How was your weekend? Dallas was a blast and it was wonderful to catch up with dear friends. I had a whirlwind trip full of inspiration but it’s always so nice to be be back with the family. I’ll share some photos of the trip soon but today I wanted to share with you where we are headed with our daughter’s mini makeover. She has a birthday coming up and we are hoping to create a new room for her by then. I think when she saw her brother’s room come together, she realized it would be time to give hers a new look.
This is how our daughter’s room looks right now. The hot pink and orange has been such a fun color scheme but she is so ready for a change. We did this room about four years ago (my how time flies) and as she grows so does her taste. I remember loving anytime I was able to rearrange or redecorate my room as a child. I vividly remember going to bed each time we changed the layout and waking up thinking it was like a whole new room. It’s hard for me to believe that my daughter is now building all of those same memories. This room is full of DIY projects. One of them being the pelmet box. I think we will keep it and just switch out the hot pink ribbon.
We have already moved the desk out of the closet. We swapped it with the Expedit below. That gives her more storage in her closet and she likes having the desk out in her room now. It feels like another lifetime ago that we hung wrapping paper on her closet walls!
While we haven’t really done much yet, Riley and I have had so much fun scheming and planning. And I really am letting her take the reins on this (within reason). She originally wanted to go with teal and navy. She even made a mood board with pieces cut out of magazines. The girl has an eye and really nailed the board. But then recently when we were looking at artwork, she fell in love with the palm tree print below. It has now become the inspiration for her new room. We’ve spent hours scrolling through websites. She chose everything below.
A Beachy bedroom design plan
bean bag | striped fabric | artwork | pillow | chandelier | flower pillow
I think it’s going to be really pretty. She is hoping for a beach feel. . . but without it feeling like a theme. I like how that lends itself to a softer aqua than the original teal she was going with. She fell in love with the chandelier. I have to admit she nailed it as far as it going with the feel of the new room. I love the bamboo. I don’t love the square cage in the middle but she seriously loves it and it’s on sale so it’s the first thing we ordered. I keep reminding myself it’s her room and I really want her to take ownership over the design. She has a passion for it and I kind of know how that feels. LOL. And I’m not gonna lie. Beanbags aren’t speaking my design love language. I did try to steer her away from it (more because of how much real estate it will take up) but then I dialed it back. She’s been dreaming of one and it’s only a bean bag. “It’s not like she’s asking for a tattoo!” says my husband.
So what do you think? Do you like her ideas? I think it will be really pretty. I still need to hire someone to paint the ceiling out. I had a hard enough time painting it the existing color. The idea of painting over it a couple of times makes me cringe. But other than that, it really is just changing up the decor so it shouldn’t be too much of a project. We will be checking back in as we accomplish tasks.
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I guess I’ve been following along for a while because it feels like you were just updating her room to the coral! Man time flies! I’m loving the teal and think it is perfect for her age!
I feel the exact same way. It’s crazy when I look back at photos of her in this room and she looks so young. I think your right. The teal is great for her age and should (fingers crossed) carry her through as she grows. Have a great Monday.
Dawn Scheurich says
So pretty–love the beachy feel. A girl after my own heart… I think she will be happy with this look for a long while–good job, girls!
Thanks, Dawn. It’s funny because even though we are in Southern California we have never really done the beach feel so it should be fun. xo
Barbara M. says
I like casual decorating and living here in Florida I always gravitate toward beachy design. So Riley and I are on the same wavelength. Love the colors!
I love that, Barbara! You are on the same page for sure. I love that this is something different than the rest of our home. Girl has her own ideas that’s for sure. We were looking at things online the other day and she was so sweet. She said, “Mom, this is so fun!” It’s nice to be able to work on it together.
She will have such fond memories of working with you, Courtney! Treasure the experience.
Marty Oravetz says
My daughter had a pink and orange room when she was a little girl. She loved it. How fun to see what your daughter wants now and how her tastes have changed.
I LOVED that pink and orange, too. Just so cheerful, right?! It is fun to watch her grow and come into her own with what she likes. Now if only it could all magically happen. I need to get my rear in gear. xo
Girls got style! And love that palm tree print! It must be a pre-teen thing! Our ten year old wanted a black, white, and purple room last year. This year she wants to add some teal to the mix. I just ordered that flower pillow and chevron black-out curtains(in pool). Add some of their own art, and bam-fresh new room! Can’t wait to see your final result!
Oh my goodness! The rooms will be so similar. I think it is a pre-teen thing. Two of her friends have teal rooms, too. Isn’t that funny! I LOVE that flower pillow. I want to see your daughter’s room now! xo
I love your daughter’s ideas…my 10yo is anxious to change out his rocket ship themed room to something more mature….it makes my heart feel that tug….trying to support his growing maturity, but also mourning the loss of my littler boy! I think Riley is fortunate to have such a lovingly supportive and talented Mom!
You’re kind but I feel the same way. Such a tug on the heart. I am trying to embrace it and spend the time doing it with her but when I think back to the nursery, her pale pink room and now this it all brings back so many memories. Why do they have to grow up so fast?!
It does seem like just yesterday you compete her pink an orange room. Oh my, if you only knew the number of times we redid our girls rooms!! They are as they left them, for now. I did tell my hubby that I do want them to have some input in the rooms when and if we finally decide to change them.
Love the color scheme she picked out. Adding some fun ribbon to the shades would eye catching.
Isn’t it crazy how time flies. And now your girls are grown and beautiful young woman paving their own way. It’s wild. I am trying to savor this time. I know how fleeting it is. And how fleeting their rooms are. LOL!!! So beanbag it is! xo
Can’t wait to see what the new room looks like 😉
Chelsea @ http://thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com
Thank you, Chelsea! Me, too. LOL. We are moving at a snail’s pace but that’s okay. Wish us luck.
Ashley Kvas says
I love the room now, and I think it will be just as pretty with the new beachy colors! Little girls are so fun … I have boys so I’ll have to live vicariously through you! My son’s room is construction vehicles, lol. Can’t wait to see the finished result!!
It is definitely different when the child loves decorating, too. We had fun with our son’s room but I agree that it’s different. I miss the days of construction trucks. I remember doing a party for my son when he was obsessed with trucks. Those years go by so quickly. Have a great day.
Michele @ The Joyful Home says
Isn’t it a fun process? My baby girl turned 10 in November, and we’ve been slowly updating her room. She was very particular about the color scheme- navy, mint and coral- which just confirms that she’s really my daughter 🙂 It’s been a great bonding thing for us, and we’re both really happy about how it’s looking. Best of luck to you and Riley!
Oh my gosh!!! Yes! What a difference with this age. It’s so fun because they are so invested and excited. I love that you are doing the same. And that was her first color scheme, too. I am hoping to sneak some navy back in. I can’t wait to see your daughter’s room. Send photos. xo
Megan | Honey We're Home says
I love your little designer! This is gonna be good!!
Awe. She is a sweet thing and girl has an eye. So excited about your office space!!xo
Morgan Smith says
Aw, I must say I’m unhappy with this change! But a girl wants what a girl wants, and I understand that. That closet desk area was one of my favorites and I even went and found that wrapping paper after seeing your post and used it in the bottom of one of my trays under the glass and still love it as a fun surprising pop. I decorate in pinks, oranges and yellows around my home. But I’m sure this new decor will look amazing too. I will cry the day my daughter wants to redecorate her room (I actually just posted the reveal this week) because it was a labor of love!
Oh, girl! I am with you!!!!!! I have LOVED this room and that closet has a soft spot in my heart. I really love these bright colors, too. I am trying so hard to let her come into her own and be in a room that makes her happy. And we really don’t have to do all that much to switch it up so hoping it’s a smooth process.
I need to come check out your daughter’s room!!
Morgan Smith says
And if you sell her bedding, let me know!!! 😉
LOL. I’ll keep you posted! xo
Can’t wait to see it all come together! And I love how she wants to be so involved in the process, that’s so great!
I’ve been following for a long time. My 11 year old is anxious to update her room so I immediately went searching on your blog at older posts. Curious, do you have an update on your daughters room? Thank you!
We don’t have an update yet but working on it! Slowly but surely.
Thank you. We continue to look out for an update. You are so talented!