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A Mid-Century-Style Bedroom for a Millennial At-home College Student - Revealed!

Disclosure: For this post I received gifted product from AllModern. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thank you for supporting content that keeps Creekwoodhill going.

Hey friends, we're back! So you may have read the teaser in last week's post about this room's refresh mid-pandemic, so today I'm going to share the reveal! But first, let's talk about this room and where it came from, you can catch the reveal pre-pandemic here.

It's true many of us have been struggling or searching for ways to make our homes work for us in ways we never imagined B.C (Before COVID) and our household has been too. So when our college-aged daughter's classes turned online and her after-school job (tutoring biology to middle school students) also converted online we quickly realized she needed a dedicated space to work. Without the disruptions and distractions from the rest of the house and it's inhabitants.

With more video sessions taking place she also needed a quiet backdrop that wouldn't distract her students. So pairing things back and organizing became a priority for her.

Here's a little before of her room:

It's gorgeous and she loved it! So why the change?

Well, that desk was more of a table (no drawer) and she also needed something a little bigger and more grown-up (the desk was from Target's Room Essentials Dorm line from many years past and it was so wobbly but it also was like $12 on clearance).

First things first, we upgraded the workspace/vanity and now it's this beautiful gray wood with brass details:

We also simplified things a bit by removing the wall sconces that used to flank this mirror (sigh, I meant to steam those curtains - don't judge).

She now has a place to stash her pens and papers away in the drawer and the brass detail on the back may be my favorite.

The blue velvet chair replaced her old bedroom chair that never worked great as a study chair, it was too low and no back support, plus one of the cats shredded the heck out of the back of it.

We love how this new chair has ample support, easy to move, and the brass leg detail ties in well with the other brass details in her room.

Although her room is on the smaller side we still squeezed in a king-sized bed. It was important to us that this may be the last investment piece of furniture we make for her bedroom and wanted a piece she could for sure take with her for when the day she decides to leave the nest.

Speaking of her bed, her old "dresser" not really a dresser - it was a media cabinet or storage cabinet from IKEA and did not work for clothes storage so to tie in with her bed we added this beautiful and functional dresser.

It checked all of the clothes storage-organizational needs boxes.

Speaking of organization and as her mother speaking here, she needed a shoe rack so this simple, over-the-door rack saved space and maximized shoe storage.

Here, we sort of created an "entryway" in her small space, again to maximize every space we could but also to give a little interest into her room upon entering.

We also added some cubbies into her closet to help organize some of her other things but her closet is a mess, let's just be real here. Ha!

Instead I'll share a couple more views from her newly updated room.

We can't believe how this cactus has taken off! It was only a few inches tall a year ago and from IKEA.

Ok so are you ready to get the look?

Here's my mood board complete with shoppable links! I hope you found this post inspiring if you're in the same season as we are with adjusting and pivoting for the now but planning for the future days ahead with a twenty-something year old!

To shop my mid-century modern bedroom look and keep the inspiration going check out this post complete with shoppable links!



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Looks so beautiful Lea!! Your daughter must adore it. Feels like a very adult space but with the sweetest touches.

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