Design Plan: Cozy Princess Hideaway
When you search “bedrooms for little girls” on Pinterest, you get a hodgepodge of ideas from inspiration rooms to diy projects, so needless to say I had to think long & hard about exactly what my vision for her room would be.
My daughter has had all of one request — pink!
She didn’t care what was pink so long as pink was involved. Fair enough!
My initial thinking was that I wanted to create something charming & chic, yet still really playful & fun — she’s 3 after all.
But the more I stared at the initial mood board the more I felt like it was just all wrong!
So I took a step back, let go of all my previous ideas, and asked myself, “if time & money weren’t a factor, how would her room look?”
I put together a design that featured a mix of colors & textures that would be soft enough of for a little girl, but also chic & timeless, because the last thing I wanted was to change her room every couple of months.
After pulling together my new concept, the next thing I asked myself was what I would need to do to make this vision realistically fit our timeline & budget. This meant swapping out some highs for some lows, without sacrificing the overall feel — a cozy hideaway perfect for any princess!
My initial concept was inspired by the Lulu & Georgia product line — sooooooo many goodies for a growing girl — which gave me the perfect blend of cozy, chic, and casual.
QUICK SHOP THE INSPIRATION
The palette was entirely inspired by her existing pieces, and everything fit nicely right alongside those colors —
- her current bed is yellow so the design had to be able to work with that bed (a toddler bed) and with her new bed once she transitioned to a larger twin or full
- the rug (that were most likely not changing, barring a sudden influx of cash) features soft blue & beige tones, so a pretty neutral piece that would compliment the cadet grey paint in the walls
- pink was by request but thankfully there wasn’t a specific shade that she favored (although, if you let her tell it, “real pink” is hot pink)
Having most of my marquee pieces in place and/or in mind, made moving forward & prioritizing a breeze, with the new wallpaper taking the lead in setting the overall tone!
Can you say obsessed?!? Def a swoon-worthy touch, cementing the overall vision!
So now you know the design plan but what exactly do I need to do to make this a reality?
- install the new removable wallpaper, complimenting the existing painted walls, creating a quasi accent wall, and really softening the space up
- create different zones throughout the work by strategically placing larger, key pieces — bed, dresser, table, drawing board — while still maintaining a deliberate flow
- declutter anything that will now serve my daughter, be it items from when it was previously my office or her items (like old clothes & toys) that she no longer needs/uses, making room for her to truly enjoy her new space
I’ll also be making some additional touches — decorative & styling — but those are the big three!
I’m so geeked to see her room continue to evolve & develop, especially now that she’ll be starting school soon
*cue the confetti*
My baby girl is quite a baby anymore, as she likes to remind me — “I’m not a baby, I’m a big girl” — and so this room is more than just another design project for me. This is a milestone for me as a mother & I’m uber excited!