Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved pink. She really enjoyed her pixie dust pink room with hot pink and tangerine accents.
The playful curtains were adorned with prisms hanging from rainbow ribbons, creating dancing rainbows across her room every morning.
Then one day she reached 2nd grade and grew tired of pink. Fresh from a beach vacation, she asked for a beach-styled room. It was a fun room! A coat of “white sand” paint and colorful coastal accents brought this room to life!
But once winter came, she felt off balance in a summer room – she loves snow and all things winter. One by one she began hiding beach accessories in her closet.
She also wanted to swap her twin bed with a full-sized bed in another room. Because the larger bed needed a new comforter and duvet, another redesign opportunity presented itself.
Which brings us to a more grown up, less “theme” styled French modern room, which hopefully will grow with her (at least until 4th grade!).
What we did (for $225):
Bed: To allow for future redesigns, we opted for a (machine washable) alternative down comforter with an IKEA duvet. Because there was no headboard for the bed, we found beautiful black acrylic fleur designs at HomeGoods. Total spent on the bed: $80.
Windows: We added inexpensive blue panels to go with the existing white panels as a pop of color. To blend them with the room, we added black ring clips and black and white finials. Total spent on windows: $100.
Furniture: To continue with the pop of color, we recovered a bench and desk chair in bright blue fabric. Total spent: $5.
Accessories: To finish the look, we added a few accessories, such as new lamps, a fabric covered bulletin board and a pretty black chandelier nightlight. Total spent: $40.
So sweet little girl…enjoy your French Modern bedroom, because it’s not going to change for awhile now!
SoBella Creations says
We live in Florida and my DD has a beach room. The walls are blue, the bed is white. We have a few prints with old disney sand pails framed. The big candle holder full of sand and sea shells. And of course the PBK bedding she just had to have. I hope she sticks with this theme for a few years. My youngest needs her room done.
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Warning Feels like Chaos – YES, I bet her opinions will bloom this spring. Brace yourself! My 3 yr old is petitioning for a pink room.
Mamati – thanks for stopping by! You can also sign up at http://www.homedigz.com and look for ideas in a room by room format. Such fun!
Mamati @ Daily dose of me says
Found your blog on UBP and wanted to say how glad that i did. I love interior decorating although dont know how to actually decorate however, i found your site very inspiring.
Thanks stop over my blog when u can
It Feels Like Chaos says
I love all 3 of the room versions! How fun for you and your daughter to do these room makeovers together! My daughter is just 3 so she hasn’t yet had big opinions on her room, although come to think of it just today she collected a handful of dead leaves from the ground and wanted to use them to “decorate” her room — is this how it begins???
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Phillips Phamily Mama says
I love all three! Great ideas; thanks for sharing.
G’Day back attacha Deborah!
Candice – thx for stopping by…now get some sleep!
Teresa – thanks for your kind words! Find an interior redesigner in your area who can help you think of new ideas! 🙂
I wish I could change a room like that. You are really good at this.
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Hi, there. Stopping over while blog hopping. I’m enjoying the UBP party. It’s in the wee hours of the morning but I have a migraine so can’t sleep. It’s nice to meet you and your blog. My blog list keeps growing. Blogs are my favorite “me” time. I have a toddler learing blog at http://www.superfunmama.blogspot.com. So nice to meet you!
Beautiful!! I love home decorating too. I did have a blog about it, but it was terribly neglected do to my other blog.
Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.
I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower that I am hosting May 15 to June 8. This is an international even and there are prizes! Stop by my blog for all the details.
I’m meeting soooo many wonderful peeps this weekend! Recovering from a Brownies sleepover today…will visit more of your blogs tomorrow and return the favor!
Hiya from UBP! 😉 The room looks great!
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Oh, I love the room and can’t wait to read more. 🙂
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You certainly have a knack for decorating! Love your blog!
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I love your style girl! I like to re-arrange the kids rooms. I’m hoping for a bigger house in the future to give me more room to decorate too. Nice to meet you and look forward to getting to know you…
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Things That Inspire says
Wow, how I would have loved to recreate my room as a child. I asked my mom all of the time, but was never allowed to! I think it is wonderful to make simple changes to inspire this little girl in her own room.
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Mrs. Musing – glad to help! After all, what’s a party without some surprises! 🙂
I absolutely love the last version of the room. I am about to redo my own room and your ideas were fantastic. And I wasn’t even here looking for ideas…I was here for the PARTY!!! Double win for me.
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Oh, those rooms are gorgeous. I want to go to there.
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Hi Amydeanne – would love to! U in CT? 🙂
Hi Mom – perhaps we’ll do a version of #1 for lil’ sis…she LOVES pink! ps – did you read the blog “The Bold Redesigner?” You should. 😉
Love the third. But, for a littler one, the first is best.
wow! come and do my room??? lol
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Carole – you bring up a good point…wonder where women get the rap for changing their minds frequently….LOL
Shwawna – I’ll be sure to pop over! Congrats on “project #2” – I’m sure you’ve been told, but it changes EVERYTHING!
Nice to meet you. I’m popping over from the blog party.
I have one 3 year old daughter and another one the way! I love all three rooms. I have two blogs, but I’m participating with the party at my book blog — Teen Lit Review. I’d love it if you stopped by.
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All of the looks were great. Isn’t it fun being able to totally change something without spending a fortune? I love playing around like that.
Don’t be surprised if she wants to go back to the beach theme come summer!
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Hi Kristin – I liked the beach one a lot too! If she hadn’t been stashing accessories into her closet, we would have stayed with it. Fear not…I’ll reuse those fun accents elsewhere!
I have to say that I adore the beach themed room. I love the bedspread in that room. The final room is awesome too, but I just really like that beach one. I hope you get to keep this re-re-decorated room at for at least a year!
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Lovely, just lovely! So sophisticated. Hope you are having fun with UBP!
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I love where you’re little one is headed! The French modern one; c’est magnifique!!! What fun you’re having. And she’s learning so much, I imagine, with your guidance. cheers, -susan
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Nifty Nique says
I’m visiting from the UBP 09! I love this room, very fun. Its amazing you kept it so inexpensive. I’ll definately be back for more tips. Thank you!
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Laura Ingalls Gunn says
Happy Friday, Happy Spring, Happy~Happy Everything!
You are quite the busy decorator. Great job on all the rooms! Thanks for sharing…Luckily you don’t have six kids demanding room changes so often….
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Good morning all you wonderful folks with great taste! 🙂 I think I do this more for me than for my little girl. I don’t know if I can keep this pace up, however. She found a pic of Miley Cyrus’ room, and wants that for her next one. Ahhh, stop the madness! LOL
Cheryl – I’d love to do Riley’s room. Might she like a Miley room?
Jane @ Beach House says
Her room is so stylish now
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I LOVE IT!!! You need to come and “re-decorate” Riley’s room!!!
How fun for her to have a room that has changed over the years with her!
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How fun – rearranging furniture and changing decor have always been fun for me too. I think your little girl is so lucky that you let her do this so often! I love all the looks – and really like those wall decals in the last photo. I have some wall decals up in my daughter’s room too and I just love them!
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I’m impressed, what a wonderful room this is now…
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Mrs. Petrie says
I would have wanted that room when I was in college! It’s awesome. What a lucky girl to have a family that will change her room when she feels she’s outgrown it. Nice job.
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Kim @ Forever Wherever says
Her room is just stunning! I’m sure she’s had her friends over already to show them her “room out of a magazine!”
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How fun! My daughter is still in stage one and I need that twin bed! LOL!
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What a lucky girl! All of the rooms are beautiful. It’s fun to change things up though.
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All three versions of the room are very nice, but I like the last one best. There’s something about black & white & turquoise that’s just so appealing 🙂
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Arleen @ Seasons for All at Home says
I love the evolution of the bedroom! My 14-year-old niece has had a pink room for several years and is now wanting to change it to turquoise and black. How ironic and fun to find the same transition here. Thank you, and great work! ~Arleen
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