before and after: jessica’s bedroom

d*s reader jessica sent in this great bedroom before and after. jessica has lived in this room since childhood and hadn’t done a room makeover since she was 11. now that she’s 23 she decided to change things up to represent her new age and place in life. i think it’s definitely a change for the good- i’m loving the rug and chandelier. thanks to jessica for sharing!

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    I love it. It’s beautiful. Great improvement. Congrats!

  2. jaime says:

    wow. dramatic change.

  3. annie says:

    wow! i did a double take when i scrolled down to see the “after” photo. great job jessica!

  4. Kristi says:

    What a great room makeover! Great job, Jessica!

  5. ethanollie says:

    wow, wow, wow! nice job.

    mind telling where you found the zigzag pilows?

  6. renee says:

    wow, it’s gorgeous! the room looks super cozy now!

  7. Arin says:

    What an amazing transformation.

  8. Bridget says:

    great makeover. 23 and still living at home, can her parents adopt me?

  9. Joe says:

    love the bed frame and the windows!…

  10. ZhaoShu says:

    oh wow… love this! great colors. interesting space. the floor!!!

  11. jhayne says:

    wow, what a change! the ‘after’ is definitely a ‘grown-up’ room!

  12. VisuaLingual says:

    A gorgeous transformation, even if the windows remind me of The Amityville Horror…

  13. Sabine says:

    This is an incredible transformation! I love the new colour palette with blacks and creams and pops of red and orange. That chandelier – wow!
    I think what’s most impressive is that the major pieces – bed and side tables – were reused but feel completely different with the new bedding and lamps. Great job Jessica, thanks for sharing!

  14. Kim Wike says:

    What a beautiful chandelier! Where did you get it?

  15. WHOA. that is incredible. suddenly looks like a page from Domino. where’s the chandalier from?

  16. jodi says:

    wow! what a fantastic makeover. well done!!

  17. jessica says:

    I’m so glad you all like it!

    To answer your questions:

    Ethanollie, the shams are Missoni from Neiman Marcus’s website.

    Bridget, I’m the oldest of 4 daughters and my parents can always make room for one more!

    VisuaLingual, my parents thought the same thing when they first bought the house! I’m too scared to watch the movie…

    Kim and Joanna, the light fixture is from union lighting in Toronto.

    Your kind words made my week! If you want to see more please check out my blog:

  18. Kate says:

    This is fabulous. Amazing how taking everything off the low side walls makes this feel so much bigger and brighter!

  19. andi says:

    Perfect, grown up and lovely. Just lovely!! Well done!

  20. zara says:

    I adore those little windows. And the chandelier and the rug, but really those windows are too cute. I love how it seems like a cozy little nook of a room.

  21. Amber says:

    I can’t get over how awesome this looks! I’m also amazed that the pieces of furniture are all the same, the room looks astonishingly different. Great job!

  22. pia says:

    fabulous. this might be my favourite interior makeover thus far on design*sponge!

  23. Lisa says:

    That chandelier is fabulous. This looks like something out of a magazine!

  24. Melissa says:

    I love it! It makes me want to redo my room too!

  25. Emma says:

    I love the placement of those windows!!

  26. annie says:

    Jessica – I am interested in the lamps on the tables if you remember who makes those. Thanks for sharing your awesome room makeover!

  27. i knew those had to be missoni! i love how they play against the black accents. quite the chic room for a 23 year old! goodness, i still can’t put things together now! future career perhaps?

  28. susan says:

    that room makeover is amazing. it looks like something out of a magazine. love it.

    i need to ask something … what font is used for the words “before” and “after”. the script is so pretty.

  29. Derilyn says:

    Nice! It looks more grown-up, and has personality!

  30. lealou says:

    um….wow! this is gorgeous!

  31. cheryl says:

    what font are you using for “before” and “after”- LOVE it!!!

  32. Brooke says:

    Amazing makeover! Love that chandelier!

  33. grace says:


    it’s “feel script” at only $99 for the full font to download.


  34. dean says:

    love it
    love it
    love it!

    so grown up…i only wish i’d had this much taste in high school, but i think i collaged every single thing in sight :)

  35. Nat says:

    Jess, you are the coolest! I can’t wait for you to help me decorate my new loft!

  36. janine says:

    this is …

  37. emelie says:


  38. Kathy says:

    beautiful bedroom!!!

    that blanket hung over the end of the bed looks like the most comfy thing ever, where is that from??

  39. Jessica,
    This is wonderful! Just out of curiosity, how much did you spend (cost) on the entire transformation, if you don’t mind sharing. Did you buy all new bedding, lamps, etc. or did you pull from other rooms in the house? It’s very lovely!

  40. jessica says:

    I created a bedroom breakdown post on my blog that has all the resources you’d need to recreate this look.

    Thanks again for your great feedback!

  41. Pastora says:

    Great ! Congratulations! You did it without changing furnishing. Textiles are fantastic to change the atmosphere !

  42. maria says:

    FABULOUS! I can’t get over the transformation. Great Work!

  43. Laura says:

    What a beautiful bedroom! Beautiful!

  44. jax says:

    Is that the Rider lamp from CB2?

    I’ve been thinking of getting it myself… either as a bedside table or a desk lamp (for a desk in the living room).

  45. eva says:

    Bravo!! Very nice, really relaxing.
    The choice in colors are very cool. How old were you when you bought those rolling stones frames?

  46. Jessica says:

    Eva, I actually made the Rolling Stone series myself when I was 18- you can tell! haha

  47. Norma says:

    I thought the room looked lovely before but WOW the transformation is amazing, so cosy and grown up looking. Love it!

  48. Maha says:

    Drastic transformation! From a teenager bedroom to an adult place!

  49. That black chandelier is gorgeous!


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