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A Kids’ Room Makeover (with Bunk Beds) + a Giveaway!

This post is in partnership with Spoonflower.

I’ve officially decided that collaborating with kids on their bedroom is more fun than any other (boring ‘ol) room in the house. Who’s with me? So often I tell Scott, I can’t wait for the day that Lucy emerges from her room and declares, I want to paint the walls purple! Will I regret those words? Maybe, but I’d give anything to bottle up the creativity and awe in which little ones see the world around them. I’m promising myself to honor that as our own girl’s personality emerges.

Until then, we’ll just help our friends’ kids with their bedrooms. Everyone wins! We partnered up with Spoonflower, an American made company that empowers us to embrace our own unique vision. You may know them as the place where you can print and sell your own artwork, fabric and wallpaper (which is pretty amazing in itself), but did you know they have over 750,000 readymade designs from independent artists? 750,000. So when you shop from the Spoonflower Marketplace, you’re supporting an artist, and you’re purchasing products that are made right here in the United States. (Psst: Make sure to read through and enter the giveaway at the end of this post!)

Tip: A bonus to working with a Spoonflower maker is that you can message them directly! Let’s say you’re looking to color match an existing throw pillow. You can reach out to the artist and request that color change!

Recently, we completely outfitted a room from head to toe with Spoonflower textiles in the bunk room for our little friends, Dahlia and Armaan. This refresh was all in a day’s work (quite literally from 9 to 5!), and it included everything from bedding to curtains to wallpaper. Yes, we convinced their mom and dad that a large polka dot wall was an absolute necessity. We’ll get to that in a second, but first, a little before and after to get you started:

Dahlia + Armaan’s Room Before

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

And After!

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

And here’s how the view has changed when you enter the room:

Before

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

And After!

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

Dahlia and Armaan recently began sharing a room, and as a result, their parents moved them into a bunk bed. The room was once Dahlia’s, and the space was no longer reflective of both of their personalities. These two are some of the most funny and kind kids we’ve ever met, and we wanted to give them a room that would highlight that! We wanted them to have a room, although shared, that they’d feel was equally theirs.

Instead of asking them what their favorite colors were, it might have been easier to ask what colors they didn’t like. Despite loving every.single.color of the rainbow, we narrowed the palette down to reds, blues and purples – and Armaan requested pink, too! (A kid after my own heart.) We asked how they felt about a secret surprise on the door wall, and they were game. These large painted dots caught our eye, and when we told their parents that it was removable wallpaper, we got the green light to go for it!

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

The woven paper was thick and strong, and it boasts the ability to hold up to scuffs and scratches. Installation went incredibly well; we pulled off the backing in 2′ sections, and then we used the smoother provided with our order to work out any air pockets. It’s also extremely forgiving; once or twice, we had to pull the paper back up to reposition it, and it smoothed back into place beautifully!

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

Perhaps our favorite part about this accent wall is that it can only be seen if you’re inside the room. Because it’s on the door wall, you’d have to be sitting on the beds to see in its entirety! It’s like a secret, just for them.

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home
A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

Remember when I said there were near endless patterns to choose from? Those patterns can be applied to textiles across the board, so if, for example, you wanted an entire bedding set to match your wallpaper, you could do that. We, um, didn’t do that, rather, we went with a loose theme of Dahlia and Armaan’s favorite mystical creatures: unicorns and dragons!

Armaan’s Bedding

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

The most difficult part was narrowing down which pattern within that theme we loved the most, but in the end, we found this fire-y print, which is a fun pairing with the painted black dots duvet!

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home
A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

Dahlia’s Bedding

As soon as we spotted these unicorns, we knew they were The One. All of the rooms’ colors were represented, and the pattern was so sweet, so full of whimsy. So Dahlia.

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home
A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

To tie the top and bottom bunks together, both beds received the same dashed dot duvet cover, grey flanged shams, heathered purple lumbar pillows and pink-on-pink minky blankets (so soft!). We were impressed with how silky the sateen sheets felt, and they got better after their first washing. The duvet, which has internal corner comforter ties, features a hidden zipper, which was an impressive touch! The only difference is the sheet set, with each one suited to their vibrant personalities.

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

A trick you’ve seen us use time and time again is the addition of floor-to-ceiling curtains. We chose curtains in the same linen-look purple as the lumbar pillows, and we installed an extra wide double curtain rod. By hanging the curtains wider than the window, the room also looks wider! They already had the pretty gauze-y floral curtains (which I heart so much!), a hand-me-down from Armaan and Dahlia’s grandmother. We layered them with the more vibrant purple curtains, and we think they make the cutest pair, don’t you think?

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home
A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home
A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

The Reveal

Most importantly, Dahlia and Armaan love their new room! We’re grateful that we could give them a space to call their own, and a bed so cozy that maybe – just maybe? – they’ll sleep in a little later on the weekends, too. (Wishful thinking?)

A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home
A bunk room makeover for a brother and sister in collaboration with Spoonflower! // a kids' room refresh // via Yellow Brick Home

We’re excited to share that Spoonflower wants to help you outfit your bed with any of their hundreds of thousands of designs! Or you can create your own custom design for your room, putting your talent (or your kids’ or your pets’ or, or!) on display. One lucky winner will receive a complete bedding set, which includes a duvet cover, sheet set and shams, a $500 average value!

Here’s How to Enter:

  • Using the Rafflecopter widget below, enter as many ways as you’d like
  • Entrants may be located most places in the world to be eligible, with the following exceptions: Belarus, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Somalia, Yemen, Iran, and Syria.
  • This giveaway runs through Thursday, July 25th, and the winner will be contacted directly
  • Good luck and happy entering!
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Spoonflower Items Used:

Dragon Fire twin sheets | Unicorns in Nocturnal Forest twin sheets | Painted Black Dots twin duvet covers | Double Dash minky blankets | Grey Linen Look flanged shams | Linen Look lumbar pillows | Linen Look cotton canvas curtains | Large Painted Black Dots woven removable wallpaper

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  • Elizabeth7.22.19 - 8:42 AM

    What a fun makeover!  I bet the kids loved the resultReplyCancel

  • Shannon7.22.19 - 9:23 AM

    Ooh, this could be a fun chance to do something wild. Fingers crossed–Ziggy Stardust themed bedroom here I come!?ReplyCancel

  • Cheryl7.22.19 - 9:35 AM

    I didn’t spend much time looking – this floral caught my eye fairly quickly! We recently moved and are working on decorating – using most of our existing things and adding a few new. Right now I think the guest room needs the most help – Large Watercolor Flowers by Taylor Bates Creative for the duvet & shams with her Watercolor Leaves for the sheets would be a great beginning.Thanks for the opportunity!ReplyCancel

  • Haley7.22.19 - 9:54 AM

    This looks so great!  I love the wallpaper.  I would pick Large Watercolor Floral on Pink by Taylor_Bates_Creative for my girls’ room.ReplyCancel

  • Emily7.22.19 - 10:03 AM

    How adorable!!(FYI – i think one of the Instagram links to enter took me to the Holly Collective instead – I can’ double check because I can’t reclick now!)ReplyCancel

    • Anna7.22.19 - 10:17 AM

      It went there for me too!ReplyCancel

    • Kim7.22.19 - 10:45 AM

      Thank you for pointing that out! Fixed.ReplyCancel

  • Anna7.22.19 - 10:18 AM

    Thanks for introducing us to Spoonflower! Their watercolor popsicles fabric is pretty cute & delicious!ReplyCancel

  • Kasey7.22.19 - 10:20 AM

    Love the wallpaper print you chose! What a great room! ReplyCancel

  • Mallory7.22.19 - 10:29 AM

    This is such a happy room!  I love the painted dots fabric, it’s a perfect neutral pattern to layer!ReplyCancel

  • Heather O.7.22.19 - 10:44 AM

    I’m stuck on Adventure Awaits and Coral & Aqua Campfire! I can’t believe how many different options there are!ReplyCancel

  • Lena7.22.19 - 10:58 AM

    I would create my own. Actually we’re looking to do that for some wallpaper for a house we will be building. Just don’t know the wall size yet. Still under design.ReplyCancel

  • Carin7.22.19 - 11:16 AM

    I had tons of fun scouring the Spoonflower website. What a fun room refresh and I just love all the colors you used! ReplyCancel

  • Wehaf7.22.19 - 11:28 AM
  • Natalie7.22.19 - 11:58 AM

    Ha! The timing on this post could not be better for us and your comment about Lucy coming out of her room and asking to paint the walls purple made me lol. We moved into our house when our girl was 10 months, and painted white over the pink and purple walls and did colorful wall decals. Welp it didn’t take all that long for her to start asking for PINK AND PURPLE WALLS lol. She has officially outgrown the baby room at nearly four years old and we are planning to redo her room this fall. I am actually doing pink wainscoting similar to your bathroom! and keeping the white above. Working on selecting bedding and rug etc. So fun to do their room once they have opinions and likes/dislikes. ReplyCancel

    • Kim7.22.19 - 12:22 PM

      Ahhh, that’s going to be so cute and sweet! Pics, please! :DReplyCancel

  • Laine7.22.19 - 12:20 PM

    Oh my god… those unicorn sheets…ReplyCancel

  • Mel7.22.19 - 12:40 PM

    My other half is a mathematician.  Could we be so nerdy to have sheets from this?
    https://www.spoonflower.com/en/fabric/175396-chalkboard-geometry-by-saltlabs
    I have long been a Spoonflower fan.  I have been considering making a “recipe card” wallpaper to use in our kitchen — just to have family favorites on the wall.  Have you had experience with removal?ReplyCancel

    • Kim7.22.19 - 1:59 PM

      I think it’s mandatory to use those sheets!

      We haven’t, sorry we can’t speak to that personally.ReplyCancel

  • Kandice7.22.19 - 12:54 PM

    I love the wallpaper you added in here!  It’s such a cute touch for a kids’ room!ReplyCancel

  • Bridget P.7.22.19 - 1:01 PM

    Such a cute room! ReplyCancel

  • Alicia7.22.19 - 2:17 PM

    Love these IKEA Bunk beds – are there additional slats under the bottom bunk or is it directly on the floor? Considering these for our boys!ReplyCancel

    • Kim7.22.19 - 2:19 PM

      I believe it’s directly on the floor. It’s actually a pretty genius idea!ReplyCancel

  • Megan Falke7.22.19 - 2:29 PM

    Love the accent wall.ReplyCancel

  • rana durham7.22.19 - 4:05 PM

    i love flowers and diamonds.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda7.22.19 - 5:14 PM

    This is so funky and fun! You did a great job tying it all together. I would love a chance to had some funk ;) to our guest bedroom! Thanks for the chance <3ReplyCancel

  • Meg7.22.19 - 7:30 PM

    There are so many good options, it’d be hard to choose which bedding to get! I’ve been wanting to remake our bedroom though!ReplyCancel

  • Baronica7.22.19 - 7:37 PM

    Love the simplicity and the beauty!ReplyCancel

  • lak7.22.19 - 7:57 PM

    Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Ali7.22.19 - 7:58 PM

    I love the fun mixing of patterns! I might need to try some removable wallpaper now. :)ReplyCancel

  • caitlin dreger7.22.19 - 8:08 PM

    I love the way you did this mixed gender kids room! It’s so perfect with the painted black dots wallpaper & duvet covers. So happy! ReplyCancel

  • Maura7.22.19 - 8:57 PM

    I would use the Boho print! Now I just need to choose which kids get a room makeover,,,, boys or girls room? 🤷🏻‍♀️😬🥳ReplyCancel

  • dianne7.22.19 - 9:20 PM

    Definitely cats in glasses :).  ReplyCancel

  • Lauren Akers7.22.19 - 9:51 PM

    So adorable guys!!ReplyCancel

  • Ellie Wright7.22.19 - 10:24 PM

    I LOVE the baseball bedding collection. Both of my boys are players.ReplyCancel

  • Amy7.22.19 - 10:38 PM

    Kids woodland! Currently working on a shared bedroom for my two kids with a mountains/woodland theme. ReplyCancel

  • Robin C.7.22.19 - 10:47 PM

    I would choose the large watercolor flowers.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi7.23.19 - 3:14 AM

    I love Spoonflower! I’d probably want to design my own bedding set, but I have to admit the kids narwhal sheets are pretty adorable ReplyCancel

  • Jessica7.23.19 - 4:09 AM

    Spoonflower is the best!ReplyCancel

  • Kathy7.23.19 - 8:33 AM

    Ummm I need that dragon bedding because I am an adult and I put whatever sheets on my bed that I want. It is AMAZING and I’m probably going to get it even if I don’t win the giveaway. ReplyCancel

  • Kelly D7.23.19 - 8:53 AM

    I think I would choose the Flowers & Diamonds set.ReplyCancel

  • Tracie Cooper7.23.19 - 8:54 AM

    My favorite is the cat in glasses!ReplyCancel

  • Adelle7.23.19 - 10:18 AM

    I always use you all as inspiration on our home projects!  And this is another!  Love the use of color!ReplyCancel

  • Alli7.23.19 - 2:45 PM

    So affordable! And I can’t believe there are over 9,000 options for wallpaper patterns. I mean, how did you even pick?ReplyCancel

  • Katy7.23.19 - 3:36 PM

    Thanks for reminding me about Spoonflower. So much fun over at that site.ReplyCancel

  • Danielle D7.23.19 - 3:42 PM

    Thanks for the great post! All of their bedding is so great, especially that dashed dot pattern! ReplyCancel

  • Liz7.23.19 - 6:28 PM

    So hard to choose with all those lovely patterns!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Whitley7.23.19 - 8:33 PM

    i would love the whales setReplyCancel

  • Brianne7.24.19 - 7:20 AM

    Those unicorn sheets would make my 11 year old so happy! ReplyCancel

  • Jill Andujar7.24.19 - 10:28 PM

    The kids Owl print is adorable and perfect for my guest room that we use when my grandkids come overReplyCancel

  • Colleen7.24.19 - 11:54 PM

    Omg, I need the unicorn sheets for my unicorn-obsessed daughter!!ReplyCancel

  • Lydia7.25.19 - 8:22 AM

    I love spoonflower so much! Have used them but sewing fabric before, and would love to create my own!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle7.25.19 - 1:28 PM

    Thank you for introducing me to Spoonflower!I like the design Hare by Andrea Lauren, but there is a lot to explore!I also like the idea of the cheater quilts for new sewers!ReplyCancel

  • Teresa D Kunberger7.25.19 - 2:27 PM

    I love the flower ones! To many to pick just one!!! ReplyCancel

  • Carswell7.25.19 - 2:48 PM

    I chose that same unicorn patterned fabric from Spoonflower when making throw pillows and a tote bag for my friend’s daughter a few months ago. It was a big hit. To be fair I loved it too – it reminded me of an antique tapestry in feel with the tiny flowers and the trees. 
    How fun to see it here.ReplyCancel

  • Michael T7.25.19 - 4:30 PM

    Great post again, we’d probably pick the Dinosaur or Woodland prints…or Superhero… all great.ReplyCancel

  • […] way to showcase a child’s personality than with one-of-a-kind bedding. For Scott and Kim of Yellow Brick Home, redecorating their friends’ children’s room was just the excuse they needed to play with […]ReplyCancel

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