We’re doing a big recap of the design and renovation process at my house (referred to as House G), to see how far we’ve come in the last three years, and today we’re talking through the bedroom concept for our littlest family member, Ashlee.
The concept was created three years ago for a then 2-year old girl, and the good news is that the bedroom is as loved today as it was then. Sadly a lot more messy and full of hoarded kid stuff that covers me in goosebumps, but the bones are still there.
The original concept for this space evolved quite a bit during the costing and budgeting process. In the beginning I had a very clear picture of the design concept I was looking to bring to this bedroom. Soft, girly and fairly simple. The room is a decent size, being about 4 x 3, and the original concept included a gorgeous custom made bunk bed – since named the budget killer and which was swiftly removed from the plan.
However, once the bunk beds were removed from concept I was no longer into the overall design. So I pivoted and went for a completely different look.
Thank you Pinterest for the help! When I came across these images of this bold floral wallpaper with the dark background I was hooked. Deep blue and pink is such a stunning colour combination, and the idea of the smaller bedroom hugging you as you walk in really appealed to me. The wallpaper would bring all the girly whimsy needed, while the blue paint would finish wrapping the room. The high ceilings will remain white, to keep the room feeling light and bright.
My favourite finishing touch for this room was to paint the bedroom door a beautiful bubblegum shade of pink.
Given that this would be the first “big girl bed” for Ashlee, I decided to bring in a toddler bed that sits on the floor. She’s a real sleep mover, so I was definitely concerned about her falling off the bed. I went with a simple ‘house’ framed bed in a wood finish, which would still allow the wallpaper to be visible. The frame would definitely need to be softened with a fabric drapery of some sort.
Other furniture pieces included a kids kitchen and table and chairs that we were bringing from our rental home, as well as a large soft rug for the bedroom floor.
If this bedroom style appeals to you, I’ve linked a few similar products to help you get the look at home.
Custom Wallpaper from Cara Saven | Single House Bed from Young At H-art Interiors | Bunny Trophy Head from Kids Living | Viga Pink Kitchen from Makro | Zipline Rug from Haus by Hertex | Toddler Table from Hello Dovetail | Bunny Chair from Hello Dovetail