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Making Over My Old Bedroom

Updated: May 28, 2021

So if you read my last post, you know what's up. The house is gone. You may be wondering, where am I now? Back at my parents' house. Yep, that's right. No one likes to admit that they moved back in with their parents at this age, but here we are! To help myself cope with this situation, I came up with three reasons to be grateful during this transition period - something I highly recommend doing if you're in a tough spot! Shifting the mindset is the first step.

1. I'm saving money for an even better house, and living rent-free for a while!

2. I'm healing. It helps to be surrounded by unconditional love and support at a time like this.

3. More home projects...their house is outdated AF.

I started looking for an apartments, but I just keep comparing everything to my house and it just doesn't feel like the right move for me. I want a home, I want DIYs, renovations, before and afters. Don't get me wrong, there is absolutely nothing wrong with renting and I can still find a way to do all of those things wherever I end up, but it's just not in alignment with what I want for myself, and I want to honor that. And most importantly, I'm still trying to figure out what that even is.

So, while I'm here I decided to at least make myself comfortable (but not too comfortable...) by redesigning my old bedroom.

I LOVED my old bedroom -- but after the gold tree decals finally peeled off 10 years later (ahem, after my father fully ripped them off without my consent...), I knew it was time for a makeover. So I began to plan out my next #kyliewhitespace.

It started with the hideous baby pink carpet. I knew there were beautiful hardwoods under there, and all throughout the house. Why on earth would you ever cover up floors like that?! Anyway, after I ripped those up, it took about 4 coats of white paint to cover up those green and burgundy walls. Progress!

I began planning out my theme further. I wanted to keep things neutral with a focus on whites, wood tones and plants (obviously). I've always gravitated toward trees and earth tones because they help me feel grounded. Also, I really like my old furniture which is a plus. I think the light wood pairs well with the look I chose.

I snagged a brand new 8'x10' white and gray mudcloth patterned area rug on Facebook Marketplace for $60 from my rug dealer (lol). Once I found the rug, I started planning new curtains + bedding around that. Finally, wall décor and accents - the fun part. I moved away from all of the gold accents and brought in more rustic, bohemian pieces accompanied with some dried florals and greenery. I still need to hang a few things, but it's coming together!

I thought about doing another accent wall in here, but again, I don't want to get too comfortable here... Also, did I mention that I have two desks in here? Not ideal, but I needed a space for my day job and for my Etsy shop + artwork. So it's a bit cramped in here. But - it's all temporary!

It's not perfect, but it's exactly what I need right now. It's a safe space, a creative space, a new #kyliewhitespace - and it won't be the last!

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