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design … boho makeover

Recently, our nine-year old (turning 17) declared that she is done with rainbows and forest friends in her room.  “I’m into Boho now”, she’s stated.  I’m pretty sure I didn’t know the term “Boho” when I was nine, but in her eyes it means arrows and feathers, matching a pair of her favorite pajamas.

And so, with that, and the fact that we are in a new house, we are ditching the rainbow motif and siding on a Bohemian retreat for her new room.  The furniture will remain the same, so for this project I am simply painting and switching out all the decorative elements. To create the bohemian vibe, I will be adding layers of pattern and texture.

Although I would like to think that this room will grow with her into her teens, I know it’s wishful thinking on my part.  Therefore, to increase the longevity of this room I’m going to incorporate some classic items (such as the navy duvet covet), that can easily be updated in any future room design. For the bolder design choices (like the area rug), I’m going to stick with budget friendly options as I know they may lose my daughters adoration over time.

This has been a fun project to work on together. The design board created below provides a visual guide for some of the key elements that will be implemented in the space. Fingers crossed she loves the finished product.

Design board for boho makeover

  1. Amazon : Safavieh Monaco Collection Bohemian Multicolored Area Rug
  2. Target : Wild and Free Wire Wall Décor – Pillowfort™
  3. Anthropologie : Pom Tassel Curtain
  4. The Land of Nod : Soft Festival Garland
  5. Urban Outfitters : Plum and Bow Sofia Block Duvet Cover
  6. Amazon : INK+IVY Jersey Cotton Duvet Cover
  7. Urban Outfitters : Bobo Patterned Lounge Chair

Paint: Benjamin Moore, Kensington Blue 840, Blue Lake 2053-40, Cloud Cove 855r, Hydrangea Flowers 2008-40

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