Most little girls will want a pink bedroom at some point in their early lives. Here’s a redesign project where a four year old girl reached a compromise with mom. A pink room, but without any princess influence.
Doable? Absolutely. For under $200? You bet.
The strategy was to let pink be pink, but anchor it with earthier brown, and use accessories to bring in a subtle bohemian bird theme.
Without further adieu, here are the before and after pictures (details and costs of what we did are at the end of this post)
Ok, as promoised, here’s what we did (and what it cost):
- Painted the room Benjamin Moore Rose Garden (yea, it’s very pink). Cost: $35
- Introduced brown into the room to give it an earthier feel by painting the roof of the dollhouse bookcase. Cost: Brown paint – $4
- Added some pizazz with rose/red floral curtains from Land of Nod (bonus, darkened the room more too). Cost: $100
- We toned down the bedding to allow the accessories to pop more. The pillows were from another room, and the body pillow cover was found on clearance at Target. Cost: $2
- There were a few bird accessories in the room before (on a mirror and lamp), so we made it more intentional with wall decals of birds throughout the room in unexpected places. We even added a couple birds in the back of the bookcase. Cost: $15 (found them on eBay)
- By displaying sepia toned photos on acid-free paper in the existing frames in the room, we created personalized art at no cost!
So if you’ve been keeping track, that’s $156 plus one day of labor. Not bad!