Basically, it currently isn’t in the best condition, but it does look way better than when we first bought the house 19 months ago. Now that Greta has officially outgrown her crib-turned-toddler-bed and the rest of the room is in shambles (see above description) and we’re ready to start a new project, giving Greta’s nursery a facelift into a big girl room seems like the next natural step. A couple weeks ago we shared inspiration photos for the direction we wanted to go here.
Here’s a refresher photo (found here):
And you know what the greatest thing about an inspiration photo is? Making it your own. And that is just what we have done. We took elements and colors we loved and combined it with what made the most sense for Greta’s room and what would fit in best with our home. So, without further adieu–Greta’s big girl room mood board:
1. We debated. We even surveyed you. But in the end, we have decided to go with grasscloth wallpaper on the wall behind Greta’s headboard. It’s what I loved most about our inspiration picture and Chris was surprisingly enthusiastic about it.
2. Paint colors are one of those things that we can’t be sure of until there is a swatch on the wall, but as much as we loved the cheery yellow walls in our inspiration pic, we weren’t feeling it in our house. Our paint colors are more neutral and a little moody, so I swapped the yellow with a light, warm greige–here, Ben’s Gray Owl, and we think it will play nice with the other things we are implementing.
3. Obsessed. This green “cub print” fabric will make the best window treatments. We are thinking roman shade at this point with a black-out liner. Now, to figure out how to make that….
4. On either side of the window in Greta’s room, there will be thin Billy bookcases. We plan on adding the extender pieces and trimming them out for the built-in look we love so much. Doors or no doors? Still up in the air on that.
5. A bed. Fingers crossed, it is this bed. And no, I am not giving you the link to the online classified so you can snatch it up before us. We are still waiting to hear back about this vintage twin for a deal (!!) so we’ll keep you posted.
6. As for the bedding, we have this same duvet (ours is obviously larger) cover from Ikea on our bed and love it. OFELIA VASS duvets for everyone!!
7. For the sheet set, I must have these. Errr….Greta must. The gold (which is playing the part of yellow in this room) polka-dots are toooo sweet. They aren’t cheap, so I’m still on the hunt for a budget version, but until then–I’ll be dreaming of these ones.
8. Mimicking our inspiration photo with a bright pink throw at the bottom of the bed is as cute as it is girly. I love this one that dons pom-poms.
9. Fun art!! This one pictured is sadly not in the budget, but I wouldn’t mind trying to create something similar. The colors tie in perfectly to the room I am envisioning but it also has a young, playful feel.
10. A new light fixture. This one is cheap, but chic. Am I right?!
And there you have it–Greta’s big girl room all planned out. Are you excited as I am?! Ah, I do love the sound of a fresh project. Join us for the ride?
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