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Young Adult Bedroom Reveal

I am very excited to share with you my daughter’s Young Adult Bedroom Reveal! This project took a while but it’s finally done. I have all the details for you here!

There were several steps to this project which is why it took so long. I would complete a step and then do something else. The only thing left to do in this room is replacing the flooring, but that’s going to be an all over the basement thing.

I have a lot of photos to share with you so lets get right to it!

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Young Adult Bedroom Reveal

The Before

Here is the room in it’s before status. This wall of photos around my daughter’s computer is super cool! It was a perfect display of all her high school and college friends.

Now that she is graduated she wanted to do something a little different, more grown up.

A desk with a computer on it and a grid of photos on the wall all around the computer.

For a long time during college, she had a huge thing for LED signs. She had them up in her college apartment and at home.

She also added a strip of LED lights on the wall just by the ceiling. Do not let your kids do this! I will explain more in a bit.

A bed with white bedding and pink throw pillows, a cloud led light above and a white nightstand.

Yes, my daughter has two closets. She is a bit of a clothes horse and we did a huge closet organization project a few years ago to organize it all.

Gray/brown walls and two sets of closet doors on one side of a bedroom.

These shelves and mirror are from IKEA. She absolutely loves them and changes up the decor seasonally.

The thing I hate most about this room is the paint color, it’s the most god-awful muddy gray/brown. It was already on the walls when we bought the house. I have been on a mission to rid the house of this horrible color.

A large mirror leaning against a wall with shelves on either side, brown carpet and gray/brown walls.
A large mirror leaning on a wall with shelves on either side and brown carpet.

The Biggest Change – Paint

Away goes the horrible color! As you can see the walls were a little beat up. The prep work for this project was so much worse than the actual painting!

The walls prepped to be painted with lots of spakling.

This is why you don’t let your kids put up strips of led lights. When we removed them they took the paint and some dryway off too. See the line of spackle? I was not a happy camper!

The walls prepped for paint, lots of spakling of holes and white closet doors.

On three of the walls we used Sherwin Williams Pure White. It’s a gorgeous white color with a touch of gray.

I ended up having to do three coats to cover the ugly brown. I am just happy to see it go.

Three walls in the process of being painted Pure White and the headboard wall yet to be painted.
Three walls in the process of being painted white but the headboard wall yet to be painted.

On the headboard wall, my daughter wanted a sage green. Sage is super popular right now in home decor. We chose Sherwin Williams Geyser Steam.

A wall painted sage with an unmade bed and large windows.

The Young Adult Bedroom Finished

Here is the finished product! As you can see we kept the larger items the same. The bedding is the same, the desk, mirror, shelves and window treatments.

The biggest change came in paint color, the headboard, the wall art, and accessories.

A bedroom with a desk and a wall mounted tv with a large wood floor lamp and brown carpet.

Gone went the old IMac that she never used anymore and in came a nice mirror so she can get off the floor when doing her makeup!

We also mounted the tv she purchased. It actually telescopes out from the wall and can be angled so she can lay in bed and watch tv.

Don’t you just love the little fridge too! That’s her cosmetics fridge;). She also made the wall art in her lucky and favorite numbers.

A desk with a leaning mirror, wall mounted tv and a pink tiny fridgte on the desk.

The only thing different about this wall, other than accessories, is the diploma and certificate on the wall. I also made this peg board for her to hang a jacket or purse on.

A large mirror leaning on a wall with a set of shelves on either side and brown carpet.

And then there is the headboard wall. I absolutely love this paint color! It’s so pretty!

I also built this wood headboard. It was one of the easiest projects I have done and I think it turned out amazing!

A bedroom with three white walls and the headboard wall in sage green, a wood headboard and white bedding.
A wood headboard against a sage green wall, white bedding and a white nightstand.

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room…the carpet. I know its awful and I have plans this winter to get rid of all of it in the basement. That’s basically three bedroom floors that need to be done.

I didn’t want to wait on that to reveal this gorgeous bedroom. When the floors are done I will share another photo…I guess it’s to be continued!

A wood headboard, sage green wall, white bedding and a white nightstand.

My daughter really loves her room and spends a lot of time in there. I think this one she will stay like this for a long time!

Other bedroom projects:

A bed with a wood headboard on a sage green wall with text overlay.

As a licensed Real Estate Agent and an avid home decorator, I strive to give my clients the very best I can when it comes to staging, selling, and decorating their homes. I have lots of experience with paint color choices and love to DIY my home so I can have everything just the way I want it. I share my ideas and projects with the world in the hopes that I can help others have their homes just the way they want as well.

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