The Uncommon Life

Contest: Pin Your Dream Bedroom

February 27, 2012

Ok, be honest. Are you as obsessed with Pinterest as we are?

I certainly hope so, because here’s our first big Pinterest contest! Pin this image to a new board, fill it out following the guidelines below, and you’ll be entered to win a gift certificate to redecorate your bedroom!

Leave the link to your bedroom inspirations (or pin-spiration! Too much? It’s hard to resist) in the comments below and/or on the original pin in our Dream Home board and you’ll be entered to win.

We’ll announce the winner on March 9. How much that person wins is up to you. For every 50 entries we see, we’ll add $50 to the grand prize, up to a total of $250. So after you share your board with us, be sure to tell your friends and family to enter too!

Follow us on Pinterest for more updates, and leave a link to your profile in the comments. We follow back!

Good luck and happy pinning. We can’t wait to see your brilliant boards!


  • Reply Jennifer scott February 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm

  • Reply Natalya February 28, 2012 at 9:59 am

  • Reply Jennifer February 28, 2012 at 11:22 am


  • Reply Trish Higby February 28, 2012 at 11:46 am

  • Reply Sarah February 28, 2012 at 1:30 pm

  • Reply Sarah Kearney February 28, 2012 at 2:17 pm

  • Reply Heather February 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    I’m having trouble with some of the pins I’m trying to pin from your site. The pictures of the vases and some of the wall art isn’t showing up.

  • Reply Candice February 28, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    that was a fun board to create!

  • Reply Candice February 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I’m sorry! I posted the wrong link:

  • Reply Natalie February 28, 2012 at 5:21 pm

  • Reply Megan Peterson February 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

  • Reply Trisha Adams February 28, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Are all the pins supposed to be from Or can they be from anywhere on the web? There are a few things like rugs and pajamas that only have a few options available from

  • Reply Julie February 28, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Great contest idea!

  • Reply Jessica Schwartz February 28, 2012 at 8:30 pm

  • Reply TaraUB February 28, 2012 at 10:06 pm

  • Reply Stacy February 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

  • Reply Alison February 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm … hiya the rules didn’t identify which country. Hopefully it’s valid for more than just the states. Good luck everyone.

  • Reply Valerie February 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

  • Reply Annette Rosenberg February 28, 2012 at 11:12 pm

  • Reply Molly Scott February 28, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    My ultimate bedroom

  • Reply Leslie February 29, 2012 at 12:05 am

    That was fun!

  • Reply Adrienne February 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

  • Reply Jennifer February 29, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Made 2 options. Option 1 is a little more elegant. Option 2 is fun and playful! Tons of fun putting it all together!

  • Reply Jess SW February 29, 2012 at 12:43 am

  • Reply Sarah Lund-Goldstein February 29, 2012 at 12:45 am

    Check out my board! Lots of fun to put together!

  • Reply Anna Belle February 29, 2012 at 12:59 am

  • Reply karen February 29, 2012 at 1:49 am

    That was so fun! Now I just need to take some of the inspiration I found and create the same atmosphere in my actual bedroom!

  • Reply Brittany Ransom February 29, 2012 at 1:52 am

    That was a lot of fun.

  • Reply Carly February 29, 2012 at 2:39 am

  • Reply Sarah February 29, 2012 at 6:01 am

  • Reply Mandy February 29, 2012 at 9:58 am

    My entry

  • Reply Kathryn Donaldson February 29, 2012 at 10:03 am

  • Reply Cassie February 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

    @Trisha, The pins don’t all have to be from UncommonGoods. We want to see your design inspirations from all over the web!

  • Reply cassie February 29, 2012 at 10:27 am

    @Heather, we’re sorry you’re having trouble. It sounds like the problem is a glitch on Pinterest. Please don’t be discouraged and give it another try. We’d love to see your board!

  • Reply Amy February 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

    good luck everyone!

  • Reply Amy February 29, 2012 at 11:46 am

    do over here. 🙂

  • Reply Rachel February 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Yay! That was fun!

  • Reply Andrea February 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    So much fun!

  • Reply Ellie February 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm
    This was brilliant! Thank you

  • Reply Danielle DeNise February 29, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    I had SO much fun doing this!!!!

  • Reply Heather February 29, 2012 at 1:53 pm

  • Reply Katherine February 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    What a blast! There is so much to explore on pinterest!

  • Reply Jessica February 29, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    That was so much fun! I <3 pinning

  • Reply Jodi February 29, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    This was such a fun contest – I don’t even care how much time it took!

  • Reply Sam Mooney February 29, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    I’m about to start my board!

  • Reply Kelly February 29, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    This was so much fun!

  • Reply Sam Mooney February 29, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    now I really want a room like this

  • Reply Corrie February 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm

  • Reply Amanda Griswold March 1, 2012 at 1:10 am

    So fun!

  • Reply Kristi Dorson March 1, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I had too much fun doing this!

  • Reply Amanda March 1, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Once I started I couldnt stop! haha so here are numerous uncommon bedrooms 🙂

  • Reply Amanda March 1, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Weird it didnt post the link

  • Reply Rebecca March 1, 2012 at 10:33 am

    this was WAY too much fun!

  • Reply Lindsay March 1, 2012 at 10:49 am

    This was very fun:)

  • Reply Christine March 1, 2012 at 10:56 am

  • Reply Tracey March 1, 2012 at 11:17 am

    This was fun! Now I’m really wanting a bedroom makeover!!

  • Reply Kaylee March 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm

  • Reply Liza B March 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Thanks so much! Really fun. I love mixing science and nature… Love pinterest!! Pin your dreams, so they aren’t forgotten!!!!

  • Reply Jaime Radwan March 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

  • Reply Amy March 1, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Here’s me!

    thanks so much, it’s been a blast!

  • Reply Maureen March 1, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Simplifying this promotion would get you so much more participation. I love this brand, but who has the time to do all of this?

  • Reply Dana C. March 1, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    so fun to create my dream bedroom and then share it with everyone!

  • Reply Kim R. March 1, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    This has made the prospect of my new home even more exciting!

  • Reply Stephanie March 2, 2012 at 1:30 am

  • Reply Carmen Lebron March 2, 2012 at 8:11 am

    Could certainly use a refresh to my bedroom…Im in

  • Reply Devin March 2, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    So much fun!

  • Reply Tracy March 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm This was a blast and made me look at new ways to do my current room!

  • Reply Rhiannon March 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm This was so much fun!

  • Reply Maija M March 2, 2012 at 6:02 pm
    Very fun!!!!!

  • Reply Allyson March 2, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Fun to dream about my dream, er, uncommon bedroom – here it is!

  • Reply Viva March 2, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    My Uncommon Bedroom:

  • Reply Amity March 2, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Such a smart idea…fun, fun!

  • Reply cassandra March 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm


  • Reply Nicole Vosburgh March 3, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Thank you so much for such a fun contest! Here is a link to my board:

  • Reply Tracy March 3, 2012 at 1:22 am

    This was too hard to resist, great idea!

  • Reply Tracy March 3, 2012 at 1:23 am

    This was too hard to resist, great idea!

  • Reply Michelle March 3, 2012 at 4:59 am

    this was a really fun contest idea!!
    my board:

  • Reply Paloma March 3, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Paloma’s uncommon bedroom:

  • Reply Paoliz March 3, 2012 at 12:11 pm hahah i loved this contest!!! I AM just as obsessed with pinterest 🙂

  • Reply Sarah Tracy March 3, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I had such a good time with this! We’re planning on moving in the next 6 months and buying our own house. I can’t wait to be able to redecorate!

  • Reply Sarah Tracy March 3, 2012 at 1:32 pm <—–My uncommon bedroom. Linked to my name as well in the previous post 🙂

  • Reply Lauren Griffin March 3, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Done! This was soo much fun! 🙂

  • Reply Kimberly Guenther March 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm


  • Reply Lisa Taylor March 3, 2012 at 6:26 pm This was fun! I enjoyed seeing a new direction for what I want!

  • Reply Robert Weaver March 3, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    All I do is lin lin lin !

  • Reply Nicole Deschamps March 3, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    If only pinning it made it a reality… *sighs*. Had a blast putting it together.

  • Reply Barbara Strickland March 3, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I enjoy pinning! So relaxing … shopping without spending any money!

  • Reply Lea Snethen March 4, 2012 at 12:40 am

    This was super fun! I got a little carried away, I think ;P

  • Reply Rita Daniel March 4, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks for having this great giveaway! Was so much fun!

  • Reply Meghan Finley March 4, 2012 at 3:56 pm

  • Reply Andrea March 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I found so many imspirations for my bedroom, and some great DIY art to help out my bare walls. This contest was so much fun!

  • Reply Melanie F March 5, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I want to live in my imaginary bedroom now 🙂 That was fun, thanks! here’s mine:

  • Reply Tera Benkert March 5, 2012 at 1:33 am

    Once I figured out what I was supposed to do I had a blast with this! (I thought you had 20 pins for me to re-pin, not 20 ideas for my own pins)! Maybe a little too much fun, actually!

  • Reply Jennifer D March 5, 2012 at 3:40 pm

  • Reply HopeMM March 5, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    This contest is so much fun! Thanks!

  • Reply Kristen Smith March 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    This is great! Thanks!

  • Reply Kristen Smith March 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    This is great! Thanks!

  • Reply Dawn Pringle March 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm

  • Reply Jennifer Fujimori March 5, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Jennifer’s Uncommon Bedroom:

    This was SO MUCH FUN to enter!

  • Reply Cari March 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Now I’m ready to live in my Uncommon Bedroom!

  • Reply Sarah March 5, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I loved this! I already have so many things from you guys on my other pin boards this was a fun project! Here’s mine:

  • Reply Jessica F March 5, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    I need a pintervention!! Haha!

  • Reply Lindsey March 5, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    So much fun:)

  • Reply Emily March 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    So fun to do! Thanks!

  • Reply Jenn March 5, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I’m sure I’ll be adding more. Here I am so far ; )

  • Reply Courtney March 5, 2012 at 9:08 pm

  • Reply Meg H. March 5, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I really needed to waste some more time on Pintrest! 😉 So fun!

  • Reply anna March 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    this was so fun!!

  • Reply Jennifer Sawyer March 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    love it! My husband would be so proud if the next box of goodles that arrive from Uncommon Goods was freeeee! 🙂

  • Reply Melissa DeVos March 5, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Here is my “Uncommon Bedroom” from a pretty common Maine girl who is a complete “Pinhead.” Thanks for looking!!!

  • Reply catherine March 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm

  • Reply Lori March 5, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I really enjoyed this contest/project. had me thinking about how I can make my bedroom better and what would make me feel happy, comfortable and peaceful. I like soft, colorful, clean, youthful styling. I think the first step I need to take is to paint the walls now. and cross my fingers that I win! 🙂

  • Reply Denise March 5, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Your buyers rock!

  • Reply Jamie March 6, 2012 at 12:37 am

    My style is always changing, but these are things I like at the moment for my bedroom

  • Reply Amanda Brown March 6, 2012 at 3:27 am

    What a fun contest! I got totally absorbed in it!

  • Reply Melissa DeVos March 6, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Here is my “Uncommon Bedroom” from a pretty common Maine girl who is a complete “Pinhead.” Thanks for looking!!!

  • Reply Mallory Petersen March 6, 2012 at 10:31 am
    Well this was addicting 🙂

  • Reply Amber Thomas March 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

    🙂 Thanks!

  • Reply Heather Proctor March 6, 2012 at 11:17 am

    Now, off to bed so I can dream about this awesomeness I created!

  • Reply Angela Scoggins March 6, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  • Reply Linda Davenport March 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    bet it isn’t what you expected but – it is what it is!

  • Reply Emily Mensing March 6, 2012 at 5:55 pm

  • Reply Michelle Reichenbach March 6, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    This was fun!! 🙂

  • Reply Michelle Reichenbach March 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    This was fun! Forgot the link! 🙂

  • Reply Kathleen M. March 6, 2012 at 11:02 pm


  • Reply Amanda Dasteel March 6, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Fun contest! Thank you!

  • Reply Amy Bracewell March 7, 2012 at 1:42 am

    I loved creating my dream zen/modern bedroom! How fun!

  • Reply Amy Bracewell March 7, 2012 at 1:42 am
    I loved creating my dream zen/modern bedroom! How fun!

  • Reply Sarah Torbet March 7, 2012 at 11:36 am

    What a blessing this would be!

  • Reply Sarah Torbet March 7, 2012 at 11:37 am

  • Reply Jaya S March 7, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    What a fun contest !!!!

  • Reply Diane March 7, 2012 at 1:12 pm
    This is such a fun contest, thanks!

  • Reply baltimoregal March 7, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    I did it! Will probably keep editing/adding but this was fun.

  • Reply Kira March 7, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Here’s my entry!

  • Reply Nicole March 7, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Such an awesome idea ans super fun contest!!! Thanks!!!

  • Reply Lora Duvall March 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I am brand new to Pinterest – this was a super fun activity for me. Thanks Uncommon Goods for the contest AND the fun and creativity that it inspired in me.

  • Reply Sunni March 7, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This was a fun pinning assignment!

  • Reply F.D. March 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Thanks for this chance to win!

  • Reply Audrey March 8, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Here’s my two cents!

  • Reply Kelsey Graybill March 8, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    What a fun contest! Thanks! I hope I win 🙂

  • Reply Lisa March 8, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Woo, had fun with that one!

  • Reply Allison B. March 8, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    🙂 Fun!

  • Reply Nita R. March 8, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    this was fun

  • Reply Barb March 8, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Help, How do I post my link of my “uncommongoods contest” dream bedroom.

  • Reply Barb March 8, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Love this contest.

  • Reply Sarah March 9, 2012 at 12:29 am

    So much fun and an extra excuse to be on Pinterest!

  • Reply Anna March 9, 2012 at 12:46 am

    Fun contest! Thanks for the opportunity.

  • Reply Paula March 9, 2012 at 12:55 am

    Even if I don’t win, this was fun to do!

  • Reply Stephanie March 9, 2012 at 1:08 am

    Such a fun contest! Thank you!

  • Reply Lori March 9, 2012 at 1:46 am

    This was a fun contest! I hope you have more like this. =)

  • Reply Lori March 9, 2012 at 1:52 am

    OK going to try this again my link didnt post the first time but you can get to it if you click my name.

  • Reply Nita R. March 9, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I had to do this again because my link didnt send. But I did click on my name and you can access it thought that. But i am sending my link now here as well.

  • Reply Michelle van Kriedt March 9, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Thanks Uncommon Goods –

  • Reply Ruth Hechanova March 9, 2012 at 3:38 am

    I’m not sure if my comment went in. Here it is again

  • Reply DogsMom March 9, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I wish I had seen this/ heard about this before now. Hopefullly I wil get in on the next round!

  • Reply Colleen Valentine March 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Very fun contest!

  • Reply Heather March 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Here is my link:

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  • Reply Jenny March 9, 2012 at 9:08 pm
    So much fun!!!

  • Reply Jill Spang March 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    How do we know who won???

  • Reply Mary Ann Peck March 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I guess I’m too late, but still wanted to submit it

  • Reply Carol Imilan March 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  • Reply cassie March 12, 2012 at 10:52 am

    @Jill, we picked a winner on Friday. You can see Carter’s board (and some lovely honorable mentions) here:

    @Mary Ann, the contest is over, but we’re still excited to see all the fabulous bedroom boards out there! Thanks for sharing!

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