Monday, March 12, 2012

The Evolution of a Girl's Room

This is what Iris's room looked like when we first moved into the house in 2009.  We reworked the room pretty quick after moving in.

She choose purple (of course).  We did not paint the room the exact shade she wanted because she wanted a really deep purple and the room does not get alot of light.
We used the same bedding that she had and decided to do accents of turquoise and neon green, but we never really got around to it.
At the beginning of the year, Iris decided that she wanted something different and was asking to rip out the carpet, repaint the walls, and paint the woodwork.  I said no.  But she could pick out some new accents and try a new color scheme.  I used pinterest for the organization of the decorating and it worked out really well.  I was able to post all the pictures of options on one page.  It was easy to compare bedspreads and curtains.  Iris was able to look at one page and instantly tell which ones she liked and did not like.  She picked out new curtains, bedding, lamps, and a new rug.
One thing on her wish list was a lamp for reading in her chair.  The chair was her 13th birthday gift.  We replaced the wooden blinds and sheers with new white roman shades.  This gives her a really nice spot to curl up with her books or kindle and read.

We left several things in the room the same.  The wall color stayed the same along with all the furniture and their basic location.  I had found the chandelier at a antique store and we installed it when we painted the room.
The light fixture goes well with the new curtains.
It also goes well with the new bedding.
We got a new rug.
And of course she will need a new throw quilt to match
I just love the focus fabric.
There are still a couple of projects that we need to do.  We need to recover the chair seat and hang the bulletin board over the desk.
We are also going to paint another flea market find black and put it over the dresser.
In the end the room looks more like a teenager's room.  Including the mess.


  1. I love the new look ~ Great choices!

  2. I love her chandelier! What a fun room makeover... I especially like the last picture.:)