Hi, it's A! Today, I'm featuring 5 of my favorite Room Redo posts! Hopefully, you'll find some posts you haven't read before, and also some unique inspiration. Let's get started! :)
1. Five Ways to Store Books!
Because I think we all need more room for books...
2. Bedroom Do's & Don't's
B totally rocked this post that features lots of easy tips and tricks to improve your bedroom!
3. 7-Day Declutter Challenge
Get all the details on how to declutter your room in a week, plus find a free printable!
4. Top 10 Most Forgotten Bedroom Chores
This post is your one-stop-shop for discovering those extra cleaning tasks that get missed in your bedroom. It is super helpful!
5. 3 Color Palettes to Inspire You
I love colors, and this post is all about 'em! Discover 3 new color combinations for your bedroom, and find out what kinds of decor compliment it.
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Do you share a room with your siblings? Do you have to get their permission before redecorating your room? Well, here are a few ideas that you can try to get the room you want and keep your siblings happy too.
Supplies you need:
* A calm head
* A gentle presence
So, let’s say that you have a way that you want to decorate, but your sister has a way that she wants to decorate and you can’t agree. Grab the other siblings that live in your room, and have them vote. Be sure to include a “no change” option, just Incase they like your room the way it is. Note: This only works if you share a room with 3 or more siblings. If you don’t, rope in mom and dad to get their opinion.
2. Meet in the middle
Try to compromise with your siblings. Do you want to paint your room blue, but your sibling wants the room to be purple? Try settling in the middle by agreeing to paint the walls purple, but also getting some blue decor for the walls.
3. Talk it out
Why do you want to change what you do? Why doesn’t your siblings want that too? Talk (don’t yell) with them to understand why. You might end up concluding your talk by coming up with a totally new bedroom plan that everyone loves.
I hope that you found these tips helpful. You might also like A’s post, titled “How to keep siblings from getting into your things”. It’s very helpful!
Does your room feel a bit dull and drab? Add some sparkle to your space by experimenting with scents! I love to use essential oils to change the mood in my bedroom. S
Here is my "cheatsheet" guide to different essential oils and what they are good for! Remember that these are rumored benefits and not a guarantee, and that you should get parent permission before you use essential oils.
There are lots of different ways you can use essential oils in your bedroom! I like to diffuse them in a special diffuser. You can also dab a few drops of the oil on a washcloth next to your bed before you sleep (this is a great way to use lavender oil), make an essential oil spray (find recipes online) or mix together baking soda and your oil(s) of choice in a cute jar (then, put the lid on and poke a few holes in it to let the scent permeate your room).
I hope you had fun exploring the world of essential oils with me!
Your bed is very important in your room. It’s where you sleep in the night, it’s where you sit in the day, and how you decorate it can show your personality. Today, I am going to give you some tips on how to spruce up your bed, and make it more cozy at the same time. Sit down (on your bed), read this post, then get started.
1. Undo and redo
Take off all pillows and pillow cases. Remove the cover and sheets. Throw it all in the wash, and walk away. When the sheets, covers, and cases are dry, fold them up nicely until you finish step 2. After that, put them back on your bed.
2. Flip your mattress
Check out this post to find out how.
3. Sort your pillows
What pillows do you need? What pillows are decorative? What pillows are hard and which pillows are soft? Decide what to keep, then get rid of the rest.
Thanks for reading our latest Room Redo. Comment on this post to tell us how your bed turned out!
Colors are so rich and luscious. I could look at paint cards and color palettes for hours! We have lots of awesome color palette ideas on our 'Beautiful Bedrooms' Pinterest board. Today, I'll be sharing three gorgeous new color palettes for your bedroom, along with decorating ideas and accessories that would work best for each palette. Are you ready to get started?
This palette contains rich, gemlike colors that pair perfectly together for a bold bedroom. The shade of purple would make a dazzling wall color, with teal and light pink composing the accent details. Pair it with bold, elegant decor like mirrors, plenty of framed photos, and maybe even an Eiffel Tower or two.
Splash of Seaside
Bring some seaside flair to your bedroom with this everything-fun color palette. The coral would be fantastic on walls, paired with light teal and yellow accents. Make it pop with strings of seashells, bold curtains and drapes, and a Neon Jar!
Sparkles and Secrets
This more reserved palette exudes mystery, fantasy, and sophistication! Any of those colors would be perfect as a wall color, paired with accents in the other two tones. You can't go wrong! Try pairing it with soft fairy lights, delicate curtains, and plenty of pillows.
I hope you enjoyed exploring these stunning color palettes with me! Which one is your favorite?
I don’t like chores. I don’t like cleaning. I don’t like organizing. The only thing that I like to do in my bedroom is decorating. So I find it sorta easy to forget about the “chore like” part of room care. I especially forget the extra high, extra low, and hidden chores that so desperately need my attention. Today, I am going to make a list of these tasks for you (and myself) to use. Feel free to grab a pencil and paper to take notes. Let’s get started!
1. Flip your mattress
This is an easy one to miss. Every few years, get a parent to help you remove your bedding, flip your mattress, and put your bedding back. You will feel the results!
2. Reorganize your books
If you have any amount of books, it’s definitely handy to keep them organized (check out A’s post on that). Whether you already have a system, or nothing is in place, go through your books and try sorting them.
3. Sweep your baseboards
Next time you vacuum your floors, take a moment and detach the hose from your vacuum. Run it along the tops of your baseboards. (Check out my post, called “Get Those Too!” for a guide on thorough baseboard cleaning.)
4. Vacuum under furniture
Get some help from a parent and move your furniture to different locations. Vacuum where your furniture used to be, REALLY thoroughly.
5. Wash and replace pillows
If you are like me, every pillow that touches your hands will end up on your bed. Sort through your Leaning Tower of Pillozza and figure out what pillows go, what pillows stay, what pillows need a new case, and what cases need a new pillow.
6. Clean your blinds
Grab a feather duster, turn up the music, and run your duster along every blind. Let none go untouched!
7. Sort your shoes
Go through your shoe rack and be practical. Ask yourself these questions about each pair of shoes: Do they fit? Do they have good support? Do I like how they look? What occasions can I wear them for?
8. Replace burnt bulbs
Check every light bulb in your room and make sure they all work. Replace ones that are burnt and keep ones that are still shining. While your at it, clean all your light fixtures that you can. (You might also like A’s post, called “Let There Be Light!” where she discusses proper lighting.)
9. Wash windows
Head back to my post that I call “Get Those Too!” to see how to do this.
10. Get rid of the old
I know that this sounds very general, but I mean it in a very general way! Sort through your clothes (check out my post on cleaning your dresser), clean out your craft supplies (take a look at A’s post on making a pen holder), go through your toys and knick-knacks and decide what to keep.
I hope you found this list helpful. Comment below to tell us what you tried doing!
Do you have a younger brother or sister at home? If you said yes, then you have probably experienced having your stuff "borrowed" or disrupted without your permission. Here are my suggestions for how to keep siblings at bay, protect your belongings, and avoid starting a family war!
Tip #1. Talk to Your Siblings
If your sibling(s) are old enough to understand and have a conversation with you, then talk with them about how you feel when they get into your stuff. Politely ask them to leave your things alone. If your siblings are too young to understand, then talk to your parents about keeping them out of your space.
Tip #2. Give Them Their Own
Figure out why your brothers or sisters keep playing with your things. Does sis keep stealing your pens because she doesn't have any of her own? Perhaps you could give her some of yours to keep, or talk to your parents about getting her some of her own. Oftentimes, siblings simply use your things because they don't have that item.
Tip #3: Offer Replacements
Maybe your brothers and sisters play with your things because they are bored. Try setting limits around what they can and can't play with - for example, say "no" to the books and crafts supplies, but let them borrow your blankets and stuffed animals. Offering replacements might help keep them entertained and your most precious items safe from little fingers.
Tip #4. Put it Out of Reach
Identify what things you've got that you really don't want sibs to touch. For example, jewelry, cosmetics, keepsakes, or school books/papers. Put these items up out of their reach, so there is no chance of them stealing those items. You can fill in lower spaces with items that are less valuable or harder to damage.
Tip #5. Don't Lose your Temper
I know, I know, I know. It's HARD. However, you are the big sister in this situation - you are not the preschooler. Show your siblings, your parents, and yourself that you know how to handle things in a mature way. While it is perfectly normal not to want sibs stealing your stuff, make sure that you handle the situation with peace and with love - not with anger (you can pray for this!). Honestly, I still struggle in this area, so you are not alone.
Thank you for reading!
Winter is over! Summer is here! Dress up your room, and bring nature near! Give these tips a try to make your room look ready for summer. Ready? Meet me in your backyard.
Supplies you need:
* Camera or phone camera
Make a Nature Banner!
1. Start by making a pom-pom banner! You can find out how to here.
2. Arrange beautiful works of art in nature. Use you flowers, sticks, rocks, and leaves to make beautiful works of art. Need some ideas? There a few photos below of the art I made.
3. Take pictures of your artwork and print them off. Hang them on you pom-pom banner. Great job!
Create Vintage Beauties!
1. Grab a nice and thick book. You could try a dictionary, an encyclopedia, or maybe even Peril in Paris (read A’s review of that in Book Reviews)!
2. Pick some bold bluebells, delicate dandelions, and some popping petunias. Smash them in the back of the book. Leave them in the book for a week or two, then take them out and display them!
Make Pretty Petal Displays!
1. Find what you want to display. It could be a small flower, a clover, a flower petal, or a pretty leaf! Something small is easier, but you could try something larger too!
2. Lay out a few pieces of tape (all touching each other) and lay your nature on top. Then encase it in another layer of tape. Trim the edges of the tape, and you are done!
I hope you enjoy these ways to bring the outdoors in! Comment below to tell us what you tried.
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Last week, the lovely B talked finding your style. If you haven’t read that post, I’d recommend you go ahead and do that. I’ll wait! :)
Welcome back! Let’s take what you just learned about your bedroom style and put it to work. Here are five ideas I’ve gathered on how to let your personality and style shine in your bedroom. I can’t wait to see what you create!
Bring the monochrome home! Fill up a chalkboard with white-chalked illustrations, quotes, schedules, and whatever ever else suits your style. Your finished creation is easy to hang and a blast to update!
2. Patterned wall
Pour the paint and pick a pattern! With parent permission, create an accent wall in your bedroom featuring dots, stripes, or ombré in your favorite color palette.
3. Magnet Board
Display the quotes that inspire you, the goals you are working towards, and memories from long ago with an easily-changeable magnet board! Earn extra credit for cutesy, DIY-ed magnets.
4. Jewelry + Polish Gallery
Nothing says “you” quite like your accessories! Bring your jewelry, nail polish, and accessories out of the closet and into your bedroom to make a stunning gallery that reflects you. Try making a jewelry pegboard or clipboard for your necklaces, or a cute shelf for your polish collection.
5. Ceiling Retreat
It’s time to look up...to the ceiling! Transform your drab, flat white ceiling into something that you love by using garlands, canopies, lights, and puff balls. Make it completely your own!
Does your room need an upgrade? Are you looking for some fresh new bedroom ideas? Is your room not your style? If you said yes to any of those questions, I am here to help! I have made a special quiz for girls who are trying to find their decor style. You take the quiz, and I will give you a description of your style, as well as a few decor ideas to try.
1. The color you most often choose is:
2. Your go-to emoji is:
A. The "heart eyes" face
B. The "sunglasses "face
C. The "tongue out" face
3. Your music of choice is:
B. Whatever your friends are listening to.
4. You are most commonly wearing:
A. A mood ring
B. A scrunchy
C. A spiky bracelet
5. You always use the abbreviation:
Cute and perky is your style. You like to go with light colors, cheerful things, and whatever makes you feel happy. Try adding more mirrors, thin curtains, and sequin pillows to your room.
Sleek and modern is your style. You keep up on the trends. Everyone knows that you will be in on the latest thing. Try adding pops of gold, decor with a sharp geometric look, and accents of light colors with dark colors as your main colors, to your room.
Bold, bright, and quirky is your style. You are totally unique. You put your own twist on everything. Spice up your room with colorful pictures, bright pillows, and little accents of metallic colors.
You might like these ideas:
Make a Neon Jar!
I just gave you a rough idea of your decor style. Every person is different and has their own likes and dislikes. Just browse our Crafts/Activities section to find something you like!