Girl’s Room Changes
July 21, 2014
We decided two months ago to take the set of bunk beds from my daughter’s room to the Nevada house since I’m doing a combined kid room there that will sleep two and both my daughter and son will share when we’re living there. That left me with a decision about what to do to replace the bed in her room. She loved her bunk beds but we decided to substitute with a daybed this time, one with a trundle underneath for a second mattress or for storage.
Birch Lane contacted me several months ago and asked if I’d like to feature any of their products in our home. Great timing since they happened to carry the perfect solution for our ten year old daughter in the form of the white Hampton Daybed.
So many of the same decorative accents from when I featured the room last year are still present: the dresser, the bedding, etc. We did swap out some of the pillows and the artwork to arrange a new gallery above her bed, and also brought in a few touches of cheerful yellow.
I think it’s important to let a child personalize their own space so we arranged a collection of artwork that she loves in a colorful gallery for her to admire. Kittens, puppies, horses, butterflies … oh to be 10 again.
Little Miss Coco our kitty cat took an interest in the watercolor painting I found on Etsy, perhaps she sees herself? Which is why we bought it, it reminded us of when she was little!
The remaining artwork is from a combination of sources, two prints from Minted (animal map / wreath print), the butterflies are from IKEA bought years ago, the horse is my daughter’s own painting, and we framed the puppy and kitten prints from her old calendar.
The Starburst pillows are a colorway I created for her room (pattern available here). The criss cross ribbons pillow was an easy and fun DIY project that adds a colorful graphic element.
The project is simple, grab some skinny grosgrain ribbons (I found these three colors at Michaels) and some Fabri-Tac permanent adhesive (works great on fabric!)
Apply the glue to the back then the ribbons in a random abstract criss cross pattern to a white piece of fabric (cut to the size of your pillow form + allow 1 inch for seam).
The combination of grosgrain ribbon + Fabri-Tac turned out so well, I plan to try it again with a high contrast look next time. A quick Photoshop turned the pillow into this in black and white, so chic for a grown up space right?
To see the room before with the bunk beds featured last spring take a peek at this post and get the sources for the rug, bedding, light fixture, paint color, etc.
My thanks to Birch Lane for sending my daughter this beautiful Hampton Daybed, she loves it so.
** This post was sponsored by Birch Lane, all opinions (as always) are my own!