Before and After, Decor, My house

House Tour: Sophia’s Room

(Update: I wrote this post last summer but today I’m linking it up to Emily A. Clark’s Kids Spaces link up party. I love love love Emily and want to say thanks to everyone who visited from her site! Click the photo links in the sidebar for more pics of my house. And thanks for stopping by!)

I’m excited to give you a tour of one of my favorite rooms in the house.  It’s so pretty and girly and colorful and full of lots of character – just like it’s inhabitant, our 8-year-old daughter, Sophia. Before we moved in, I knew that the girls would have their own rooms and I was trying to figure out how the rooms could both be super girly but also different. And it didn’t help that both girls were asking for pink. Lucky for me, Lily was also asking for red and Sophia was open to lavender…as long as she also got pink, of course.

I was stumped how to make a lavender and pink room for her and then I saw this picture on Design Sponge and it all became clear.

Even though I knew I didn’t want to use wallpaper (having to remove it from nearly every room in the house will kinda turn a person off to the stuff), I figured we could use this as inspiration. It was feminine and fun with antique accents but a modern feel. So, I focused on a palette of pale lavender with super bright hot pink and lots of white details.

Now, here’s a peak at what the room looked like when we first saw the house. Don’t adjust your monitor, it really was that beige.

And the walls aren’t just beigey paint, it’s a textured wallpaper…..zzzzz…….oh, sorry. I just fell asleep because that room was so boring.

It’s much happier now! We added a vintage bed, a bargain chandi, homemade art, and floor to ceiling curtains.

We reused lots of things we already had, like that corner bookshelf and side table (we’ve had both for 12 years!) and I even repainted an old mirror bright pink. Plus, we added something every little girl needs – stuffed animal taxidermy!

One wall is filled with art and photographs, plus her dresser which holds her many, many accessories.

Next, I’ll take you for a full tour of the room with resources so you can see how I put it all together for under $700. (Update: Click here for the resource list.) It’s enough to make you want to jump for joy!

Again, thanks for visiting but make sure you click back over to Emily A Clark to see all the other awesome rooms. And don’t forget to enter her $500 Pottery Barn Kids gift card giveaway. I know I will!



Sue at Home

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