Girly Room Updates

by Chris on February 23, 2012

Ummm hello. I could give you a list of what’s kept me away lately, but let’s just say that two of them are this here blog and strep throat. Neither of which has allowed me much spare time this week.

However, I did get a fun package in the mail this week, so I thought I’d show you some updates I made to my daughter’s room. After seeing all the work that recently went into my son’s room, I think she was quite happy to see some attention come her way.

It started with the tree mural. I made some cute throw pillows for her new daybed and painted an inexpensive chandelier. Good to go.

tree mural

I used a dust ruffle to add some length to her curtains, I built some bookshelves to display her books, and I painted a new cabinet for her clothes. Double good to go.

tree mural

I just couldn’t leave well enough alone. I was on the hunt for a new rug for her room but couldn’t find what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay (story of my life). Stealing the zebra rug from the craft room seemed like my best option, but it also sent me in a different direction with colors. And this is what I came up with.

blue coral room

Since the rug was “free”, I bought a new duvet cover to add some color. I spotted it in Edie’s girls’ room, and it was love at first site. It HAD to be mine…errr…my daughter’s.

pink blue duvet

I’m now on the hunt for a new (old) chandelier to bring in some of the aged brass in her china cabinet. THEN I’ll be done. For now. :)

blue pink room

Check out the Before and After party at Thrifty Decor Chick! I’ll be linking up!



Maria February 23, 2012 at 12:42 am

What a beautiful room! I LOVE that tree mural, so beautiful! And love the blue/coral/white color combination, it’s one of my favorites… so fresh and pretty looking!

Allison @ House of Hepworths February 23, 2012 at 12:55 am

OMG, this is so weird. I JUST ordered my daughter the exact same bed. It will arrive Monday. Wow, great minds think alike I guess. ;)

Courtneyk March 26, 2012 at 11:53 pm

Where is this bed from? I love it

Chris March 27, 2012 at 10:38 pm
steph February 23, 2012 at 3:53 am

I love the changes, especially the pink curtain!!!

Stacey February 23, 2012 at 6:18 am

Ooooooohhhhh…love the room! Very pretty with the colors and patterns you chose! Would love to have you link this up at my Creative Inspirations party happening now! Too pretty not to share! Come by and link up at!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Nicole February 23, 2012 at 6:32 am

Love it! Where did you get your daybed? It’s perfect for my son’s room and I’m hoping to find something similar.

Judy February 23, 2012 at 7:36 am

I just love that duvet. I’ve seen in online before and love it. It looks great with the wall colors.

Kelsey February 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

Love this room!
Wish I had a room like this growing up.
Love the use of blue in a girls room.

LuAnn February 23, 2012 at 7:54 am

WOW!!!! what an awesome room for your daughter. I sure she loves it too.

megan February 23, 2012 at 8:02 am

I adore this room!! The mural is gorgeous and that bedding is perfect in there!! I love the added rug, it really pulls it together!

Kara February 23, 2012 at 8:03 am

so so pretty. love the colors. finding a rug for a good price is the story of my life too these days.

Nicole February 23, 2012 at 8:40 am

I absolutely love this room! I love all the colors you chose and the painted tree mural is fabulous! Could you tell me what paint color is on the walls? Thanks so much!

Emily @ On the V Side February 23, 2012 at 9:00 am

Super cute! I loved that you kept that bed because it is awesome… but the changes you made are perfect – I think the room is just a hair more grown-up, just like your sweet daughter is. :) Love it!


Kim @ Plumberry Pie February 23, 2012 at 9:06 am

Love this color combo! My daughter’s new favorite color is blue, so we have been on the search for a new comforter:), might have to check this one out too. However, what I love, she doesn’t so we’ll see where we end up. This looks fantastic!!

Janet February 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

Love these updates – the room looks terrific! Where did you get the new drapes?

Kim @ Plumberry Pie February 23, 2012 at 9:23 am

ps – thanks again for the live writer post. I used it for the first time yesterday. worked like a charm! I’ve yet to get fancy with it, but I’m excited to give it a whirl.

Courtenay February 23, 2012 at 9:40 am

Love it with the new richer colors! I’m right smack dab in the middle of fixing up my daughter’s room too. Thanks for the motivation!

Jenny February 23, 2012 at 9:45 am

It’s gorgeous! love the colors and how feminine it is without being too over the top little girl. It’s perfect and that duvet rocks.

Jill Flory February 23, 2012 at 9:58 am

Very very cute. I love the zebra print rug in there!

Bossy Betty February 23, 2012 at 10:12 am

You did this while keeping up your blog and suffering from strep throat? You are my hero.

Erin @ How to Nest for Less February 23, 2012 at 10:58 am

Just beautiful!!! I can’t believe how fast you can just whip together a room, especially while being sick! YOU ROCK!

Megan {Honey We're Home} February 23, 2012 at 11:55 am

Gorgeous! Love the duvet and the pink curtains really make the room fantastic! Pinning for sure!

Julie @ PushingTwigs February 23, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Very pretty…love the pops of pink from the curtains and the new duvet. Such a CLEAN room, too…haha. I wish my girls were that neat!

Laura February 23, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Love it!

Colette February 23, 2012 at 1:12 pm

So fun! I love that pink pillow on her bed! Such great texture

Nicole February 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Wow, the after is so much nicer, the bedding is gorgeous, the pink is fabulous and adds the perfect punch of colour. I wouldn’t change the chandelier, I love the off white. And that tree mural adds great personality.

Ashley | Domestic Fashionista February 23, 2012 at 4:36 pm

I love it! It feels more grown up! The mix of colors are magnificent and less little girl! Definitely a place she can grow into over the next few years!

Alicia February 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Love the new look of her room! The zebra rug works beautifully! What color are the window panels? They look like a coral pink. We’re currently making changes to our girls room. Would love to know where you found these drapes! Thanks for sharing the updates! :)

Jacqi February 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

Beautiful room… I was shocked that my 10 year old daughter told me yesterday she wants me to paint her room light blue, then I saw this. Gorgeous!!! Can you please share where you found the curtains and what the name of the wall color is/brand? Thanks.

Becky February 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm

The room is adorable! Where did you purchase the daybed?

Michelle L. February 23, 2012 at 9:04 pm

love it all! great job on the tree! where’s the bed from?

kristin February 23, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Seriously love, what a great girls room!
Do I spy the Ikea trundle bed???

Robin February 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Where did you get the bed? Is it a trundle? Standard length or extra long? Thank you!!

Jennifer February 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Love! Will be re-decorating my daughters room this weekend! Please what is the color on the walls?

Chris February 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm

It’s Iced Green by Benjamin Moore. LOVE it. Good luck!

Rachel Berry February 24, 2012 at 3:00 am

Love the updates!! That new Duvet is FABULOUS! Did you ever find the tree pattern that you used?

Rachel Berry

Chris February 24, 2012 at 11:24 am
Hayley February 24, 2012 at 8:13 am

I LOVE the combination…so fun and whimsical!! I mean seriously, paisley and zebra…stop, it just doesn’t get any better!

Laree @ Ever Heard of Euless February 24, 2012 at 10:19 am

that mural is the reason I found your blog to begin with! I love the updates!

angie February 24, 2012 at 1:14 pm

Love it! where did you get the bed? it is perfect

Michelle February 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm

Love the duvet. Where did you get it?

CA February 27, 2012 at 12:32 pm

I am wondering about the duvet too.

Beth February 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm

I love it! Fab updates. It’s gorgeous.

Chris February 25, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Well, hello! And thank you, my dear.

Karen February 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Great room! What is the paint color, AND where did you get the rug? Thanks.

edie February 25, 2012 at 1:35 pm

What a sweet surprise! I love your blog and love what you did with your daughter’s room. I still LOVE the bedding and am so glad it worked for you too. Thank you so much for the *love*!

Chris February 27, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Edie, my heart skipped a beat when I saw your name in the comments. No joke. You have inspired me to incorporate more pattern in my home, and I’m LOVING it. Thank YOU for letting me copy cat ya! More importantly, thank you for being such a sweet sweet lady!

Katherines Corner February 26, 2012 at 9:37 am

so pretty, you did an amazing job with her room it looks so pretty. I hope you are all better from the strep throat. xo P.S. Did you get your entry in for the sweetheart giveaway? It ends tomorrow

Lauren H February 26, 2012 at 10:15 am

The before was great, the after is fantastic. Love the color shift that came along with the zebra rug! Oh, and “couldn’t find what I wanted for the price I wanted to pay” is a phrase I use quite often as well. he he

Peggy Peterson February 27, 2012 at 4:42 pm

Please for the love of God tell me you remember where you got that duvet cover and what it was called, where you got the curtains and what color they are and what color and brand the paint is. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!

Chris February 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Peggy, I’m typing up a resource post for you right now! Lots of questions, and I want to answer them. Thank YOU! :)

Alicia February 28, 2012 at 2:24 am

Peggy – I was also curious about the bedding. I went to Edie’s blog and discovered that the duvet cover is from Serena and Lily; the bedding collection is called Annabel. Chris – Hope you don’t mind me helping out on the resources, but was dying to know! ;)

Niki February 28, 2012 at 6:05 pm

So BEAUTIFUL!! That zebra rug is a surprising twist that I wouldn’t have thought of (not that I am saying I would of thought of the rest but you know what I mean) that look absolutely amazing!!!!

Amey March 26, 2012 at 10:13 pm

GORGEOUS!!! Love it love it love it!! Where did you find the tree? Been looking for one!

Kasey March 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Please let me know where you got this duvet. I want one REALLY bad :)

Chris March 31, 2012 at 9:18 pm

HI Kasey. Serena and Lily! Good luck!

Nour April 7, 2012 at 11:29 pm

So pretty, it’s funny I just found your blog totally randomly and saw this pictures I used a week ago on my blog (I found the picture on Pinterest)

Modern Country Lady May 17, 2012 at 8:02 am

Love the colours- great mural too! Found you via Thrifty Decor Chick.Have the throat ache too by the by and do murals too.Are these things conneceted hahaha !!

ohsogirly May 17, 2012 at 9:03 am

The bedsheet from Edie’s inspiration really *is* gorgeous! although I really like the pillow combination before too – bright and lively :)

Liz morales June 5, 2012 at 12:49 am

Its all so beautiful and just the colors I been looking for, of course have to decide between different ideas but your work it’s just amazing :)

Chris June 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Thank you, Liz!! ;)

Traci McNulty June 12, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Where did the pillows come from on the bed? I love the color and style!

Chris June 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Thanks, Traci! I made most of them with fabric I had found.

Rachel C July 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm

Love this room! I have the same zebra rug now I know what to do with it. I lover everything you have done!
Where are the drapes from?!?

Chris July 8, 2012 at 1:19 am

Thank you, Rachel! They are from Ikea.

Lauren August 31, 2012 at 12:02 pm


Love this room. I have the iced green for the wall paint, but was wondering what you used for the trim?

Chris August 31, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I’m afraid that’s the trim that was installed when we built. I have no idea what they used. So sorry!

Laura September 5, 2012 at 6:18 pm

So, I picked up paint samples because we’d love to duplicate this color scheme in my daughter’s room. It seems so strange to me that this is a green but looks so blue. Would you say it looks blue on the walls? I have the samples up and it looks blue to me as well. Just wanted to make sure! Thanks! The room is beautiful!

Chris September 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

I know. Odd name for a blue color, right? Yes, I would definitely say it’s a blue. Good luck!

Bridgett October 30, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Just bit the bullet and bought the duvet. Of course it’s on back order and won’t be delivered until December 15th:(…AND, they don’t have the swatch available for purchase either, figures. So, the pink color…is it like a rosy pink, or a peachy/coral pink? We’re moving into a new home and putting my 20 month-old in her big girl bed, so I’m basically starting this room from scratch:).
I love your blog, it has been amazingly inspiring and has kept me up late night reading them all.


Chris May 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Thanks so much, Ali! You said such nice things. And the whole post was awesome! Thanks again!

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