It’s hard to believe we started Polly’s bedroom makeover when she was transitioning out of her crib because that feels like so long ago. But now, 5 months later, we’re calling Polly’s modern cottage bedroom finished! Here’s how it looked when we moved in (her room is about 10×10)
And here’s how it looks today!
We really wanted to give her a bold, rich color on her planked walls and plum fit her room and personality so perfectly. The planked walls are a treatment that we have repeated numerous times through our home–in the kitchen, girls’ homework room, the ceilings in Faye’s room, our closet and our bathroom. So bringing it to her walls felt natural and a great way to repeat a design element in our home.
Here’s how her room looked the first year and a half we lived here:
If you missed any of the process, here are a few posts we shared while renovating her room:
Her room doesn’t have too much in it, but opposite her daybed, we have a little reading corner. We had a very cute thrifted houndstooth chair in here for a short time, but moved it to Greta’s room since Polly was missing her glider. We’ve had this glider for 8 years and it’s still in great condition and she has grown very attached to it. I layered a plaid throw and small patterned pillow on the chair for some extra pattern play–something we played a lot with in this room.
I really love the mix of modern with traditional touches and textiles and her table lamp (and those fresh plum walls, really) really fulfilled that for me. The lamp feels so unexpected paired with the vintage rocking horse (that has been in my family since I was a small child!)
Fun fact: her patterned curtains were the very first thing I decided on for this space (I linked all the sources at the bottom of the post). They take my breath away every time I walk into the room and there are so many great colors we pulled from them for this space. Greens, blues, purples, creams and browns.
We put a floor lamp next to her bed and a big basket of stuffies since she loves to choose a different stuffed animal every night. The tapestry above her bed has traveled all over the house but feels so great in here. She loves discovering all of the little forest creatures!
I had so much fun making this special room for our 3 year old. I really wanted to push the pattern play and I love the different patterns that are all working together here. The plum walls feel soothing, but fresh for our girl. And while it may continue to evolve (I have a few more felted animal heads on their way), the best part is always seeing how overjoyed our girls are when they have a space all their own. Sharing all the sources below and happy to answer questions in the comments!
Paint Color: Expressive Plum by Sherwin Williams
6″ Primed vertical shiplap used on walls
Velvet Throw Pillow
Cuddle and Kind Doll
Curtains (custom by Martha & Ash)
Fabric for Curtains
Wool Wall Giraffe
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