One Room Challenge Week 6 | Bedding Selection

November 2, 2021

Welcome back to week 6 of the One Room Challenge! The bedding selection is always important because the bed tends to be the focal point of every bedroom! The goal for Evelyn’s bedding was to find an affordable and durable option that looked great too.

Catch up on earlier posts for the Fall One Room Challenge…

Week 1 | Week 2 Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 | Week 8

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For those of you who are stopping by for the first time, welcome! Two years ago we moved into our 1960’s fixer-upper in Toledo, Ohio, and have been documenting our renovations on the blog. This will be my fifth time participating in the One Room Challenge and it has been a fantastic way to complete projects in our home! Thanks for following along as I work to transform our daughter’s bedroom in 8 weeks.

Dining Room Reveal | Boys Bedroom Reveal Master Bedroom Reveal Living Room Reveal


Vintage Inspired Bedding Selection

Evelyn’s bedroom has gone through a few layout changes over these last two years and I think we finally nailed the bed placement. At first, I resisted putting the bed in front of the only window and placed it on the back wall. This placement did not leave much wall space for a vanity and a dresser. See the original layout below…

Choosing affordable and durable bedding options that look great in a girls bedroom | Building Bluebird

*Check out the tutorial for painting this second-hand bed frame white!

I decided to embrace the new layout and frame the bed with beautiful curtains and bamboo blinds. The curtains are a contrasting blue with hints of warm pinks and yellows.

Choosing affordable and durable bedding options that look great in a girls bedroom | Building Bluebird

For the headboard, I wanted a simple design that allowed the light from the window to shine through. This sleek, iron headboard is the perfect modern touch for my daughter’s bedroom.

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I found the eyelet dust ruffle at an estate sale (similar), but it ended up being larger than the queen bed frame. Womp, womp. One downside of the bed platform is that it is slippery! If the mattress slides, the dust ruffle moves with it. I tried it out for a few days, but it just looked disheveled. I decided to hot glue the dust ruffle to the platform and it worked like a charm.

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A few people asked me how I would wash it and my response was simple, I won’t! Ha! It was only $3, so if a big mess happens in the bedroom, I will just toss it.

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Last year we purchased a bed in the box mattress and while it is comfortable, it is thicker than a standard mattress. Because of this, I always feel like the comforter looks too short when the bed is made (see below)

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I decided to buy a king-sized duvet for her queen-sized bed to achieve the desired length. Luckily, we had a duvet insert hanging around our house so I only had to buy the cover! I found a beautiful, peach, pinstriped cover at IKEA that and I grabbed white sheets and a throw pillow while as well. The subtle pinstripes pattern gives the room a little more dimension. I was dying to add some warm yellows into the design as well and the velvet pillow was the perfect solution.

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Both of my kiddos enjoy coloring in bed, so the bedding had to be kid-friendly and durable. A duvet cover is a great option because I can easily pull it off and wash it when markers or pencils inevitably get on it. I am really happy with all of the bedding purchases, her room is so cozy! I have definitely fallen asleep in here more than once since the new bedding went in.

Choosing affordable and durable bedding options that look great in a girls bedroom | Building Bluebird

Bedding Source List

Come back next week to see the final tasks get checked off the list before the big reveal. Don’t forget to check out all of the other participants and their projects over on the One Room Challenge blog

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