The term “refresh” is one that is frequently used in the design world. It is really the perfect way to describe those little changes that breath new life into a space without completely redesigning it or buying all new items. Often, you can just move things around in your home for a fresh feel. Or even get fluffy nice inserts in your pillows! Plant anyone? It is always amazing what just a few changes like that does for a room! Ours ended up turning into a slightly bigger refresh, not intentionally….
Thank you to The Company Store for sponsoring this post.
The girl’s room was about due for a little refresh. I was just going to paint their current beds. Well, I suggested it to Kevin and then he suggested getting new beds and giving the girls beds to someone who needs them in a local makeover. (Do you think he wanted us to paint the beds? ha!) But the very next day, God gave us someone. My friend told me she was moving to a new home with her girls and was moving with no furniture. It was the perfect opportunity to give her girls a cozy new bed and bedding, we will be sharing that next week!! So stay tuned to see where these beds go!
Girls Bedroom Before-
Girls Bedroom refresh-
They love it so much. Ella said “Lola, doesn’t it feel like we are sleeping in mom and dads room?” They really wanted a duvet and sheets. While they loved the other bedding Ella was just sleeping on top of the covers because it was “too hot” right now. We do live in a cape, and the upstairs can get hot, even with central air. The cooling vent is right under their bed, not a good spot for the trundle, which was completely blocking all the air flow. It instantly felt cooler when we changed the beds. *This hasn’t been an issue until our recent remodel where we added central air instead of window units.
Last minute I pulled over the 5’6″x8’6″ rug that was under our hanging chair to try under their twin beds. Surprised how much I love it!! The bed kept sliding all over without the rug in place.
I sent my sister-in-law a photo of the girls bedding as I was making it and she said how much she liked the colors and wants to duplicate the look for her family photos:) We can find inspiration everywhere and you never know how it will inspire you. I hope that my blog gives you ideas for something new to try, either with what you have, or you might find the exact thing you are looking for.
+Duvet Insert HERE– the duvet insert is really fluffy- essential!! I have had a duvet and insert on their bed before that were always a mess- a big thing that you might not know to look for is that the insert and the cover both have attachments or ties in each corner so it stays in place (these do!).
+Standard pillow inserts HERE– I really like the the firm or extra firm best, the fill the pillow well.
+Rattan Bed find on my shop my home page along with everything else HERE
+I shared this before and we did buy a toxic-free mattresses (I will write a post about it next week once we get it)
The Company Store has such a wide variety of bedding options. I really like that they make it VERY easy to shop online for bedding. You can search the reviews, search by the material, color etc. And once you find nice inserts you like they last for a really long time! I have had our duvet insert for over 8 years!!!! Quality really does count for an insert.
Washing insert tip- Most bedding has care direction labels on them. I just wash a gentle detergent and set your washer on delicate or gentle, with a cold water cycle as well as its largest capacity. Down and natural materials can’t stand much heat, so set your dryer on air or low and allow them to dry thoroughly. Put a couple tennis balls in with them to dry or your dryer balls should do the trick! They do for me!
For a bedroom, the quickest and easiest way to refresh, is with bedding! Beds are the obvious focal point of bedrooms and what covers them sets the tone for the whole vibe. We can easily add a chunky throw to the end of the bed when fall and winter comes, that will change up the vibe.
My goal for all of the rooms that I design for children is to create a haven that draws them there. I wanted my girl’s room to be peaceful, but fun! Time and time again, I have learned that making a room inviting and cozy accomplishes that goal.
Shop the rest of the room and our home HERE
Update! This is what the girls bed looks like in their new home! Check out the room HERE.