I had SO MUCH FUN decorating this room! A quick bit of back story … This project house is soon-to-be an Airbnb. The property has three bedrooms, so I knew we had an opportunity to create a special space for our smallest guests. This inspired me because I remember at that age how special it was each time we got to stay overnight somewhere! I wanted to make this room extra special, for families to make memories in.
This post is sponsored by Wayfair, a company I love and shopped with for years before beginning to collaborate with them. They are an amazing partner for room makeovers because their site is so expansive and they make it easy to find what you are looking for. They have items in a lot of different price ranges from bargain to high-end as well as any style you can dream up. For this room, I wanted to keep it a bit rustic, relaxed and cozy. My goal was childhood magic—and stories told under a blanket with a flashlight!
But before I get into it, here’s a walk down memory lane …
Here’s a before photo of the room. It is a very small bedroom. When we purchased the house, it was painted blue (same as the other bedroom next door). First thing we did was paint the walls a fresh white (my go-to Marshmallow) and replace the fan with a modern, remote controlled fan.
The bed is an absolute dream come true. I love putting pieces like this into kid’s spaces because they get SO EXCITED when they see the spaces. Also, look how cute the little bed looks from the inside!
Sources: Treehouse Twin Loft Bed (this is amazing quality in person), Console Table (this is similar, the exact model is discontinued), Mirror, Market Basket (hanging on wall), Tapestry/The Northern Needle (here’s a smaller option), Fawn Pillow (it’s huge!), Brown Bear Rocker, Horse Bookend, Curtains, Plaid Throw Pillow, Large Tree (yes, it’s fake).
I added this market basket to the wall with a hook. Inside it are coloring books, crayons and markers. I wanted to leave some fun things for kids to play with, but since it’s going to be an Airbnb I wanted to make sure it was super safe, and that things are easy for parents to move if they’d rather their kids not play with them. Also, I didn’t want to have TOO much for parents to have to clean up. The way the room is now, it’s super easy to clean up in five minutes.
But it’s good to have options, and I love creating little treats for my guests to find.
Thanks so much for following along. This house is really starting to take shape! xx. Elsie
Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Project Assistant: Collin DuPree, Photography: Amber Ulmer. Photos edited with A Color Story desktop presets for Lightroom.