Today I’m happy to reveal my daughter’s room refresh! About 6 months ago my daughter, Kaila, told me she thought it was time to update her room. Clearly she is a #childofablogger ! haha! I had spent a good portion of last year updating the boys’ shared room and finished it in November. Since I gave her room a huge makeover 2 years ago, she was ready for a change.
(Full source list at the bottom of the post!)
I was happy to partner with a couple companies to make this refresh possible… the first being Beddy’s Bedding. Many of you have already heard of Beddy’s but for those of you not familiar, let me tell you about the best ever bedding for children especially!!
This bedding is basically 2 pieces (bottom and top) that are zipped together and replace the fitted sheet, top sheet, and quilt.
That means that to make the bed, all my little cutie has to do is zip up both sides and done. It looks perfect every time. The zipper is large and heavy duty so it doesn’t get caught easily.
I have been eyeing this bedding set ever since I got this daybed because making a bed with a daybed is a nightmare! Kaila is actually pretty good at making her bed but it was always a process that required her taking everything off every single thing, every time, in order to get it all tucked in, in all the right places, and to get it all smoothed out. Now? It takes less than 1 minute for her to make the bed. I wanted something more neutral that would grow with her, so the Chic White bedding is what I chose. They have lots of colors and patterns that are great for boys and girls, adults and children.
I also got a separate Beddy’s Blanket (white with gold polka dots) that has super-soft minky material on the underside, to fold and put at the foot of her bed, in case she wants to grab a blanket to cuddle with somewhere else in the house. It is the perfect weight and is so well made.
Lastly, I also got a Beddy’s bedskirt in this perfect shade of peachy pink called Vintage Blush. It is quite long, which I love and has elastic on the underside (much like a fitted sheet has) to wrap around a box spring. I don’t have a box spring, so I cut that elastic off and just put it on like a normal bedskirt. For 20% off your entire order (no expiration date) use code SHADESOFBLUE. They have a 14 day no-questions-asked return policy and offer AfterPay so you can break up payments into several months!
I got the Block Print Medallion, Sorbet fabric. <– Affiliate link
I have been wanting to find window treatments for her room since I did the original makeover, but I couldn’t find anything I liked. But per the suggestion of my friend, Jen from The Chronicles of Home, I decided on this fabric and I couldn’t be happier with them.
The curtain rod and curtain pull-back hooks were both from Home Depot that I just sprayed gold. They add a bit of an elegant touch I think. 🙂
With this room refresh, I decided I wanted to pull away from anything chippy or rustic. I wanted feminine, fresh, and elegant with gilded touches.
Which brings me to this teepee.
Previously, I had an canopy in this corner with a cushion on the floor for her to read or play. But the problem was it was a little small and she never ended up using it. So I picked up this vintage chenille at VMD a couple months ago for $40 and cut it into 4 large triangles. After sewing those triangles together, I put it over these 4 wooden dowels (great tutorial over on Julie Blanner’s blog), to create a simple homemade teepee. That floral arrangement at the top, I put together from some faux flowers from Hobby Lobby.
She plays in here ALL.THE.TIME.
So… now I’m going to tell you about THE RUG!!
This rug was the first thing I bought for her room and is the Bungalow Rose Rune Light Green rug . (<–Affiliate link)
I fell in love with the vintage bohemian look it has, but with some elements of whimsy and folk-art. The colors were exactly what I had in mind for her room and was the base for everything else I got.
I’m obsessed. It is so soft and doesn’t shed at all.
On the other side of the room I got rid of the bookshelf, per the recommendation of Lucy, and built a little storage bench with hooks above it. I’ll have the plans up for this bench on Friday.
This bench was a super simple build and only took me a couple hours, using only 1 sheet of plywood and some 1x2s. I wish I had larger baskets, but I LOVED these fabric ones I found at HomeGoods and they didn’t have a larger size.
The gold hooks are from Target– aren’t they beautiful?!
The plush animal heads are also from Target and add a fun bit of variation to her wall decor.
Speaking of wall decor, I felt like I needed to simplify. So I took down everything that was on the walls before and besides the plush animals heads, added this round wire shelf from Target. I didn’t want to clutter it with things, just add a few items to add some color and interest.
Both sides of her bed have long skinny nightstands now, that I built a few months ago. Build plans HERE.
The daybed nightstands allowed me to put a pair of lamps and a place to hold baskets underneath. The baskets hold stuffed animals and dirty clothes on the other side.
So that is it for my daughter’s room refresh! I would love to hear what you think!
Source List (Affiliate links used):
Area rug: Unique Loom Carmen Aria area rug
Night stands – Tutorial HERE
Round Gold Wire Shelf – Target
Star knit pouf – HomeGoods
Teepee- vintage chenille from Vintage Market Days of St Louis (similar HERE); wooden dowels from HomeDepot; faux flowers for teepee topper from Hobby Lobby (similar pre-made ones HERE); gold and white pillow inside teepee – World Market
Bench – DIY
On top of bench: Faux fur – IKEA; Yellow stripe pillow – Target; Turquoise velvet lumbar pillow – World Market; Cotton Candy pillow – Land of Nod; fabric baskets in storage compartments (similar HERE and HERE) – HomeGoods
Gold hooks above bench – Target
Felt ball garland – Seamstress colorway felt balls from Hello Maypole
Wall color: pink base is Yours Truly by Benjamin Moore; Stencil is Esperanza Lace Tile by Royal Design Studios with Simply White by Benjamin Moore