Don’t miss this incredible before and after bedroom makeover! Get twin bedroom ideas for girls or guests with this white farmhouse bedroom.
Some interior design makeovers are like sprints, while others are more like marathons… It’s been 2.5 years since we purchased Little Pax Ranch, so I guess this planked bedroom makeover falls into the marathon category.
It’s been a stupendous combination of indecision, procrastination, distraction, delayed shipments, and more… but I’m actually thankful for all those delays. If I had rushed into making over this space when we first renovated the rest of the ranch house, I don’t think it would have ended up like this.
Sometimes it takes time to settle on the right direction. Life lesson here, friends 😉
Twin Guest / Girl Bedroom
Anyway, enough philosophizing… on to the reveal! But before we do, just a quick shot to help you appreciate how far this small twin bedroom has come. This is what it looked like when we purchased the ranch.
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I think it was originally intended more like a den or second living room, but since it has a closet (and we have lots of kids – ha!), we use it for a bedroom.
When we stay at the ranch, it’s where my two little girls sleep. But when friends or family stay, it’s often used by adults… so I really wanted to try to make it a comfortable twin bed guestroom for any of those potential occupants.
It was a tricky room design to wrap my head around. I wanted it to be special for my daughters, but not too girly or childish.
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Bedroom Paint Makeover
As you can see, it all started with my favorite diy project: paint (all the best makeovers do 😉 ). We started with a wall diy paint job on the wood planks. We also painted the metal door and some of the wood trim. Before, the orange walls felt depressing, but now I love the planks and the gorgeous texture they provide.
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I am actually still undecided about the wood doors on this side of the room (as well as the little white nook with wood shelves)… So I’m giving myself more time to decide since that plan seems to be working well so far. 😉
The door is Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams (one of my favorite paint colors – a pretty true jet black). And I love how bright and clean the while walls make the room feel!
Antique and Vintage bedroom furniture
None of the furniture in this room was purchased except for the little stool from IKEA (which my daughters actually stole from beside the clawfoot tub in the bath at the ranch).
The antique sewing machine, which belonged to my husband’s grandparents, is the perfect size for a little desk/vanity for the girls.
The beds are antiques and belonged to my maternal great grandparents. The mahogany color isn’t my favorite, but they’re in great shape, and I kind of like the contrast it provides to all the white.
The old raw pine dresser is also an antique and was one of my paternal great grandmother’s old barn finds (she loved rustic, primitive antiques). I love seeing the beds beside the dresser as a mix of the styles of the different branches of our family tree.
Speaking of mixing styles, my other grandmother really loved formal, elegant French and Italian furniture. And I just inherited this little peach armchair when she passed away this spring. My girls love how fancy it is, and it’s actually remarkably comfortable.
I love the balance it provides to the stark black and white in the room and other modern accents.
Mixing vintage and modern accents
Speaking of modern accents, every person who has walked into this room has asked me where I got these lamps. Aren’t they amazing? I love how the modern lines of the lamps complement the super rustic dresser and more formal twin bed frames.
And my beautiful custom Roman shades were a huge hit when I shared them on Instagram. Select Blinds gave me a discount on these shades, and I love them. I chose the Classic Roman Shade in White Linen with blackout liner, and it’s the perfect modern clean look with just the right texture.
I offset the antique sewing machine with a modern brass mirror.
And all the curvy vintage furniture with more straight, simple, modern frames for the art.
Mixing modern, vintage, and traditional styles is my favorite!
Choosing a color scheme: Navy and Copper
Though a neutral girl at heart, I was inspired by the pot belly stove to bring a bit more color into this space. I found this perfect rug online and loved how it brought together the black of the door and stove pipe, the rich navy of the stove itself, and the coppery and rusty tones of the brick.
I then pulled some of those darker rust colors onto the beds with some vintage rug pillows I found from this shop on Etsy.
It sounds crazy and intense, but I think the planked white walls make the black and white room with navy and copper and rust colored accents actually very soothing.
Vintage wall art
My final addition to the space was the vintage art prints I found online. I let my older daughter help me choose, and she chose prints that pulled together the faded yet moody colors I had already gathered and complemented the rest of the room beautifully..
We printed them at our local print shop and framed them all from my (rather large) stash of old frames in my garage, so it made for a super affordable wall art!
I find designing kids rooms can be so fun, but bedroom designs that also work for guests are tricky! As I mentioned, I’m so pleased we took our time with this space. I think it took us somewhere different than we would have done right away… but I love the final result.
Have you ever found it better to take your time with a space? I’d love to know how it turned out!
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Many of the pieces I used for this space are antique or vintage, but shop a similar look below!