Girl’s Bedroom Big Reveal
Today’s the day! It feels like we are finally making forward progress in this house…
Wait. What? You haven’t heard? Yep, I’ve been working diligently-ish on a room here in our new home and I’m stoked…
Feeling left out? No worries! I can get you spun up lickity-split
Color Splash Decor Blog Hop
I figured what better way to debut said room than with ten other extremely talented bloggers who don’t shy away from color…and lots of it. That’s right my friends…It’s been a wonderful summer, but now that the kids are back to school we can all start checking off our LOOONNGGG lists of projects, big and small. These last couple of weeks have afforded me hours to myself in the middle of the day to wrap up this fun room.
So after you’ve checked out my bedroom reveal then bop on over to see the bright and bold idea that Clayton Makes has to offer, or get tips from any of these other AB-FAB and color-loving ladies.
About the Room
This room is important to our family for two reasons:
1. It’s for that smart, funny, and beautiful young lady right there. She may only be in middle school, but she just started her 6th school (or 7th if you count British Primary School). Yep, if anyone deserves a room makeover, it might just be her!
2. We just moved…again…and it’s time to start knocking off these rooms one at at time. Begining in a child’s room has given me a little more time to mull over what I want to do with the entertaining areas of the home. Want to see what we are starting with? Click HERE if you are a weirdo like me and enjoy looking at before shots of people’s homes.
Note: Some products in this post are sponsored but the opinions are 100% my own.
Inspo and Before
Now, I obviously couldn’t copy this bedroom exactly, but I told my daughter that we could do:
*Fun preppy patterns
And Here’s What we Came up With:
So, after a few weeks of work, frozen pizzas for dinner, and complete and utter chaos around the rest of the house I think I gained some MAJOR COOL POINTS with my first born… because…
Confession time- My daughter has been lacking a cover for her duvet for about 8 months now mostly because I couldn’t find any that captured my heart. Everything just seemed so…well…boring. I am stoked that she now has this Bitsy Dots Pattern Duvet designed by Crystal Walen. Crystal is another one of my favorite surface designers on Spoonflower and Roostery. She alone has 17 pages of duvet cover options…Seriously folks…go check this stuff out! Endless possibilities!
I was happy to see that the duvet is 100% cotton sateen and feels rather wrinkle resistent…because…um.. I’m not an “iron your bedding” type of gal. The design is two-sided (front and back of the duvet) and has a hidden zipper and comforter ties. What’s not to love?
I saved what is perhaps the biggest SURPRISE for last! Can we take a moment to enjoy these crazy-cool Tempaper stripes?
Sure, you’ve seen stripes on walls before, but have you ever seen them spaced out quite like this? I wanted the walls to be light and airy so that it fit with the silk curtains. Surprisingly, my inspiration for this striped pattern was a dress worn by the lady in front of me at church. Just telling it like it is folks.
It was somewhere in this decision making proccess that I realized Tempaper Mini Stripes gave me complete DIY control. Since these stripes are applied individually I had the ability to design my own pattern. Early in this proccess I had about three different black stripe design options that I also considered (a trio of horizontal racing stripes even made the list), but luckily in the end I couldn’t resist the classic french feel of these stripes.
Here’s the Trick Though
Tempaper Mini Stripes come in 4 inch rolls. I DIY’ed them to this 2 inch width. DIY HERE. It’s easy and no Silhouette Machine required.
You know that I like to add doses of creativity a room, and sometimes that comes in the form of a unique DIY project. Read HERE to see how I hacked this $20 Craigslisted Ikea desk. It is such a fun addition to this girl’s bedroom.
Pretty Little Details
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