Last week, I talked about our impending, big bedroom switch and my dilemma revolving what type of bedroom furniture to use for the Little Lady’s new Big Girl Room. A lot of you liked the idea of getting a cheap platform bed — I know the under bed storage is a plus for Mamas, not just the kiddos using the bed!
Now that I’m closer to settling my furniture problem, I’m left dealing with a child who wants a black, brown, and pink SLUG THEMED ROOM!
I’m not kidding — this child is a slug, snail and roly-poly fanatic. And it’s not just a “phase;” ever since she was little, the Little Lady has adored all of these creatures.
So, now my soon-to-be four year old wants a slug themed bedroom. And, I just can’t do it. I don’t mind her loving the outdoors and all of it inhabitants . . . I just can’t handle looking at giant slugs all over her walls. Can NOT do it.
Using my subtle, Mommy-Jedi mind tricks, I’ve been working on helping the Little Lady “choose” a different color scheme and decorative theme. Now, before anyone gets worried that I’m not allowing my child to be “herself,” she does love other stuff and other colors.
Really, she can be quite girly. . . LOVES lip gloss and fingernail polish . . . LOVES wearing sparkly shoes . . . LOVES picking flowers for her Mommy.
She also loves pink, blue, green, and purple.
For the sake of Mama’s bug squeamish issues, we’re going to focus on these other “loves” and create what I’m calling a “Retro Diva” room . . . instead of a critter filled room.
Something along the lines of this fabulousness from Life in the Fun Lane:
Or, maybe something a little simpler but still full of whimsy like this room on ohdeedoh:
Of course, I am NOT a wealthy woman, so the Little Lady’s big girl room will have a pretty strict budget — I’ve been browsing all kinds of sites for cheap platform bedding, inexpensive throw pillows, rugs . . . the works. Surely I can pull off a beautiful room on a budget, right? I don’t HAVE to spend a lot of money.
Hope not, anyway — ’cause it just ain’t gonna happen!
If you’ve decorated a child’s bedroom, how did you create something beautiful and imaginative without breaking the bank?