Little girls love lots of things that are full of color! From rainbows to unicorns, a first grade girl especially loves all things that are ROYGBIV. Take a tour of one girl’s bedroom that’s bright and colorful, full of DIY furniture, handmade art and her collection of crafted creations.
Let’s start with a good old before photo. And before I go any further, if you have any questions on resources for items seen, please scroll to the bottom where I’ve listed them all. Leave a comment if I missed something you’d like sourced!
This is Brielle’s bedroom from the listing photos before we bought it almost 2 years ago. Not too cheery, if you ask me. When I asked her what theme she might want for her room, in typical then 5 year old fashion, she said “rainbow!”
I wasn’t ready to go all out on the rainbow concoction, but I think we found a good mix of introducing lots of colors into this bright, personal space. We started with a light purple color that she even got to help paint herself.
Just like Hailey’s room, Brielle’s starts with a door hanger distinguishing her room. It helps to give a little color to the otherwise white doors.
Right inside is the hot air balloon themed growth chart I painted before she was born.
We’ve marked it every six months or so, with her first mark at 8 months, as shown here.
On the right wall you’ll find one of two white dressers. You may remember this dresser set was from Derek’s childhood home that he made over with white paint and silver spray paint. He probably put no less than 5 coats of polyacrylic on it, which was well worth it since it still looks new almost 7 years later.
The dresser top holds her newly cherished unicorn jewelry box we gave her at Christmas, sound machine that she still uses nightly (and we even bring on vacation), Google for music and “Ok to wake” clock.
The shelving unit over her long dresser holds all her little craft projects, sports trophies and little trinkets all little girls collect.
The top shelf holds a cardstock heart wall art piece I made, a small frame of my “Creativity Takes Courage” wall art, her rainbow unicorn tooth fairy pillow just waiting for those 2 top teeth to come out, and some other knick knacks.
Over her bed we rehung the yarn wrapped letters that spell her name. I love that we can see both Hailey and her letters from the hallway.
Her bed is, of course, covered in her favorite plush animals or handmade plush crafts at all times. For those wondering, she currently has her Loopies Unicorn, favorite purple bunny and Knot a Pillow pineapple staking claim in this spot.
Just like her sister, Brielle loves keeping her books in rainbow order (wonder where they get that from) with the milk crates holding little toys and quiet time activities. The bear bank that was made by my aunt and previously in my bedroom as a kid, now lives in the little corner of this space.
Between the two tall windows is a little space where a little pieces of rainbow wall art now lives.
You may remember that she created the backdrop of this piece herself using a bleeding tissue paper technique.
I completed the look by adding the cardstock letters cut with my Cricut machine. It’s one of my favorite pieces of wall art hung in our home.
Last year the closet, and all the closets in the bedrooms, looked like this one. Just one single wire shelf, too high for a younger child to reach.
We updated it with the same closet system we put in Hailey’s to make this space more functional for her so she can be self sufficient. It contains an assortment of her favorite games, her dresses within reach and even some of the DIY shoes I’ve made.
The other dresser currently holds the yarn wrapped lamp and a rainbow canvas she painted herself.
This girl loves her rainbows and I’m happy she has a special place in our home that’s all hers and all her personality!
- Curtains: Pottery Barn Mini Dot Blackout Curtains with Blackout Liner
- Bed: Wayfair Graham Panel Bed – White, Twin
- Bedspread: Frank and Lulu Ariana Comforter Set and JC Penny Frank and Lulu Let Love Shine Sheet Set
- Wall color: Behr Fanciful
- Bookshelf: IKEA Expedit (no longer sold, sorry)
- Milk Crates: Land of Nod (no longer sold, sorry)
- Closet System: ClosetMaid – Impressions 5 ft. – 10 ft. White Basic Laminate Closet System