Nothing would be more cheerful and welcoming than starting my blog journey with our magical rooms, kids’ and teenagers’ rooms. Maybe because they tend to be tranquil, soothing yet fresh and cheerful for their calm palettes and natural schemes. Here is a sneak peak to my daughter’s new bedroom makeover. My daughter really likes a mix of styles which I found very inspirational. She likes shabby chic with modern and light playful colours. I was truly inspired, happy and proud because I never thought that her style would come up with such a great look. She helped me through every stage. So my advice is that when you come to decorate kids’ or teenagers’ rooms, never underestimate their comments and observations on what they like and dislike, however, let them participate in every little single stage, and believe me you will be amazed by a great outcome. Our home is a rented house, so we weren’t permitted to make massive renovations so we concentrated on the overall look and took advantage of all what was available. I drew up a floor plan to have a clear idea of how it’s gonna look like, followed by a mood board (the fun part), then we started sourcing our products. But the most important thing from her brief is that she wanted her grown up room to still have memories from her childhood days, so we kept some of her old toys and whom she really admires. Also, my daughter loves music and travelling, so she always keeps some souvenirs from her travels and places that she had visited. Her desk area was very important too cause she really likes to keep some of her inspirations and motivational quotes all around her while studying so this area was one of the most challenging parts that I faced during her room makeover. Also, she likes to read a lot so I wanted her room to be her get away place. A place where she can truly feel calm, relaxed yet functional and fun. So let’s have a look at her room.
The window coverings (Roman blinds) were the first thing I installed, and actually, it inspired me and was on which I built my whole design scheme on. Luckily I found a wallpaper design that mirrored exactly the pattern of her blinds from SkiptonWall. I was amazed by how it echoed the same hues but in lighter tones. We sourced the rest of the items from Ikea (her bed, chest of drawers, dresser, and nightstand), Zara (cushions, accessories, bed cover) and Pottery Barn (desk). Have a look at her room and I really hope to inspire you. Also, I will put a mood board of the key items I bought and where they have been sourced. I would definitely be delighted to read all your comments and inquiries below… Welcome to my daughter’s room.
I like playing with textures and layers. The crochet cover was made by my mum so her room is full of valuable memories that add warmth and tranquillity.
My daughter likes music, reading and collecting souvenirs. She truly has a taste.
It’s the simple things that make a difference. Displaying her unique souvenir collections added character to her room. It’s the small things that tell a big story and adds personality and interest to any space.
I love to introduce objects and shapes together with texture, colour and pattern to create an interesting story.
Colourful pencils brought from ‘Moma Museum’ are displayed on her desk.
- Ikea Bed
- Ikea Chest of drawers
- Ikea dressing
- Ikea Side Table
- Ikea Bookshelves
- Ikea Rug
- Zara Bed Cover
- Zara Boxes
- Zara Cushions
There were some accessories that were brought from Ace for home goods.
Styling and photography by Azza Refaat for ‘Azza Design’.