Pink & Blue Children’s Bedroom + Wall Mural
A Pink & Blue Children’s Bedroom Oh My! Have you been following along the last 6 weeks for my One Room Challenge project: a pink and blue shared bedroom with a Parisian themed wall mural for the One Room Challenge Fall 2019! It’s that time again.
WHAT IS THE ORC?
From the ORC.com: THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™, CURRENTLY IN ITS SIXTEENTH SEASON, IS A WIDELY ANTICIPATED BIANNUAL EVENT EVERY APRIL AND OCTOBER. EACH ROUND, TWENTY DESIGN INFLUENCERS ARE SELECTED TO TAKE THE CHALLENGE, AS FEATURED DESIGNERS, AND TRANSFORM A SPACE. EVERY WEDNESDAY, THE DESIGNERS DOCUMENT THEIR PROCESS WHILE SHARING THEIR SOURCES AND PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OVER SIX WEEKLY POSTS.
IN ADDITION TO FOLLOWING ALONG, EVERYONE WITH A BLOG OR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT, IS WELCOME TO JOIN THE FUN AS A GUEST PARTICIPANT BY LINKING THEIR OWN ROOM TRANSFORMATIONS UP DURING THE SIX WEEKS. EACH THURSDAY, THE INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA ARE FLOODED WITH INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION, IDEAS, AND ENCOURAGEMENT.
TO DATE, MORE THAN 3,400 ROOMS HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED THROUGH THE ONE ROOM CHALLENGE™. THE EVENT, AND MANY OF THE SPACES, HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED AND FEATURED.
In addition, BETTER HOMES & GARDENS IS THE OFFICIAL MEDIA PARTNER OF THE ORC, meaning two of the completed rooms will be Featured by BH&G!
If you’ll remember back to Week 1, I shared the current state of the kids’ shared bedroom which consisted of this lovely blue and green color block mural circa 2012 & black and white bedding and baby decor circa 2017.
It was groundbreaking back in 2012, truly. But times have changed and we no longer see little animals and characters in children’s rooms. Now they are adorned with chandeliers, wood plank walls, designer sofas and chairs and life sized doll houses.
Let’s take a look back to 2012 one last time before I show off the new space.
The plan for the updated children’s bedroom is to go pink and blue with a Parisian mural. I planned to paint the mural myself with Sharpie paint pens. You’re never too old to draw on the walls.
This room posed a few serious challenges. First, the room is small coming in at about 11′ x 10′. I have two children to fit into that space.
In addition, the wall across from the door has a huge double window, which I LOVE for natural light, but makes it challenging to work around. The wall to the left of the door has double closet doors and the wall to the right is the swinging point of the entry doorway. This means that the layout can only go one way.
The bed has to be on the far left wall and the dresser has to stay to the right. The other walls are essentially off limits.
Here’s the inspiration board for the room.
The goal is to keep it limited to a color palette of subtle pinks and blues because the rest of our fun spaces are loud and colorful. I really want a restful space for the kids to sleep in.
Are you ready to see the after? I am so excited to finally have completed the project and share it here.
On the wall to the right of the doorway is one dresser and a book corner. I opted for clear acrylic shelves to hold the kids’ favorite books.
Under the bookshelves are two fabric bins. I picked them up at Home Goods to corral the toys. I love the wooden handle details.
There you have it! The completed pink and blue children’s bedroom with a hand painted Parisian wall mural. What do you think?
- Paint: Benjamin Moore White Dove
- Bunk Bed: Pottery Barn
- Light: Pottery Barn
- Bedding: TJ Maxx
- Artwork: handmade
- Frame: Taget Project 62 poster frame in Oak
- Dresser: second hand
- Nightstand: second hand, painted pink
- Acrylic shelves: Amazon, pack of 6
- Rug: Home Goods
- Lamp: Kate Spade
- Box: Home Goods
- Plant: Home Depot
- Curtains, rings & hardware: Target
- Curtain lining: Home Depot linen drop cloths
- Bamboo blinds: Lowes
- Mural: Sharpie Paint Pens (water based); acrylic craft paint custom mixed
I hope you loved our Pink & Blue Children’s Bedroom! We certainly do!