I hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a blast going to IKEA...that place is golden. I always end up getting so many ideas and tons of cheap, quality stuff:) When I went to Interior Design School the Director always told us that IKEA was one of the best places to get furniture...why? you may ask...because the Sweedish spend their LIFE on perfecting their furniture...it may be one little piece of furniture, but it is the best quality and very durable. So there you have it...IKEA = quality! Now, some of the stuff there is maybe a little too modern for some people, BUT they have so many different choices and you can mix things here and there! So...go have a looksie and buy some fun stuff!
So I had a fellow reader submit a MM! (People...I am LOVING it when you submit stuff to me! I had no idea people actually like to read what I did...so it makes me happy! Please email me!! I know you may be thinking...I'm too nervous to send her stuff...she doesn't know me. Well...to put your mind at ease, just know that I have only known 2 of the submitters to all the MM I have done! I love getting to know my readers! I also love comments:) Love you guys!
Anyway...off of my soapbox...So Stacey submitted a MM dilemma for her Tween Girls Bedroom! I was so excited about this one because 1. Its for a girl and I have 3 boys, girlie things are so fun for me. 2. She is doing a black, white, silver and pink theme...my favorite colors EVER! 3. It is a Paris Fashion theme! I LOVE Paris! I want to go back over and over again! So, hopefully I will be able to give some good ideas to Stacey and her daughter!
Here is what Stacey has to say:
I LOVE it! There is so much you can do with it! Like take the cork board or the magnet board you have and have it fit inside the frame and use it for that purpose. I can see this above the bed with the other shelves around it with some other pictures around the frame. Make a collage of her things around this. You can also make some push pins like these from Ballard Design:
As for drapes, I would either go with a Toile or a thick black and white stripe (Like you see at cafes). It just depends on what bed spread you get.
I think that a chandelier would be so fun in there...like this one, but without the roses, which is an option. It came from HERE:
Something else I would do is to change her lamp that is in her room. You can spray paint it black, and either re-cover the lamp shade or you can get a new one at Hobby Lobby or JoAnns that has sticky stuff all over it. All you have to do is peel off the cover, use that as a pattern, and re-cover it. I would get some black beaded trim for the bottom and even some eyelash trim to go with it! You could add a fun pink bow around the whole shade. Like this one: (love the walls here also)
Love the patterns here! If you can find bedding with just black and white and then add lots of pink pillows, that would be fabulous also! Of course you have to add feather boa wherever you can!
I hope that this gives you a few ideas! I bet having a girl is so much fun! I'm jealous:) I'm kinda sick of reds and blues:) If you have ANY questions let me know! If you are in the middle of a project and need some help...let me know! Good luck and PLEASE send pictures of what you end up doing!!