Modern Coastal Bedroom Makeover

It’s time for another One Room Challenge! If you’re not familiar with the ORC, it’s a challenge created by Linda of Calling it Home to transform a room in your house and document your progress over the course of six weeks, sharing ideas, tips, and resources along the way. This will be my fourth time linking to the ORC, having transformed our guest room, tween daughter’s bedroom, and powder room in previous challenges.

For this round of the One Room Challenge, I’m jumping into making over my oldest daughter’s bedroom. Even though it’s for one of my kiddos, the look that she wants for her room is one that would be just as fitting for a master bedroom. We’re talking blue and white, light and airy, and with some modern elements mixed in – a “modern coastal” look. My daughter and I are still figuring out the details but these are some of the major players that we’re considering for her space:

Source list at bottom of post

Source list at bottom of post

Here’s what we’re starting with:

Teen bedroom before remodel

and here’s what we’ve got planned:

  • New bedding. This beautiful duvet from Kalyana Textiles is actually the jumping off point for her whole room. I spotted it on their Instagram feed earlier this week and my daughter and I both fell in love with it. It’s brand new and not in their shop yet but is coming to the shop and our house soon!

Kalyana Textiles blue and white duvet

  • A new overhead light fixture. The one that’s there now is actually broken and it’s ugly to boot. We haven’t finalized our lighting decision yet, but my daughter wants something with a little bit of bling like this Arabesque Chandelier:

Arabesque Chandelier - Shades of Light

  • Shelving/hooks for her sports trophies and medals – we have the perfect spot for them on the wall above her desk:

Blank wall above desk

  • Some art to fill those bare walls! We’ve already found the perfect art pieces from Etsy shop Designs by Spec for over my daughter’s bed. She’s just dying over it!:

Art with Taylor Swift song lyrics

  • New wall color. The walls look white in the photo but in reality they’re a dingy light blue and the closet doors are yellowed. I’d love to put some color on the walls but my daughter wants white – we’ll have to see how that plays out…
  • A closet door upgrade. She’s got the same flat closet doors as the ones that I made over in my other daughter’s room (you can see the DIY tutorial for her door upgrade {here}):

Flat doors turned fabulous with molding

I’m planning to use panel molding again but have a few other ideas up my sleeve to make them different from her sister’s.

Nothing else for the room design is set in stone – we’re still making decisions on a nightstand, bedside lamp, and all of the other accessories that will go into her space although we’ve got some lead contenders. Keep checking back in on Thursdays to follow along on our progress! An easy way to stay in-the-know is to sign up to receive new posts by email – you can do that {here} and to follow along with the behind-the-scenes peeks on Instagram {here}.

Now it’s time to check out what the other ORC participants have planned! You’ll find the list of twenty main participants with links to their blogs {here} (it’s such a talented group!) and links to all of the linking participants {here}. I’ll see you guys back here next Thursday to share my progress on the space but before that I’ll be back to show you our newly remodeled kitchen island – I just got the last coat of paint on it today and can’t wait to share some pics with you all!

KJ Signature

Mood Board Source List (affiliate links noted with an asterisk)

Blue & white duvet and pillow – coming soon to Kalyana Textiles

Chandelier – Shades of Light’s Small Arabesque Chandelier

Nightstand – Target’s Wood & Nickel Square Accent Table*

Lamp – Target’s Hudson Industrial Table Lamp*

Art – Designs by Spec’s Taylor Swift Lyric Art

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