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2.10.2015

A BEDROOM MAKEOVER

You may remember that way back in October (yikes...how embarrassing) I was stressing over paint colors and getting ready to do a mini makeover of my bedroom. The walls had been the same blue for quite some time, and I can't even tell you how many nail holes there were from picture frames. I went through a major collage phase, okay? ;) Everything needed a little sprucing up...nothing that a lot of drywall filler and a couple coats of paint couldn't fix. I went with a grey that helped lighten up the room and made it feel fresh and clean. No new furniture was purchased (except for the desk chair), but I did invest in a new comforter and some decorative pillows. Target and Home Goods for the win. I added a couple of new pieces of artwork, but other than that, I used items I already had! It's amazing how switching up a few things can transform a room.



















One of my favorite parts about the room is my stand up desk. I was going to build one for myself, but realized I was able to change the height of my small architect desk. I scooted it under the existing wall shelves, and it fit perfectly! I'm really in love with how everything turned out! The room feels less cluttered, it's cleaner, it's classier, and has a much more relaxing atmosphere than it did before. Hooray for mini makeovers! 

DETAILS: Paint - Behr in Dolphin Fin 790C-3 || Comforter + Shams - Target || Decorative Pillows + Rug - Home Goods || Black & White Canvases - Tiny Prints || Reading Chair + Lamps - IKEA || Wool Throw - Scotland || Architect Desk - Target || Desk Chair - World Market || Harry Potter Print - Lovely People || Let Light Shine Canvas - Naptime Diaries

HAVE YOU DONE ANY ROOM MAKEOVERS RECENTLY?

48 comments:

Elizabeth Than said...

Love love love!

Nicole Mangum said...

You have a great room!! I feel like every one of your pictures has a story behind it and I love that!!

Robyn Black said...

such a cute space!! where did that fox come from? love it!

Amy said...

those black + white prints turned out BEAUTIFULLY!
and i love that you framed the HP print too (hello, we are twins), and all of your disney books...and the fox, and the succulents! YESSSSSSSSS

Christina Conrad said...

Meg!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!

I love all the seating options too :) I wish our bedroom was large enough for a reading chair - I'd probably never leave!

I also love the little Maiedae Mixer accents here and there - so glad to have met you! :)

Erica said...

Looks so so great!! I love the gold pineapple, your framed and matted prints, and how your incorporated a desk area.

allisonramsing said...

Your room looks fantastic and so cozy!

Laura Jean said...

The cool colors are perfect, and that stand up desk, yes please. Especially love the chair you picked out!

Gennie said...

It looks so beautiful! I love the pop of the pillows, and I noticed the willow tree angel. I absolutely adore Willow Tree! My mom gets them for me for every big event, and I've been picking out ones I love now, too. :)

Christina Main said...

CUUUUUTE girl, CUUUUUTE! Love it. Simple and lovely. We have that same Ikea chair (in black though because we're lame-os) and I'm so loving yours in green! It's going to be Baby Main's "rocking chair" once he decides to make his grand entrance ;)

Michelle said...

How beautiful! I absolutely love it! I also have the same Willow Tree angel :)

Stacia said...

What a lovely space, Meg! It looks so bright and cozy! I love how you didn't use white for the walls, but the color is still so fresh without being overpowering!

Elizabeth Jones said...

The chairs, the prints, the books! .. don't mind me over here making a list of things I need in my house :)

Kristen Berryhill said...

This is so wonderful! Come decorate my apartment now, please!

Elizabeth Mayberry said...

YAY!

Amy Hodgdon said...

So adorable! I love this redo Meg! Your space looks so inviting :)

Jenna Griffin said...

I love the pops of yellow! Your room looks so cozy!
Oh, and I spy the little postcard prints I sent you! They look great on your wall!

ashley said...

Cute! Very simple.

Kiki said...

Ooh, I loooove it! I've been thinking of painting my room for YEARS (it's still a lovely lavender color from middle school, haha) but haven't done it. I actually have a not-so-little stack of frames to hang, too. Yep, I'm definitely slacking in the room re-decorating department!


But your room is definitely inspiring me to get with the program! I love your desk area--especially the hanging shelves, the artwork, the little gallery wall on the side of your desk, and the fun creative space you've got going. Perfect for blogging! :)


p.s. Did you take those b+w photos by your bed? They're so pretty!

emily said...

ok but look at how perfect all your art prints are. i'm so in love.

xoxo

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emmyjake

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

I love all the things and all the photos! And all the details. Also, I didn't spy in puppies in these photos. ;)

kristelace said...

Beautiful space! You did a great job. I love all the art on the walls.

Natalie said...

Oh my gosh I love everything about this! The colors, the desk decor, and the print from Harry Potter!

Samantha@Elah Tree said...

Oh, hey! I already commented! Wahoo! ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thank you!

Meg McIlvaine said...

I love my IKEA chair! It is so comfy!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh thank you so much!

Meg McIlvaine said...

It's a business card from Gingiber! Isn't that adorable? I couldn't throw it away!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thank youuuuuuu. I love them so much.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha, I do spend a lot of time in there! Yes! I finally found places for some Maiedae Mixer goodies to go. I was thinking about you the other day, Christina, and I hope you're doing well!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thank you!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks girl! I love it!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Me too me too. I wanted a tall desk chair, but didn't want it to look too "office like" so I went with a bar stool!

Meg McIlvaine said...

That is so fun! I got that Willow Tree angel for my 21st birthday. My family and I went on a beach vacation for my birthday that year. :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh man, that will be a great rocking chair! It bounces really well :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thank you!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks Stacia!! It took me forever to pick out a grey but I love how it turned out.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Haha!! I had to keep myself from putting up any more prints...I'm a little obsessed.

Meg McIlvaine said...

Be right there! ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

yay room. :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks Amy! It is so much more relaxing than it was before!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Yeah girl, I LOVE them! I had to display them somehow!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thanks!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Kiki, you should do it! It is AMAZING what a new paint color will do for you and your room. It transforms it into a completely different space! :)


Yes! I knew I wanted to keep my desk area and re-arrange everything so it worked better for my blog time. :)


I did take the black and white photos!..during our blog retreat last fall!

Meg McIlvaine said...

Oh thank you!! :)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Baha. I cut out the picture that showed the puppy furs. ;)

Meg McIlvaine said...

Thank you!

Meg McIlvaine said...

I HAD to add in that HP print. Those three are the best!