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A Beautiful Boho Vintage Girls Room Makeover with Creative Ideas


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

girl's room makeover: Dresser On Wall With Wallpaper And Chair Rail And Paint Pinterest
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 

*This post is sponsored by some wonderful companies.  As always all thoughts and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting brands that help make this blog possible. 

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…

Girls Room makeover Eclectic Yellow Walls Wide
Girl’s Bedroom Before

And now.  

Boho Vintage girls Room Makeover Reveal With Wallpaper Gold Bed
Vintage Boho Bedroom
Wallpaper Lower Wall Under Chair Rail With Furniture And Decor room makeover
Pink and Mint Green Girls Room Makeover

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.

Dollhouse Vintage Boho Girls Bedroom makeover
Girl’s Bedroom Makeover Featuring a Girly Vintage Style
  • 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.  

Gold Bed Bird Wallpaper Velvet Curtains Peach Paint in a girls room makeover
Gold/Brass Twin Bed in Girls Bedroom

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!

Basket Foot Of Bed Velvet Green Pillow Pink Tassel
Pink Lotus Tassel on the Bed

The custom pillow sham from Loom Decor on the bed is reversible which makes it super easy to change the look in seconds.

Girls bed featuring globally inspired pillows and bird wallpaper
Globally INspired Textiles
Bird Wallpaper Gold Bed Colorful Pillows Green Curtains
Vintage Inspired Room Decor
  • Don’t forget the fifth wall and floor in a room refresh. 🙂
Vintage Rug with Bird Wallpaper in Room Makeover
New Eclectic Rug

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. 😉

Green Velvet Curtains Gold Frame Pink Wall
Bold Drapery Rod and Clips with Velvet Curtains

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.

Painted Ceiling Fan Blades Pink
Updated Fan with Pink Paint

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.

Ikea Kallax Bookcase Hack Glam Furniture in girls room makeover
IKEA Kallax Bookcase Makeover

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!).

Ikea Hack Bookcase Boho Furniture Kids Storage
IKEA Kallax Hack
Ikea Kallax Hack Beautiful Boho
Boho Vintage Bedroom Decor
Fake Cactus Girls Room
Pink Bulletin Board and Cactus
Bulletin Board Display Vintage Boho
Boho Vintage Bulletin Board Display

The bulletin board from Art to Frames steals the show for this cute vignette.  It’s adorned with tassels that came from the velvet pillow.

I added a few more new inexpensive accessories from IKEA mixed in with some of my daughter’s things.

Art And Decor For Girls Eclectic Boho Bedroom
Girls Room Art and Decor
Art Display Ideas Girls Room
GIrls Room Bookcase Styling
  • Don’t forget lighting!
Bird Wallpaper Paint With Wall Art Above Dresser And Modern Light
Marble, Gold, and White Modern Lamp on Mint Dresser

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. 

This beauty I mentioned last week with the dresser makeover is the Mia table lamp from Mitzi by Hudson Valley Lighting.  I want one for every room!

Cookies Plant Wallpaper Light And Mint Dresser
Modern Lamp on Mint Dresser with Mint Bird Wallpaper
  • 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.

Mint Dresser Framed Art Wallpaper Paint Light
Wallpaper on Lower Half of Walls

And one more before so we can fully appreciate the after. 😉

Girls Dresser Monogram
Dresser Before
Dresser On Wall With Wallpaper And Chair Rail And Paint
Mint Dresser 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!

Boho Vintage Room Decor For A Girl
Wall Art and Dresser Decor
Wall Decor For Eclectic Girls Bedroom
Cute Picture and Clock
Picture Of Elephant On Pink Wall
Framed Travel Picture
Pink Bulletin Board Gold Frame With Tassels
Shelf Styling in Girls Room

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.

Girl Taking Picture with pink polaroid
Our Girl Taking a Pic
Girl Reading In Bed
The Book Worm

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:

  1. Room Layout
  2. Architectural Interest
  3. Textiles and Decor
  4. The Fifth Wall (ceiling) and Floor
  5. Lighting
  6. Create a Big Impact by Using Tone on Tone
Nynrr Sponsors
New Year New Room Refresh Sponsors

Milton and King | Hudson Valley Lighting Group | Velvet Finishes | Smith Honig | Art to Frames Loom Decor | Home Dynamix

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.

Nynr Participants
New Year New Room Refresh Participants

Casa Watkins Living // Domicile 37 // House Homemade // Iris Nacole // Monica Wants It //

Jeweled Interiors // Pocketful of Posies // This Is Our Bliss // Up To Date Interiors


  1. Kathy!!! It turned out soooo great!!! I love the wallpaper, the colors, the dresser, and the over all concept. It’s so unique to wallpaper the bottom half.

  2. It’s amazing! Those green velvet curtains are so rich and beautiful. I love every detail. I also love that you photographed your daughter in her room too!

  3. Oh, Kathy! This is so incredibly beautiful! The wallpaper and paint combo on the walls is just perfect and I love the paper peeking out at the back of the shelves behind the books. The window treatments and pillows look so fabulous together! And the framed art layout is simply wonderful. Love, LOVE this room!

    1. Thank you! The baskets on the wall were threshing baskets I picked up in thrift stores and dollar store in Japan but you can find them on Amazon and other places.

  4. Wow Kathy, Stunning… I really love the way you seamlessly wove the classic and contemporary elements into the decor. The color pallet is superb and I simply love your choice of wallpaper.

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