I’m excited to share a tour of our 5-year-old daughter’s bedroom with you today! She asked for a princess bedroom and we created a room for her that has lots of whimsical, princess-inspired details and also room for her to grow and evolve in the years to come. I love to go all in when decorating, but also leave some flexibility to add more details as children grow.
The first thing we did before we moved in was paint the walls pink. We chose the color Sulking Room Pink by Farrow and Ball. At first, I was worried it was too dark (it reads almost brown in certain lights), but once the curtains and other details went in, I knew it was the perfect color. It’s rich and deep and balances a lot of the other uber pink decor.
We found the antique bed locally on Marketplace. The bed canopy is such great quality and comes in a bunch of different colors. For the mattress, we chose an Immunity mattress (Cinnamon) and I’ll be sharing a full review of it in an upcoming post (short story—we love it!).
For curtains, we chose to go with Two Pages Curtains for this room (and our entire home). I love the classic pleated look they have. I ordered a swatch book before choosing colors and it helped SO much. I highly recommend the swatch book if you are choosing colored curtains to coordinate with painted walls.
Our daughter is a budding artist, so we decided to create an art gallery in her room! As you can see, it’s comprised mainly of her own art. I plan to add more and swap out over time.
Before we moved, I found this gorgeous antique vanity. She uses it to store all her makeup (I give her my old makeup every time I do a clean out and she squirrels it away and is OBSESSED).
Wood toys we love:
This bear rug from Etsy was the first purchase I made for her new bedroom. I thought it was so cute and charming—and COZY.
Here you can see a little row of flea market art we have displayed along with one of the kid’s photos from Disney. I love mixing antique gold frame art with photos in ornate gold frames that are new.
It was our daughter’s dream to have a “real” tea set, so I started collecting blue china and have created a mix and match collection for her to play with. She spends so much time decorating and redecorating her table, I absolutely love these memories for her! The white table is new and the rest are flea market finds.
Can’t you just taste the (pretend) tea and cakes?
Another key element we leaned on when decorating our new home was vintage and antique light fixtures. This chandelier was an Etsy find. I found so many charming fixtures there, as well as locally at flea markets. They make a room so special and add a lot of historic charm. The sconces around her gallery wall match as well.
I was cleaning and decorating this room while my daughters were having a sleepover at my parents’ home. The instant she returned home she ran into the room and started re-decorating it her own way (before I even had a chance to take photos) and so these dolls are her personal touch. I think it’s important to let your kids be involved and put their touches on their spaces, even when they aren’t old enough to care about most details—they will love to organize their own things in their special, unique way.
I’m so excited to keep adding details to this room over time! We are collecting little mermaid and princess things along the way. It’s so fun.