Lou's Room reveal
January 31, 2020
You have probably seen this space come across on our instagram page a few times now, but I wanted to share a little backstory on my daughters bedroom design! Louisa (who mainly goes by Lou) is 3 years old, has a full head of bright red curly hair, and her sass tests my sanity on a daily basis.
We found out we were pregnant with what we thought was our 3rd baby (surprise!) right after we booked a dreamy European getaway. Then we found out we were having twins (holy $hit, SURPRISE!) two days before we left on said vacation. I cried on top of a mountain in the middle of France because I realized we would have 3 kids in college at one time; and also, I was really car sick. The thought of having 4 kids stressed me out, but secretly I was a little excited to switch things up on the home front! I love to change home decor and this was the perfect opportunity to start my nesting (much to my husbands dismay).
When we got home, we made a game plan that involved moving 'the elders' down the hall into new bedrooms and converting their current rooms into a nursery and guest room. Turns out moving four rooms at one time mostly causes chaos!
I has JUST put up an adorable floral wallpaper in Lou's room which was soon to be the nursery again, so I was bummed to lose it; but I'll save that story for another day. We also knew this would be it for moving kids around, so I felt like I could make a better plan for the long-haul.
Going into planning, I wanted to have it feel like it was a whimsical little girls room, but nothing over the top. We looked for furniture that would age with her and easily be changed up as her interests and personality evolves. I opted for wallpaper in lieu of painting mostly because I moved from a house that was 17 (yes, 17!) shades of green, orange and yellow. So now I have great appreciation for consistency. The wallpaper from Serena and Lily was just enough to break up the room but not stand out.
We also didn't want to spend a ton of money on the project. With 2 babies on the way and 4 rooms that needed to be addressed, we really tried to reign in the budget! (Also, kids destroy everything.) Using pieces we already had and adding new hardware or finding low-budget items and dressing them up really helped stretch those dollars.
The end result is a subtle, feminine, and playful space for a very fiery red-head!