I cannot believe it, but Quinn is officially beyond the toddler years and she’s a full fledged little girl now. Not sure how that even happened! A couple months ago, we sold her tiny little toddler bed and made her room total ‘big girl’. Take a peek at how we pulled off the perfect blue & floral bedroom for girls:
A couple notes on this blue & floral bedroom design…
- The entire room is based off of one statement piece – the big illustration in the huge gold frame (in the pic below this list). I found it at a local antique mall almost 4 years ago and based the wall color and overall palette to the colors in the picture. I still love it to this day.
- We added peel & stick wallpaper (thank you, Coloray!) to one accent wall and I’m obsessed. It makes me want to add wallpaper to my whole house! More on that experience below.
- I updated the ceiling fan and it made a HUGE difference in the overall look.
- Her wall color is Palladian Blue by Benjamin Moore and I *love* it – not too blue, not too green.
- Almost all the furniture is heirloom – the dresser, desk and nightstand were all mine when I was a little girl and the bed was my mom’s when she was a little girl (1962, what?!) and mine when I was growing up as well. It’s really cool to have sturdy, quality furniture that’s been passed down through generations. We updated the knobs to give it a more girly feel.
- And I include this in all my kid’s room reveals (see our nursery or Coop’s room)… the *most important* thing I did in this room (and every room in my house) is anchor the furniture to the walls. People will say things like, oh my dresser is solid wood so it would never tip, or, oh, that piece is plywood so it doesn’t need an anchor. It does. Everything needs an anchor. Hops off soapbox.
Here’s Quinn’s blue & floral room for girls (with stuff linked throughout):
New Light Covers on Ceiling Fan // New Lightbulbs in Ceiling Fan // Curtains // Rug (long sold out, but if I had to shop for one today I’d choose something like this or this or this) // Kids’ Rocking Chair (mine from when I was a little girl, but found a similar one here) // Wallpaper (c/o)
So about that statement wall… Coloray sent me their gorgeous Anemone Fall Removable Wallpaper print as a gift. I was a little nervous about putting anything on the walls but it really wasn’t bad! Here’s what you need to know about Peel & Stick wallpaper:
- Word to the wise – double and triple measure your wall before you order. I ordered a 90×90 piece, it came, and I was 3 inches short on both the width and the height. HOW DOES THAT EVEN HAPPEN?! Seriously, #mombrain. But Natalia from Coloray is amazing and so accommodating and she sent me a 3 inch strip to fill the gaps and they matched perfectly.
- I had my sister help me – it’s definitely a 2 person job 🙂
- Follow the instructions that come with the wallpaper and you won’t have any issues.
- Don’t worry about it being totally and completely flawless – no one will notice a tiny imperfection besides you.
- Have the proper tools before you start – for instance, I needed an Xacto knife to trim a hole for the vent, an electrical outlet, and a light switch.
- Coloray has the most gorgeous designs – take a peek at Vintage // Floral // Patterns // Kids – and their customer service is great. Like I said, I totally measured incorrectly and they were able to send me filler pieces that matched perfectly.