By Lynsey Eaton | Photography by Danielle Sabol
Now that we’ve decided on our plans for our bedroom and the guest room, the next logical step was Edie’s room. Just like with all of the rooms, we really want to get mileage out of things we already own. The good news here is that we pretty much already have all of the pieces, so it shouldn’t take much to make it perfect.
- We bought her this trundle bed a year ago with the idea that it would be her “big girl bed” when the time came. It’s white with all white bedding and really fun and colorful pillows.
- Her aunt bought her this adorable white lace teepee for Christmas which will serve as the play area of the room. I have some fun printed fabrics I bought on a trip to Bali years ago that I am having turned into floor pillows to go with the teepee.
- We are having a desk built-in.
- We’ve also got a really amazing oversized picture of Alice in Wonderland we bought for her about six years ago (before we even knew she would ever exist). I think all little kids rooms should have a sense of whimsy about them and when I saw this picture, it was so gorgeous and fun, I had to have it either for my little girl or someone else’s.
Point being, furniture-wise, we are pretty much set.
Which brings us to the most important part: wallpaper.
I searched long and hard for the right wallpaper for this room. Since it was for a kids room, I knew I wanted something removable (kids grow, tastes change) and fun but also something she could grow into. Something a tween could love once Alice in Wonderland and the teepee were removed.
So I started checking out Chasing Paper – pretty much the only way to go if you want removeable paper because the designs are chic and the paper is quality. I settled on a couple of options (Peonies in cream, Peonies in red, Ikat in peach and Night Florals in navy) and ordered samples of each (see above).
Luckily, because I already had all of the pillows and the teepee, I paraded around the house putting the samples behind the bed, the art, the teepee, until I really had a feel for what each paper would do for the room. My husband thought I was nuts but it was really helpful.
Everyone I asked had a different favorite, but for me the choice was pretty much made the minute I saw the gorgeous mix of blues and pinks of the Night Florals paper in person. It was exactly what I wanted. It paired perfectly with what we already had, was just the right amount of little girl without being too childish and was modern enough to go with the rest of the house.
We are still deciding whether we want to add wainscoting throughout the room and just do the paper above it, but it feels really good to have this paper nailed down.
So I started checking out Chasing Paper – pretty much the only way to go if you want removeable paper because the designs are chic and the paper is quality.