Rosie's Happy & Bright Bedroom

Rosie's Happy & Bright Bedroom

Janel Laban
Nov 12, 2009

Name: Rosie
Age: 2.5
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Color Inspiration: I've been drawn to bold yellows lately. Awhile ago, I found the comforter set on Rosie's bed on clearance at for about $15. I thought that would be a good starting point. Then, I discovered the fantastic Ferm Living 'Dotty' wallpaper.

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Color Inspiration continued: Things just naturally evolved from there. The trees on the wallpaper brought in birds, the birds brought in the other colors (touches of turquoise, brown, and dark green). It was the snowball effect. I really like unlikely color combinations. I tried to reuse lots of things we already had, painting it if I needed to. The brass headboards were from my husband's grandmother, the furniture was from past nurseries form our other kids, the 'tree' was made out of a fiberglass column that was sitting in our garage for years, the pennant bunting was sewn from my hundreds of fabric scraps. I try not to buy new stuff. It forces you to get creative. Most importantly, Rosie loves her "new woom"!

Tip For Using Color: Don't be afraid! Kids love bright, exciting colors. If you're nervous, paint your walls a nice neutral, and then add punches of bolder colors. Just because you have bright colors doesn't mean it has to be shocking. Colors can be soothing.

Colors Used: We used Behr 'Baked Brie' (yummy!)on the walls from The Home Depot.
The turquoise and yellow used to paint the accent pieces were paints I already owned.

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