Since we've been relegated to the indoors, my daughter and I decided to seize the day and tackle her bedroom. I don't blog about my kids' rooms all that much, and this is why:
That's right - a hot mess. You're probably thinking, "Didn't she paint her room awhile back?" Um, yes I did. Last March to be exact. But since this is more the normal look of her room than the exception, I haven't shared the whole space. Can you blame me?
For mothers of girls out there - do yours accumulate this much stuff? Notice how it lines the perimeter of the room. I break out in hives whenever I set foot in here.
So, I busted out of my comatose cabin fever state of mind, and dove in. It was really nice, because unlike my teenage son, my daughter is actually interested in having a clean, organized and visually pleasing room. Bonus!
It's already looking so much better! Our kids' rooms are on the small side, so I'm finding that I need to really plan out their spaces more carefully in order to maximize storage and functionality. It's amazing how much larger a room can look when you pare it down to the essentials, and put an organization plan in place.
My daughter was loving the look and feel of the room once we got it cleaned out and cleaned up. You can breathe again! The paint color is Benjamin Moore's Buckingham Gardens.
That said, the room looked great, but the hallway looked like this:
Ridiculous, right? So, we've been working our way through all of this stuff, and have a heap of clothes, toys and books to give to Goodwill, along with several trash bags of ... well, trash. We cleared out the clothes that no longer fit, and organized her drawers by clothing type.
I'm trying to rework her closet to make the most out of it and keep the clutter out of her room as much as possible. It's narrow, but deep, so a bit of a challenge in that respect. But, I have a plan for that big blank wall on the left.
Remember this project from my master closet organizational rampage from last year?
I think one of these would do wonders for the organization of my daughter's treasures, so we've gathered the supplies and are ready to get started.
We picked up some baskets and a new lamp, ala HomeGoods, to jazz things up in here too.
It's perfect for a kid's room, a great color and I love the texture. I might have to go back and get a second one.
It's coming together, but I have my eye on a new bed to free up some space in her room, but I don't want to lose the extra bed space that we get with a full sized bed. So, I'm looking into trundle beds. I love that they allow for more floor space, but you don't lose the sleeping space for guests or a giggly girl sleepover.
The built-in look of a daybed/trundle is one of my favorite looks, but we just don't have a workable space for it.
Isn't this fantastic? So much storage and function!
This is another beauty. And really, it looks like a tricked out daybed flanked with bookcases and an upholstered headboard. I'm all for tricking things out.
But in reality, I'm thinking something more along these lines. Maybe I'll luck out and find one at the Ballard Outlet.
|Ballard Designs - Camden Daybed w/trundle|
|Madeline Daybed and Trundle|
But, until I land the deal I'm looking for, I'm happy with her room as it is now, in it's semi-organized state.
Are you working some organizational magic while stuck inside this winter? Do tell! Any suggestions for managing all of the girl clutter? I'm all ears!
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