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Transforming a Room with Wallpaper

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If you’ve been here a while you know that we’re constantly transforming our home so it can support our changing needs. Our youngest daughter, 9-year old Emilie, inherited my old office which used to be our guest room, and we decided it was time to give her space a little refresh. With no sign of in person learning on the horizon, we felt it was important to spend some time and energy creating a space that reflected her current taste and felt more like her.

room wallpaper

The room was once a sun porch and measures only 9 x 10 feet, with no closet. Emile was thrilled to finally have her own space, but wanted to give it a little pizazz. We needed a solution that could transform the room and make it feel like her, without breaking the bank.

My friend, Audrey, founder of This Little Street, has a delightful eco-friendly removable wallpaper line, and Emilie and I agreed that adding a fun print would be a great way to switch things up. I let her pick the print, and was shocked when she opted for this very neutral option. For the record, this is my very favorite design and someone should use it immediately! I also think this one would be amazing in a nursery.

I begged Audrey to come over and help me install the wallpaper, since I am hopeless in the handy-at-home department. She agreed, but it was really quite easy. The paper becomes instantly adhesive when wet, and you just trim to size, smooth out the air bubbles and let it dry. Voila!

bedroom makeover

Even though her room is small, Emilie begged for a double bed instead of a twin, so I sold her old bed to someone in my women’s group and we invested in a new bed frame and matching tiny nightstand.

Jordan assembled the furniture, and I styled the bed using bedding and pillows we already owned. The quilt is an old favorite from local designer Erica Tanov, the print was $6 from The Printable Studio, and the fun patterned pillows were gifted to me from a client who no longer needed them.

bedroom wallpaper

Emilie gave the sweetest little squeal of excitement when we revealed her new room, and we’re delighted with how the mini-makeover turned out. I love how a few simple details can completely transform a space – Three cheers for repurposed bedding and wallpaper!

A big thank you to Audrey from This Little Street for making our wallpaper dreams come true!

P.S. She also writes the best children’s books.

Image Credit: Vivian Johnson Photography 

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