Girls Room - On a budget!

Super excited about sharing the girls' new room. When we sold our last home we also sold about 98% of our furniture including the girls’ bedroom furniture. Ever since I can remember they've had separate bedrooms but prefer to sleep together. So when we signed a lease for a 3 bedroom rental house I gave the girls two options - 1. You can share a bedroom and use the 3rd bedroom as a playroom or 2. You can have separate bedrooms but no real play area. They didn’t think to long about it and went with option one just as I suspected. 



Our rental is super charming, a 1930’s bungalow and despite the cuteness it lacks two things - size and storage! I knew immediately that the girls room would be best suited for twin beds. I wanted something fun and different for the girls. These beds came in a few colors but I just loved the pop of blue! 



When selecting the bedding I knew I wanted the main quilt to remain white. White bedding is the easiest to keep clean and goes with everything. I wanted the girls to have some say in the decorating too so I gave them the job of picking out their sheets. There were so many cute options to choose from - mermaids, sharks, rainbows, etc but it was ultimately flamingos that they chose. This sheet set was such a great price point too!



There is something about blue and coral that I love so much and while not on purpose this room very much reminds me of Liv’s old bedroom.



When it came to selecting a rug I was between two - a natural jute and and indoor/outdoor chevron. I ultimately went with the indoor/outdoor because of it’s durability. I know that it will easily transition to the next house.


Instead of using a traditional nightstand I traded it for a small desk and chair which both girls use frequently for homework. The wicker desk was a vintage find that was repainted. It paired perfectly with a reproduction ghost chair that just disappears in the room. The artwork above the girls’ desk was painted by my sister in law, Veronika. They have a very Lily Pulitzer vibe to them and I love them stacked on one another. 



Another great option is to do something like this above the bed -


The mirrors above the girls bed were a HomeGoods find but I found some similar options here -


As I mentioned storage is a major issue in this house so these wicker trunks are perfect for their dolls, stuffed animals and other bulky toys.


I never realized how difficult it was to find a plain white dresser that wasn’t childish yet not too gigantic, and within budget. It’s safe to say I think I found it (the one downside is that it did need to be put together). For a little pop of fun I added new hardware to the dresser. These brass monstera leaves totally make it!



Hardware is one of the easiest ways to update a space whether in your kitchen, powder bath or a vintage piece of furniture. Here are some of my favorites from a source you probably never thought to check out.



I hope you enjoyed a peak into my girls’ coral and blue room, I had the best time decorating it. When it comes time to move most of the items will be donated to a family in need. Some of my favorite organization to donate gently used furniture to are Mother’s Helping Mother’s, SPARCC and Habitat for Humanity.

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