Kids Room Makeover with Floral Accent Wall

two twin beds in white room with painted floral accent wall

While I was in NY, I stayed at our family cottage for a week and decided to do a couple updates because I’m hoping to start renting it out when we aren’t using it next summer. I spent all my summers running in and out of this cabin and because I am an insanely sentimental person, I kind of want everything to stay exactly the same forever. But I convinced myself it would be okay to do a quick update on the “kids room” upstairs. So I spent the days out on the lake and from 10-2 every night I would be up here ripping up carpet, putting in the new floor, painting walls… And it came together in about 5 days! (Scroll down for all the before and afters!)

The only thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to add in a hand-painted accent wall inspired by Emily’s cactus wall. Mine isn’t quite as incredible as hers but I’m still kind of obsessed with how it turned out. I would have LOVED this wall as a kid.

twin bed in white room with painted floral accent wall

I used all the furniture and linens we already had around the cottage so I could keep the makeover pretty cheap. So I sanded down and painted the beds that were already in there, swapped out the nightstand and dresser, painted the mirror, and swapped out a few other decor pieces.

For the DIY hand-painted wall: First I sketched out the designs first and then went back in and painted over everything once I liked the layout. I used a green paint although it pretty much ended up looking black unless you’re close up. Oh well!

close up of hand-painted floral wall
corner of white room with wooden dresser and decor
twin bed in white room with painted floral accent wall

And here are all the before and afters!

two twin beds in white room with painted floral accent wall
before image of twin beds in white and blue room
side by side before and after images of kids cottage room
side by side before and after images of kids cottage room
side by side before and after images of kids cottage room

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