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Playing with Color for the Girls’ Bunk Bed Room

See the inspiration for a bunk bed room with soft and subtle paint colors
Now that boating season has come to an end, we’re so excited to start decorating the lake cottage. We want to make the girls feel right at home and create a special space for them to enjoy – a magic little hideaway that’s a bit different from our home.

I’ve partnered with PPG Paints to bring this project to life. You know I adore cream paint colors, but I thought the girls’ bunk room was the perfect space to play with color. Nothing too crazy, just a few of my favorite hues paired together to create a playful room.

playing with color | finding inspiration with paint

playing with color | finding inspiration with paint

playing with color | finding inspiration with paint

The bunk room is actually on the lower level of the lake cottage, limiting the amount of light it receives, so I plan to keep the color light and airy. I’m thinking of this blush for the walls – I love PPG Paints creamy muted colors!


Because this is our second home, I’m working on a limited budget. We opted for really inexpensive bunk beds with natural wood.

When we purchased our home in St. Louis, my lifelong friend Tori gave us this darling picture that says “happy girls are the prettiest.” I agree, there’s nothing more beautiful than a smile. I love it’s cottage charm and soft, dusty blue. It’s my inspiration for their bedroom. I like to start with a piece that has significance to it.

I fell in love with these florals and thought the pretty pinks, reds, and greens would be the perfect compliment to my inspiration art.

I want their room to feel calm, dreamy, fun and playful. That’s not too much to ask, is it? Come along and see how I select paint color!

So far, I’ve purchased the beds, bedding, lighting and a natural rug. I still need a few accents, art and a piece of furniture to go between the beds. I started shopping for a piece, but realized I was at a loss of what to find, so I created a mood board to help me complete the room. I’ve contemplated everything from a dresser to a chest.

playful girls' bedroom with pretty blush, soft green and dusty blue hues

I’ll be capturing this project along the way so that you can get a behind-the-scenes look at how I decorate a room from scratch. I promise to spare you yoga pant photos.

I’d love to know what you think of my concept. Anything you’d love to see or fun art pieces to integrate? If you’re planning a project of your own use this coupon to save $10! You can find your PPG Paints store here, I was surprised to find 3 within minutes of our home.

See the inspiration for a bunk bed room with soft and subtle paint colors

Come over to see how I transformed the room!

This post is in partnership with PPG Paints, thanks for supporting the brands that make it possible to share fresh content with you regularly!

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner



12 comments on “Playing with Color for the Girls’ Bunk Bed Room”

  1. I can’t wait to see what you do with the space!! It’s always amazing what paint can do to a room!

  2. I love the way you plan out your rooms—it makes a lot of sense. And these paint colors are lovely. If you could only talk my daughter out of wanting a Green Bay Packers themed bedroom. Think green and gold—sounds like a nightmare to me 🙂

  3. I’ll have to keep them in mind, I’ve never heard of them. Looks like they have some beautiful colors to choose from too.

  4. I know this is going to turn out so lovely. And I wish you could come help me!!!!

  5. Love that color scheme! Can’t wait to see how it all turns out.

  6. I love the room plan. Can’t wait to see the big reveal!

  7. Hi Julie, I was hoping you could tell me where you purchased your girls’ bunk beds. They are simple and sweet!
    Thank you,

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