Thursday, 27 August 2015

How I Redesigned My Daughters Bedroom


Followers of my blog will know that my little girl is fast approaching the dreaded teen years. As much as I’m scared from the horror stories I’ve heard, it’s also kind of exciting. I mean I’ve seen The Gilmore Girls, I know how close a mum and daughter can be. But unfortunately, as she grew up she grew out of her bedroom. Apparently it was a little too childish so I did a redesign and I have to say I think it looks great. Although I’m sure once she hits the teens, she’ll want to style her room her way. But until then, I’ll take you through the steps I took.

Step 1: I Painted It Her Favourite Colour

I guess I’m quite lucky because my little girl’s favourite colour is a light purple which is perfect. It means if we ever move, it can easily be painted over and it also fits in nicely with the aesthetic of the rest of the house. You might not be as lucky so remember, the darker you paint a room the harder it is to paint over. I also added a few decorative pieces to the walls. I found some great posters from her favourite movies online and a couple from her television shows. Rather than sticking them to the wall, I put them in frames and hung them up. It looks a lot more mature and it didn’t make a mess of my newly painted walls.

Step 2: Improved The Lighting


My little darling has been complaining that she can’t do her homework in her room because it’s not light enough. I’m pretty sure it’s an excuse for her to do it in front of the television downstairs, but now that excuse is gone. Not only did I buy a reading lamp for her desk, but I also improved the light fixtures in her room. It was a tough job but now she has a spotlight over her desk, over her bed and one big light in the centre of her room. I was toying with the idea of putting star lights in her ceiling, but I think I’ll leave that one for now.

Step 3: Bought Some Accessories

I wanted the bed to look gorgeous but I couldn’t afford to buy a new one. I was in the process of paying for the summer holiday so I found the perfect solution. I bought childrens bedding sets that perfectly matched the colour of her newly painted walls. They looks terrific and are the perfect blend between a kid and adult style choice. I also got a couple new pillows to put on top that had her favourite Frozen characters on. Apparently, she's too old for Barbies but young enough for Disney...I’m not sure how that works.

Step 4: I prepared for the worst

I should mention that I did all this while she was away on a trip. I wanted it to be a brilliant surprise for when she came home but as the day approached, I got a little nervous. You know how older kids can be when you mess with their rooms. However, I am happy to say she was thrilled and now loves spending time in her new improved bedroom. 

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