2016 has been a big year for Miss 5 with the commencement of her schooling career. I thought we should celebrate her turning 5 with a bedroom makeover.
This was how her room looked prior to the makeover:
Bedding was from Treehouse as were the accessories on the wall. We purchased her a single bed at the end of 2013, when her brother needed the cot. The quilt cover was a single cover that I used in the cot, so she continued using that until her birthday this year.
I knew I was going to be changing her room up since Christmas time and started collecting bits and bobs as I came across them.
I found the bedspread on Ebay. I initially found it on Pinterest and hunted for ages to locate it. I searched high and low through all our bedding shops, in the UK and US and even searched “pink paisley bedding” on Google. Finally located it through Ebay and then commenced purchasing everything else.
I think that is the key to interior design. Find the piece that you want to be “hero” of the room, your starting/jumping off point and go from there.
I purchased the bedside table lamp, 4 cube shelf and 4 baskets from Ikea, the rug, peg board, bean bag, fox cushion, box, wall stickers (polkadots) from Kmart, the “K” from Typo and the curtains were in the room before, from Spotlight.
I found this mobile some time ago at Kmart.-
I had intended to frame it in a large white frame. Unfortunately, I procrastinated in buying it and it was no longer in stock when I was putting the room together. I decided to be “creative mummy” and make an art work myself. Miss five loves ballet so I drew my inspiration from that for the art above her bed. On the wall next to her bed I located some free printables on Pinterest and framed them in cheap white frames. I also located some free printables for the words on Pinterest. Both pins you can find here.
I got the wall dots from Kmart. I don’t know what it is about our walls, they haven’t been painted for at least 3 years, they were cleaned and allowed to dry before application, but they all fell off! They looked good whilst they lasted! I will probably try some more expensive ones as it really does make a big difference to the wall.
You will have noticed from the before and after shot that they used to be a desk in Miss 5’s room. I made the decision to remove the desk from the room as it was purely a clutter magnet and I wanted the room to feel more restful, less cluttered and I also can’t see her doing any homework or study in there for many years to come. I am so happy with that decision! In its place is the bean bag and peg board shelf. Miss 5 is able to store her breakables there as Mr 3 is unable to reach them.
My parents bought Miss 5 this dollhouse a few years back (from Aldi) and she loves playing with it. It used to live on her dressing table but I wanted to declutter the dressing table so moved it to the top of the cube shelf. The cube shelf provides storage for the doll house furniture and other toys, like her Barbies.
So, there you go! Miss 5’s room.
Are you thinking of re-vamping your little girls room? I will be putting together some inspirational images for you on Thursday. If there is a particular style you’re interested in, let me know!