my scandinavian home: Allie’s Bedroom Makeover


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The point about small children is that just one minute they are little infants, the next they’re whizzing off on adventures with friends! Consider my daughter, Allie. She’s turning twelve this October! Where by has the time gone? Normally a ray of sunshine, she won’t be able to go two actions with out a cartwheel and enjoys to ski, perform soccer (that’s soccer to all my American buddies!) and lately, has come to be passionate about fashion and interiors (hmmm, I wonder who she receives that from?). 

Unnecessary to say, she grew out of her bedroom a very long time back – and a makeover was perfectly overdue. Considering the fact that I promised 2022 would be the a long time we would organise our residence (with my new wardrobe checked off the record very last month), one of the essential things would be to guarantee it experienced lots of storage! It would also need to have to cater for Allie’s requirements – and of training course, replicate her individual fashion and want checklist. 

Prior to

I instructed you our home is messy / disorganised! I’m astonished there was not a pair of trousers (United kingdom variation) on the floor! Chaos apart, this facet of the space was dominated by lower storage which was crammed with guides, toys, cuddly bears and a load of other bits and bobs. 

I have found that the toys have little by little started off to obtain dust and her space has grow to be a put to hold out with buddies, do research and experiment with trend, hair and make-up – in in between building TikToks and doing backflips on her bed – not usually in that buy!

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

– A desk spot with drawers 

– A pinboard for tiny photos, notes and standard inspiration 

– E-book cabinets – with guide ends! 

– A dressing table 

– Good lighting 

Oh, and the seem and truly feel ought to have a hint of boho with heaps of greenery, all-natural materials and plants! 


Higher than is the unique style, which was developed employing the Elfa drag and drop on the internet organizing resource. Once the merchandise arrived, we rejigged them a very little to make use of the purely natural light (that’s just one of the beauties of Elfa – it is a versatile technique so you can frequently adapt it in accordance to your needs as perfectly as add things over time). 


Just like the wardrobe method in my bed room, this shelving process is centred around a sequence of vertical rods, to which you can simply click-in a complete tray of goods these types of as shelves, drawers, clipboards, mirrors, hooks and extra. For a children’s bed room it truly is an complete aspiration! Here’s a breakdown of the products we additional: 

The desk place

Above the desk we extra a Storing Board with attachable hooks and containers for smaller goods like pens, paperclips and scissors (For every constantly marvels at how lots of ‘tiny’ things the women amass, all of which are evidently important!). 

I especially appreciate that the desk peak can be lifted as she grows!

mesh basket under the desk is utilised to store cables (her room is formally neater than my office environment!). 

The shelves 

To build the shelving, we applied a collection of melamine cabinets mounted on click-in brackets. Lesser made use of objects are / outdated photos etc which Allie would like to conserve for the long term have been saved away on higher cabinets (we could acquire a tiny footstool which could double-up as the dressing table stool) and the points she employs day-to-day are in just arrive at on the decreased cabinets. 
One of the niftiest merchandise we identified is the reversible shelf / tray which can be utilized as a shelf for vegetation etc or a tray for paper, prints etcetera with a ridge so they do not slide off.  

We also used a sequence of book supports and wallbands to quit tomes and other merchandise from slipping off the shelves (you have not viewed the chaos when Allie does gymnastics!). 

Sidenote: have you go through ‘The Boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’? It is really the sweetest book and a Brantmark spouse and children favorite! 

The pinboard 

I made the pinboard employing a cork board covered with stretched linen.  

Trim hooks that click into location developed a position for hairbands, necklaces, sun shades… you identify it! 

The dressing desk 

A dressing table was maximum on Allie’s wish list! She’s really not permitted to use make-up outside the house of the residence still, but she loves to experiment and have exciting with it at residence!

To make the dressing table area, we extra a Decor Mirror – which is the same as the a person I have in my new wardrobe. We also place a reversible shelf beneath it for nail varnish, brushes and many others and a sequence of crystal clear packing containers (from the Elfa Studio in city) for make-up, jewelry and so forth. A uncomplicated lamp higher than lights up the region following darkish. 
The drawer beneath has been fitted with a Decor accessory tray so that Allie has a location for her bits and bobs like earrings, hairbands, purses and so forth. 

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

The best thing of all, is that it truly is developed so significantly area in the rest of her room, excellent for period two of the make-over – rumour has it, Allie’s prepared a gallery wall with Per’s aged LPs, a garland of trailing ivy and there was a mention of a lava lamp! I’m on the lookout forward to observing the boho glimpse unfold!

Oh, and in case you happen to be pondering about the keyboard, there’s place for it on the extended desk but she may also use a stand in its place. 

I hope you like the results as much as Allie does! Remember to do give me a shout if you have any concerns – or if you have a children’s home to plan, you can uncover out additional about this procedure over at Elfa

I hope you have a comforting, pleasurable weekend planned. I am heading off to Stavanger, Norway this evening to create a city guide for an English magazine – very thrilling, Norway is my favourite place in the entire world! I hope I can squeeze in a journey to the fjords and a hike on the Saturday. If you would like to abide by along, I will be sharing my excursion on Instagram stories. 

Trevlig helg! Have a great weekend! 


Images Niki Brantmark / My Scandinavian Residence


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