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Scandi Sanctuary Bedroom Dilemmas,Details, + Sources

Hey there!! Huge (massive!) thank you to everyone who took the time to click over and vote yesterday for this fun bedroom makeover, it makes my heart so happy to know that so many of you took the time to do that!  Remember that one lucky voter will win a $15k room makeover from the winner so chances are I could end up at your house!!  You can vote here! And I know that my international folks cant see the contest so here are the links to the Jen’s and Carter’s rooms.

Alrighty then, lets get on with the details of this space shall we? If you know me AT ALL you know I love a good accent wall. This dramatic black shiplap was one of those projects that turned out even better than I imagined. Its just so moody, and lets be honest, cool. Way too cool for a dork like me but I’m just going to pretend that I can hang.

I said it in my last post, but I feel like this room could have be in anyone’s house. It was a little bit of a beige jungle and guess what? Friends don’t let friends have beige houses.

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Tyler and Sarah have the same problem that a lot of people deal with. They have a king size bed and not a huge bedroom. In fact, the only wall that was large enough for the bed is the wall with the window on it, which isn’t ideal because it limits the headboard options (you obviously don’t want a massive upholstered headboard that blocks 3/4 of the light that comes through the window.) They also had a ginorm platform that the bed sat on.  It took up about 15” on all sides of the already huge bed. When they built it they had grand storage plans but weren’t using it all that much so it was ok to get rid of.

Ok lets discuss the curtain situation. One of the reasons that a bed against the window is a problem is because the curtains aren’t allowed to be super functional. The width of the curtain rod mount was also a bit of a contributor to this situation.

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If you happen to find yourself in a similar situation, here is a little trick. Mount the curtains higher on the wall and use a rod that is wide enough that the inside edge of the curtains can hang next to the edge of the window. Here, let me show you.

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Doesn’t that window look wildly bigger?! Its like magic!

Ok sorry, I went off on a curtain tangent.

Lets talk about the walls. The first thing that we did was repaint the walls with my favorite white (which has been officially titled Mandi White at my local Sherwin-Williams store) It is their extra white base with 3 oz of white pigment added. Its kind of crazy how much painting your walls and ceiling white opens up the room and gives it so much life.

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The headboard is a DIY that even the most beginner DIYer can knock out in less than an hour!! Though it did push me outside of my comfort zone and sent me to the actual lumber yard. (It was sort of terrifying!) Tutorial and story for that coming soon!!

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Do you recognize the wall sconces? If you are a frequent Target shopper than I’m sure you’ve seen these killer table lamps yes?


Wellllll, all we did was take the weight out of the bottom (this will require you to disconnect and reconnect a pair of wire nuts) and hang it on the wall. FREAKING BRILLIANT RIGHT??! Man those things look like they should be hundreds of bucks. I love a good hack.

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The throw at the end of the bed is actually this rug from World Market! The original plan was to put it on the floor (obvi because its a rug and all) but I set it on the end of the bed so I could vacuum and I was like “Hmmmm. It looks like it should live there.” Is it a little unconventional? Maybe but man it looks so great!!

The one request that Sarah had was a vanity, which happened to be the perfect reason to get rid of the TV.

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The vanity is this desk from Target. I’m not going to lie, I was stressing about this situation. With such a fast turnaround I didn’t have time to order anything online so I was limited to what little (miniscule) offerings St. George stores had. I was striking out left and right and had saved Target for the end. When I saw this desk I was SO HAPPY, it was just the right size, the color was great because it was there, but not too bold, and it was available!  Bada bing!

I used a hanging light kit with beige cord from the shop and rehung the vintage cast iron mirror that they had. All of the trinkets and books are either thrifted, from the clearance section at Homegoods, or from Target. With the exception of the FREAKING AMAZING GEODES + STANDS. YOU GUYS. I died when the showed up at my house. They are from Vintau and I cant even put into words how much I love them. In fact I’m feeling a little Speidi obsessive about it. I mean, who ever thought I’d relate to Spencer Pratt?

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The amazing dresser is one that I’ve been hoarding in the back of storage unit #2 for a while. It just so so good.

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The Jackelope Tyler had just hanging out in his office…I love how it adds a little bit of weirdness to the serious wall. The hanging Macramé planter is from IKEA! I’m not going to lie, I feel a little ashamed that I bought something that I can so easily make but its hard finding giant wooden beads (do you know of anywhere!?) It comes with a tray that I didn’t use.  Clock is this legend from Target and is just like the one that I used in my Laundry Room. What can I say, its a good clock. The print is a picture that Tyler took when they were in Italy last year. He’s an incredible photographer (thats actually how we met, he shoots the landscapes for my Temple Prints)

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OK phew. Did I miss anything important? I swear that this post has taken me 3 days to write with Mr. Brem all up in my grill. Don’t forget to click over and vote for a chance to win a $15K makeover from yours truly!

Sources for everything linked below!

Sconces | Pillows (Homegoods) | Bedding | Rug/Throw | Curtains | Basket (Homegoods) | Jackelope (vintage) | Macramé Planter | Silver Bowl (Homegoods) | Planter  | Clock | Dresser (vintage) | Desk | Hanging light | Gold Vase | Gold Mirror (vintage) | Geodes + Stands | Black Square Mirror | Black and White Print | Antlers (vintage)

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About Ashraf Akkilah

Ashraf Akkilah
Architecture and design is my passion. I'm an architect who is interested in building design and decor trends. I'm also interested in sculpture design and landscaping. I'm "outdoor" architect who love to be involved in the project site and supervise finishing and final touches works. I had contributed to many construction and decor projects.

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