I shared a quick look at my daughter’s newly decorated room in my last post about paint colors, today I have more photos of the room to share.
I have to say, probably like all of you, I am torn between wanting a distraction from what is going in the world (do I keep saying this?) and feeling like talking about home decor is completely frivolous in light of current events. I really am at a loss. My first job out of college I worked for a US news organization covering Ukraine. The people were wonderful, they were so proud of their independent country. To say it has a special place in my heart would be an understatement. I am heartbroken at recent events (though maybe not surprised), as I am sure all of you are too.
I took these photos a week or so ago, so I decided to go ahead and share them today, I hope that the distraction is comforting in some way. I do still feel a deep desire to create a safe and comforting home for my family right now, and to not take it for granted in any way.
To recap, we weren’t planning another room makeover for my daughter. We first did her room aqua (see it here) then in a quest for a more relaxing space, updated it to white with a blush pink accent wall (see it here). She, like most teens, wanted to have LED lights in her room, which turned out to be a terrible idea. Not only did we realize they were giving her vicious migraines but when I removed them from the walls they took the top layer of paint with them. We had no choice but to repair the walls and fully repaint the room.
Since we were painting anyway, she decided this time to use a sage green color, we picked Silver Sage by Benjamin Moore. It is a pretty pale green, not too bright and not too plain. The paint led to some other changes, like a new bed (in a style she has begged for since she was little) and a fun photo wall to finish off the space.
I ordered the photo collection from a seller on ETSY and attached them to the wall with double sided tape in rows. She was thrilled with this, these photo walls are very popular with teenage girls right now. The pretty beach scenes definitely make me dream about being on a beach right now.
The bed came from here, it was such a bargain I figured it couldn’t hurt to try it. I wanted to move her current headboard to our guest room anyway so this was a good solution. She and I put it together in a few hours, it wasn’t hard just a little time consuming and the quality is fine. She is absolutely thrilled with it and claims it is the bed of her childhood dreams.
I added an inexpensive nightstand from Hobby Lobby and new bedding with a boho feel. She saw the pillow shams I ordered from the Spring Studio McGee launch and decided they would look perfect in her room, I have to admit she was right. We added a moss green accent pillow to the bed to pull in more greens. She also picked the palm patterned fabric for the bench (a repurposed piano bench) for the end of her bed, which works perfectly.
The room feels fresh and perfect for a teenage girl, she is really happy with it too. The kids have had a challenging few years with schools being closed and all the fear and drama in the world, she definitely appreciates having a new space that is growing up as she does.
Here are all the sources we used in the room~