Happy Friday Everyone!
Those who are #FIF veterans know I usually focus on master bedrooms or upper scale common area rooms like kitchens and living rooms, but this week were going to dive into the CUTEST little girls room! We remodeled the entire home – which I will cover more in depth later on 🙂 but for their daughters room they wanted a fun, colorful bedroom with a closet and plenty of space for their Abby and her sisters to play and enjoy being girls. Oh and ps, I’m going to link some of the similar items from this room that I found online incase you wanted to try to implement this look in your own home. Ready, set, read!
About the clients:
10 year old Abby was going to score a brand new bedroom as part of her family’s overall home remodel. Her mom bought her a new comforter set, the color: solid turquoise. The budget was tight but her expectations were high. I set out to sign a room for Abby that she would love at age 10 AND at age 16.
- Limited budget
- 10′ X 15′ space needed to include ample closet storage for a preteen heading into her young adult years
Changes I Made:
- The most suitable wall for a closet was the wall with the only window in the room. I built around the window to create a cozy window seat with closets on either side, IKEA to the rescue!
- I added a deep cushion with fun decorative pillows to the niche using designer fabric in our color scheme. The fabrics from the bedding, throw pillows and the window treatments all contributed to pulling the different colors and textures of the room together.
- I had my electrician install 3 directional lights above the bed to light the art piece, 3 canned lights to highlight the wardrobe and window seat and one directional light to for the giraffe and photo gallery wall.
- New carpet and thicker baseboards were added to make the room feel more cohesive with the rest of the home.
- I purchased a white geometric headboard for the center of the room and balanced it with two matching nightstands on either side. This created a perfectly symmetrical first impression, which was accentuated by an oversized piece of art that mimicked the dandelion type light fixture that we hung over the bed. Don’t worry, it was made out of paper just the event that there was an earthquake and the fixture fell down. 😉
- I placed a simple lucite chair in the corner for added seating without making the room feel cluttered.
- I hung a mixture of large white frames, smaller cork frames and a clock to create a well balanced gallery wall that Abby could use to display her sports team photos and pictures of her and her girlfriends.
- I purchased an oversized vintage giraffe to sit on Abby’s dresser. The solid white sculpture stood boldly against the deep turquoise wall. The highlighted directional spot light from the ceiling aded the perfect touch of whimsey to the room.
- I sprinkled little details throughout the room, like the turquoise glass door handle to make the entry to the space something special.
Another quick tip: Highlight focal points on the wall or on side tables by using directional canned lighting.
1. White Morocco Head Board / 2. White Duvet Cover /3. Polka Dot Lined Linens / 4. Turquoise Comforter / 5. Shams / 6. Lime Pillow / 7. Brown Pillow / 8. Turquoise Pillow / 9. Lucite Chair / 10. Side Tables / 11. Dresser / 12. Table Lamp / 13. IKEA Pendant / 14. Horizontal Artwork / 15. IKEA Pax Wardrobe / NOT PICTURED: 16. Paint Colors: Feel the Energy 417 Benjamin Moore (green wall), Surf City 731 Benjamin Moore (turquoise wall) /