The lovely Kat of @life_at_number_63 inspired us recently with her daughter’s room revamp. She wanted to introduce a more ‘grown-up’ style for her little girl Ruby (who’s not so little anymore), while also making the room sophisticated enough for overnight guests.
The end result is seriously stunning. Kat tells us how she created such a versatile space and where she shopped for all the little touches…
Room for Improvement
My little girl Ruby is growing up so fast and it came to the point where her room was just not working for her anymore. She needed a hide-away that would reflect her new-found maturity and changing tastes. Meanwhile, I was keen for the space to be multi-functional, also serving as a guest room when my parents came over from Wales.
Freshening Up The Furniture
To meet both of these needs, we knew we needed to replace the single bed with a double. The one we chose from Ikea is such an unusual design and it’s brilliant to be able to wrap fairy lights around it and hang pretty things from it too.
We kept the existing wardrobe and blind at the window as this was bespoke and added to the room the last time we decorated. It’s made from a Designer’s Guild fabric and knowing I wanted to keep a monochrome element to the room, it still worked perfectly.
There wasn’t a budget for this project as such, but we tried to keep costs down by purchasing the main pieces of furniture such as the bed, chest of drawers and desk from Ikea and then accessorising with items from both the high street and small, independent shops.
I up-cycled her existing wardrobe by adding some gorgeous triangle decals to the door fronts. We wallpapered the wall behind the bed and I made her a wooden garland from hearts, stars and clear wire which hangs by her desk.
I also bought some small wooden domed circles which I adhered to the wall to create a spotty feature wall next to the fireplace. I simply love these!
The desk was a real triumph as Ruby just loves sitting at it to draw and write stories.
My favourite element is the wallpaper, which was a steal at just £16 a roll from B&Q. It creates a real statement and when you’re in the room it feels really fresh. The green looks great against the monochrome accessories.
I also adore the original fireplace which we stripped back (the previous owners had sprayed it pearlescent purple) and painted white. It’s a lovely feature.
We took a video of Ruby as we opened the door to reveal the changes and she was beaming from ear to ear! She’s thrilled with all the space in the bed and we are all, as a family, so happy with how well the room works now.
Shop This Room
Wallpaper – B&Q
Bed – Ikea
Desk – Ikea
Blind Fabric – Guild
Light Shade – Next
Wire noticeboard – Urban Outfitters
Belly basket – Sunshine & Shade
Map – Debenhams
Wooden star – The Little Coach House
Panda print – Doodle Moo
Horse print – Desenio
Plant – Homebase
Forest print – Desenio
Dreamcatcher – Miakado Dreams
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