A blue bedroom for a little girl

I’m so excited (and a little sad) to share with you THE LAST painted room in my house. It took just over two years for me to paint every room in the house. And even though it was a long journey, it was a very inexpensive way to update my house!

So without further ado, please enjoy my latest transformation of my daughter’s bedroom!

The bedroom before:

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And now, the bedroom after:

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What paint, new curtains, and a new light fixture will do to a room.

As you can see, I chose a blue bedroom room for a little girl! I loved the challenge of taking a traditional color for a boy, and turning it into a feminine, cheerful room for my daughter. Read on to see how I did it :)

The details.

Gosh, I love a fresh coat of paint. It can totally brighten your room and that’s why I’m so excited to share my new favorite color with you:


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Farrow & Ball ‘Borrowed Light‘ pretty much had me at the name. When I think of the term ‘borrowed light’ I think of the sun soaking in through the bedroom window and being absorbed by the walls to illuminate the room even more. And that’s exactly what this paint color did for Emma’s room:


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             This pale blue paint definitely illuminates the room!

And now, my challenge was to feminize the blue walls. To make blue an elegant color for a little girl’s room, I paired the room with white furniture and pink accents. Finding the white furniture was easy, but tying pink accents into the blue bedroom was a little trickier.

How I added in some pink accents:

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I made my own digital art! When you make your own art, you have the freedom to marry together any colors you want. So as you can see below, I blended some blue and pink together.

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If you have any simple drawing applications on your computer, then play around with what you can come up with. You’ll be surprised! 

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Blue walls also create a perfect backdrop for flowers. Here I added some pink flowers. Since this is a toddler’s room, I found plastic vases at the dollar store. Score!

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I spray painted old canvases to display Emma’s initials. It was a very fun and inexpensive project. I bought pink spray paint and used leftover wall paint to paint the letters blue.

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I had a tough time finding a blue and pink accent pillow. Why is it when you have a certain color palette in mind it’s so hard to find it at a store?  So I made my own! Here is my pillow tutorial on how you can make yours.

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And lastly, I opted for a crisp white curtain from Ikea. It’s the Ritva series and is the brightest white curtain Ikea sells. You’ll probably need to hem your curtains though, and here’s my tutorial how.

 

I hope you enjoyed this transformation! It was a very fun and rewarding project! And I hope it gives you some inspiration.

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If you found this inspiring, please feel free to pin on your pinterest board:

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