From Boring White to Boho Chic
Sharing a room can be a challenging situation. When I was asked to design a bedroom for 2 sisters, ages 10 and 12, the challenge was to create a functional room both girls and their parents would love that would be able to grow with them.
I started by reworking the floor plan so that I could create 2 distinct areas in the space and add additional storage which was needed. A symmetrical set up for the beds allowed us to utilize the space below a high window for the existing dresser. Custom cut shelves attached with L brackets act as end tables and hold 2 brightly colored storage cubes. Swing arm lamps attached to the wall supply ample lighting for each girl by her bed. The space opened up on the other side of the room became an area for reading, talking, playing games or entertaining friends.
With all white walls and furnishings, their parents wanted a way to add fun, interest and color that would not require repainting or buying new furniture. The solution was choosing multicolored floral bedding that both girls liked to introduce a color palette we could incorporate. Mixing this with a stripe for the window valances and a damask print for the dresser and vanity top created the Boho look that both girls and their parents loved. By pulling the hot pink from the floral and creating a custom pennant canopy we allowed the beautiful iron beds to pop and each girl’s initial hanging over her bed makes it personal. A shag rug placed between the beds in a bright orange color brought warmth to both the feet and the eye. Identical floral pictures break up the large expanse of white on the walls next to the beds. The comfy chairs sit on a round distressed rug and by choosing deep teal for the new bookcase we were able to break from the all white furniture with beautiful results. Customizing an inexpensive lamp makes for a one of a kind practical accent piece on the bookcase.
This room has gone from flat to fabulous and made 2 young ladies and their parents very happy!