A few posts back I talked about the room reveal for my oldest daughters room. Well when you update one daughters room her sister is definitely going to be expecting her room to be updated next. Here is the room reveal for my youngest daughters room and the steps I went through in designing the space and overcoming design obstacles.
Making the small space appear larger
This room is much smaller than her oldest sisters room (that is what happens when you are the youngest 😊) so I had to design around that constraint. I selected a bold pattern on the wall to help make the room appear larger and went with a daybed so it could go alongside the wall and make space in the center of the room.
Add a WOW feature
The wow feature to this room is the gorgeous stenciled design on the wall. Our incredibly patient painter did this gorgeous design using a 9″ x 9″ stencil. I was terrified to hang anything up because I knew it would not be able to be moved later. Went with gallery wall items that would be appropriate not only now but in the future as well.
We added a light dimmer switch to make the room extra cozy and a beautiful faux crystal chandelier to continue with the elegant vibe of the room. Because the ceilings in her room aren’t super high we went with the semi-flush mount fixture so it had the appearance of a chandelier without it interfering with anyone walking around in the room (I am super tall and I can walk underneath it with plenty of clearance 😉).
Added Warmth with a Rug
I had a hard time selecting the rug because I was afraid that a rug with a busy pattern and a wall having a busy pattern might be too much in one room. I found this rug that has a pattern but it is kind of a blended pattern without crisp lines that seems to work perfectly in this space. The rug really tied the room together with the mix of gray and cream with an elegant design.
I wanted to make sure there was enough seating so that when she was older there was a space for friends to sit and hangout in her room. I converted a family heirloom chest into a bench and added fun pillows to cozy up the space. Still want to add a comfy bench seat cushion to the top. It is on the to do list.
Elegant Neutral Bedding
Needed bedding that did not have a pattern that would compete with the wall or the rug and that would have an elegant feel that she could grow into. Found both her duvet cover, monogrammed pillow case, and sheets at Pottery Barn Kids. Love how clean and crisp the design is!
Stick to a Color/Design Palette
I wanted the bedroom to encompass rustic elegance so every time I picked out something for the room I asked myself if it fit with that theme? If it didn’t I put it back down. I tried to incorporate raw wood as much as possible to get the rustic look (raw wood mirror, letter, frames) and elegant design (chandelier, bedding, fancy design rug). I also made sure that all the items fit in the color palette of white, off white, purple, brown, and gray.
This room was so much fun to design and is something that I know she can grow into! One of my favorite rooms in the house.