The One Room Challenge – Week One

Kid's Room | April 1, 2015

photo by Jylare Smith Photography
If you are a design blog junkie like myself then you have surely heard of Calling it Home’s One Room Challenge.  I’ve long been an admirer of the beautiful rooms the participants come up with and I’m SUPER excited today to announce that I’ll be participating this time around.  To be honest my house is pretty much done.  I’ve decorated every corner and cranny that I can find.  So as I contemplated which room could use a refresh I decided that Jane’s room would be perfect.  Of course I love this room so much.  But she is ready to be out of her crib which means I need a bed and getting a bed means it’s time to make a few changes.  I feel like Jane’s nursery was so sweet and perfect for a little baby but I want her big girl room to feel playful and fun and colorful!
Here’s the room in it’s current state.
So let’s talk about the space.  It’s itty bitty.  Like some people’s closets are bigger.  I measured it out every which way and the only way to fit a twin bed in here is to push it against the window.  I don’t like this idea because it will cover up a lot of the natural light as well as take up half the room.  So really I feel like the only option is to do a toddler bed where the crib is now. That would take up the same amount of space as the crib which fits perfectly.
I really like the rug but now that I’ve lived with it for awhile I feel it’s too small for the space so I want to switch it out for something bigger.  The paint color is pretty but I want to liven it up with a color. I’m thinking a pretty aqua.
I also want to switch out the pretty art for a mirror to make the room feel bigger.
So here is to the to-do list for the next six weeks!
1. Find toddler bed with new bedding
2. Large scale art for bed wall
3. Replace roman shade
4. Find new rug
5. Replace current art with a mirror
6. Paint walls
7. Get a new light fixture
8. Look for cute accessories for the dresser
I’ll be sharing more details but for now here is a little peak at the direction I have planned for the space:
Stay tuned each week as I start to transform her room! Here are all the participants so you can follow along with everyone:
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