Our Modern Girls Room Makeover Reveal

Sharing our modern girls room makeover. It’s gender neutral and great for a kid to grow into and still enjoy when they’re older.

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Alright, the wait is over! And by wait, we really mean our rambling about this room reveal is officially coming to an end.

We’re happy to finally share all of the finished details of the our girls room makeover that we’ve been working on with Valspar these last few weeks.

We’re really in love with the how much brighter and more mature the space looks, while still being colorful with playful touches here and there that are fitting for a little girl.

So don’t be afraid to go white in a little girls room. It’s timeless and allows you to have fun with your accessories.

And how cute are those little Toms next to the bed?! We don’t have baby fever or anything you guys…

before girls room makeover

The Before

In case you’re a bit behind, this was the before version of the room (and our inspiration ideas too). Now, this is the after…

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Girls Room Makeover Budget and How We Kept Costs Low

The overall budget for the makeover came to be around $1,000.

But the updates are definitely worth it since it’s something she can easily grow into, mix and match new colors as tastes change.

And it’s still welcoming for when they have weekend guests that use it as a spare bedroom.

We are also really excited about using the Valspar Reserve paint for the walls since it’s stain and scrub resistant which will help keep the bright white looking nice even with two little ones running around now.

To cut costs, we actually kept the same bed frame from the before photos. 

To freshen up the bed, we used Valspar paint in Ultra White. Then, we removed the old posts from the middle of the frame to give it a sleek silhouette.

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Room Textile and Bedding

We chose this crinkle puff quilt and shag rug from Pottery Barn Teen to add soft textures and interest while still helping to brighten the room.

We think Ainsley ended up loving the rug more than anything else because it’s the perfect plushness for her to play with her toys sans the uncomfortable hardwood floors on her knees.

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Wall Art

For the wall prints, the To Be Young and Free printUpside palm tree print, and Apertures print are all from Minted. It’s a great place for budget friendly artwork.

This outrageously amazing weaving is a customized piece by a local artist, Woven Laine. If you don’t have one her pieces yet, you need one!

We wanted it tie in the coral colors from the painted DIY geometric accent wall. And we think the artist matched them perfectly!

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DIY Dresser Idea

The DIY floating credenza Ikea hack might still be our favorite part of the room!

We just love how expensive it looks even though it only cost a whopping $130 to make in comparison to the $600+ versions of the real deal.

It’s the perfect height for to be able to open the cabinets easily to tuck away all of her toys quickly, but still sleek and modern.

The only catch is that we wish it was in our house to keep… and the weaving, and the rug, and the wall sconce.

Okay, so basically we just want to have this room in our house too. Don’t judge us.

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Little Girls Room Sources

To Be Young and Free print

Upside palm tree print

Apertures print

DIY floating credenza Ikea hack

Handwoven Wall Hang by Woven Laine

Wall sconce, side table, bed frame, and planters from Ikea

Crinkle puff quilt from Pottery Barn Teen

Shag rug from Pottery Barn Teen

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This makeover series is made possible in partnership with Valspar. Find Valspar Reserve, exclusively at Lowe’s. Thank you for supporting the brands that allow us to bring bigger and better content to you!

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  2. Beautiful Room! How did you attach the wall sconce? Did you buy a bracket and attach that to the wall first? If so, where did you purchase it?

  3. I really appreciate the minimalism approach in redoing this kiddos bedroom. the floating storage was my favorite piece. pinned!

  4. We are renovating our 3 year old daughters room at the moment. This room is so beautiful! Love the pattern on the walls!

  5. What a difference in the before and after photo…the floating white ikea cabinet looks so classy against the hardwood floors and the clean, crisp white with added accents is a true work of beautiful styling, great job!!!