The girls have been begging for their own rooms recently, and while we’re not quite ready to rearrange our entire home, we did want to give their bedroom a little update.
Chloe just turned ten and Emilie is nearly eight. They’re definitely bordering on tweendom (is that a word?), so I wanted to help make their room feel a little more grown up. I’ve seen how beautiful bedding can pull an entire bedroom together, so instead of opting for a full design overhaul, we opted for a bedding makeover. I was thrilled that Serena and Lily wanted to partner on this project, since they have been one of my top sources for high quality bedding, and home decor, for years.
Here is the girls’ bedroom before the mini makeover. The girls made the beds themselves – can you tell? The duvets were looking a bit tired – hello, Silly Putty stains! – and the sheets and pillows didn’t feel cohesive or stylish anymore.
I wanted to go for something timeless and classic that they could keep for years to come, so I opted for a neutral grey, blue, and white palette with fun tassel details. I figure as their taste and preferences evolve, they can always swap out throws and pillows, but the neutral backdrop will never go out of style.
I surprised the girls after school one day with their bedroom refresh reveal, and was thrilled when there were actual squeals of delight. Victory! These girls are tough critics who put a high value on comfort and coziness, so I was thrilled that they approved of the washed linen, which can sometimes be an acquired taste.
Here is the bedding “recipe” I used for their beds (I did the exact same thing for both beds, because I’m no dummy and happily avoided any fighting).
I’m a huge believer in investing in fewer, better things and elevating the every day. I always recommend having no more than two sets of sheets for each bed, so splurging on really luxurious high-quality bedding makes sense to me.