Here I’ll be sharing all of the details of our 3-year-old and 4-year old girls’ shared bedroom update. A room made up of neutral tones, soft pink accents, delicate details, and all white furniture for a bright and dreamy look.
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Let me just say that this has to be the most darling room in our whole house! It was so much fun to decorate with all things girly, as apposed to our neutral, farmhouse inspired master bedroom.
We live in a cozy 1800 square foot bungalow. Not that small, but not that big either. It’s just right for our family of four. One of the main reasons why I decided not to separate our daughters when designing their shared bedroom is because they are so close in age – only 15 months apart. They’re BFFs and I want it to stay like that! I also like the idea of using our third bedroom as a toy room and office.
I truly believe that less is more when decorating. Minimal design, a clean look, it’s just so fresh and welcoming especially when you have little space to work with. The majority of our home has white furniture and I did this because I stuck to medium/light grey walls and wanted to brighten up the space.
This bedroom faces north and doesn’t get a whole lot of light as there is only one window. I wanted everything to be white and bright with small touches of pink and blush tones. It is, after all, a little girl’s room!
The platform bed frames are from Ikea and to be honest, I wasn’t crazy about the headboards. I wanted something affordable and minimal, and that they are. To soften the look, I dressed up the beds with a gorgeous duvet cover and customized pillows. The hand made pillows are a natural canvas colour and the details and printed-on script is exactly what I envisioned. It adds a feminine and cozy vintage feel.
Since the beds do not require boxsprings, we opted for Ikea’s foam mattresses. Again, very affordable and a great idea when you have kids. I slept in them and I have to say, they’re actually comfortable! I love that the beds aren’t very high off the ground, so the duvet cover falls nicely off of the sides, just lightly hitting the floor, as if they’re bed skirts. Just love that look so much!
On another note, the girls are not ‘big’ girls just yet. They have no problem climbing up on their beds, they get in and out with ease.
The metal initials “B” for Brooke and “A” for Ava are from Pottery Barn Kids. They’re called Monique Lhullier Ribbon Letters and they come with a light pink ribbon to hang up. I love the metal because it has a rustic, farmhouse feel, but I wasn’t crazy about the pink ribbon. It reminded me more of a baby’s nursery. I simply removed the ribbons and tied in some twine that I had laying around the house.
The nightstand, again from Ikea, is very minimal and exactly what I wanted for the girls. The Hemnes nightstand comes with black knobs, and so I swapped them for these frosted pink and brass knobs from Anthropologie. The new knobs are so delicate and pretty, the girls love them and really feel like princesses in this room!
I like to add a touch of greenery to every room in the house. This fiddle leaf tree is the perfect size (ours is 4 feet) and fits perfectly in the corner of the girls’ shared bedroom, right by the white floating shelves. It’s a modern look and Brooke and Ava love that we’re simulating bringing nature indoors.
I placed like-coloured books to display on the floating shelves. These pink books are adorable for any little girl. I included: Olivia, Flora and the Flamingo, Tallulah’s Tutu, Oh, the Places You’ll Go, A Girl and Her Gator, Miss Lina’s Ballerinas, and I had a Favourite Dress.
I also love our custom made wooden signs from The Lemonade Stand. And I absolutely love that they are Canadian made! They add a vintage look and they are just so elegant and beautiful. The frames are made out of solid wood and they are sure to last a lifetime.
The bookshelf is actually a white storage unit from Ikea called Kallax. I added a pink wool flamingo bookend from Anthropologie, and some light pink storage baskets that I snagged from Winners. I found similar styles here and here.
With a little nook in this bedroom, I was able to squeeze in the girls’ Kidkraft Vintage Play Kitchen. The girls cannot live without this, they just love to pretend play and mimic everything mommy does. The adorable pastel coloured mixer is also by KidKraft. The pink and white triple-layer cake and the wooden cookie play set is by Melissa and Doug.
I hope this inspires you for your little girl’s room or shared bedroom! I had so much fun decorating and making this bedroom as beautiful and magical as I could.
Wool Flamingo Bookend
Pink Striped Storage Baskets
Fiddle Leaf Tree
Hanging Metal Letters
Custom Wood Wall Art
Ruffled Duvet Covers
Custom Pillows by Linen and Ivory
Faux Flower (similar here and here)
Lamp (similar here, here, and here)