Are you a fan of little girls rooms? I am! I think it is so fun for little kids to have rooms and spaces they enjoy. I’ve been collecting items to give our girl’s room a makeover. But slow is the process!!
The possibilities for designing and decorating kids rooms are endless. . . . And honestly, I don’t really have a plan as to the specifics….. but I am going for clean and beautiful. The girls go back and forth on the colors (I asked because I want them to have a say in what they’d like). Sometimes, they want it gold and pink and other times, they want butterflies, ponies, and princesses. What can I say, they are still small and I don’t necessarily want to do a ‘big girl’s room per se. So while it’s not going to be a nursery, it’s not going to be called a big girl’s room either. It’ll be somewhere in between since it is a shared bedroom with one girl under 5 and the other in Kindergarten. Because this is a rental house, there won’t be any kind of major revamps because we still need to respect the owner’s home. So basic cosmetic updates are what I am considering. It’s a bit tricky and it’s taking a while to figure out how to customize the space, though. (This photo is of the girls’ room in our previous home – not madeover).
And here is it when I took down some of the decor and made their bedding white with just a few pops of color on their beds. Awe, so less cluttered and much more serene. I was working on a full makeover but then we moved so I’m working on the room in this house (below).
Also, I’ll link up the process with the One Room Challenge from Calling It Home. This challenge is hosted in the Spring and Fall where designers are given a 6 week challenge to completely makeover a space. Guest bloggers can also link up projects they are working on. I completed the Spring challenge last year; you can read more about it in this post. Here is a photo of it.
I was not sure that I wanted to join in on the ORC again this time. I’ve gone back and forth on the idea plenty of times. While I know it gives a little push to get something done, I don’t concentrate well under pressure. Plus it’s not easy trying to figure out how to customize a rental home when you’ve already owned a couple. It’s kind of one of my secret struggle. But my husband thinks the ORC may give me a little motivation to get something done to the room. Honestly, if he was not for it, I wouldn’t do it and instead, take forever to do the room like I have been doing. But I am glad to have someone to encourage me along the way (still have to decide on a theme, though, because it all has to coordinate, ya know). More about that below.Here are a few photos of what the current room looks like. It is a Jack and Jill set up with our son’s room through the other side (bath in the middle). It’s not a terrible room – but it could use some functionality and the walls could definitely use some sprucing up. We have already gotten them this new bunk bed once we moved because the room is kind of small for two beds. (I thought I had photos of the empty room but somehow cannot find them).
So that’s where we are with the room. Below is a list of what I want to do with the space. I have not gotten around to doing a mood board with the space yet and I’m not sure that I am doing one but the list gives an idea of some of the things I intend to do.
- A coordinating theme for the room
- Clean out room
- New dresser
- Decide on furniture placement
- Personalized bedding areas
- Shared areas (reading corner, play center, etc)
- Walls – Removable Decals & Decor
- Bed – Update bedding
- Dresser – New dressers
- Vanity – New Vanity
- Closet – Better Organization
- Curtains – update
- Floors – Rug
- Other – Overall spruce up
I think if I take it slowly like I’ve been doing it will turn out lovely. What do you think? Do you enjoy creating fun spaces for little kids? You can follow along with the weekly updates here on the blog and also see the participants spaces here. There are always lots and lots of fun makeovers to follow along.