Nancy Benard

(708) 927-1014

850 Brookforest Avenue, Shorewood, IL 60404

Emma’s Pink Bedroom Tour

I recently painted and made some other small updates to my main bedroom and I’m really happy with how everything turned out, so I thought I’d share. I mostly just wanted to make the space feel a little more personal, cozy, and also add a few things that made it just a little more functional. I’m also going to share an IGTV tour of the room(s) on the ABM Instagram, so you can check there if you want a walkthrough of the space.

Here’s a look at how the space had evolved over time. The first look is how the rooms looked when we first purchased the home. As you can see, this bedroom is kind of two rooms separated by a large archway. The second photo shows how we updated the space initially. We refinished the floors with a white stain, painted the walls and ceiling, added an accent wall of wallpaper, and a few other small changes. And the third look is how the room looks today.

In the main room (where the bed is), the biggest change is that I had the walls and ceiling painted a mauve pink color. I also added some pink velvet blackout curtains to both windows (which made a huge difference for sleep quality!). I moved a rug (from another room in the house) under the bed. I also added a bookshelf to one corner and moved that side table to be a more useful nightstand with a lamp. The brass ceiling fixture was a little smaller than I thought it would be, but I still love the look and color. Plus, at night, the Edison bulb makes the pink walls feel super vibey! You can’t tell this from the photos, but I also bought myself an Agility bed mattress, which also makes a huge difference for sleep quality.

Even though the room has a closet (with the bifold doors), I was wanting a little more storage space, plus I just felt the second room could be more useful if I treated it more like a second closet/changing room. So, I added a closet organization system to one wall, moved the loveseat to the other wall, added a full-length mirror, and also a dress form I owned but hadn’t been using. Currently, I almost feel like I have a second wardrobe (being in the third trimester of my pregnancy), so I mostly store my maternity clothes in this area, and someday when this phase of life is complete I will reorganize things again. 🙂

One thing I feel like the space is still missing is the second area with the loveseat. It doesn’t have a light fixture and it gets pretty dark in the early evenings that we’re still having at the moment. I’ve been thinking about trying to DIY the dress form into a floor lamp, or maybe adding a chandelier, but we’ll see. Do you ever feel like a space is 100% finished? Or are you a forever-tweaking-little-things person like me? Ha. Anyway, thanks for letting me share! xo. Emma

Room Details: Pink Paint, Wallpaper (similar here), Bed Frame, Corner Shelf, Sunset Artwork, Light Fixture, Bedding, Neutral Area Rug, Pink Area Rug, Green Loveseat, Closet Organization System, Velvet Curtains, Pouf, Full-Length Mirror, and the abstract painting is an Elizabeth Chapman original.

Credits // Author: Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy. Photos edited with A Color Story Desktop.

Author / Contributor: Emma Chapman

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850 Brookforest Avenue, Shorewood, IL 60404