This year we plan to begin and complete a renovation to our home. It started out being an attempt to create more room for our family living area and to enable the kids to have a playroom. It has now morphed into the addition of all kinds of rooms and spaces and a kitchen overhaul that I never dreamed possible. * excited ~ watch this space *
My six year old daughter and just-turned-5-year-old son have been sharing a room, with bunks, since before our youngest arrived. We put them into the same room at that point out of necessity in our three bedroom house and planned that whether our new baby was a boy or girl, it would share with the same sexed sibling once he or she had moved into a big bed. That time has come. This arrangement has, for the most part, been great. But in the past couple of months it’s become apparent that a change is needed and we have been working towards giving Miss T her own space again. She’s a girly girl and although it’s not just her brothers fault that their room is in a constant state of chaos, I know she struggles with the fact that there is no pretty element to the room they share. She points out other girls bedrooms she visits and almost always comments on pretty parts that are lacking in her own bedroom. I know I could have spent some time creating a perfectly suitable shared space, but I knew at the back of my mind that it was always our intention to move her out so didn’t want to spend time or money creating something temporary.
I recently had the opportunity to play around with a few items from some amazing brands and am thrilled to bring you this post I’m calling “Her Own Space”. Every lady, little or big, needs that huh!?
We started with a favourite piece of artwork that my Dad painted of my babygirl and I and gifted me for my 33rd birthday (when T was almost 1) as our inspiration for this new room design. The special watercolour is full of earthy colours – gorgeous tones of orange and golds and a little blue. To tie this in to our room palette, we’ve gone for pops of orange and rose gold against bursts of bright white and a soft wall colour called Champagne Jelly by Valspar which brings a very subtle pink warmth to the room.
I absolutely adore these old school style metal beds that have recently made a comeback and this Sonata bed from Mocka was the perfect starting place for our new furniture for this room. Sleek and clean in white, I knew that I wanted a bed like this for her room. I couldn’t be more pleased with it. It comes in a few bright colours and black, but white was just what I wanted for this room and I love that I can dress the room in colour in other ways. I am even exploring the possibility of having this frame powder-coated in rose gold or copper paint at some point.
The Sherbert Shapes bed linen from the Cotton On Kids range was perfect for bringing in blues and yellows for some additional colour to our room. This duvet cover is reversible so if my babe is feeling a little less like bright at any time, she can simply flip the duvet for a more monochromatic black and white design with pale pink bon bons.
She’s a book worm through and through and her favourite thing to do night or day is read. For this reason I wanted a cute lamp by her bed that she could turn on if she wanted to read early in the morning without having to get out of bed to open the blinds. And honestly, if she’s reading a book that she’s particularly loving, she’ll wake up sometimes before the sun is even up so the lamp was a necessity. This cute copper lamp from Kmart is just perfect and sits on the lightweight Brillo Stool from Ezibuy beautifully. On the timing thing, it’s imperative that she has a clock by her bedside too so she can know what time it’s safe to come and wake Mama & Daddy up! And though we haven’t yet 100% decided what it’s to be used for yet, I loved this spotted hamper for soft toys or laundry and she can utilise this however she likes but it tied the whole room together.
Sleepyhead have a wonderful range of NZ made mattresses for every body shape and type and the Juniors range made sense for Tahlia. Their duvet options are extensive and supportive pillows are important for neck and back support and to ensure a good nights sleep.
Because of a recently diagnosed allergy to house dust mites, we have decided to rip up the carpet in the kids bedrooms and instead just use rugs on the wooden floors. I fell in love with this gold patterned rug from Ezibuy and bought it before I even knew where it would go. But I love it in her room. It makes for a busy space, but it’s also strangely neutral.
We are so happy with this beautiful space we’ve created for my girl. I’m thrilled with it and she couldn’t be more excited about having her own room again. And as you can see, Simba is also pretty stoked to have such a pretty bed to sleep on!
Wall colour | Champagne Jelly by Valspar
Bed | Sonata Bed in White by Mocka
Bed Linen | Sherbet Shapes by Cotton On Kids
End of the Rainbow Cushion | Cotton On Kids
Pillowcase | Beaumondebabe
Copper Table Lamp | Kmart
Karlsson Minimal Alarm Clock | LetLiv
Side Table | Brillo Stool from Ezibuy (similar here)
Rug | Ezibuy (similar here)
Toy Hamper | Cotton On Kids (similar here)
Mattress | Junior Mattress from Sleepyhead
Duvet & Pillows | Sleepyhead
Cloud Garland | Handmade
Painting | Grandad
* this room renovation was made possible thanks to: Cotton On Kids, Sleepyhead, Ezibuy, Valspar & Mocka.
** links are not affiliate, all opinions are my own.