Try a modern twist on a classic wallpaper and molding idea with a cool wallpaper on the bottom of the wall and chair rail for a girls room.
Bird Wallpaper and Paint Idea for a Bedroom
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And we are back for week four of the New Year New Room Refresh challenge hosted by Casa Watkins Living and I’m so excited to show you this week’s update for my daughter’s bedroom featuring a gorgeous bird wallpaper from Milton and King and new architectural detail. If this is your first time here, nine of us have one month to refresh a room and have been sharing progress each Tuesday. Next week will be our final reveal so make sure to stop by! If you don’t want to miss anything, you can sign up for blog weekly updates and free printable art.
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
Let’s do a little recap, shall we? Last week I showed a bit of the new chair rail and upper wall color. If you are curious, you can check out the before pictures and inspiration board and photos.
I decided to remove the trim under the windowsill and have the chair rail molding installed the same height as the window for a unique architectural detail and focal point for the room. It also makes the room seem taller than its eight foot walls. I added corner bead trim around the window and painted the sides
Installing Milton and King’s wallpaper was easier than I expected. It’s non-woven so there is no shrinking or expanding when wet and you are able to paste the walls directly and apply the wallpaper dry. I did carefully prep the walls by sanding the texture off and fixing cracks in the drywall. An experienced friend lent me a hand and we were able to do the bottom half of the walls in an afternoon (after a weekend of sanding and prep!).
Why you should consider installing wallpaper on the lower half of the walls.
- If your house is older or gets cracks around the upper window and doors, chances are the lower half is a smoother canvas and less susceptible to future damage.
- Installing wallpaper on the bottom half will more likely keep it hole free as we hang art mostly at eye level.
- Keeping a busy pattern on the lower half allows furniture to break it up and keeps the room from be overwhelmed with a bold print.
- It’s a little weird.
Most of the products have arrived and I’ve been sharing behind the scenes on IG stories. You can find them on NYNR highlights. They are so beautiful, I have to give a big shout out to our generous sponsors!
Boho Vintage Girls Bedroom To Do List:
Update IKEA Kallax Bookcase with DIY base and inserts Add chair rail Paint the wall above chair rail Paint the ceiling Sand the wall and install wallpaper
- Paint dresser and update hardware
- Bring in 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!)
I have a few painting projects this week and then it will be time to put everything together! I’m just excited to see what my friends are doing. Make sure to pop in and see their weekly progress and come back next week for the room reveals.