The girls’ bedroom is an ongoing work in progress. So, as to not leave you hanging, I’ll share my process and remind you of the look I’m striving for. I hope that in “the end” the aesthetic vibe from these pictures will be represented but in a unique and personal way. After all that’s what really makes a space feel special.
After gathering a virtual look book of rooms that I love, I analyze the photos for the specific element(s) that I was drawn to. I often love an assortment of ideas, schemes, colors etc. but combining all of them without editing is a recipe for an overwhelming mess. After noting each visual element I get to work figuring out a way to translate them for a particular project. Here are a selection of pictures, many of which you have likely already seen, each with a descriptive caption of the desired component, idea, color or product I want to incorporate into the girl’s bedroom.
Do you see some themes? Here’s my list of desired ingredients.
- Vintage floral pattern
- Petite chair
- Fur or colorful rug
- Iron bed or modern storage bed…or one of each?!?
- A cluster of wall art
- Garland of some sort
- A cute assortment of pillows, blankets, dolls and stuffed animals. (I think I have this one covered.)
- A medium toned wood, bamboo or rattan piece.
- Display and book shelves
Next I’ll set out to find products, gather pieces in the space and test things out. Sometimes, many times in fact, what looks great in a photograph does not work practically in a space. So there will be tweaking, exchanging and surprises along the way. I hope you’re enjoying the process and much as I am!
Thankful for: Second hand shops, yard sales, Craigslist and the countless other resources for scoring unique and affordable pieces to decorate with.
Wanting: To round up some nifty, unique and functional pieces.
I’ve learned: As previously mentioned, what looks good in a picture doesn’t always work in reality.