before preview:

emma fan
New lighting will be oversized and beautiful.
emma window wall
Lots of natural light and the trim is already great. (I spy her homecoming dress! LOL)
emma room long view
The new feature wall and new bed will go here!.

Now to the Mood and Sources:

Here is where I am going with the space and I can’t wait.  I think that it is going to be amazing. It will be dramatic, but have soft touches.  We will make it feel like her. We are most excited about the removable wallpaper.  It is just as spectacular in person.  The wallpaper is the inspiration for this entire room. I was thinking roses, but my daughter and I came upon this gorgeous floral paper and fell in love.  The rest came after.

We have so much to do, but we will make it.  I’m hoping that this will get you as excited as we are to see the outcome.

Things to do:

  • Clean out the room
  • Wash down the walls
  • Remove baseboards
  • Remove the carpet and pad
  • Pull all tacks and staples
  • Choose flooring
  • Paint match the black wallpaper
  • Choose linen paint color
  • Paint black accents
  • Paint main walls
  • Hang wallpaper
  •  Cut and install flooring
  • Hang lighting
  • Reinstall baseboards
  • Load furniture
  • Add accessories and bedding

Well that gives me plenty to do, so we better get hustling. Follow me along on Instagram as well as all the others particiapting.  Cheers to trying new things. That’s my dish!

xo Deb


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