Hannah has been asking for me to update her room for a while (ie. begging for a bunk bed!). We had finally settled on when we move that she could redecorate her room since we had planned to do so this summer. But, of course, plans change and we are sticking around here for a few more years so we went ahead and updated her room.
We had so much fun putting her room together. It has been a work in progress since April and we are almost finished! It just needs a few bright, fun pieces of art to really tie it all together. I tried to not spend a lot on her room, mostly using other pieces from around the house or making things myself. The only new things in the room are the bed, the comforter, and the book ledges.
Hannah’s room has always been so dark. The houses in our neighborhood are so close together and her (small) window is always in the shadow of our neighbor’s house. It was desperately needing some added light. To help fix that problem, she picked out a gorgeous light turquoise blue for the walls. Her old light fixture was the ugly, dingy bowl light that came with the house. I found these punched aluminum sheets at Hobby Lobby and tied two of them together to make a drum shade and strung it on to the original fixture without the glass bowl. I love the fun shadows it casts on the wall!
We found her bunk beds at Rooms to Go Kids. I really like the steps instead of the ladder especially because it has storage built right in. We were able to sell her dresser and make more space in her closet.
This is my favorite space in the room. It is the lower bunk of her bed. I wanted to create her a reading/ private/ whatever she wants space especially as she is starting school. The bookshelves are photo ledges from Ikea. I made the pillows and installed two lights with a light switch on the bed frame.. The “couch” cover is a fitted sheet. That makes it easy to wash and easy to convert when we do need it to be a bed. We love to snuggle here at bedtime and read together. Right now we are reading Charlotte’s Web!
Her desk/ art station, toy and dress up storage, books, and whatever other treasures she may have. Behind her desk is a couple of canvases with ribbon and mini clothespins. Here she can pin photos, her drawings, or anything else she wants to display. I am so happy with how her room turned out! I love how bright and cheery it is! Hannah loves it, too!