Bedroom Decor Ideas For A Sassy 7 Year Old Girl (who loves unicorns)
Stick a fork in it, this room is DONE! And for a hot second, I was going to tell you to stick a fork in me because I was DONE too. Done with any kind of DIY project or room makeover. Done with painting, done with purging and definitely done with wallpapering.
It was just one of those rooms. Nothing went as planned. I started off so excited too. I haven’t done a room makeover in a long time. My excitement died very quickly though
But I somehow survived and I have one happy 7 year old to show for it.
This 7 year old, however, takes after her sister and is also a hoarder. Her room before I got my two tired hands on it should have concerned me. My mom even cringed when she knew I was sharing a before picture of this room.
But what’s a room makeover without a before picture??
In my daughter’s (and in my) defense, her room became the storage room for her brother and sister. Anything they didn’t want but didn’t want to permanently get rid of, they bequeathed it to their sister.
So nice of them. The stuff I pulled out of that room was remarkable.
So let’s just rip this band-aid off quickly. Here is her room in all her glory before I got my hands on it.
Don’t judge me with this picture
And here is the after…
The power of paint is a magical thing, am I right?
(A really good purge doesn’t hurt either…and maybe some wallpaper).
This room was kind of thrown together. I really had no plan. I was just piecing stuff together all willy nilly.
It all started with the wallpaper that I have had sitting in my basement for two years.
The wallpaper that made me swear…alot. I will never use this wallpaper again. I’ve wallpapered before and I never had to use as many choice words as I did with this wallpaper. This wallpaper is what nightmares are made of.
This is when the excitement died.
Maybe I’m being dramatic but you should have seen me trying to install that sucker.
Don’t get me wrong, this wallpaper is pretty and I was mentally designing this room with this wallpaper as the focal point. It was not allowed to let me down. I had to power through.
I did not have a plan B. I only had a Plan A. This dang wallpaper was Plan A
So with that being said, do not zoom in. You will see too many flaws that I have no intentions on fixing in a long time (if ever).
When picking my paint color for this room, I did my tried and trued method of color matching. I had Behr mix me up some paint that matched the white background in the wallpaper. It just made my paint decision so much easier. It took the guess work out of it for me.
(If you have never done this, you just need to bring in a swatch of what you want them to color match. It can be a pillow, artwork, fabric,etc. They would prefer something larger than a quarter so they can get a good match.)
I knew I wanted to go with white on the walls since I was bringing in brown wood furniture. I wanted that contrast.
(I also did a whole post about some of Behr’s popular white paint colors over here in this post)
I replaced my daughter’s old furniture with bedroom furniture I stole from my parents. I steal all of their bedroom furniture. I cannot pass up good quality solid wood furniture.
I just love mixing old and new…and modern with traditional. It’s my favorite combination.
You know what else I love? This hammock
It is seriously the cutest thing and possibly my daughter’s favorite thing in this room. I purchased it from Splendipity Hammocks and I cannot say enough good things about this hammock.
I already have plans to put one in my son’s room soon. Let’s just take one more look shall we?
I’m officially jealous.
I lucked out with the pillows on the hammock too. It’s been a while since I moseyed around Hobby Lobby and I ran right into the cutest pillows the last time I was there (all on sale too). The unicorn pillow made my daughter scream with excitement. Who knew?
I also found this cute little unicorn head at Hobby Lobby and once again my daughter screamed with excitement.
That head kind of scared me a tad, but apparently she has always wanted a unicorn head hanging on her wall. Those were her words. I was a tad bit concerned about that too.
I knew there was going to be alot of white in this room so I added in some pink velvet drapes
These drapes are close to being amazing. They are so soft, affordable and hang perfectly. Not to mention, they are long. None of this 84″ short nonsense. Don’t get me started on short drapes.
The chest by her bed and her bedding I also stole from my parents. (Thanks mom!)
We’ve had this bookcase for what seems like forever. It was actually in my oldest daughter’s room. It was one of those things she bequeathed to her sister. I knew we needed some more storage in here so I found these cute baskets at Target.
Do you guys remember years ago when I made that fiddle leaf fig plant? It is still kicking it and found a new home in this room. The other fiddle leaf fig tree in her room I have had for years. I purchased it at Hobby Lobby years ago. It has made it’s way around our house over the years.
Alot of the decor in this room was found throughout the house. It was just one of those rooms.
I can’t tell you how happy I am that this room is DONE though! And my 7 year old better love me forever…
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