Little Girl's Bedroom

Right now our family is living in a rental house while we decide what we want to do for a forever house (is there such a thing???).  We just finished renovating what we thought would be 'the house' but sadly the school board has changed boundary lines and so the neighbourhood won't work for us anymore.  So right now we are in limbo.  Two of our girls have been sharing a bedroom these past couple of years and it isn't working out so well.  We figured they would each have their own room in the new house but now we aren't moving in.

To appease my girls (and save my sanity), I have decided to sacrifice my little office so it can become a bedroom for our eight year old.  While I am NOT looking forward to clearing everything out of my office and reorganizing in the basement, I am looking forward to creating a fabulous little bedroom for my littlest girl!  I love designing kids' bedrooms, and especially one that is so personal to someone I love : )

 The closet wall.

The closet wall.

 The east facing window.

The east facing window.

 The little hallway into the room.

The little hallway into the room.

Please don't judge my functional yet undesigned space : )

While small, this room has a big window that lets in a lot of light and has a ton of cupboard space!  The units are Ikea and so it will be easy enough to kit them out with kid friendly storage solutions.  I have some leftover amazing wallpaper that I can use on one wall which will lead the design.  The overall colour scheme will be pinks and oranges (with a touch of chartreuse).

 Love the colour in this room!

Love the colour in this room!

 I love how simple yet fresh this room feels!

I love how simple yet fresh this room feels!

 Another fun pink and tangerine girl's bedroom.

Another fun pink and tangerine girl's bedroom.

The awesome vinyl paper that will cover one wall -

 Kandy wallpaper by Elitis.  LOVE this!!!

Kandy wallpaper by Elitis.  LOVE this!!!

 Fun colour scheme -

Fun colour scheme -

Since we don't know how long we are going to be here I don't want to commit a lot of money to this project but I do want to make it feel special.  The huge cabinets mean that we don't have to commit to any larger furniture pieces (other than a bed).  I want to find a fun, bright carpet that is soft on the feet, create a daybed feel with the bed placed beneath the window, a custom window blind, use a few brass pieces, and have a super comfy chair in the corner.  These are some pieces I am considering:

 The design board with a few different choices : )

The design board with a few different choices : )

  I should also mention that I would paint out the drawer fronts under the bed as I think the black is a bit strong with the wallpaper.  The plan is to start working on her room next month so I will definitely keep you posted on the progress!