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Friday, June 14, 2013

A Bedroom Made Bright and Cheery

This post isn’t about cleaning or organizing; it’s more about how I’ve been spending some of my time over the past weekends. Something different to write about but none-the-less – it was fun and enjoyable!

Over the past couple of weekends I have been spending some time with a friend making over her daughter’s (I’ll call her Dee) bedroom.

The three of us have been putting our heads together to make this a special room, we want it to be something that can grow with her yet easily be changed as she gets older.

There were some requests Dee made. She wanted her favorite colors incorporated into the room - a light aqua blue, grey, and pink. She also wants a bright and cheery bedroom to match her personality.

Our Plan for Brightening up the Bedroom

After much discussion, we decided we would paint the walls, trim, and window sill white. White is a color that will brighten up a room bright.

The majority of the color used would be the light blue.

  • We bought blue curtains for the windows that had a very subtle floral pattern.
  • We also repurposed the old toy box by painting the outside blue and the interior light grey. This will be used at the end of the bed for storage.
  • We also painted the bedframe blue and topped it with a beautiful quilted white coverlet that has a scalloped edge.
  • We bought matching blue pillows (one with soft pink flowers on it) and sheets – we also made a couple of burlap pillows that looked really good with the blue. We also found a set of lamps that have a light blue glass base and white shades.

Another color used was light grey. We had a dresser and nightstand we painted then bought some larger grey pillows that could be thrown on the floor for getting comfy when Dee has her friends over.

We accessorized with fresh pink flowers that will hopefully be changed on a regular basis.

We bought most of our things at Pier 1 Imports and online from Amazon. My camera died so below are some of the things we bought. Life is busy, I'll try and remember to get pictures posted later.

I think we gave Dee a good start with a palette that can easily be updated and mixed with other colors as her style changes.

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