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Global Bohemian Bedroom Makeover for a Girl


Find easy DIYs and renter friendly decorating tips for small space living in this global bohemian bedroom makeover for a girl.

Well hello there!  Today’s the day! The New Year New Room Refresh challenge hosted by Casa Watkins Living is complete.  I want to say a huge THANK YOU to Steph for organizing and hosting this amazing challenge and wish her happy birthday! Even though I’m still waiting (going on 6 weeks now…) for a few products I’m thrilled to share my daughter’s global boho bedroom.  Being a military family living in off base housing overseas has its challenges (waiting weeks for online orders being one of them!) but every time I complete a room in our Japanese rental home, I appreciate Japanese design and way of life more and more.  Are you ready to check out the space?

A Girl’s Global Bohemian Renter Friendly Room Makeover

Week 1: Global Bohemian Bedroom Design Inspiration for a Girl

Week 2: How to prep for a room makeover with easy tips

Week 3: An Easy Furniture Update for Global Chic Style

Week 4: Decorating Challenges of Living Overseas and How to Overcome Them

Week 5: A Beautiful Dollar Store Wall Hanging for Your Boho Home

Week 6: Global Bohemian Bedroom Makeover for a Girl


The challenge started six weeks ago.  First I shared the design board with some before pics.  Let’s revisit those, shall we?



And the design!

little girls room inspiration board


  1. Rearrange the furniture placing the bed centered on the right wall.
  2. Repurpose the reading nook.  Possible doll house area?
  3. Paint the bedside table gold.
  4. Paint and recover storage cube ottoman.  Still waiting on paint!
  5. Address window treatments.  (Cover the ill-placed curtain rod?) Make sure new window coverings can move to a different house.Was able to reuse existing curtains. Wahoo! 
  6. New bedding cohesive with the colors and design of the space.  Waiting on an awesome throw pillow!  

Global Boho Bedroom Reveal

Centering the bed and hanging the Cozamia print made a huge difference in the room.  The sand walls did not get the best of me this time!

cozamia-art-print-girls-bedroon-sasa-loo global-boho-new-year-new-room-refresh The next big change was to shift the doll house and table to the reading nook. reading-doll-house-knook-global-boho-chic-bedroom

The bookcase has a couple of DIYs on it.  DIY art prints inspired by Wes Anderson and a dollar store Japanese inspired pencil holder. Girls-room-global-makeover-with-renter-friendly-diys dollar-store-DIYS-for-global-boho-girls-roomflamingo-marquee-girls-room-makoever

A couple of quick furniture makeovers updated the space like this gold side tableGirls-room-global-makeover-with-renter-friendly-diys

And I completed half a storage cube/ottoman makeover with some beautiful fabric from one of my awesome sponsors, SmithHonigdoll-house-corner

I was able to fit a full size chair in the corner. chair-japanese-pillow-mud-cloth-pillow

The dollar store boho mirror DIY brightens up a dark sand wall!


A few more details like window garland, faux plants, and a handmade heirloom kokeshi doll gifted by a talented friend fit right into this traditional Japanese room. boho-global-girls-room-makeover-window-garland global-bohemian-chic-girls-room-makeover-with-faux-plantskokeshi-doll-sasa-looGirls Boho Global Bedroom Tatami Washitu stylish-toy-storage-basket-chest


A huge thanks to our amazing sponsors.  I’ll post an update when my remaining items come in!  sponsor list


I’m just giddy with excitement to see the remaining reveals and DIYs.  Here’s the roll call! new year new room refresh

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  1. Kathy this space looks amazing. All the little switch ups made such a huge difference. I am feeling all the eclectic, fun touches…and that boho dream catcher is spot on!

  2. Your photography is beautiful! You captured all of the lovely little details in your daughter’s space so perfectly! I love how the room is so bright, whimsical and full of DIY’s! And the addition of the desk and the dollhouse to the reading nook is perfect! Such a lucky little girl to have a mom pour so much love into her space. Love it, Kathy! 😉

  3. Kathy, this turned out so pretty! I love all the “kid” touches, showing you don’t have to hide the toys away to have beautiful kids room. Also, now my daughter wants one of these little kitty dolls with the fan and kimono LOL.

  4. I knew this was going to be an amazing refresh from the beginning, and I was right! You’ve created such a wonderfully stylish and functional space here. I am sure plenty of kids, as well as adults would love to have a room just as stylish! Great job, friend!

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