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.
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.
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.)
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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
- White rustic nightstands
- Round gold mirror
- Marble and brass lamps
- Pink stripe duvet set
- White throw pillows
- Fringe pillow
- Geometric figurine
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.
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:
- DIY Ballet Barre
- DIY Thrifted Dollhouse Makeover
- DIY Butterfly Study Shadow Box
- DIY Narnia Wardrobe Reading Nook
- White Floral Nursery Reveal