Although I love looking at cute kids’ bedrooms on interior design websites, my kids bedrooms are NEVER going to resemble anything you might find on Pinterest. And that’s fine by me. I am a big believer in allowing kids’ bedrooms to be their spaces, not showrooms. Which is convenient as I have neither the time nor the money to style their rooms. And styled rooms mean you have to continuously clear the clutter, and I am simply too lazy for that.
My kids love having their lives and creativity reflected in their bedrooms. They are messy rooms but they are colourful and full of heart and personality. Although if IKEA would like to sponsor a bedroom makeover, i’d happily take back everything I just wrote!
Here’s a little look at Miss A’s bedroom, at aged 5.
She has a simple white timber bed and this GORGEOUS Babushka Doll quilt hand made with love and care by her grandmother. The quilt is beautiful and took my MIL many hours to make. The result is this treasured keepsake.
And my crafty MIL also made this cute Babushka Doll bunting to match! How lucky are my daughters? How lucky and I to have a MIL who can create these beautiful things. She’s rather horrified that I can barely thread a noodle. And my own grandmother, who was a dressmaker, would turn in her grave at my lack of sewing skills!
Every room needs a wall decal!
Miss A has lots of artwork in her room. She has some original work and some that has been handed down. This is one of my sister’s early pieces. It’s a painting of me and her. I think I’m the one on the swings. I love that this is now up on Miss A’s wall. My sister is a talented artist and probably doesn’t think much of this anymore. But I love it, and so does Miss A.
Not long ago Mr NASD and I took a child-free weekend to Daylesford. I love Daylesford for all its antique shops and treasures. I picked up this vintage cradle from an antique market. I also picked up a bedside table for her room. I love having vintage pieces of furniture around the house.
And of course, Miss A’s fairy door. She has decorated the outside of the door with moss rocks, timber stepping stones, shells from the beach, and of course, her own fairies. Miss A’s fairy, Luella, visits often and leaves notes, flowers and jewels for her. Miss A, naturally, responds with handmade gifts for Luella. It’s a delight to watch.
Miss A has been the lucky recipient of many hand-me-downs. This gorgeous timber Dolls’ House was passed down from Miss A’s cousin. It’s crammed with barbies and she loves it! Role-playing is one of the best things about childhood and I love hearing her create interesting plots and stories.
I think every child’s bedroom needs a pinboard. Miss A rotates the pictures and its where she keeps birthday invitations and special notes from her fairies.
Miss A is the luckiest lady in the house and has her own walk-in-wardrobe. She displays her ballet dresses and ballet medals (participation medals, that is!). Her favourite dress is from Tutu Du Monde, a gift courtesy of her nonna.
Naturally, she has lots of her own artwork covering the walls of her bedroom.
And at the entrance to her bedroom is this gorgeous screen print called Stocking Girl. I found it on Hard to Find and simply had to have it. Miss A has stockings just like these!
You’ve noticed I haven’t shown the floor of Miss A’s room. Let’s just I had to step over a lot of craft and clutter to take these pics 🙂