Turquoise and Pink Big Girl Room

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Not sure who is more excited about this room being finished, me or my daughter.  Lots of DIY and re-working what I currently had made this entire new room happen for only $350!  We're both pretty please with how it turned out :)


Design Inspiration

I wanted a simple clean base that I could easily build upon and change as my little one does.  I was inspired by mostly white rooms with fun pops of color, and looked at a lot of adult spaces for ideas that would have staying power as she got older.

Decorating Style

Not sure if there's a particular style for this room.  In most of my decorating, I like a traditional base with modern fabrics to make it look fresh and up to date.  I took the same approach in this room.

Project Details


1. Curtain fabric - Heather Baily Pop Garden Turquoise http://quilthome.com/

2. Tufted headboard - DIY

3. Sweet Dreams pillow cases - http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/

4. Pink coverlet - local antique store

5. Swing arm sconce - Home Depot

6. Pink Chevron fabric for bolster pillow - http://www.spoonflower.com/

7. Baby giraffe prints - http://www.theanimalprintshop.com/

8. Table  - TJMaxx, then painted with DIY chalk paint http://westermanfam.blogspot.com/2012/02/fake-looks-great.html

9. White duvet - Bed Bath and Beyond

10. Bedskirt - Target (ruffles added by me)


1. Dog Art - DIY

2. Paint - Martha Stewart Nimbus Cloud

3. Zinc Letter - DIY

4. Dresser paint - Annie Sloan's Pure White

5. Tissue Paper Pom-poms - http://shop.marthastewart.com/

6. Book Ledges - DIY

7. Pom-Pom Pillow - DIY

8. Sock Monkey - DIY

9. Slipcovered Wingback - http://westermanfam.blogspot.com/2011/03/slipcovered-wingback.html

Favorite Items

Love how the DIY headboard turned out, and having her great-grandmother's furniture (dresser, wingback chair, and floor lamp) updated to work in the space.


You don't have to spend a lot to get a great look.  Rework items you already have, it doesn't have to be a kid's items to work in a kid's room, try making it yourself (you'll surprise yourself).


  1. 1

    Great room. Good idea to slipcover the wingback. I have one I was planning on reupholstering but once I started tearing off the fabric the staples all broke and it is the hardest fabric I have ever tried to remove. I got the back off and gave up. The fabric isn’t in bad shape just ugly so maybe I will just slip cover it!

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    Love that you made your own chalk paint too. I will have to try that. I’ve used AS chalk paint but it is pricey!

  3. 3

    Izzy is just the cutest! And turquoise is such a beautiful color choice! One of my fave colors in the world!

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    I’m in love with this room!!! Bright, Cheery, and so much practicality. Great little reading area with shelves like the library. The child size rocker is a sweet touch. In corporating the doggie profile personalizes it. Then most of all are all the refurbished furniture from her Great Grandmother. The Best!! Izzy’s really loves her room.

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