Renovating 725: The Girls’ Bedroom

Today on the renovation blog series, we'll talk about the "girls' bedroom" in this 1949 San Mateo ranch house. As with all posts in this series, I'll walk you through each room while explaining the changes we made, and why.

The Challenge

The home offered a large corner bedroom with distant bay views. The paint color was pink, the light fixture was dated, and the carpet was obviously worn. What had once been a wall closet was cleverly transformed into a personal, en-suite bedroom. Here's what the room looked like when we started:

Girls Bedroom Before 2

Our Solution

The room already had many positive features: the size, the natural light, and the view. I was convinced by our stager, Kerry Roth of Décor Staging, to leave the bathroom intact and not return it to a closet. The room also had a large walk-in closet, so this made perfect sense.

We made the wall more appealing by painting it a neutral green. We covered the floor with a soft, yellow-toned carpet. We replaced the light fixture with an inconspicuous flush-mount, and removed all window coverings to increase the visibility of the view. We staged the room with pinks, purples and girly-details to suggest a retreat for a couple of pre-teen sisters. Here's what the room looked like when we were done:

Girls Bedroom After 2

Girls Bedroom After 5

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