Kid’s rooms can be hard because you want their personality to shine but you also need the space functional. We had a few things we needed to make the space grow with her to her teenage years.
First of all, the Mom handed me an inspiration pic that she wanted to try and see if we could incorporate some of the same design elements. She needed a bigger bed, storage, and to add her personality to the space.
I started looking at removable wallpaper. If you have any age to you at all, you have probably taken down wallpaper at some point in your life. Hence, why I mentioned removable wallpaper. Let me say that wallpaper has come along way since it was popular in the late 80’s. We have begun to see a shift in bringing back wallpaper. With what we ended up ordering, it was so much easieri we3 to put up than what I remember my Mom doing all those years ago.
This is the design plan and had a couple of choices based on the wallpaper inspiration. I added in a few new accessories, bookshelf, wall art, and toy storage for her.
The wall paper was so pretty going up. Just girlie enough for her young daughter, but will grow with her for years.
The bedding was a simple white quilt but added the pink buffalo check Ikea comforter on the bottom. The pillow was from my shop and the perfect pop on the bed.
One thing was needed was storage for small toys and books. The bookcase was found on Wayfair that had the open bin in the bottom. Ikea picture ledges were added for shelving over her bed that are still within reach. The shelves are not deep but will layer the books out so you can see the titles.
The gallery wall was a necessity. Behind those paper fans in the before picture was an outlet. So I had to be creative on what I could do on this wall that was in budget. I found the cutest gift wrap in the same pink buffalo check as the bedding and did a DIY project. You can find that blog post here.
I wanted to add a personal piece to the gallery wall. The client had a picture of her standing in front of Cinderella’s castle in Disney as her profile pic…..so I sent it to Mandy at MandyMade designs the picture and asked her to paint a silhouette. She did a textured painting and it was perfect addition. I kept the repetition with the square wall decor for the entirety of the wall but added a little pop of color in the wall pocket.