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  • Tracey Hairston

An Updated Bedroom

Updated: Sep 16, 2023

One of the things I love about my house is the opportunity to change the look of it when I feel like it. I have two guest bedrooms in the back of my home and they're usually occupied by one of my adult children. This room was technically was my son's room. I've always had this room styled and when he would come home from college, I'd let him do his thing and when he leave, I'd clean it all up and change it around until the next time he came home. Well now he's gone for good (in his own apartment!) and I changed it again. This time, it was for my eldest daughter. I didn't want to go too overboard with the look, but I did want it to be stylish. This is where paint plays a factor in how to change up a space.

Visual Statements

Let's talk wall color. I have never used black as a paint color ever in my home. I'm a huge fan of color, but I never thought black on the walls would look good in my house. Boy, was I wrong! Of course, this is not your ordinary black color. This is from my favorite paint company Behr called Black Mocha. I also wanted to create the illusion that I had a headboard even when I don't. So I went through my husband's pile of scrap wood and found random sizes of wood and nailed them to the wall to create the illusion of a headboard.

Next came the visual statement on the ceiling. This extra large wicker medallion that I thrifted has been in this room already for a number of years as a headboard, but I wanted to talk it up a notch and use it as a ceiling to draw you eyes up and make the room look like it has vaulted ceilings.

The rest of this space is all the visuals and home accessories that complete the look of this space. I'll link everything I possibly can below (some things are discontinued) and I hope you love this space as much as I do!

Until next time,

Lighting- Mitzi Lighting ( out of stock but here's something similar)

Mirror- Jungalow ( out of stock, but here's something similar)

Bedspread- Jungalow x Opalhouse from Target ( out of stock, but here's something similar)

Large Wicker Basket- Expedition Subsahara

Curtains- Amazon


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Feb 05
Rated 5 out of 5 stars.

Super updates! Your bathroom turned out beautifully.

What did you use for your mantel? It looks like a beam, Home Depot? Stained?

I also really like the woven medallion on the ceiling in daughter's/guest room. Any idea where one might find similar?

All in all, exciting remodels. I like sites such as yours for new ideas!



Tracey Hairston
Mar 12
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Hi Geni! Thank you so much for your questions and compliments. My husband made the mantel out of pine. That woven rattan medallion was a cool Facebook marketplace find. I have yet to find another one that big 😆

Have a great one!


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