Location: United States
Violet's room is petite-sized (100 square feet) but packed with lots of windows. Because the room had plenty of light I knew we could go dark.
The navy walls are accented with lots of girly pink: custom-illustrated vinyl cotton candy clouds, a re-finished family dresser, custom artwork, and a handmade mobile. So far, this seems to be her favorite room in our home to look around. Little Violet loves the contrast between the navy walls and white accents.
Our home is over 100 years old and I've really come to be a minimalist in terms of having extra clutter. I took the same philosophy with the baby's room. A dresser, small closet and tiny side table have been plenty of storage for us.
Plus did I mention that all of this was on a budget? The dresser was my baby sister's but needed some love and was upgraded with some pink paint and new knobs (Hobby Lobby has a great selection of inexpensive Anthropologie-style hardware). The clearance mirror (Hobby Lobby) also needed a bit of love as an icky tan color wasn't in the palette. The custom-cut vinyl clouds were illustrated by a friend and were cut from my silhouette machine.The ombre encaustic paintings were done on salvaged wood panels.The mobile was handmade from wood edging tape with hot pink fabric ironed to the inside. IKEA curtain panels were stretched within inexpensive frames above the crib. The IKEA crib was purchased from the "as is" section of the store.
The glider was the biggest cost in the room but was well worth it! I purchased it online and was nervous about the color/comfort level, but I love it and couldn't live without it! The footrest was on sale (Target) and helped balance out the cost instead of selecting a matching ottoman. A magnet wall in the closet is ready for her when she is old enough to play - it's just a few sheets of inexpensive metal cut to fit the door insets.
(Images: Rachel B.)