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Girls Bedroom: Looking for some decorating inspiration for decorating your little girl’s bedroom? See how we’ve updated our shared girls’ bedroom and what plans we have for the room to come! Plus, see the best girls bedrooms on the web!
Decorating girl bedrooms are way too much fun–seriously, I would decorate three more nurseries if I could! But for now, I will have to settle for decorating our youngest baby girl’s nursery (reveal to come) and updating our big girls’ bedroom. While Brooke is still currently in the nursery, we plan to move her into the big girls’ bedroom when the new baby is ready to sleep in her own room (which she will share with Bowe.)
We have some big plans for the room, including matching built-in bunk beds with curtains, a ladder, built-in desks, and built-shelves; but, we are waiting for the fall to embark on it–our summer here in Wisconsin is way too short and we’ll have a newborn in a few weeks. In the meantime, we’ve been busy adding some other decorative touches that we will keep in the new shared bedroom.
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By changing a few things, we’ve given the room a little facelift, which it needed after four years! And I can’t wait when it all pulls together!
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LIGHT PINK PAINT COLOR
The first thing we did was change the paint color of the bedroom. Previously, we had painted it Benjamin Moore’s Romantic Pink. While I loved the color, it was a bit intense, and knowing that we would be installing a bold accent wall, I didn’t want the two competing with each other.
While I looked into several other light pink paint colors, namely Benjamin Moore Fairy Pink, I didn’t like the orangish undertones in it. So, I kept Romantic Pink and had it diluted to 25% saturation (meaning it has 25% of the pigment as the regular paint color.) Reducing the saturation really opened the room up and made it feel fresher and more sophisticated. See my tips on picking paint colors here: HOW TO PICK PAINT COLORS
GIRLS ROOM WALLPAPER ACCENT WALL
The second thing we did was to install a wallpaper accent wall. I’d been dying to use this wallpaper in a room and fell in love with it for our big girls’ room! To keep it budget-friendly, and the room airy-feeling, we opted to just wallpaper one wall. See my tips for hanging wallpaper here.
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The new accent wall pulls the entire room together and compliments the vintage dresser painted BM Jade Green and bookcase so well!
The last thing we did was add some new bedding. First, I had some monogrammed pillows made with the girls’ initials. Both my big girls have the same initials (EBT), which makes it easy for them to share clothes and monogrammed items! These budget-friendly monogrammed shams are very reasonably priced. While they aren’t the thickest fabric, they are a great value (we’ve also used this monogrammer which made gorgeous pillows but was much more expensive.)
My talented mother-in-law also made Bowe’s bed a nice new bolster pillow (you can buy one here) in the coordinating fabric to the wallpaper. As always, we use a pillow insert 2″ bigger in both dimensions than the fabric so it looks nice and fresh. I purchased the insert here and the fabric here. I wish I could help with instructions with sewing a bolster pillow but I am useless–it’s all my mother-in-law!
Like I mentioned above, we plan on installing some built-in bunk beds, desks, and shelves. We will have Bowe on the top bunk and Brooke on the bottom, which will be good because she will be transitioning from the crib. We plan to keep the pink buffalo check theme, and the current color scheme! See my best tips for mixing fabric patterns here!
By creating a “brand new room” for both girls, we hope it will ease the transition for Bowe welcoming Brooke into the room. But, we don’t plan on doing this for several months after the birth of Baby #4, in an effort to limit the difficulty of transitioning to a new sibling.
SOURCES FOR GIRLS BEDROOM
Upholstered Bed: DIY Upholstered Headboard
Upholstered Bench: DIY Upholstered Bench
Paint Color: 25% Saturation Benjamin Moore Romantic Pink (see the full-strength here)
Mirror: HomeGoods (similar here)
Gold lamp: discontinued (similar here)
Curtains: DIY Pom Pom Curtains
Nightstand: vintage painted Benjamin Moore Simply White in semi-gloss
Lamp: HomeGoods (similar here)
Gold Butterflies: vintage (similar here)
Flamingo: Pillowfort kids collection
Crib Skirt: DIY Crib Skirt
Artwork: Zebra print and Noah’s Ark painting by Gina Langford
Bookcase: Vintage painted BM Simply White and BM Jade Green
Laundry basket: Lilly Pulitzer discontinued (similar here)
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