While I was looking through pictures of our previous house for my last post, I also stumbled upon pictures of my daughter’s old room and thought I’d share these with you too.
I forgot how much I loved picking out the colors and free-hand painting the fun poppies on her wall. The inspiration for her room colors and those flowers came from a card box I purchased at Costco about 6 years ago! Funny that inspiration can literally come from anywhere.
My daughter’s room was such a bright, happy spot in the house! When my husband painted the first brush stroke of pumpkin orange on the wall I think I grew at least 5 new gray hairs! The more he painted, the more I did NOT like it, but I’m glad I listened to my gut that it would turn out great. After painting the poppies free-hand on her wall I absolutely loved it! All of the accessories in her room (dresser, wall shelf, toy chest) were white and it toned down the orange. I chose (of all colors) lime green drapes and it looked great!
We (aka, my husband) hung a white wicker swing from IKEA from her ceiling and it just made the room that much more fun.
By the way, if you’re wondering why I didn’t help paint her room, which happens to be a passion of mine, I was busy being EXTREMELY pregnant with my son:
It pains me to look at how HUGE I was! He was worth it though, don’t you think? 🙂
Anyway, back to her room…
A good way to ease into using bright, bold colors is to tackle your kid’s room. I think it’s an unspoken “rule” that you can go all out in their rooms. If you do not have kids, paint a powder room, laundry room, mud room a bright color. Trust me, after you paint one room a “crazy” non-traditional color you will want to go nuts! Click here to see what else I painted a non-traditional, safe color in our new house.