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October 20, 2023

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Back in February of 2022, I said (and I quote), “Greta’s room is probably the most under-reported room in our house,” and that still stands true. This certainly isn’t intentional, but I just haven’t been able to give it as much time and attention as it deserves. YET… Here’s how it looked when we moved in over 2 years ago and what it looks like today.



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Bedframe | Bench | Rug | Quilt | Waffle Blanket | Cloud Art

What’s funny is we haven’t made an actual plan with Greta’s room like we have with Faye and Polly’s rooms. Upon moving in, we updated the flooring, then shortly after, we painted her walls pink, and little by little, the room has turned out lovely.

Nightstands | Lamps | Lampshades | Curtains

Unfortunately (and not surprisingly), Greta’s over the pink. She’s officially a teenager with teenager taste, so in 2024, I’m anticipating giving Greta a room that “feels” like her regardless of how much I love this darling setup.

These curtains are the latest addition to the room, and I couldn’t be more in love with how they tie the whole room together. In My Formula For Choosing Curtains vs. Shades, I mentioned how sometimes curtains are the finishing touch in the room, which is certainly the case in Greta’s room (at least for this phase 1 renovation). Psst, if you ever want to make a room feel bigger than it is, add striped curtains.

Dresser | Upholstered Chair | Faux Stems | Sister Artwork | Knot Ball Pillows

Are anybody else’s kids obsessed with squishmallows? The girls can’t get enough of them.

And now, for the never-before-seen photograph of Greta’s art corner!

Squiggly Mirror | Pink Cart | White Organizers | Acrylic Shelves | Desk Chair (similar) | Faux Tree

Greta’s our art girl. She loves spending her afterschool hours creating away, which, of course, I love. We actually found this desk on Marketplace, and as you can see, our little artist has put it to good use. I’ll admit, there’s not a lot of legroom, so we’ll need to upgrade at some point, but for now, I’m so proud of how she has filled this space with artwork from her own creative mind.

Unofficially, I’m adding this room to our 2024 project list, but for now, I’ll patiently wait.

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  1. Mary says:

    I love this room and am inspired to use this as inspiration for my daughters room. I couldn’t find a source for the lovely green pillows on the bed…would someone please share the source?

  2. Elisabeth says:

    This room is so darling! What is the trim paint color for this room?

  3. Erin greenfield says:

    Hi!!! I’m trying to wallpaper my ceiling but I have slanted walls. Should I wallpaper the slanted walls and ceiling part and paint the straight part of the walls.

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