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Blissfully Boho Bedroom


I’ve been thinking a lot about our bedroom since it’s the next major project once we pay off all of our credit card debt from our kitchen remodel. (And we’re almost there!!) The front of our house was built in 1926, and has all the charm to match, but the back part was built on to the house in the 80’s, and well, has the lack of charm to match.

If you need a refresh, this is our current bedroom sitch:


It’s a difficult room, because of the vanity in the room, the tiny closet and that large trap door in the floor that is the only entry point to our cellar. There’s also a wall air-co unit on the opposite side, and a low window across from the vanity, so there is only really one viable place to put our bed. Even trying to figure out how to remodel the space to make it more functional is a real puzzle. We make the bathroom bigger and we run into that trap door or the closet. We could build out into our yard and make the room bigger, but that shrinks our yard and also sounds really expensive. We could knock the wall which leads into Ida’s room and move Ida’s room to the front (our current T.V. room) but that would turn a legal three-bedroom home into a two-bedroom, which doesn’t sound like the smartest move if we ever want to sell the house.

Even still there are many mornings when I wake up and feel like I’m at a weird roadside motel. It’s not just the bedroom either. The ‘master’ bathroom is also problematic–it’s so tiny that when we open the shower door it bumps into the toilet. Not cool. So as we gear up to tackle this wing of the house, of course my mind turns to the decor and thinking more about the furnishing and finishes than about the remodel conundrums.

The mood board I made above is the result of that day dreaming. Wondering if our bedroom will ever feel this blissfully boho!?!

In case you’re ready to transform your bedroom, here are the shopping sources:[show_shopthepost_widget id=”1161099″]

Wallpaper from my new line with Hygge and West. This is Cosmic Desert in Aubergine.
Bed from ABC
Kilim Pillows from eBay
Roost Stool
Roost Pendant Lights 

Alternative Text Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

10 responses to “Blissfully Boho Bedroom”

  1. Amanda says:

    That bed looks amazing, like I would fall into a plushy cloud haha

    I would expand the bathroom sideways to absorb the vanity. Then I would rotate the toilet to the wall that is shared with the closet & place a thin vanity or pedestal sink on the same wall.Of course I don’t know the exact dimensions or the cost of moving the water & waste lines, but I think that would maximize the space. Or keep them on their current wall but still decrease the vanity and move the toilet over.
    Best of luck with this conundrum!

    • Didi says:

      I’m with Amanda on this. Absorbing that vanity into bathroom seems semi-affordable and it would give you a nice stretch of wall space in the bedroom. Plus I’ve had that vanity in the bedroom thing and it has a creepier than it should have no-tell motel vibe.

    • miranda says:

      I was about to say the same thing! Remove the vanity and extend the wall to the closet so you’d have a bigger bathroom. OR remove the vanity and create a bigger closet….or meet somewhere in the middle and expand each one a little bit! haha.

      And you could get rid of the glass doors and just put up a shower curtain. Then no more doors hitting the toilet! Seems more boho anyway. :)

  2. Gabrielle says:

    Fortunately I won’t touch the bedroom for some years. I did it last year and everything went well. I have to remodel the kitchen soon so it somehow the other way.

  3. Andi says:

    I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

  4. Melanie says:

    Can’t wait to see the final results. I’m sure it’ll be fab just like the kitchen. That wallpaper is going to make everything look gorgeous no matter what else is in the room.

  5. Julian says:

    I m looking forward to seeing how you will decorate it and get past those inconveniencies.

  6. Rachel says:

    Turkish peshtemal towels will look great. There many wonderful styles and colors.


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