Blissfully Bohemian Bedroom Makeover

There isn't much that rivals the feeling of completing a room makeover. That feeling of relief, contentment, and accomplishment once everything is all set in place... priceless. Of course, if you also have Multiple Project Personality, then you've already started a new project before finishing your grand makeover. (See Diary of a Home Office Makeover for more info on that.) salmon Shrimp Toast pink rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru Nevertheless, I'm pleased to announce my beachy bohemian bedroom makeover is finally done. Continue reading to check it out!

My goal in this bedroom makeover consisted of a tried and true concept plus experimenting with something new. I prefer my bedroom to be a peaceful, airy sanctuary to which I can unwind. To create this vibe, I’ve always used a neutral color scheme. But this time, I combined the relaxing vibe by experimenting with colors I don’t use: a pale yet warm salmon shade, splashes of rosy pink, and mixed metallic accents.

I like minimal clutter, but overall minimalism just isn’t my thing. With this makeover, I set to create a bohemian-meets-beachy-meets-shabby-chic mood to the room.

Here’s some before & after shots to show you just how blah the room was at first. Honestly, I originally decorated my bedroom with only a handful of items… just enough so the room felt a tad homey when I moved in.

before after Parsons desk round World Market bathmat wall hanging peace lilies macrame patchwork bedskirt crochet trimsalmon Shrimp Toast pink rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white accent wall bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic DIY canopy inspired garland bamboo headboard wood shell metal beads accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru

before after chalk paint dresser vintage mirror basket jewelry storage hanging pendant light peace lilies macrame patchwork bedskirt crochet trim salmon Shrimp Toast pink rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic DIY canopy inspired garland bamboo headboard wood shell metal beads accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru

before after chalk paint dresser vintage mirror basket jewelry storage pink salmon Shrimp Toast rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic DIY abstract wall art wood rope side table patio chair reading sitting area bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru

before after chalk paint dresser vintage mirror basket jewelry storage pink salmon Shrimp Toast rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic DIY abstract wall art wood rope side table patio chair reading sitting area Parsons desk round bathmat wall hanging sheer curtains wood tiebacks hemp Marius stool plant standbedroom makeover by The Decor GuruAnd now the great details…

The first part of the bedroom makeover was creating an accent wall. I fell in love with the idea of using a light pink and after a few test runs, selected Behr’s Shrimp Toast. It was important to use a shade that wasn’t too pink nor too bright. This color has a complexity that’s flattering in all lighting.

I also created a romantic, canopy-inspired “headboard” with fabric, a bamboo rod, and various natural beads. New pillowcases were sewn to tie in pops of color and pattern.

salmon Shrimp Toast pink rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic DIY canopy inspired garland bamboo headboard wood shell metal beads peace sign pendant Osnaburg batik fabrics accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru

salmon Shrimp Toast gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic DIY canopy inspired garland bamboo headboard wood shell metal beads peace sign pendant bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru

The bed received another revamp with a patchwork bedskirt I sewed from scraps and a few extra fabrics I bought.  Crochet trim was sewn to the bottom of the bedskirt for a touch of femininity. The bedskirt is held in place with spiral upholstery pins attached to the top of the box frame.

DIY patchwork bedskirt sew pink rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic DIY Osnaburg batik fabrics bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruHanging above my bed is one of my favorite parts of the makeover: a pendant light I scored at Interior Traders, a local consignment shop. I don’t know who the manufacturer is, so if you know, please share!

hanging pendant lantern lamp secondhand consignment lighting Interior Traders Toledo OH salmon Shrimp Toast pink white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruIn lieu of nightstands, I used a dresser and desk placed on the walls parallel to the bed. My dresser was originally black and received a DIY chalk paint makeover so it would match the cool airiness of the room. Jewelry is displayed above the dresser on hooks and a repurposed wicker basket. Also featured is a vintage round mirror passed down to me from my mother, so it has sentimental value.

DIY chalk paint dresser distressed pink salmon Shrimp Toast painted tray jewelry storage wicker basket vintage mirror artists mannequin plant lamp white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruOn top of the dresser is a generic wood tray I customized to fit into the room’s decor. I used the same light salmon paint from my accent wall, gold and champagne craft paint, and a lotus motif in the corners to make it unique and one of a kind.

DIY chalk paint dresser distressed pink salmon Shrimp Toast gold champagne coral painted tray jewelry storage wicker basket vintage mirror artists mannequin plant lamp white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruThis artist’s mannequin was repurposed to provide more jewelry storage. Lace trim was added to the lampshade to give it a touch of sweetness.

glass lace trimmed lamp DIY chalk paint dresser distressed jewelry storage artists mannequin white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruOn the other side of the bed is a Parsons desk—this is the old man’s side of the bed. I left the desk as is, but it may get a tiny makeover in the future. In the meantime, I dressed up this part of the room by creating a wall hanging with a bathmat and foamboard. I love the circular design of the mat plus it adds subtle texture to the space.

Parsons desk round bathmat wall hanging DIY candle pedestals straw basket bedside storage ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruThese candle pedestals were bought at a thrift store and made over with spraypaint. When lit, these candles really add to the romantic, bohemian mood in the room.

spray painted thrift store candle pedestals ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru

Another part of the breezy bedroom vibe comes from these sheer window panels. The curtains were  doubled up, hung with clip-on rings, and each panel was swept back with DIY beaded tie-backs.

overlapping sheer curtains DIY beaded tiebacks champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru

DIY wood metal silver beaded curtain tiebacks for overlapping sheer curtains DIY beaded tiebacks champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruThis little birdie was reincarnated with a few coats of Rustoleum’s Universal spraypaint in Champagne Mist. This color was used throughout the room instead of the standard gold I intended, since it’s a muted gold. Having at least one animal item in each room is one of my personal decorating rules.

Ceramic bird in gold overlapping sheer curtains champagne mist spray paint cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruDecorating with plants in each room is another personal rule. In the corner near the window sits a pothos and aplant stand I made with an IKEA Marius stool. This IKEA hack was very easy— I simply glued polished hemp rope on the top with hot glue. Because this rope is so soft, the plant stand can double as a seat.

Pothos plant with IKEA Marius stool hacked with hemp rope ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruHanging on the accent wall are peace lilies in DIY macrame plant hangers. The pots are terra cotta, spray-painted with the same beige gold (Champagne Mist) used throughout the room.

Peace lily in macrame plant hanger salmon terra cotta pot Champagne Mist spraypaint Shrimp Toast pink ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruMoving to the foot of the bed is my sitting/reading area. I brought up one of my outdoor chairs since its design fit so well into the decor. Next to the chair is my DIY rope side table, still holding up very well! The vintage mirror on the table is a score from another local consignment shop, Oldfangled.

reading sitting area DIY rope side table vintage secondhand consignment mirror gold Buddha candle OldFangled Toledo OH salmon pink rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor GuruHanging above the chair and table is an abstract painting I made just for this room. To create this piece, I layered the paint from the accent wall and various shades of acrylic craft paint and. I watered down some of the paint to achieve the watercolor effect.

DIY abstract wall art salmon Shrimp Toast pink rose gold silver champagne ivory cream white bohemian beachy shabby chic romantic decor accent wall bedroom makeover by The Decor Guru

It feels great to finally be done and have a room that feels so relaxing to be in! I love having a “getaway” type of bedroom and love all the feminine, eclectic details.

Do you prefer your bedroom neutral, with touches of color, or full-on color? Have you felt the joy of completing a room makeover lately? If so, please share!

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20 Comments on Blissfully Bohemian Bedroom Makeover

  1. This room is so simple and calm, but oh so gorgeous. Quite serene and lovely. Great work, as usual!

  2. Yes, it’s neutral, neutral all the way in our peaceful master bedroom.

    Your madeover master is divine! Great job! My favorites are the wood tray and THAT BATH MAT! So it could be a bulletin board even! How cool of an idea was that! All the softness of this space and the natural elements are pleasing indeed. Really great efforts that paid off.

    Happy week,
    Kelley~

  3. Cute makeover! I love the bedskirt.

  4. Love love love it! You definitely accomplished the peaceful sanctuary you were going for… I think neutrals are so relaxing – I have all white bedding too!🙂 I think all of the details in this room are what make it so amazing. Like the bed skirt. It is awesome!! Great job.🙂
    ~Olivia

  5. you’ve created a beautiful and serene environment in which to retreat🙂

  6. Sweet! Love the room redo! Very beautiful, relaxing and romantic!

  7. Love the whites and creams you used. Gives the space a very relaxed and retreat feel. I’m glad I jumped over from the DIY Sunday Showcase this morning. Can’t wait to start following you.🙂 Hope you can hop over to visit me.

  8. Such a pretty, feminine space! I especially love the fabric “headboard”.🙂

  9. where did you get the sheer curtains?

  10. Chaundra // 01/18/2016 at 4:56 PM // Reply

    Lovely! You have Behr Shrimp Toast paint on the accent wall–do you know the name of the color you have on the other walls?

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