The Girls’ Bunk Bed Room, Pretty in Pastels

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I often take a laissez faire approach to decorating, allowing rooms to evolve over time, but when PPG Paints invited me to partner with them on a project, I was anxious to get on board to create a dreamy bunk bed room for the girls at the lake cottage. I was also excited that it gives me the opportunity to take you on the journey of decorating the space from start to finish, which is really difficult to show when my typical projects span over a couple years.

If you’re joining me today for the first time, you can see how I planned the space here and here. Decorating this room was a little more challenging than some spaces, because I was planning from our home nearly 4 hours away. I neglected to take measurements when we were previously at the lake cottage and had to guesstimate based on a few snapshots I had taken.

PPG Paints has a wide array of colors to choose from, including some very pretty pastels. I narrowed it down to two pinks and tested swatches, opting for the slightly darker of the two, Grandad’s Girl. Isn’t it sweet?

How to play with colors and patterns to create a beautiful room

To make the space feel playful, I used two additional hues – Pinch of Pistachio, which I used to paint the light fixture and a dresser I purchased in blue, which I color matched for you to UFO! {See below to learn how to color match…}

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how to find a paint color from a photo

how to find a paint color from a photo

How to decorate a bunk bed room

Ready to watch me decorate in a day?

 

Whew! That was fast. Let’s get to the details, shall we?

We painted the walls, we painted the light…

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We added a soft jute rug to minimize the carpet and add texture.

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You may also notice that I incorporated a few nautical light fixtures as a nod to our lakeside location along with a map of the lake I commissioned an artist to create for the girls. I selected a flush mount light with a canopy that draws the light down, to minimize the dated ceiling texture.

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how to play with color - girls bedroom ideas

In addition to color, the patterned bedding makes the girls’ room feel playful. I had their pillowcases monogrammed to bring in a little detail and another touch of color.

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How to decorate a bunk bed room

The focal point is this hand drawn piece of art of our little section of the lake.

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and the piece that inspired it all – this sweet gift from my friend Tori…

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How to decorate a bunk bed room

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How to decorate a bunk bed room

You can find your local PPG Paints store here to use this $10 off coupon to add a little color to your home!

Thanks to PPG Paints for partnering with me to make my vision for the girls’ bunk bed room a reality and thanks to you for supporting the brands that make my site possible!

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

 

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