Boost the fun quotient in your children’s bedrooms with designs inspired by their dreams. This little girl wanted nothing short of an enchanted fairyland, enchanted by a backdrop of pink upon more pink.
This child’s bedroom needed a fresh look, and when her parents decided to make over the space, they knew exactly what theme to choosee.”She is a huge fan of fairy princesses,” her mother says.
A fondness for fairies inspired the pretty pastel color palette, which features pink walls and hints of green and blue that set the stage for a magical scene. To keep their budget in check, the homeowners dressed up the room’s existing furnishings with paint, appliqués, and charming accents, such as the fairy-themed wallpaper border. Then they incorporated several storage and organizational solutions, neutral-colored carpet, and accessories with a whimsical look for added personality. With a bit of creativity, the homeowners designed a fairy-tale space that delights their little princess. “Our daughter tells visitors, ‘You’ve got to see my beautiful new room!’” her mother says.
1 Embellished with ribbons, sheer curtains filter sunlight for a soft, pleasant glow.
2 To create these nightstands, the homeowners mounted drawers to the wall on each side of the bed. Then they affixed drapery valances using self-fastening strips.
3 Added to a simple storage chest, the wallpaper border features whimsical fairies.
4 The homeowners painted the area behind the bed, attached floral appliqués using construction adhesive, and pasted wallpaper cutouts directly to the wall for an artful “headboard.”
1 A table and chairs set is revived with a clever pinkand- white paint treatment. For instructions on how to build a smaller version of this table.
2 The colorful fan cools the room; recessed lighting adds overall illumination.
3 This creative project provides a spot to hang accessories. The homeowners attached robe hooks to painted appliqués, and then glued them to a piece of lattice framed with moulding.
carpet (Mohawk Premier Living, Abbott Cove PL075, Colchester #L017, special order)
PAINT (VALSPAR ULTRA PREMIUM)
walls (Rose Buff #2002-4C, eggshell)
headboard and accents (Blushing #2002-4A, eggshell)
accents (Crocodile Smile #6005-7C, eggshell; Frosty #5006-9B, eggshell; Du Jour
4 recessed lights
ceiling fan with optional light kit (44-inch, Hunter, Dreamland, pink/white, #227795)
accent lamps (Portfolio†)
drawers (ClosetMaid, 2-drawer organizer, white, #1091)
drapery valances (Waverly Home Classics for Kids, Fair Isle Stripe, #223912)
self-fastening strips (#20026)
(8-foot-long) chair rail moulding
(2- x 8-foot) plastic lattice (TuffBilt, white, #94897)
wooden appliqués (21/2-inch, #39086)
robe hooks (white, #71296†)
wallpaper border (York, Girl Power, Fairy #RU8208B, special order)
storage chest (ClosetMaid, white, #108517)
drapery rod (unfinished†)
drapery panels (51- x 84-inch, Designables, Ivory, #190630)
flowerpots (pink, #152215)
storage bins (pink, #107221)
construction adhesive for small projects (#53254)
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