My Room: Rouen

My Room: Rouen

Janel Laban
Mar 1, 2010

Sarah sent us photos of the beautiful room she created for her daughter, Rouen. She tells us: With a limited budget and limited square footage, we had a lot of fun dreaming up this room for our daughter, Rouen. The first thing we knew we wanted is a room to grow with her. We avoided nursery themes and found loads of inspiration from scouring the internet and magazines. With the tiny space, we needed to be streamlined.

The things that are in her room are the things she needs for now and the rest, we keep in storage and switch them up in time. For example, I picked up a wooden rocking horse for her on Freecycle– she isn't going to use that in awhile so it's waiting for its debut in the basement. Another example: I organized her clothes in bins labeled to baby sizes, 0-3, 3-6 etc. and plan on switching them out with clothes in her dresser when needed.

Colors: Gray is one of my most favorite colors! I love that it can create such a calming effect and yet with bursts of colors, it can be such a perfect backdrop for FUN and that is exactly what we dreamed for Rouen's room. Serene yet fun! Burst of colors: jewel tone blue, green, purple/lavender and then somewhere down the road, switch to bright yellows, burnt orange.

Stripes: The room is small, the ceiling low. Stripes create the illusion of height and create a visually big impact in a tiny room. We used a light and a darker shade of gray.

Thanks, Sarah & Rouen!

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