July 18, 2024

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my scandinavian home: Allie’s Bedroom Makeover

Compensated partnership with Elfa, all words and phrases are my individual and I only ever work with models I adore and consider you will far too. 

The matter about children is that just one moment they’re tiny infants, the subsequent they are whizzing off on adventures with pals! Take my daughter, Allie. She’s turning twelve this October! The place has the time gone? Normally a ray of sunshine, she can not go two steps devoid of a cartwheel and enjoys to ski, engage in football (which is soccer to all my American close friends!) and recently, has become passionate about manner and interiors (hmmm, I surprise who she receives that from?). 

Pointless to say, she grew out of her bedroom a extended time ago – and a makeover was nicely overdue. Considering that I promised 2022 would be the a long time we might organise our dwelling (with my new wardrobe checked off the record previous month), a single of the essential factors would be to guarantee it experienced plenty of storage! It would also require to cater for Allie’s needs – and of training course, replicate her own type and would like checklist. 

In advance of

I instructed you our home is messy / disorganised! I am stunned there was not a pair of trousers (United kingdom version) on the flooring! Chaos apart, this aspect of the room was dominated by minimal storage which was crammed with books, toys, cuddly bears and a load of other bits and bobs. 

I’ve recognized that the toys have slowly started off to collect dust and her space has come to be a position to hang out with good friends, do homework and experiment with manner, hair and make-up – in between producing TikToks and performing backflips on her mattress – not often in that get!

I questioned Allie what she felt was lacking and we narrowed it down to:

– A desk space with drawers 

– A pinboard for compact images, notes and basic inspiration 

– Ebook shelves – with book finishes! 

– A dressing table 

– Fantastic lighting 

Oh, and the seem and truly feel must have a trace of boho with loads of greenery, all-natural material and plants! 


Previously mentioned is the primary design, which was designed utilizing the Elfa drag and drop on line setting up device. Once the products arrived, we rejigged them a little to make use of the organic mild (that’s just one of the beauties of Elfa – it can be a flexible technique so you can consistently adapt it according to your demands as well as increase things in excess of time). 


Just like the wardrobe procedure in my bed room, this shelving program is centred close to a series of vertical rods, to which you can click on-in a complete tray of items these kinds of as cabinets, drawers, clipboards, mirrors, hooks and a lot more. For a kid’s bed room it can be an complete dream! This is a breakdown of the objects we extra: 

The desk location

Previously mentioned the desk we extra a Storing Board with attachable hooks and bins for compact objects like pens, paperclips and scissors (For every normally marvels at how quite a few ‘tiny’ objects the girls amass, all of which are apparently crucial!). 

I specially like that the desk peak can be elevated as she grows!

mesh basket under the desk is used to retailer cables (her area is officially neater than my business office!). 

The shelves 

To build the shelving, we utilised a sequence of melamine cabinets mounted on simply click-in brackets. Lesser utilised objects are / previous photos and so forth which Allie would like to help you save for the future have been stored absent on better cabinets (we might purchase a smaller footstool which could double-up as the dressing table stool) and the issues she works by using day by day are within just achieve on the decreased cabinets. 
A person of the niftiest objects we found is the reversible shelf / tray which can be utilized as a shelf for vegetation etcetera or a tray for paper, prints etcetera with a ridge so they will not slide off.  

We also utilized a sequence of e-book supports and wallbands to prevent tomes and other things from falling off the cabinets (you have not noticed the chaos when Allie does gymnastics!). 

Sidenote: have you browse ‘The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’? It is really the sweetest e-book and a Brantmark loved ones favorite! 

The pinboard 

I made the pinboard making use of a cork board protected with stretched linen.  

Trim hooks that simply click into location made a spot for hairbands, necklaces, sun shades… you name it! 

The dressing table 

A dressing table was greatest on Allie’s desire checklist! She’s really not allowed to don make-up outside the house of the property nonetheless, but she enjoys to experiment and have exciting with it at house!

To build the dressing desk space, we extra a Decor Mirror – which is the identical as the just one I have in my new wardrobe. We also put a reversible shelf beneath it for nail varnish, brushes and so forth and a sequence of clear containers (from the Elfa Studio in town) for make-up, jewelry and so forth. A very simple lamp above lights up the area after dark. 
The drawer beneath has been equipped with a Decor accessory tray so that Allie has a location for her bits and bobs like earrings, hairbands, purses and many others. 

Oh, how I’d have liked to have experienced this set up when I was a child! 

The greatest point of all, is that it really is developed so significantly place in the rest of her place, ideal for stage two of the make-above – rumour has it, Allie’s planned a gallery wall with Per’s aged LPs, a garland of trailing ivy and there was a mention of a lava lamp! I’m seeking forward to viewing the boho glance unfold!

Oh, and in scenario you’re thinking about the keyboard, you will find space for it on the extended desk but she might also use a stand alternatively. 

I hope you like the final results as considerably as Allie does! Remember to do give me a shout if you have any concerns – or if you have a kid’s room to plan, you can locate out extra about this process above at Elfa

I hope you have a enjoyable, enjoyable weekend prepared. I am heading off to Stavanger, Norway this evening to compose a town information for an English journal – really remarkable, Norway is my favourite region in the entire world! I hope I can squeeze in a excursion to the fjords and a hike on the Saturday. If you’d like to observe along, I am going to be sharing my journey on Instagram tales. 

Trevlig helg! Have a excellent weekend! 


Images Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Household