Delight the Little Ones with a Christmas Bedroom Makeover

Welcome to the 569th Metamorphosis Monday!

Merry Christmas and the most happiest of holidays to you! Today I’m sharing a fun, whimsical makeover I semi-completed for my grandsons’ bedroom recently. I say semi-completed because the artwork I ordered to go above their beds wasn’t the quality I expected and had to be returned. I’ve also ordered a different lamp and will share how it looks once it arrives.

Christmas Bedroom Makeover


Here’s how their bedroom normally looks.

Dinosaur Themed Boy's Room


When the boys outgrew their toddler beds, my daughter-in-love and I chose a dinosaur themed bedding for their room since they are pretty obsessed with dinosaurs these days. You may remember this little makeover from earlier this year. (View this Dinosaur-Themed Bedroom Makeover here: Dinosaur Themed Bedroom for Two Dinosaur-Loving Boys.

Pottery Barn Dinosaur Quilt and Bedding


For Christmas, there’s been another big metamorphosis!

Christmas Bedroom Makeover for Children


Santa and his reindeer have been hard at work transforming this bedroom into a Christmas wonderland! By the way, all the bedding I’ll be sharing and linking to in this post is currently on sale. It appears if it’s ordered this morning, they are promising one-day delivery.

Adorable Santa & Reindeer Bedding


This whimsical quilt depicts Santa flying through the sky, his reindeer leading the way. There are so many fuzzy, soft spots on this quilt from Santa’s beard, the reindeer’s fuzzy chests, to the multiple, wide, sections of fuzzy softness running the width of the quilt.

Santa Reindeer Bedding


You’ll find the quilt currently on sale here: Santa/Reindeer Quilt. I love the car bringing home the tree!

Christmas Quilt

I’m in love with the plaid, flannel duvet that was designed to go with this bedding. It’s incredibly soft! Unfortunately, I don’t think it’s still available, at least not in the twin size.

I also love that all the bedding is certified organic. There’s absolutely no chemical feel or smell, just a lot of soft cottony goodness!

Christmas Bedding with Santa and Reindeer


After a few tries, I finally figured out a way to arrange the pillows where all the fun images can be seen. I placed the regular “sleeping” pillow on the bed, allowing it to rest at a slight slant on the headboard. I placed the Euro sham pillow on top of the slanted pillow, then the standard sham pillow and the snowman pillow fit nicely in front. I like how the Euro sham almost acts as a headboard for the bed.

Holiday Christmas Bedding, Children's Bedding


In this whimsical scene, Santa and one of his reindeer have emerged from the bedding in the form of a soft, plush toy.

Christmas Bedding Makeover, Childs Bedroom


I am so pleased with the quality of these. You’ll find them available here: Santa Plush Toy AND Reindeer Plush Toy.

Santa and Reindeer Stuffed Toy


Here’s a little close-up of the scene across the lower part of the bedding. Sooo cute!


Both of the shams are edged in a soft red/green/white flannel and a velvety-soft, red fabric. This bedding is wonderful, a sensory delight for all ages!

Plaid Duvet for Christmas


The coordinating sheets are absolutely adorable! They are currently on sale here: Whimsical Santa/Reindeer Sheets.

Christmas Pillow Shams, Santa Sheets & Reindeer


The scene on the Euro Sham may be my favorite! It depicts Santa just about to go down the chimney of an adorable cottage. I love the little stars embroidered on all the pieces of this Christmas bedding. So many cute details!

Christmas Pillow Shams, Santa Down the Chimney


The snowman/snowball pillow is currently on sale here: Snowman/Snowball Pillow.

Snowman Snowball Pillow for Child's Room


The navy blue curtains were changed out for red ones and the chest between the boys’ beds saw a little Christmas makeover with a new lamp. The lamp I purchased (visible on the chest) wasn’t quite as large as I had envisioned, so I just ordered a new one that should be here in a few days.

Christmas Bedroom Makeover


This is the lamp that’s currently on their chest. It’s really cute, just not quite as large as I’d like it to be. If you need a bedside lamp, you’ll find it available here: White and Gold Lamp. I thought the gold made it feel a bit Christmasy.


This is the lamp I just ordered yesterday. I’ll share an updated photo once it arrives. I love its “snowball” design. You’ll find it on sale here: Snowball Bubble Lamp. I wouldn’t mind picking up one of these for my home, maybe to use on the screened porch or in my upstairs family room.


The top of the chest got a little makeover, as well. There’s a blanket of white snow across the top of the chest, along with the little Christmas tree that was always in my son’s room at Christmastime when he was growing up. You’ll find a similar tree available here: Ceramic Lit Christmas Tree.

Each of my grandsons got a new Christmas-themed mug. I love how the mugs are designed so Santa holds a cookie.

Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree


When I was thinking of accessories for decorating the chest, I had to include a Department 56, A Christmas Story house. This home, featured so prominently in the movie, is actually located right here in Ohio. I found this cute lit house here: A Christmas Story House.

Dept. 56 A Christmas Story Lit House


You may remember when I toured the home during a past visit to Ohio and shared it all in a series of posts. There is so much to see when you go for the tour including the house itself, a museum which houses actual items from the film and a gift shop where you can buy some hilarious souvenirs including the infamous Bunny suit Ralphie gets as a gift during the movie.

(You’ll find a link to a tour of the exterior of the home, with links to an inside tour, in this previous post: Tour A Christmas Story House. For access to all the posts about this home on one page, go here: Posts about A Christmas Story House in Cleveland, Ohio.)

The house is located in Cleveland and is definitely worth the trip to see it if you’re a fan of the movie. I don’t recommend going right now since the lines are insane starting from around Thanksgiving until Christmastime. I toured it during the summer and was able to walk right in, no waiting. It was awesome!


Evening was approaching as I took my pictures for this post. In this photo, the 4 x 6, white, faux-fur rug I added between the beds is visible. It is scrumptious to walk on and the boys love it! (Rug is available here: White Fur Rug and here: White Fur Rug. I ordered both and they were exactly the same.)

A Children's Bedroom Makeover for Christmas


If you happen to be 3 years old, it’s the perfect size for making snow fur angels. 😉 (See this previous post for an explanation about fur angels. The Art of Making Fur Angels.)

Making Snow Angels on a White Furry Rug


Here’s how the room looks in the evening at bedtime.

Christmas Bedroom Makeover, Evening Time


The lit tree and Christmas Story house are perfect nightlights this time of year.

Lit Ceramic Christmas Tree, Lit Dept. 56 A Christmas Story House


Hope this bedroom makeover brings you sweet dreams as you snuggle into bed tonight and await Santa’s visit in just a few days. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

A Children's Bedroom Makeover for Christmas


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  1. Merry Christmas, Susan!

  2. C’mon, be honest–has this new bedding been adult tested yet? My fave is the quilt across the foot of the bed. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  3. SharonFromMichigan says

    What lucky boys! What a wonderful way to go to sleep while waiting anxiously for Christmas to arrive! This will definitely add to their wonderful childhood memories. Merry Christmas to you and your family

  4. Brenda Lawrence says

    OMGoodness, what lucky little boys! I love their Christmas room, so warm, so inviting, so fun and festive! How will they ever get to sleep come Christmas Eve?! lol The room turned out great Susan, you have such an eye for all the little details. I love the rug, but even more, I love your grandson making fur angels. Too cute, too sweet! So much goodness in their room that it is hard to pick a favorite. I remember when you toured the Christmas Story House in OH! I didn’t even know you could go tour it until I read your post. On my bucket list. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year! Hugs, Brenda

    • Thanks so much, Brenda! Definitely do the tour sometimes, I really enjoyed my afternoon there. I loved touring the museum and shopping in the gift shop afterward. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! XXX

  5. Oh SO cute! I bet the boys love it! 🙂 Maybe they make a giant rug so adults can make fur angels too… !? Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with those darling boys – and their parents!

  6. Adorable room….those little guys will go to sleep with visions of sugar plums dancing in their heads! Very special and you receive so much joy from doing it for them. The true spirit of Christmas.

    • Thanks, Toni! It was so much fun putting it all together. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones! Hope you have a fabulous start to 2020! XXX

  7. Susan, I dream of having grandkids some day and doing the same. You’ve created a magical, wonderful world for the boys. Merry Christmas!

  8. Merry Christmas Susan!
    This room is exquisite. All the time, attention, love, and detail you’ve put into it shows beautifully. From the pom pom swag, curtains, fur throw, stuffed animals, comforter, sheets, pillows, books, toys, nostalgic Christmas tree…it’s just wonderfully created and executed.
    Thank you for sharing

  9. Vivien Wulff says

    What wonderful Christmas room! Your grandsons are very lucky to have you as a grandmother.

  10. Was wondering if we would see a fur angel. Adorable! Bedding is extra cute with all the whistles and bells you could imagine. Almost like being at the North Pole in one of Santa’s spare bedrooms!

  11. OMG absolutely adorable. Oh, I wish you were my grandma! You are such a blessing to those little boys. thanks for sharing.

  12. linda Burwell says

    Too cute Susan! You have 2 lucky little grandsons!

  13. Susan the boys room turned out adorable! I know they loved it to pieces. Merry Christmas sweet friend!

  14. Linda Page Gurganus says

    I have wanted a Christmas bedspread and shams and a Christmas shower curtain for years and the makeover of your grandsons bedroom has convinced me to do just that. Maybe I can get a good deal after the holiday! And your grandson is adorable!! Have a Merry Christmas and I hope to see you in 2020!!

  15. Susan,
    How adorable those little guys would look snuggled in those beds! I bet they are so excited. Such a sweet room. Merry Christmas and enjoy your family!

  16. Me thinks 2 little boys have you wrapped around their fingers…just as it should be!
    I’m not gonna lie. I wish you were my grandma, mom or best friend! You do beautiful work!!

    • Awww, thanks—that’s the nicest comment I could ever get! (((Hugs))) Merry Christmas and wishing you the happiest new year! Looking forward to 2020!

  17. Everything about your grandsons Christmas room is adorable, including your cute grandson making fur angels. What a wonderful imagination! The room couldn’t be cuter or copier and you have thought of every detail. Your grandsons are blessed to have such a sweet thoughtful grandmother. Have a Merry Christmas with your family.
    (Since your artwork didn’t arrive, you could get some paper and crayons and let the boys draw their versions of Santa, reindeer, and snowmen to go above the beds. You could just carefully tape them on the top of the framed pictures. They might not be perfect, but a grandchild’s art is priceless.)

    • I love this!! Such a keeper and special!

    • Awww, thanks so much, Mary! They are such a blessing to me!
      I was so surprised when my youngest grandson suddenly dropped down to the rug in my bedroom and started making fur angles. Cutest thing ever! 🙂 Had to get a rug for their room after seeing that! 🙂
      I LOVE your idea about the artwork. I’m totally going to do that next year. Such an awesome idea! Thanks so much for suggesting that! I love it!

  18. I meant to say your room couldn’t be cuter or cozier! Spellchecker changed it to copier!

  19. Just precious! On a smaller scale, I would hang Christmas tree ball ornaments on my children’s drapes with safety pins! Every year their choice of colors and then as teens – they went wild! Precious! Merry Christmas!

    • Oh, I love that, Kristy! I’m sad that Christmas is over, wish it wasn’t just yet. I may have to copy your idea of ball ornaments on the drapes….love that! XXX

  20. Two lucky little boys-what fun!

  21. BOBBI DUNCAN says

    This is the cutest Christmas bed linens set ever!!!! Your grandsons must be over the moon to be able to sleep in such a fun room while awaiting Santa. Merry Christmas and all good things in the New Year! Hugs!

    • Thanks so much, Bobbi! They did love it! I think my daughter-in-love will be leaving the bedding on for a while. We were joking aobut removing it sometime in March. lol
      Happy New Year to you! XXX

  22. Thanks so much for hosting each week!! Merry Christmas!!

  23. I like this decor so much more than the previous one. This is bright and cheerful! But it will have to come down at the beginning of the New Year, won’t it?

    Merry Christmas, Susan.

    • It is really bright and cheerful…I love it, too! My daughter in love and I wwer talking about that today. She said she’s going to leave it up for a while…probably through January. The kids love it! Happy New Year to you!

  24. Cyndi Raines says

    What a wonderful gift! I’m sure they love every bit of it, especially the awesome night lights, which they probably stare at until Mr. Sandman comes and they can’t keep their eyes open. They will enjoy this for several more years adding to the excitement of Christmas. We’ll done Susan! Merry Christmas to you and your entire family!

    • Awww, thanks Cyndi! They do love it which makes me super happy! It will be fun bringing it out again each year. 🙂
      Happy New Year to you and hubby!

  25. cleo headley says

    What a warm and cozy bedroom for the winter months !!

    Merry Christmas to all….

  26. My daughter just refinished all the hardwood floors in their home. When I saw the faux fur rugs, I knew my daughter and SIL would love a warm spot for feet each morning. Now, I have a small one in my cart for my dog’s bed. She will love it and since it is machine washable, so why not? I love the boys’ bedroom and the Christmas bedding with the current wall color and window treatment. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  27. So cute, what lucky little boys!! They will always remember the Christmas bedroom they slept in at your house. Have very Merry Christmas!!

  28. Adorable. They are such loved and cared for little guys. I wish all little children could be so loved. Charlie looks adorable making the ‘fur angel.’ 😀 Handsome little guy. I know they’ll have a wonderful Christmas. Grandma Santa Susan will see to that. ;o)

  29. Those makeovers really make it feel like they’re living inside a Christmas house. Gorgeous! Great job!

    • Thanks, Katty! It was so much fun to put together! They will get to enjoy it for a few more weeks before it’s time to take it all apart. Happy New Year to you and your family! XXX

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