Once upon a time there was a little girl who loved pink. She really enjoyed her pixie dust pink room with hot pink and tangerine accents.
The playful curtains were adorned with prisms hanging from rainbow ribbons, creating dancing rainbows across her room every morning.
Then one day she reached 2nd grade and grew tired of pink. Fresh from a beach vacation, she asked for a beach-styled room. It was a fun room! A coat of “white sand” paint and colorful coastal accents brought this room to life!
But once winter came, she felt off balance in a summer room – she loves snow and all things winter. One by one she began hiding beach accessories in her closet.
She also wanted to swap her twin bed with a full-sized bed in another room. Because the larger bed needed a new comforter and duvet, another redesign opportunity presented itself.
Which brings us to a more grown up, less “theme” styled French modern room, which hopefully will grow with her (at least until 4th grade!).
What we did (for $225):
Bed: To allow for future redesigns, we opted for a (machine washable) alternative down comforter with an IKEA duvet. Because there was no headboard for the bed, we found beautiful black acrylic fleur designs at HomeGoods. Total spent on the bed: $80.
Windows: We added inexpensive blue panels to go with the existing white panels as a pop of color. To blend them with the room, we added black ring clips and black and white finials. Total spent on windows: $100.
Furniture: To continue with the pop of color, we recovered a bench and desk chair in bright blue fabric. Total spent: $5.
Accessories: To finish the look, we added a few accessories, such as new lamps, a fabric covered bulletin board and a pretty black chandelier nightlight. Total spent: $40.
So sweet little girl…enjoy your French Modern bedroom, because it’s not going to change for awhile now!