The Kelsey House >> Bedroom Makeover

May 31, 2017

Bedroom Makeover: Redesign, Refresh, Rework your Bedroom for a Fresh Look ||Yellow Rose Life ||

 Bedroom Makeover:

The Kelsey House Part 1

I’m so excited to share these rooms with you! These are one of my first clients, never mind the fact that it’s my parents house…. I was very thankful and grateful for the opportunity. Here’s what happened: 

Bedroom 1


Bedroom Kelsey House BeforeBedroom Kelsey House Before PictureTop picture shows the red walls, Second picture is bedroom before decor.


The Kelsey House Bedroom 1

When seeing the after, it’s hard to remember the red!  The walls are painted Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray (SW 7043).  It’s a soft neural gray with brown undertones that blends with all styles.


Bedroom Makeover: Redesign, Refresh, Rework your Bedroom for a Fresh Look ||Yellow Rose Life ||

This 19th  century sewing cabinet was pulled from the downstairs living area to double as a night stand (it still serves as sewing storage). A taller lamp was used to balance the low side table with the taller bed frame, and greenery was added for visual interest. Lamp purchased at Hobby Lobby, fig leaves purchased at Kirklands.


The Kelsey House Bedroom 1

Simple bedding with only one decorative pillow keeps the space simple and clutter-free. Bedding and canvas wall hanging purchased at Homegoods.


The Kelsey House Bedroom 1

This sewing machine cabinet was relocated to the bedroom from downstairs. The room is now multi-functional! A side note: when making a room multi-functional like this, don’t crowd the room with extra furniture. This bedroom still has a closet, so there is no need for a dresser. The basket and greenery were purchased at Homegoods.



Bedroom 2


Bedroom Kelsey House Before Picture

Bedroom before decor. The previous wall color was a peachy-cream.


The Kelsey House Bedroom 2

The walls in this room also painted Sherwin Williams Worldly Gray (SW 7043).

If you are staging a home, pick a color you love (that’s neutral) and use it for all the bedrooms. You can switch it up in the Master Bedroom, but remember, stay NEUTRAL.


The Kelsey House Bedroom 2Visual intrest was added to this glass lamp by placing a woven tray underneath. Baskets and lamps purchased at Homegoods.



The Kelsey House Bedroom 2

Dark beige bedding was added to contrast the wall color. The furniture is dark brown wood, so adding black metal side tables breaks up the brown tones in the room. Bedding purchased at Homegoods, and pictures above the bed purchased at Kirklands.


 The Kelsey House Bedroom 2

Greenery is one of my favorite ways to add visual interest. Don’t crowd dressers or counter tops with clutter, put the clutter up and add one or two decorative elements to complete the look. Boxwood ball purchased at Homegoods, metal container purchased at Kirklands.

Shout out to my parents, they have graciously allowed me to makeover these rooms, since they have acquired their empty nest! I have such a passion for decorating and decor, and I thank my mom and dad for entrusting me completely with their home. We haven’t started our own home renovation yet, so this enabled me to get my shopping/ decorating fix! More rooms in the Kelsey House will be coming to the Blog at a later date, so stay tuned!


This “shop the post” is a list of similar decor you can use in your space! The item differ from the exact items used at The Kelsey House.

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  1. Reply


    Love what you’ve done with bedroom 2. It’s simple but tranquil. The lamps really make the room and love the idea of putting them in the baskets. I like Bedroom 1 too but #2 has more appeal for me.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Elizabeth 🙂

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      Awww thank you!!! I really appreciate that! Yes, I love wicker and I try to sneak it in every where!

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    Emily Meagher

    Love the transformations! We are in the process of redecorating out home and we love the grey neutral walls that we added, similar to the ones you painted! I love how the greenery adds some color to the room! I think I might need to add some of that to my home! Great post!

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      Thank you so much! Greenery makes such a difference to me! It’s like the icing on the cake!

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    I love this. As I’m looking at these beauties, I’m in my very junky room with no sheets or comforter on the bed and a pile of clothes on the floor. Ugggghhh!

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      Hahahhahahah that’s what my bedroom looks like too!! We live in our fixer upper right now and almost every possession. I own if packed up in a box. Sitting in the garage…. ugggh

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    Thank you!

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    Corinne -- My Mom Writes

    omg, it looks so clean and modern! great job 🙂

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    I love how so simple and modern the design is. I’m a firm believer in making the room a tranquil place, and this achieves that!

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      Thank you so much!

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    I love the calming, neutral color palettes! I also love the simple decor and gorgeous focal pieces above both beds. Beautiful job!

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      Thank you so much!

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    Amanda Gonzales

    Laura I need you to come redecorate my townhouse!! It littlerally has nothing in it so it’s like a blank canvas.

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      I will!! And I will Blog about it!!! 🙂

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