FEMININE CHIC BEDROOM RENOVATION
Sorry guys this Before & After Bedroom post took a lot longer than anticipated because it’s SO hard to get good photos of my bedroom because I don’t have the best natural light in there and my camera is in DESPERATE need of a cleaning, but finally got some decent ones and I’m SO excited to share!
While the “before” photos of my bedroom aren’t too bad, I think the “after” ones show you you can turn any space into exactly what you want with a little bit of imagination. My feminine chic bedroom design is almost the polar opposite of my modern kitchen and bold boho bathroom, but it’s exactly what I imagined it to be.
Unlike the kitchen and bathroom in my apartment, the bedroom actually wasn’t in bad shape when I bought my apartment! One of the selling points of my apartment was the fact that the bedroom space was huge. And that there were 2 closets in it, but there was no lighting (and cement ceilings like the rest of the apartment). And floor to ceiling closet doors needed to be fixed.
You could tell the prior owner tried to update the space a little by adding new doors and a closet organizational unit. But I was redoing everything else in my apartment and was planning on redesigning those too.
We removed the trim throughout the entire room (and apartment), the closet built-ins and all doors. I also marked out the new closet openings to accommodate standard-sized doors (not floor to ceiling) and the sliding barn door. Floor-to-ceiling doors would’ve been much more expensive. So framing down the door opening made more sense.
The new closet openings were framed with sheetrock so that normal-sized closet doors could fit. We also framed ceiling beams with sheetrock to hide the cement lines (like we did in the living room). And also so that wires could be run for a ceiling fan and light. While I would’ve loved pendant lights or something a little more flair it made the most sense to go with a fan. And I’m so glad I did because my apartment tends to get really hot!
We skimmed and taped the entire room including new closet openings and ceiling beams. My new closet doors and trim around doors was also installed.
I already picked out my flower mural wallpaper so I was looking for a subtle pink paint color to compliment that for the rest of the walls of my feminine bedroom. But choosing a paint color was a LOT harder than I thought it would be. First off the natural lighting in my entire apartment is AWFUL, my bedroom being the worst room, so all of the colors I thought I would like ended up being way too pink once I got the swatches in my space. Once I thought I got a few barely there pink colors rounded up, I painted swatches in the space and they STILL ended up being too pink. I almost gave up and came to terms with the fact that I might have to settle for a white bedroom.
After about 2 weeks, lots of swatch painting and checking what the colors looked like during different times of day I finally decided on Benjamin Moore Vintage Taupe. While it definitely didn’t look pink when I was picking it out, it was exactly what I wanted once I painted and matched the chic style aesthetic I was going for.
Clockwise from top: Benjamin Moore Strawberry Yogurt, Pink Bliss & Vintage Taupe
Install flooring, door handles on closet, barn door, shelving inside the closets and bedroom door. My wallpaper was also installed! If you’re planning on adding wallpaper to your space I HIGHLY recommend getting a professional installer. Especially if you live in an older house or apartment where the floor and ceiling aren’t necessarily level.
I’m not going to lie, my feminine chic bedroom is NOT done. I’m still looking for the perfect bedside lamp and end table decor. And I want to swap out the knobs on my vanity, but most importantly I’m patiently waiting for the comforter I want to go on sale. I’ve changed my bedding 3 times since moving in (here & here are the 2 other). But I’m still not happy with how it looks, so I hope the new one I’m eyeing is IT!
Also while I love these DIYed side tables (they were my mom’s and used to be a warm honey wood color) and I painted them the same color as my walls, I don’t 100% think they’re what I want forever. They belong more in a shabby chic bedroom. And I want something a little more modern to tie in with the interior design of the rest of my apartment.
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Anewall Blush Bouquet Wallpaper Mural via Anthropologie Hunter Fan Company Ceiling Fan | Home Depot Barn Door Kit | Zinus Green Tea Memory Foam Mattress c/o | Zinus Athena Upholstered Tufted Platform Bed Frame c/o | West Elm Solid Basketweave Throw Blanket in Rosette | Target Oak and Metal Modern Floor Mirror | Brightech Luna Frosted Glass Globe LED Floor Lamp via Amazon | Kwikset Halifax Slim Square Lever in Iron Black | Rachael Ray Home 6 Drawer Dresser | nuLOOM Bosphorus Floral Ornament Rug | Benjamin Moore Paint in Vintage Taupe | Custom Makeup Vanity | Custom Reupholstered Pink Velvet Chair
Check out more posts about my Apartment Decor & Renovation here:
Before & After: My New York Apartment Kitchen Renovation
5+ Practical Tips for Designing a Small Bathroom
My Entire Apartment Renovation AFTER Photos!
I’m Officially a Homeowner + My New Apartment BEFORE Photos
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