I recently refreshed the decorating in my daughter Poppy’s room to reflect the age she’s at and the interests she has at the moment. It was so much fun! Luckily Poppy is pretty casual and let me change lots of things around!
We needed some more storage in her room for things like soft toys, dolls’ clothes, lego etc, so I purchased some large white baskets from Freedom and put them under her bed.I did have a builder custom fit some floor to ceiling shelving in a corner, so that also gives me lots of room for storage and display.
I wanted to do a picture display of a few things too: embroidery that was given to Poppy, an old longstitch (remember that!) of mine from when I was little, some Brambly Hedge pictures I had bought years ago, and some other nice pictures I had made from material and Kath Kidston writing paper. In her room I have also used a cross stitch that my mother made for me.
I hung them above her bed and barbie house, which doubles as a bedside table. In the photo below you can also see the little travel doll and bed that I made for Poppy.
Poppy likes to also put her own pictures up on the wall (i.e. the pictures that she particularly likes), so I made a corner where she can do that. We just use a bit of blu-tak and some pegs to hang her things. It's also her dolly corner... and you can see the doll's cradle that I made for her in this photo below.
Some of the things that have a tendency to be messy and fiddly, hair stuff, jewellery etc, I put into IKEA jars. I also put up an elf hanger that I bought years ago for her to hang some jewellery on.
I also painted an old chair and a decorative bird for the large shelf in the same pink that her barbie house is painted so that everything is linked colour-wise.
This chair gets moved around quite a bit but is mostly used for us to sit on when we're reading stories to Poppy at night. I also made some pictures to go above the chair - they are IKEA frames and I've put wrapping paper inside them.
I've used two quilts on Poppy's bed and their patterns work together very nicely. I didn't make either of the quilts! One was made as a wedding present for us by the mother of a very good friend, and the other was made by another friend for Poppy’s birthday last year.
We are very happy with how nice it all looks! Poppy loves her room too.
... And this is what Poppy’s room usually looks like when I haven’t tidied it up for photos!!