Welcome back to House G and today we’re talking through the bedroom concept for the baby of the house, Ashlee – an outgoing and fun loving two (almost three) year old with plenty of personality. Like many things in this house, the design concept has evolved somewhat from where we started.
In the beginning I had a very clear picture of the design concept I was looking to bring to her room. Soft, girly and fairly simple. The room is a decent size, being about 4 x 3, and the original concept included a very cute bunk bed design which had us all cooing in delight.
However, as it sometimes happens when renovating older properties, you discover big issues that you unfortunately cannot get around, and poof – there goes the budget. So good-bye bed bunks.
Often when you’ve got such a clear picture of what you want a space to look like, it can be difficult to compromise on that style. However since the bunk beds were so integral to the previous concept, I pivoted and decided to go for a completely different look.
Pinterest is a truly remarkable design resource, and when I came across these images of this gorgeous darker, bold floral wallpaper I was hooked. The new concept works with a combination of the floral wallpaper and darker colour palette, bringing a lot of whimsy and plenty of toddler cuteness to the room.
With the wallpaper planned to cover one or two of the main walls, the rest of the space will get painted a dusky blue colour. The ceiling will remain white, to keep the room feeling light and bright, and our favourite finishing touch – a pink bedroom door!
Given that this would be the first “big girl bed” for our little occupant, I decided to bring in a toddler house bed that sits on the floor. The bed frame would be simple, but effective against the wallpaper, and having the bed on the floor makes it easy for small people to climb in and out of – as well as being safer against someone falling out.
If you love the idea as much as we do, then we’ve pulled together a few keys pieces to help you achieve the look at home.
Custom Wallpaper from Cara Saven | Single House Bed from Studio Collection | Bunny Trophy Head from Kids Living | Doll House Book Shelf from Hello Dovetail | Air Rug from CLM Home | Toddler Table from Hello Dovetail | Bunny Chair from Hello Dovetail