Here's the room before:
And here it is after:
My sister had the fantastic idea of painting a chalkboard wall, so that was one of the first things I did. It'll be cute to write messages or to-do lists on. Then, I wanted to change the main color of the room. It was a beige color, which I normally love, but I wanted something different. I decided on a pale yellow color, to make it bright and cheerful without being overwhelming. My mom was such a big help with the painting!
My family was so generous with housewarming gifts: a new desk from my sister and her family and a cozy reading chair and blanket from my dad and stepmom. These pieces came from Wayfair; it can be a bit pricey, but they also have a lot of amazing sales, so it's really just a matter of keeping your eye out for a good deal.
Then I picked out some décor for the walls. I found some cute bookish prints on Etsy here and here. I also wanted to incorporate a Harry Potter-inspired painting I did at a paint and sip class. The last thing I added was a Little Mermaid canvas, which was an awesome Christmas gift from Tom.
I'm so happy with the way it turned out, and I can't wait for all the reading and blogging I'm going to do here!