Cottage Style Kids Bedroom Reveal!

You guys!! It’s a very exciting Monday here on the blog because I finally get to share the cottage style kids’ bedroom makeover. Eeeek!! If you’ve been around for a while you might know that I’ve been slowly working on this space for a few months now. But then it got put on the back burner during the holidays, which is why it’s taken me longer than I expected to get this room finished. Well it’s finally done and I cannot wait for you guys to see this transformation. It is definitely one of my favorite projects we have ever done in our little fixer upper!! Ok, so let’s start with the before photo just so we can appreciate how far this space has come:

Before:

This room was basically the saddest little space in our home because it was always SO dark. We finally decided to add in an extra window on that wall to the right, which made a HUGE difference and let a ton of light in. (I shared that process in this post.) Then we painted all the door and trim white to freshen it up even more. Here’s how it looks now:

Cottage Style Kids’ Bedroom After:

Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..
Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..

Quite the change, right?! It really doesn’t even feel like the same room anymore. It went from dark and dingy to bright and fresh, which is exactly what I wanted in here. That window made all the difference and it’s been so much fun to watch this room take on a whole new life. My two older kiddos share this cottage style kids’ bedroom and they absolutely LOVE it.

Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..
Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..

The Details

For the kids’ bedding I picked up these cute triangle stitch quilts from Target and then ordered a pair of super soft fringe throw blankets. Love the pop of color it all adds to the room!

Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..

I found those school house style wall lamps recently and instantly fell in love. I really like the accordion design, plus they swing back and forth, which makes them easy for the kids to position however they need.

Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..
Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..

Next, I picked up these cute little hanging fabric bins and they’re the perfect size for small toys and trinkets. Plus I love the little straps to hang from this rack, which is from Hobby Lobby.

Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..
Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..

I really love the simple and classic design of these metal beds. They’re exactly what I envisioned for this room and I was so happy to find them for such a great price. The kids have been using them for several months now and they are holding up really well so far.

Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..
farmhouse pillows are from With Lavender and Grace
Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..
Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..
Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..

I have this same wall basket down in my office area and I LOVE it. I’ve been anxiously waiting on it to come back in stock  so I could snag it for the kids’ room. This basket is great because it gives us a ton of storage without taking up much room, which is perfect for a small space.

Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..
Cottage Style Kids' Bedroom Reveal! Kid's bedroom ideas with shiplap wall and farmhouse style decor..

High five if you made it through all of those photos–I know it was a lot! But I couldn’t resist snapping a gazillion pics of this cottage style kids’ bedroom because I just love it so much. And I still can’t get over how much this space has changed. It doesn’t even look like the same place, right?! This was such a fun transformation and I am so glad we could finally bring my dream for this room to life. It’s been a very slow process, but worth the wait!

Thanks sooooooo much for hanging out with me today on the blog. Please let me know if you have any questions–you know I love to chat! xo

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59 Comments

  1. 2.18.19
    glenda lafont said:

    You’re such a busy bee. I love the
    room. You have great ideas.

  2. 2.18.19
    Melissa Filson said:

    Sarah, this turned out sooooo cute!!! I know your kiddos must love it! Every little detail is precious 💘

  3. 2.18.19
    Sue said:

    Love it..didn’t know target had beds like that..good to know..you have been a great inspiration to change things up this long winter..I organized my linen closet..thanks for the tips

  4. 2.18.19
    Donna L Bergthold said:

    The room looks fabulous! What a transformation! Lots of great ideas here!

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      Thank you Donna!!

  5. 2.18.19
    Heather said:

    Great job, Sarah – it looks perfect!

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      thanks Heather!!

  6. 2.18.19
    Sia said:

    Hi Sarah , the kids room came out soo cute . I love all the storage ideas. I love the lights over the beds, but have one suggestion for the cord hanging down , cords showing make me crazy don’t know about you ? For a more finished look down the wall I get a cord keeper from Home Depot that sticks to the wall and holds the wire in place it comes in different colors too.

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      they don’t really bother me, but I might look into those in the future!

  7. 2.18.19
    Martha said:

    Love the room and thanks for the information as to where these items can be purchased. So many times bloggers don’t list this information. Thanks again, keep up the good work!

    Martha

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      yes definitely Martha!! xo

  8. 2.18.19
    Deedra said:

    What a sweet room! I shared a room with two sisters growing up, and have such good memories of that time. Yours will too! It’s a beautiful space.

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      ah that’s so sweet!! I can’t wait for the girls to be together in this room.

  9. 2.18.19
    katherine leverence said:

    Just magical! Love it! What are you planning for the window covering? just curious.

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      Good question Katherine! I was planning to do a bamboo shade. That’s actually the last thing I need to do!

  10. 2.18.19
    Vicki said:

    Love the sweet cottage feel of this room! I wish we had the foresight to add an additional window to our master bedroom, but unfortunately we put a carport on that end of the house which is not only in the way, but even if we could get the window installed it would obstruct the view😐. If, at some point, you wanted your girls to share the room and give your son his own room, you wouldn’t have to change a thing! It has such a classic, timeless look!

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      Yes that’s exactly what our plan is, Vicki!! The girls will eventually share this room and we won’t have to really change anything. Hopefully anyway!!

  11. 2.18.19
    Teri Humphries said:

    Truly the best remake! Everything is beautiful and your kidds are lucky to have this room. Everything is amazing and the window addition made the difference. Grade A job.

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      Aw thank you so much Teri, I really appreciate that!

  12. 2.18.19

    The room is so sweet! Seems like it will grow with them! I love it!💞💓

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      Yes I hope it does Becky!!

  13. 2.18.19

    YESSS. I love the transformation of this room!!! It’s crazy how much light plays a huge role in the look of a room. Those bed frames are to die for and I am equally obsessed with the gold accordion lights. I love everything about this room. I’m so glad you finally got it finished. I’m sure your kids love it.

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      Isn’t that true, Alyssa?! Light makes all the difference!! Wouldn’t be so awesome without that new little window. I LOVE it!!

  14. 2.18.19
    Sheila Nokes said:

    Hi Sarah, I love your post and I just ordered you wall storage unit for my craft room. I will fit perfect and it was on sale!!!! I have copied several of your ideas at my house. keep sending us great decorating ideas. I just discovered the 3-5 dollar section of Target. I must have been living in a cave!

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      oh yay! That makes me so happy Sheila. Hope you love the basket as much as I do!

  15. 2.18.19
    Robin said:

    Did you actually shiplap the walls or paint?

    Looks great!

    • 2.18.19
      Sarah said:

      that’s real shiplap! We actually hired help for that wall.

  16. 2.18.19
    Debbie said:

    Such a pretty room and I love the colors! You did a great job.

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Debbie!

  17. 2.18.19
    Kyla said:

    Sarah! I’ve been waiting for this post! It’s probably my favorite that you’ve done! There’s something about decorating kids room that is just so much fun. It all came together so well. I think the lamps were the perfect choice, and using those fabric baskets and hanging from the rack was a brilliant idea. I have a rack in our nursery that I never use, so this might be the perfect idea. Thanks for sharing, you did an amazing job!

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      oh wow thank you so much Kyla!! You are too sweet. I am so happy with how it all came together!

  18. 2.18.19
    Gayle said:

    Wow, wow, wow 😮 well done Sarah, it looks absolutely gorgeous!! What a awesome space for your kiddos to grow up and share memories together! I was actually just thinking the other day…… has she forgotten to share the finished kids room?!! Because I remember the window reveal and that was such a great addition! Everything I love! Definitely worth the wait!
    Btw……looking at this shiplap – I want shiplap in my home!!!

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you so much Gayle!! I am just so happy to finally have it done. And yes to shiplap. Give me alllll the shiplap!!

  19. 2.18.19
    Lucy said:

    What a lovely room! Shame you aren’t showing photos of all the walls! How did you paint the dresser? More please….. 😊

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      that’s an old dresser I painted years ago! I couldn’t even tell you what color or brand it is. And there’s nothing on the other wall but a few baskets on the ground for toys 🙂

  20. 2.18.19
    Laura said:

    Love it all!! Perfect little girls room 😍

  21. 2.18.19
    Mary said:

    Soooo LOVELY ❣️❣️
    Kiddos will enjoy this space for many years to come 😍

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      thank you Mary!

  22. 2.18.19
    Mary said:

    Love the room! What is the white paint you used?

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      Hi Mary, it’s Alabaster by Sherwin Williams!

  23. 2.19.19
    Sharon Isaac said:

    Looove this room Sarah. It’s turned out so well. Love the colours you’ve used. I bought a bed like this for myself not long ago and I love it. Of course mine is queen size. I’m sure your kids love their new room.

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      Oh that’s awesome Sharon! I would love to have a bed like this–just need it in king size!

  24. 2.19.19
    sue said:

    Hi Sarah just want to say that I have only just discovered you about 2 weeks ago and I love your style and ideas. I will be revamping my home over the next 6 months so will be following you carefully.

    By the way love the coffee !

    • 2.20.19
      Sarah said:

      oh yay!! So glad you found me Sue. Thanks for being here!

  25. 2.26.19
    Bonnie said:

    Gorgeous…and great inspiration! If I were to do a full size bed, do you think one accordion light would still work above the bed or would you put one on each side of the headboard?

  26. 3.1.19
    Kortney said:

    Great room! It looks like you have Who is the mattresses on a box spring. I’ve never seen a box spring with a nice gray side like that. Where did you find those? Can you put the bed directly on the bed frame without the box spring?

  27. 4.5.19
    Liane said:

    I love the room. Where did you find the sheets to match?

    • 4.7.19
      Sarah said:

      Target!

  28. 5.3.19
    Devon said:

    Hi! I love the room idea! I’m struggling trying to find that wall hanging basket!! It is just what I’m looking for! Any suggestions??

  29. 5.6.19
    Hailey said:

    I love the book shelf! I know it’s linked to Wayfair, but I can’t find it on the website. Do you happen to have the direct link to that item?

  30. 8.14.19
    Angela Smith said:

    where are your beds from and the book holder?

    • 6.28.20
      Fiona Willetts said:

      I would also like to know where the bed is from and the wall book holder in Black please?

  31. 9.18.19
    Janae said:

    I love what you’ve done with this room. I’m getting ready to tackle a couple of kids rooms and was wondering if you could tell me what carpet you used? Sorry if you already covered this. I skimmed through the comments and didn’t see mention of it.

  32. 12.15.19
    Stephanie Amero said:

    Where did you get the wall basket? I love that idea

  33. 5.17.20
    Catherine said:

    Love your style ! The room is adorable. Where did you get the wire book shelf? It would be perfect for my kiddos room
    Thanks

  34. 7.18.20
    Phaedra Hopcus said:

    Where did you purchase the wall basket?

  35. 8.5.20
    Abigail said:

    Can you share what paint colors you used?

  36. 8.27.20
    Monica said:

    Hi there! I just love this bedroom and am looking to recreate a similar vibe for my two older kids. My question is if this room was for a boy and girl shared room or two girls? I have a boy and girl and am struggling to find comforters that are muted tones that would work well for gender neutral room. Any feedback would be appreciated. Love your style!

  37. 1.3.21
    Jan watters said:

    What are the dimensions of this room?