Y’all, I am officially done with decorating Leana’s bedroom. For now anyway!
We’ve been living in our house since March but since Leana co-sleeps with us, her bedroom is mostly used as a play space. We are hoping to transition her to sleeping in her own bed soon so I wanted to have her room complete & fully functional.
I’ll go section by section & highlight aspects of her room with y’all. I’ll also link as many items as I can below. I’m an avid Marshall’s/Home Goods shopper so a few of the items were purchased there and are ones I can’t link.
The inspiration behind Leana’s room came from this piece of art I found at Hobby Lobby, back when I was pregnant. Y’all know I’m a neutral gal but purple is my favorite color so I knew I wanted to incorporate it in Leana’s room. This elephant just gave me all the feels, with its feathered collar & muted shades of gray & purple. I selected the paint colors around it & the type of pattern I wanted for the accent wall.
Stenciled Accent Wall – Cutting Edge Stencils Partnership
I partnered with Cutting Edge Stencils, to create the perfect accent wall behind Leana’s bed. When I came across their Palm Frond stencil, I fell in love immediately but I was pretty hesitant about stenciling it myself. It seemed like a daunting project I was so wrong though! Cutting Edge offers tutorials on their site + it really was just like doing a massive art project. Check out the end of this post for a special surprise pertaining to their stencils!
Here are a few tips on stenciling a wall yourself:
- Be sure to use painters tape to hold the stencil up. Using a tape that won’t damage the wall, is key. & painters tape is easily removable so it isn’t super sticky & helps when swiftly repositioning the stencil.
- If using multiple colors, stencil darker shades first, then light shades. This one is pretty self-explanatory but painting lighter shades over darker ones ensures that each color used is clearly visible.
- Use a paint roller with as minimal paint as possible. Rolling on the paint made this project quick & easy. & dabbing the roller as much as I could, helped as well. It kept the paint from bleeding beyond the stencil.
- Take your time. It didn’t take longer than 5 mins or so for what I stenciled to dry but a couple times I moved the stencil too soon, getting extra paint on the wall.
- Use a fine line brush for touchups. I had quite a few spots to correct, since it took me a few tries to get my rhythm going. All I did was use a fine line brush to paint over the areas the paint smudged in.
I painted the wooden name sign to match the color on the other walls.
Comfy Cozy Nook
Leana loves getting cozy. She’ll snuggle with pillows on store shelves & she loves, loves, loves her stuffed animals. I wanted to give her a comfy space to read & relax in so this canopy was just perfect. It came with a star garland that didn’t really match the room so I made the poof ball accessory myself. I can make a blog post on DIY’ing those, if any of you are interested!
Wall of Books
I started reading to Leana shortly after she was born. She’s grown more & more passionate about books and she even has ones she prefers to read over others. I knew I needed to provide ample space to display the books, especially where she’s able to reach them. Obviously she can’t access all of the shelves but I rotate the books from time to time. I also wanted to incorporate a gallery wall, to kick start Leana’s art collection + add a little more pizazz to the book wall. All of the prints are by Vashti Harrison. She’s one of my favorite artists & children’s book authors/illustrators.
We are very intentional about the toys we buy for Leana but she has a lot of toys (most bought by family!) that come with a bunch of pieces. I wanted to store everything efficiently + tuck it away, to keep the clutter at bay. She does have a couple of bigger toys that we keep in the closet.
Toy Storage Baskets – https://www.ikea.com/us/en/p/branaes-basket-dark-gray-00282405/
So, I’d love to know what you all’s favorite part about this room reveal is!
Also, as a surprise to you guys, Cutting Edge Stencils & I are offering a giveaway!!! To enter, all you have to do is visit their site https://www.cuttingedgestencils.com, browse their stencil collection & comment on this post with your full name + email address, + the name of your favorite stencil. If you win, Cutting Edge will gift one of you a $50 credit toward your stencil purchase! One winner will be randomly selected Sunday, February 7th. and notified via email. You must be a 18+ years & a resident of the US or Canada to enter.
THIS CONTEST HAS NOW ENDED