I am joining a biannual design event called the One Room Challenge. A host of interior design bloggers each makeover a space in six weeks, sharing weekly updates. I’ve been following it forever, harbouring mild envy at what people are able to achieve in such a short time, and soaking up all the gorgeous inspiration too, of course. Now I’m joining them, working on a bright kids’ bedroom design for my son and daughter.
Shared Kids’ Room Mood Board
I’m adapting the design plan I had for Sebastian’s room in the last house, because we moved before it was finished. This time though, the kids’ bedroom design needs to work for both a boy and a girl, because his sister is sharing the space. I’m keeping a fun, gender neutral colour palette, and adding a few feminine elements.
Peg Board // Pendant Shade // Fierce Print // Shelves
Chicago Print – Etsy // Curtains // Wall Lamp
Bookcase – Home Decorators // Decals – Etsy
Fabric – Tonic Living// Duvet Set
Wall Hooks & Chest of Drawers – no longer availabl
Throw // Rug – PBK
Kids’ Bedroom | Before Photos
This is what the kids’ bedroom looked like when we moved in.
The house is rented, and the walls have to stay white. I’ll bring in lots of punches of colour elsewhere though.
The Floor Plan
The room is about 11’x 12′ – not huge, but plenty big enough for two small people. I love that the window is in the middle of that wall – simple symmetry makes for an easy space to design.
Sometimes I need a proper deadline to give me the oomph to get a design plan executed. Things are moving already – there’s a sneak peek of the progress so far in this post. I’m excited at the prospect of having a finished room in six weeks!
More Spring 2016 One Room Challenge Posts
Design & Floor Plan | Week One
Wall Decals & Shelves | Week Two
DIY Upholstered Beds | Week Three
Fixing & Organizing | Week Four
Space Saving Homework Station & Pegboard Toy Storage | Week 5
Kids Room Reveal | Week Six