I am always designing pieces for modern kids’ rooms, so when was time for Raquel and I to decorate Olivia’s modern bedroom, I knew this task would be a fun one. The goal for this space was to design a fresh room that was full of color. We wanted a roomy, comfortable, bright, and more importantly, a room that was Liv’s reflection. And I think we nailed it!
This is a new space, so we were working with blank walls. Literally blank! Liv told us she wanted her room to be aqua, not pink (YAY!). So we paired aqua with gold and white as the main colors. We painted one wall aqua and added lots of aqua pieces here and there. She also requested to keep her bed from her previous room she shared with her sister Sofia. Keeping the bed was an easy and necessary task. The bed was in fact the only piece of furniture we had for the room when we first started designing the space. The storage piece next to the bed was made by using two shelf units with doors from IKEA placed in an “L” shape and adorned with the gorgeous gold-looking wood on top. The storage doors got some fancy and fun colorful knobs that we made here. On the other side of the bed, two nesting tables, also from IKEA, serve the purpose of a night stand. We spray painted the nesting tables’ silver legs with gold and left the top white to flow with the room. We dressed the wall against the bed with the Confetti wall decal from Trendy Peas. With just one set of the Confetti wall decals we were able to cover the entire wall. The bedding from Serena and Lily was the perfect find for the room. It worked so well with the Confetti wall decals and added a lot of visual interest to the room.
The room has an odd little nook. But when decorating, if you give that little nook some love, it can go from an odd space to a beautiful focal point in the room. Nooks are great for book selves, desks, or reading spaces. In Liv’s space we opted for a desk in the nook area. The white desk stands out beautifully against the aqua wall. Above the desk we made two shelves with left over wood we had from the storage furniture. We spray painted the shelves’ brackets gold and used them as a décor piece rather then trying to cover the brackets. On the shelves, Olivia’s artwork and pottery find a home. The wall next to the desk area features a gallery wall showcasing the Custom Fox print and the I Love You print from Trendy Peas as well as two prints from Printable Art Posters, one of Olivia’s photo while traveling in Brazil and one of her artworks. We framed the art prints with white and golden frames. And to make the white desk more interesting, we dressed it up with the cute colorful knobs. I really like how all the colors are working together in Olivia’s room.
We had one more big wall to work with. And since this girl likes to dress up, a mirror was a must. And I mean, a gold mirror! The big mirror leaning against the wall, also from IKEA, was painted gold to follow the gold and aqua theme. On each side of the mirror we added book selves and let the books take a part in decorating the space. Using books as a decorative element is such a great idea for a kids’ room. It is not only fun and colorful but also very functional. By placing the book shelves right at Olivia’s height, she is able to grab the books as she wishes. The golden mirror is featuring a garland we made out of buttons. To see how we did, visit this post here.
If you are planning on decorating a modern kids room follow my three tips below:
#1- Don’t make the colors too matchy-matchy. The room should not focus on just one color. Mix it up and you will see that anything that you bring into the room will fit.
#2- Use and abuse clean lines. Think straight lines and not curves when picking your furniture.
#3- Keep it simple while making it functional. Less is more.
So, what do you think? Little Liv adores her room, but how about you?
We finally finished putting Liv’s room together. It looks so adorable. So fresh. I can’t wait to post pictures here. But before I get around to do that, I wanted to show you these cute and colorful door knobs that we added to Liv’s space. When I saw this DIY tutorial on the lovely blog of Bri Emery, designlovefest, I knew one day I would have to try it out and have them in my house. But when I decided to decorate Olivia’s room with the confetti wall decal, I realized that the perfect spot for these colorful door knobs was not in my house. The knobs were the perfect final décor element I needed for my niece’s room. They added a very cute detail to the space and they worked so well with the other pieces in the room. Visit Bri’s blog to see how see made and used hers. Below is my take on it.
Here is a sneak peek of one of the furniture pieces with the lovely knobs. When Olivia saw the colorful door knobs, she hugged me and said she loved them. I guess it was indeed the perfect spot for them. More pictures of her room coming soon.
The foxes wall decal in black, gray and beige is looking super adorable in this lovely nursery. Placed against a light colored cream wall, the foxes wall decal is working so well with a lovely felt garland and an airplane mobile. Garlands are a very popular trend in kids’ rooms these days. They are a great décor piece to finish up any room and they can be applied in so many different ways. Visit here to see some really cool DIY garland inspiration from the Oh Happy Day blog.
To complete the look, this nursery is also featuring the Apatosaurus and Paper Airplane print from Trendy Peas. Both frames were hung on another wall and both designs are bringing in some orange and green to the space. I loved seeing these beautiful pictures. Thank you so much Teresa for sharing your nursery with us. You sure got Trendy!
Kids Garland DIY, a little décor piece we are adding to Olivia’s room. We are putting the final touches in Olivia’s room today. Most walls in this space are white and the furniture carry clean lines all in white with golden details. So to spark some interest and fun, I am adding colorful elements here and there. Colorful books, wall decals, art prints, garlands and more.
Garlands are being used a lot lately as a decorative element in kids rooms. They can be a very charming and very inexpensive item for the room. Initially, I wanted to create a garland for Olivia’s room made out of paper. But then, while sourcing for colored paper at Wallmart, I saw these cute little buttons and decided to use them as my supplies instead. The garland is tiny and delicate, just like little Olivia. The colors work with most colors in her room. Teal, aqua, pink and some green. I hung the garland around a big mirror that is framed in gold. I plan to take pictures of her room tomorrow, so check back soon to see how it all turned out.
For more garland ideas visit the Oh Happy Day blog here. They have some cool DIY garlands.
Trendy Peas is having a sale for selected items on Gilt. I am happy to inform you that we have partnered with Gilt.com on another sale event. Get up to 20% off on selected Trendy Peas’ items on the Gilt website. Along with some of Trendy Peas’ mobile, art prints, and wall decals, you will also find other great items on sale to complete your nursery design. Shop for darling organic bedding selections, changing tables or classic cribs. If you are not ready to shop, stop by anyway and get inspired. Check it out here.
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