Colorful Toddler Room with Room to Grow

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  • Dreaming under the "r's"7/11
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Reese's room is whimsical enough to be an adorable little girl's room but grown-up enough to be able to grow with her.  Every color in the rainbow is used so it's bright, cheerful and fun.

Design Inspiration

The design inspiration all came from the brightly colored duvet cover.  I wanted something that didn't scream pink and looked fresh and modern.

Decorating Style

I pull from everything.  I love antiques or semi antiques mixed with more modern furniture.

Project Details

The flowered duvet and pillow shams are from Pottery Barn.  The yellow quilt and shams are from Home Goods ($45 for the set!).  The ruffled bed skirt was purchased at Steinmart for $30.  The seagrass headboard we already had and had purchased that from JC Penny a few years back.  I made the curtains from fabric that totaled $70 for all the panels.  My secret for lining the back of panels is to use flat sheets from Wal-Mart...the bottom is already hemmed and they are cheap!!  The book shelves are actually picture ledges from IKEA, $15 each.  The dresser and chair were already in our home.  All the lamps were recycled from her nursery.  The frames for the B&W pictures were in her nursery as well, but they were purchased at Target.  The throw pillows were made from scraps of fabric that I had left over from making a dress for her.  The pink puppy pillow is from Kohl's.  The painted R's above the bed were purchased at Joann's and painted in a DIY project.

Favorite Items

By far my favorite element of the room is the book shelves.  It adds so much color and instant artwork while being very functional.  Reese calls it her own library.  I love that!


My advice is that you don't have to spend a lot of money to make something look great.  Find one piece to work off of and then center your design around that.  Check out local antique stores and bargain stores.  You can find TONS of stuf there.  But most of all be PATIENT!  Things will fall into place if you take your time and search things out.

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