Check out a dramatic boho vintage-style girls room makeover with DIYs and decorating tips to recreate the look.
It’s time for The New Year New Room Refresh reveals hosted by Casa Watkins Living! I’m so excited to be sharing our daughter’s beautiful boho vintage room makeover with you. You’ll find loads of decorating tips in this article with little girl vintage bedroom ideas!
Boho Vintage Girls Room Makeover
Week 1: Vintage Boho Girls Room Inspiration | Week 2: An Ikea Hack for Chic Storage | Week 3: Decorating with Boho Vintage Accessories | Week 4: How to use Wallpaper, Paint, and Trim All in One Room | Week 5: A Dresser Makeover without Sanding | Week 6: Boho Vintage Girl’s Bedroom Reveal
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Decorating tips for a boho vintage bedroom makeover:
- Consider your room layout for good flow and optimal open space in a small area.
For bedrooms specifically, position the bed so it faces you when you walk in (avoid having the headboard on the same wall as the door if you can). This is for the best feng shui and gosh darn it, it makes such a great focal point!
Here’s a before of my daughter’s room from the doorway…
Holy Moses, what a difference.
- Add architectural interest and beef up your paint and wallpaper game to make the room feel bigger. (This is professional advice. Ha!)
Adding railing to be consistent with the window height and keeping a beautiful wallpaper print below the molding really made the room feel much taller. You can find all the deciding factors for this change in how to use wallpaper, paint, and trim all in one room. And that beautiful print is called From Up Here from Milton and King.
- Add boho and vintage details with textiles and decor.
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I mix and matched some colorful pillows from Smith Honig and Loom Decor and went into detail on how to decorate with vintage boho accessories a couple of weeks ago. I used three different sizes of pillows on the bed in varying colors and prints and placed a gorgeous green velvet pillow at the foot of the bed.
The pink lotus tassel I picked out from Smith Honig looks perfect on the new gold bed frame and helps emphasize that fun boho element!
The custom pillow sham from Loom Decor on the bed is reversible which makes it super easy to change the look in seconds.
- Don’t forget the fifth wall and floor in a room refresh. 🙂
Because of that wonderful whimsical print on the walls, I limited the other prints in the room. A soft vintage style rug from Home Dynamix’s Nicole Miller Artisan collection compliments the room and hides some stains. 😉
I’ll be sharing how to transform store-bought curtains into custom window treatments soon but I do want to share the Loom Decor curtain rod I used to highlight them. Remember to hang your curtain rod close to the ceiling to help elongate your space! This beautiful gold rod is thicker than most and really makes a stunning statement with green velvet curtains.
The ceiling was painted in a very light pink and to avoid bringing the ceiling down, I painted the fan blades in Velvet Finishes ethereal to keep the room light and airy.
- In a small room, use furniture with exposed legs for breathing room.
We moved the IKEA turned pretty storage unit from the door wall to across the bed on the longer wall. It’s so much better in this spot and opened up much-needed floor space. I removed a couple of the baskets so that smashing bird wallpaper could show through.
You may have noticed that I chose a gold metal bed frame so it wouldn’t take up too much space visually. I also created a stand to float the IKEA bookcase in this fun makeover (including DIY gold pulls!).
I added a few more new inexpensive accessories from IKEA mixed in with some of my daughter’s things.
- Don’t forget lighting!
There are many types of lighting and different scenarios to help you decided what is best for the space. Since my daughter is only eight, using the ceiling light and having an additional lamp on a dimmer is perfect for her. When she is older, we may add a reading or bedside lamp.
- Create a big impact by using tone on tone.
I just love how this wall turned out. The door is to the right so it makes it the smallest area to decorate. I decided to go with a big statement by painting the dresser in a similar color to the wallpaper and chose custom matting from Art to Frames for my daughter’s picture in the same tones. The paint color is cosmopolitan from Velvet Finishes and is a dream to use.
And one more before so we can fully appreciate the after. 😉
We visited many countries in Asia while we lived in Japan for four years. The elephant picture is from our trip to Thailand and I added a few things to my daughter’s bulletin board to remind her of our travels like a notecard from the Jim Thompson’s house in Bangkok and a Kanji prayer that my daughter traced with some handmade paper and stamped card from a Washi festival in Japan. There’s even a piece of Japanese pottery hanging!
Oh, the big bumpy pickle postcard at the top of the board is actually a goya, better known as the bitter melon from Okinawa. If you eat the sour fruit, you’ll live longer. So they say.
Wow! That was a lot of pictures. I had so much fun taking pictures of the space that I took over 300 including some of my daughter enjoying her new room. I hope she realizes she has the nicest room in the house currently. I can’t wait to transform the other spaces.
I hope you were inspired by the photos and found the tips helpful. I linked to related posts with more details to keep the post from being a novel.
But just remember these steps for a successful room makeover:
- Room Layout
- Architectural Interest
- Textiles and Decor
- The Fifth Wall (ceiling) and Floor
- Create a Big Impact by Using Tone on Tone
Here’s what I completed for a BOHO VINTAGE GIRLS BEDROOM :
- Update IKEA Kallax Bookcase with DIY base and inserts
- Add chair rail
- Paint the wall above the chair rail
- Paint the ceiling
- Sand the wall and install wallpaper
- Paint dresser and update hardware
- Bring in a new bed and refresh bedding
- Install new curtain rod
- Hem curtains and hang
- Finish up with boho and vintage touches/styling
- Paint fan blades (new to-do!)
And now on to the other fellow crazy-talented bloggers who participated with me.