I am so excited to share some big news with you guys!! I have never done anything like this before and I’m just so giddy over here!!
Sooooo… I will be participating in the Fall 2018 One Room Challenge as a guest participant!! This challenge starts TODAY for all guest participants! “The ORC is not a competition, but rather a celebration of creativity, inspiration and original ideas!” -ORC website. It’s a fun little challenge to encourage you to finish up ONE room in your home! This is so great because if you’re anything like me, you jump from room to room instead of getting ONE room fully finished! ORC puts this fun, little challenge on twice a year, every Spring and Fall! I hope you will follow along for the next 6 weeks to watch this room makeover! Check back each Thursday right here on my blog and my Instagram page for an update! Check out all of the other Guest Participants here. The 20 Featured Designers will post every Wednesday, so go check them out too! Also, head over to the ORC website to get more info and check out a bunch of rooms that have been transformed in the previous seasons! Check out their Instagram page here for some more inspiration!
So, I am going to makeover my kids bedroom! I have a 4 year old boy (Vernon) and a 2 year old girl (Rosie) who share a room. A while ago I had painted their walls a nice bright white- (they used to be cantaloupe orange…) and that’s as far as I got! So, it’s kind of a blank canvas for me and I love that!
Today I am going to show you some before pictures and then next week I’ll share some progress!
I will be keeping the white walls, the wooden armoire for the kids clothes, the chartreuse area rug, the green bookshelf and Rosie’s crib. I will be getting rid of the blanket and pillowcase that we’ve been using as curtains, the light bulb will be changed to a fixture and I’ll be getting some new bedding. I will be adding fun decor and art, curtains, possibly some wallpaper, shelving, a new door, lighting and a bed frame for Vernon.
The first thing I always do when designing a room is think about how I want the space to feel! This bedroom is for my kiddos so I want it to feel fun, happy, calm and clean! I think kids NEED color, so I will be using a lot of color in this room! The white walls act as a blank canvas and make the room feel fresh and clean! I will be sure to use some muted colors and touches of black for a resting place for the eyes. The wood tones of the armoire and touches of copper will help to warm up the space! I will be using lots of patterns; it makes it feel fun and I’m such a pattern girl, so I guess my kids are too! Haha!
So here’s my starting point! I can’t wait to see how it all comes together!
And here’s my main inspiration picture! I love the fun vibe this room gives off!
Check back next week to see some progress!!
Thanks for following along!