Sallie Rose recently had a little sister; therefore, she got to upgrade to a "big girl" room so her sister, Lulie, could have the nursery. We tried to create a room that could grow with her for a few years. We chose a very light grey/silver color for the walls and we added a pop of color with the bed frame, night stand, chandelier and bedding. All of thsee items can be easily interchangeable as her opinion for her own room changes.
Our budget was very small considering we had a new baby on the way, so we found objects in our house to reuse or we bought things on sale and at antique stores.
The room was meant to be fun and colorful, but it needed to also feel personalized and special for the new big sister. I love color, but chose wisely as to not overpower the room with a certain theme or color. I always like to use items that are special to our family, like family portraits or artwork with sayings that help us remember to be positive, good people.
My decorating style is simple and colorful. I always use a lot of found items and change them by repainting them and adding new elements to them.
Yellow Quilt: Urban Outfitters
Yellow stripe bedding: West Elm
Bed Frame: found for free and repainted
Night stand: found for free and repainted
Chandelier: Store in Savannah called Matty's. Spray painted and added crystals and grape cluster from a trip to Italy in 2007.
Vanity: Habersham Antiques in Savannah
ZigZag Rug: Rugs.com
Chest of Dwarers: Reused from nursery
Houndstooth chair: Found for free and had reupholstered
Little red rocking bird: West Elm
Sallie Rose silhouette pillow: made by me
Turquoise frames: Cut it Out, www.cutitoutalready.com
Texas and Golden Rule Artwork: made by me
I love a lot of items in this room, because so many of them were found for free and then repainted by me. I adore the pink chandelier, the pink houndstooth chair, and really love the turquoise frames. The quilt from Urban Outfitters in unbelieveably soft and fairly inexpensive.