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Blue Can Be For Little Girls Too!


I knew I wanted the main color of my daughter's room to be light blue. I incorporated light pink and white accents throughout the room. I wanted to keep it looking girly but I didn't want to go overboard with the color pink.

Design Inspiration

I was inspired by the shabby chic look and I wanted the room to have a vintage feel to it yet I still wanted to keep it slightly modern.

Decorating Style

Although I am traditional I am not afraid to experiment with color. Blue is becoming more and more popular among girls but it is still considered a "boy's color".  I wanted to show that blue is a unisex color and looks just as beautiful in a girl's room.

Project Details

I spend a lot of time on and Project Nursery looking for ideas on what to do. I saved a lot of money on the furniture since it was my older daughter's old nursery furniture. I regret not painting the furniture white but, I like the contrast of the dark furniture with the light bedding.

Most of my purchases were from Etsy. The art work,  the wall stencil, the wall letters, the trash bin, and the bow holder , were all purchased from Etsy.

The mirror, and the lamp I bought at Target. The chandelier I bought at Ikea, and the rug I bought at I was also able to find a coupon online and received 40% off the rug.

The fabric for the bedding I bought at and the designer's name is Tanya Whelan.  I am blessed with a mother in law that has incredible sewing talent. I told her my vision and she executed it beautifully. Custom bedding can get expensive and my mother in law created the whole room (rocking chair and all), under $400!

Favorite Items

The bedding is my favorite item by far! From the simple bed skirt to the ruffles on the bumper, I love the delicacy of the bedding. My mother in law out did herself.


Creating a shabby chic room doesn't have to be challenging. Craig's List is a great place to find vinatge furniture at low prices. Etsy also has many stores that create custom bedding at reasonable prices. Instead of wall paper, try a stencil. It is cheaper to do and in the future all you have to do is paint over the wall rather than peel off wall paper that will damage your wall. Buy online and look for coupons, or promo codes, this is a great way to save!

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Tuesday 10th of May 2011

Light blue can be feminine. And very much so if you combine it with pink! I love the patterns and the prints. So simple yet pretty. Love the tiny artworks, too, and that vintage looking rug.


Sunday 8th of May 2011

Yes, blue is definitely getting more and more unisex these days. And I have always loved the blue-and-pink combination. I can't wait for the day when boys will claim pink, too, and consider it gender neutral. LOL.