Thursday, July 24, 2014

Five for Friday: My Little Girl's Bedroom


My daughter is 3 and still in a crib.  Hey, she's never tried to get out, so I thought why not keep her in it so she stays contained, right?

But now that we're officially waiting for Baby #3, it's time for J to move into a twin bed.  And I'm so excited to start decorating on a big girl room for her!  I want to make it fun and girly without being too babyish or over the top.  The goal is to make this bedroom a room that will grow with her.

So here's the plan (and a question or two for you!):

Girl's Bedroom Decor

1.  My little girl's bedroom decor theme and color scheme:  I found these beautiful quilts at Target.  They're bright and fun and perfect for a little (or big) girl.  Plus, I love paisley.

Girl's Bedroom Decor


2.  My uncle was kind enough to give us their old matching twin beds that can be bunked.  They're very nice, and you gotta love free.


3.  I found this lady who does wonderful work painting and re-imagining vintage items.  I got this darling shelf and chalkboard from her for J's room:

Girl's Bedroom Decor


4.  I love simple and beautiful DIY projects.  This is what I have planned for J's room so far: 

I'd like to hang some fabric in embroidery hoops, like these I've seen on Pinterest:

Girl's Bedroom Decor
Via

I'm going to turn these IKEA spice racks into bookshelves, like this:

Girl's Bedroom Decor
Via
And there's an old bulletin board I'm going to cover in fabric for her to hang up pictures, hair accessories, etc., like this:

Girl's Bedroom Decor
Via
All of these projects are simple, classic, and will grow with her or can be easily changed as she grows up.


5.  Ok, on this last one, I need some help!  What color of sheets should I go with?

Girl's Bedroom DecorThe room is a soft yellow as seen in all of the above pics (that I've taken).  (It's Behr's Cornsilk, which definitely looks more yellow in the room than what is pictured on their site).  The room will be set up with a bed on each side of a large window in the center of the main wall.  So drapes will be up against the beds.  And for curtains, I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet.  I've been tossing around the idea of white curtains and adding a detail, like pink trim vertically.  (Any thoughts or ideas on this too?  For instance, am I crazy for going with white in a kids' room?!)

So back to the original question:  which sheets would be your choice?

Girl's Bedroom Decor
Or should I go with something completely different?


I'm so excited to see how everything is starting to come together now!  I can't wait to see it all in place!

How did you decorate your kid's bedrooms?  Any awesome Pinterest boards I should follow?  I'm always looking for new ideas...and our son's bedroom is next!

Happy Friday!



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20 comments:

  1. I vote teal sheets. Love the shelf and chalkboard - need more info on where you found those!

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    1. I will get that info to you! She is fabulous. -Jess

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  2. Love the yellow sheets! They bring out the little bit of yellow in your paisley quilt as well as the walls. Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    1. Thanks for your input! It's a been a tough decision because they all look good. I will definitely post pictures when we're done! -Jess

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  3. LOVE the green stripe sheets in the bottom right.
    Thanks so much for linking up!
    :) Andrea

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    1. Thanks for your vote and for hosting! -Jess

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  4. You have found some great gems!! Love the colors - all of them!! The teal sheets look perfect, though~

    Elizabeth
    www.allkindsofthingsblog.com

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    1. Thanks! They all look so good, so it's been hard for an indecisive decorator like me to choose a color. So thanks for helping me with your input! -Jess

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  5. I love the polka dot sheets! So fun for a little girl's room.. or mine. I'd totally rock polkie dot sheets lol! ;)

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    1. I'm a huge polka dot fan too! There will definitely be more polka dots in her room before it's all said and done! -Jess

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  6. The room decor looks adorable! I have always loved bright colors and teal combinations. Does your daughter prefer one color sheet over another? My favorite are the polka dot teal sheets!

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    1. Ha, I didn't even think to ask her! I really should! Although I know she'd tell me that she needs pink sheets ;) She is a girly girl to the extreme! -Jess

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  7. LOVEE the teal with dots!! I think the mixed prints will be the perfect match!

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    1. Mixing prints makes me feel like Sarah Richardson (my fave HGTV gal)! Thanks for your vote! -Jess

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  8. Found you on Oak and Oats!

    I vote white sheets! - I love the solid teal ones, but little ones are prone to spilling (or potty accidents) and bleach would be great for keeping the white sheets white! -- it all looks so cute together!

    http://polkadottedbluejay.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Very good idea. Everyone's thoughts are making this a hard decision! haha

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  9. SO CUTE! Can't wait to see it all come together! I would go with the solid teal!

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    1. Thanks so much! Me too. Now, I just need a free weekend to finish it up! :)

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  10. The embroidery hoops are just darling!! �� And I seriously need to do the spice racks for my son's room.

    ~Julie
    tokyoblossom.etsy.com

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    1. I know, aren't those great ideas!? Pinterest does it again! :) -Jess

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