I’ve gone back and forth about launching into another One Room Challenge, but I finally decided to go for it. My daughter has been asking to change up her room since the beginning of the summer. I casually mentioned in passing that maybe we should paint her room, and she’s since launched a full scale campaign. The ORC is the perfect opportunity to push through plans for an updated girl’s bedroom design.My daughter is nine years old now and in the fourth grade. Overnight it feels like she’s started shying away from anything remotely childish. No more hearts or butterflies on her clothes. She wants to watch tv shows that “aren’t so babyish.” Most of all, she wants the space she calls her own to be as grown up as she feels. Excuse me for a minute while I have a complete breakdown. Though I would love for her to be a child for as long as possible, I also remember what it’s like to want to feel grown up, and at nine, there are only so many ways you can do that.
The first thing we talked about changing is the wall color. The pink is finished. When we bought our house three years ago, I brought home some paint color options for each kiddo. My daughter chose the brightest pink possible. To avoid complete overkill, we compromised by painting only the top half of the wall pink. The bottom stayed white, and I ran chair rail along the dividing line to give it a more finished look. The added bonus of this plan: we only have half the wall to repaint!
My daughter wants turquoise on the walls so we’re looking at some softer options. I think we’ll bring in some gray and coral with some fun gold accents. I’ll share some of the inspiration next week.
Closet & Storage
The closet right now is a whole situation. Basically we had a little bar for hanging items and my son treated it like a jungle gym and pulled it out of the wall. This closet is 108″ wide. We removed the enormous, heavy doors when we moved in so it’s fully open at all times. I really want a full closet system in here that can help organize not only clothes and shoes, but games and toys. I think it would be fun to add some sort of wall treatment with paper or paint.
Obviously we cleaned especially for these pictures 😉 There’s a sneak peek of the wall color we’re testing out.
I’ve got my work cut out for me, but we’re both really excited for the final result. Check out the other One Room Challenge guest participants here.