I have been a busy bee the past few weeks working on what feels like an endless list of projects in each of my twin daughter’s bedrooms.
When we moved into our home I painted both of their rooms Benjamin Moore Chocolate Candy Brown. They loved the color and it was a pretty contrast against their white furniture and pink bedding. With several rounds of furniture and picture rearranging later, (they definitely take after their Mom) the walls have seen better days. After all the patched up nail holes and paint touch ups over the past year the walls were really in need of a fresh coat.
Before I went through the expense and work of repainting, I asked my girls if they still liked the color? They told me that they would actually to change it and make their rooms look a bit more “grown up”, reflecting their own individual styles.
I have to say I miss the days when I could decorate their rooms for them without a peep. Well, now they are teenagers and have lots, (and I mean lots) of opinions, decorating tastes and styles of their own. My girls are identical twins, but when it comes to decorating they are very different. One loves modern and the other shabby chic. Shabby chic I can do, but modern is way out of my comfort zone.
To come up with a plan to incorporate modern elements into my daughters room we used a fun website, theinspirationboard.com to create a mood board. We enjoyed putting design ideas together, being creative and it was very helpful, especially for me, to see how mixing patterns would look.
While we can change the paint color on the walls and add modern style fabrics and decorative accents, we do still have to work with my daughters cottage style bedroom furniture. To make this space work we decided to mix the two together and came up with “Cottage Meets Modern”.
I have been making progress in both rooms, but starting to feel overwhelmed, I decided to focus on one room at a time. I am loving the modern makeover and having fun stepping out of my decorating comfort zone. I am hoping to have this room finished soon and promise to share the source list and before and after pics. Hoping my daughter likes it, wish me luck!