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$400 Shared Girl’s Bedroom Makeover


This bright and colorful bedroom is a shared space for two sisters (ages 4 and 8), so it had to work for both of their needs! I had a tight budget for the room make-over, and decorated the space for $400! I painted the walls a bright turquoise and stenciled the back wall with a Pottery Barn Kids geometric stencil in a lighter shade of the wall paint. The headboards are actually one vintage bed that I split apart for two headboards (I raised the footboard to the same height as the existing headboard to match). The bed frame was found at a flea market for $1 in Alabama and driven back up to Michigan! I had a friend sew all of the custom bedding: floral duvets and ruffled polka dot shams and bedskirts. In total, all of the bedding cost around $200. All fabric was found at

The mirror in between their beds is an Ikea mirror that I painted hot pink. The spindle table is from Target. I created the ombre banner for FREE by using paint samples that I cut out into triangles.

Over the white dresser (the only piece of furniture we already had for the room), I hung an oversized print of the girls together (an engineering print, printed for around $10). I painted an existing lamp hot pink, and added some ribbon and felt flower to dress it up. I also changed out the wood dresser knobs for more sophisticated pewter knobs and glass flower knobs.

In the corner is a dress-up tower that was built by their grandfather and given as a Christmas gift. I created the artwork using $1 of scrapbook paper. I drew the girls' silhouettes and cut them out of the bright paper, and framed them with frames I already owned.

The turquoise pompom curtains and rods are from Target. The flower pillows are from Target.