Vibrant, Funky Girl's Bedroom

A young girl's bedroom is transformed into a vibrant and funky retreat for less than $1,000.

Before: Design Dilemma

Ten-year-old Noa Zell's mismatched bedroom isn't in step with her modern sense of style. The hospital-green walls are too subtle, and most of the furniture is too traditional to suit her. She'd like bright colors on the bed and a solution for making the makeshift trundle unit underneath more functional for sleepovers. She also needs a larger, more modern desk and a bigger dry-erase board for homework.

After: Modern Appeal

The Design on a Dime team designed a space that put the fun back in functional. Bright aqua-hued walls with a contrasting lemon-colored horizontal stripe set a vibrant backdrop for the new space. Design coordinator Spencer Anderson built a new bed and trundle unit. Casters on the trundle make it easy to pull out for sleepovers. The matching headboard received a funky detail with circle cutouts backed with blue-colored plastic.

Red Bookcases

She built a box to go over the top and added new molding to the front to hide the country-influenced details for a more contemporary look.

Industrial Desk

Design coordinator Dave Sheinkopf built a bench for the desk area out of medium-density fiberboard (MDF), adding a coat of metallic spray paint for a modern look. The upholstered cushion matches the sheets on the trundle as well as the fabric-covered bulletin board above the bed.

Lighting and Accessories

Spencer covered the plain white cord with a slinky for a fun, industrial look. A bright yellow linoleum rug and funky new accessories add the finishing touch to this vibrant new space.
The Cost:
Bedding: $50
Wall Paint: $51
Art Center Supplies: $82
Lamp: $41
Desk Area: $299
Linoleum: $75
Bookcase Redo: $45
Accessories: $93
Total: $996

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