Before: Convertible Bedroom
A tucked-away upstairs den is a great area to convert into a bedroom.
After: Updated Upstairs
What had been an upstairs sitting area became a master bedroom, with an added closet for storage. The ceiling gained character courtesy of wood planks and updated skylights. Whitewashed floors and one bold wall (painted Benjamin Moore's Blue) offer dramatic contrast.
An antique pedestal table cozies up to the Crate & Barrel bed, covered with a Pendleton blanket. The rug is by Madeline Weinrib.
Before: Just the Bare Bones
This simple white bedroom, which was basically a blank slate, was transformed using super simple touches.
After: Beautified Bed Frame
Beautify your bed frame fast with a removable wall covering. This adhesive vinyl wall covering creates the illusion of a luxurious, tufted headboard. Complete the look with a mix of linens in graphic prints and cool tones.
(Headboard removable wall covering, $128 for queen; casartcoverings.com. Calico shams, $55 each; ploverorganic.com. Sheet set, $79 for queen; westelm.com. Wool blanket, $348; 76"W x 104"L; coyuchi.com. Pillowcases; queen-size duvet and dust ruffle, $75-$248; garnethill.com)
Before: Cluttered Master
After: Bold Beauty
No major construction necessary here. Fabric, wallpaper, and furniture placement made a world of difference.
The orange headboard was reupholstered in Brochier's gray cotton twill, and the bed was moved to a different wall, where it now sits between two sunny windows.
An Ikea bureau—which is covered with wallpaper by Anya Larkin—serves as both a bedside table and a spot to store everything from socks to magazines. Sewn from Seema Krish linen, the roman shades add subtle pattern.
Bright Idea: Transform a dresser with wallpaper instead of paint.
Before: Empty Attic
These homeowners took an empty, unfinished second story and turned it into sleeping quarters for their grandchildren. They also added a bathroom to the larger of the two rooms.
After: Girls' Room
In the girls' room, linens by Simply Shabby Chic for Target; dress trundle beds by Young America; the lamp is from Target.
After: Boys' Bedroom
The boys' Young America beds sport Americana Collection quilts from Dillard's; the crocheted mushroom ottoman is from Anthropologie.
Bright Idea: For a purposefully casual display, hang artwork with clothespins clipped to a length of fishing wire.
Before: Empty and Unimaginative
After removing the leaky, dangerously hot chimney, the owners of this country cottage installed new wood floors throughout the upstairs.