Eclectic Boho Kid's Bedroom {Part One}

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hi there! A few months back, we moved into a one-story "fixer upper" home that was built in the 1980's. There's a ton of work to do (and I mean a TON), but we'll need to tackle each room one step at a time. I'm talking about knocking down walls, re-configuring the layout, and expanding the bedrooms. Since I expect the whole renovation to take anywhere from 2-5 years to complete, we will have to make do with how things are right now. It's going to require a whole lot of patience, time, and money before we can sit back and relax.

Living in an outdated home can be quite challenging. At times, I get pretty frustrated, overwhelmed, and feel a sense of worry that we bit off more than we could chew. I find myself wishing that everything could be all said and done with a simple snap of my fingers. We made the decision to move here mainly because of the awesome amount of land surrounding this home. There's a separate small building, ideal for future workshops and a darling piece of open land with luscious oak trees for the kids to play freely and to host small events.

In the grand scheme of things, this was a great purchase and it's a matter of just hanging in there. For the kids, we made the decision to put them in a bedroom together, while we slowly work on the renovations. Most of what we've done so far has been cosmetic, such as taking down wall paper, removing some of the popcorn ceilings, and painting the bedrooms and dining area. 

The kids room has an imaginary split - where there is essentially a girly space on the right side and a rustic sports side for my son on the left. For my daughter's space, I've been gradually creating an eclectic bohemian look (from her once "all white" dreamy bedroom).  I've purchased items here and there and thought I'd share some of the progress. There's still much to do - but I think it's coming along nicely. Madison seems to be enjoying it so far.

Color Block Pillow // West Elm // Bedding // Pottery Barn 

Tassel Garland // Pretty with Sprinkles // Unicorn Print // Kelly Murray
Lamp // Ikea

Decorative Boxes & Canvas Bin // Marshall's // Chenille Throw // Target

Textured Area Rug // Marshall's

As for my future plans, I'd like to add a mid-century side table, a couple of art pieces, and perhaps a new duvet cover. I do have a modern wicker basket (similar to these) for her stuffed animals, which adds a nice earthy and textural element to the room. I'll likely make a custom display for over her bed, to take the place of a headboard...waiting on that purchase until the kids have their own rooms.   

The great part about decorating is that you can really be as creative as you'd like and you don't have to break the bank doing it. Check out places like Marshall's/Home Good's, Target, and Ikea for budget friendly options and don't be afraid to mix prints and textures. As long as you stay cohesive with your overall theme, all should be just fine. Feel free to use Pinterest to gain inspiration and to see what style pieces work well for the space. Keep in mind, our kid's joint bedroom is only temporary, so as long as you have one statement piece and a few other pretties to compliment it, you can still achieve a beautifully themed space. Helpful Tip: Purchase one item every 1-2 weeks until you achieve the look you love. Start with the small purchases and save up for the more expensive pieces.     

Have a blessed day!

Warmly ~

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