Redesigning a room is never easy. Redesigning an asymmetrical room welcomes additional challenges that some may be scared to tackle.

Here’s how Alison Allen, founder of the Deuce Cities Henhouse blog, redesigned her bedroom despite one major obstacle – a small, unconventional shape that inspired a full-on renovation.

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

“What started the whole project was my curiosity. I had to know what was behind the paneling and the funny corner. I tore into the wall one morning to discover this huge steel tank, and from then on there was no going back.”

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

“It was an exciting challenge to figure out how to repair the wall, how to patch the floor, how to scavenge and find baseboard to match the existing and make it all look just how it was originally supposed to look. I really felt empowered knowing that I could fix it”

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

“Last spring I had updated the adjoining sun porch in saturated navy and coral, so it made sense for the bedroom to follow that color palette, but in more muted and subdued tones. When I saw the Penoies wallpaper from Hygee & West I knew it would be the thing that the space needed.”

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

“I love these nightstands because they are the perfect size, 18″ diameter, anything bigger would have overwhelmed the space. They have a drawer which is perfect for remotes and notebooks and stuff like that. I always need drawers in my life! I love the tapered legs, giving it a nod to that mid-century vibe without going all in, and the antique brass is the perfect compliment to the metallic flowers in the wallpaper.”

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

Featured: Penelope Nightstand // Upholstered Sleigh Bed // Souk Wool Rug // Organic Harmony Sheet Set // Mongolian Lamb Pillow Cover // Hygge & West + Rifle Paper Co. Wallpaper

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How to redesign a non-square bedroom | west elm

Alison Allen is the founder of Deuce Cities Henhouse + is constantly inspired by her home, interior magazines, and fellow home bloggers. Her home is a continuous work in progress and you can follow it on her blog. Connect with Alison on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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di

March 27, 2015

beautious!!!

ted

March 27, 2015

wonderful

Sandy

March 30, 2015

Does anyone know where the wall art is from or where to get it? Thanks!

Miriam

April 6, 2015

I love this bedroom. I like the idea of the dresser in front of the bed. That is something that would work in my bedroom, because its longer rather than wider.

beverly

May 1, 2015

Very, very pretty room! I don’t understand what the tank is…surely not an inaccessible hot water tank..is it? Painted paneling would have looked fine. I doubted it but took someone’s advice after he explained what a mess removing it would be. But then I have no ability to repair a wall.
It’s also possible to put up wallboard then paper over. I love wallpaper, especially in a bedroom. Adorable nightstands too.

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