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Turquoise and Pink Big Girl Room


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

2. Tufted headboard - DIY

3. Sweet Dreams pillow cases -

4. Pink coverlet - local antique store

5. Swing arm sconce - Home Depot

6. Pink Chevron fabric for bolster pillow -

7. Baby giraffe prints -

8. Table  - TJMaxx, then painted with DIY chalk paint

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 -

6. Book Ledges - DIY

7. Pom-Pom Pillow - DIY

8. Sock Monkey - DIY

9. Slipcovered Wingback -

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).


Sunday 11th of March 2012

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.

Jaime Mans

Sunday 11th of March 2012

Great job Shelley!!! I love Izzy's room!!


Sunday 11th of March 2012

LOVE!!! Of course Izzy's room gets my VOTE!!!


Thursday 8th of March 2012

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


Tuesday 6th of March 2012

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!