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Boho Girl Bedroom Refresh

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

This post is sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart.

Don’t blink. That’s basically the gist of this room refresh. Because I SWEAR just yesterday Olivia was 4 years old and we were just moving into this house.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

And then a second later, she was this little inquisitive 5 year-old all about butterflies and ballet and meeting her new baby sister who was on the way. (So we gave her that first room makeover in honor of all of that.)

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

And two more seconds later, she’s now 8 and all about collecting rocks and seashells, fashion, tumbling, and playing violin. I keep telling this girl to stop growing so fast, but she won’t listen. 😉

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

 A few weeks ago, she asked for a ceiling fan (and honestly I can’t blame her because I can’t sleep without a fan either). Then, the ceiling fan turned into needing a non-canopy style bed. Then, before we knew it, we had a whole room refresh on our hands.

So we picked up a few accents, lamps, bedding, and nightstands from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart to make it all happen.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

She was definitely due for a “big girl” bedroom that would reflect her always growing personality. Once Robert and I found the cutest rattan headboard in a little shop in the NC mountains over winter break, we just ran with it.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

I didn’t hold back on the frilly, girly bedding at all. So decided to go with this reversible pink striped duvet cover set, these chunky white pillows, and this fringed throw pillow.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

Since her old thrifted nightstands I’d painted weren’t functioning very well, I swapped them with these rustic white nightstands (and added gold pulls for a little bit of glam).

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

These marble and brass lamps make the perfect reading light beside her bed, so I put a few of her favorite books on her nightstand along with this fun geometric figurine.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

We replaced Olivia’s ballet barre with a homework station during virtual schooling for COVID quarantine (that also doubles as her little dress-up / play makeup vanity).

And I updated this dresser we’d had for a couple of years by simply swapping out the knobs.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

We created this cute vignette on top by replacing the butterfly shadow box (that I repurposed for my textile art) with this round gold mirror.

Olivia loves collecting all kinds of things she finds on the beach or in the woods. So we displayed her seashells we found at the beach together last summer in a hurricane lantern.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

And I made a geology chart in a shadow box by hot gluing some rocks from her collection alongside labels I wrote. We went gem mining in Chimney Rock, NC around New Years, so it’s a sweet family memory on display that she can always remember.

We found these larger amethyst pieces while we were gem mining too, so I placed them around her room as accent pieces and bookends.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

This bedroom definitely feels more her speed now. And we didn’t have to paint a wall or get messy to update it for her age.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

I posted her reaction to seeing it on Instagram. As soon as she saw it she asked, “Can I sleep in here?!” I think she was completely shocked. Haha!

If you want to know about any of the sources from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart we used, you can find them all here:

And you can see a grand tour of the space with the rest of the sources / paint colors via video in my Instagram Story highlights.

A little girl bedroom gets a big girl update using a few boho furniture swaps, DIY geology art, and glam accents.

Later this year, we’ll most likely be doing another little girl room refresh since Regan will soon be outgrowing her crib. I don’t think my heart can take it! How does this happen so fast?!

If you want some sweet “little girl room” decorating ideas, in case you have one of your own, you can see some of our past projects here:

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23 Comments

  1. You made me realize that in some rooms, on some walls, like the bed wall here, you don’t need to run the wallpaper all of the way down to the floor because it’s going to be mostly covered by furniture anyway. The impact of the pattern is not lost! I don’t know about this particular wallpaper but some wallpaper is very expensive and by applying it in this manner, with wainscoting below, you would need so much less paper. And with a pronounced pattern like this one it might be a little too much for the entire wall to be papered. (It might end up looking like something from a 1960’s pychedelic movie. 🙂 ) You have excellent taste! I’m a first-time visitor, I found your blog looking for a technique to paint a wood piece of furniture in a weathered gray color (your powder room vanity), I’m checking out your other posts now!

    1. Hi, Sandra!! I am so glad you stopped by. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and ‘ahha moment”. 🙂

  2. Super cute room – love how you added her interests as she grows into her space. Where did you get the gold pulls for the nightstands – I would like to do to my nightstands which are the same ones!

  3. Wow, you just keep turning everything you touch, turning it into gold. As always, I love everything you did here. I know your daughter just smiling as she moves about in her room. As she becomes a teenager, like I myself would feel, just want to live in her fabulous teen room. You just keep amazing me. Thank you so much for sharing

  4. Love the makeover! Reminds me of the love my mother had for re-doing my sister and my room as children and then young ladies! Truthfully, I think see got more enjoyment out of doing it than we did!

    1. Aww so sweet! That’s definitely the case with me, I think. My daughter LOVED it, but the joy I received doing it and seeing her happy face at the end result was exponentially even better. 🙂

  5. A marvellous makeover. The delight & joy of your home is a thing of beauty. Thank you for sharing.
    Regards,
    A sunny South African.

  6. Wonderful! How did you adhere the rock “knobs” to the dresser drawers? So fun and creative!!

    Also, I have lost my Blesser House VIP log-in, could you please resend it. Thank you. Holly Love

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