Our oldest child Sawyer moved out this past fall. We do not have a big house at just over 1,500 feet, so when he moved out we really felt like we suddenly had a MUCH bigger house. (Although we all miss him so!). Our older daughter Gracie got the privilege of moving into his bigger room and I redid the room prior so upon her moving in, it was a room fit for a princess.
Cora mean while stayed in the smaller room that she had shared with her sister. It seemed only fair to give her room a bit of freshening up as well as adding some new touches, and making it princess ready as well!
We decided to keep both the twin beds in Cora’s room, so she could have sleepovers in the future and so Gracie could sleep in there when we have company, thereby freeing up Gracie’s room for guests. I adore her bedding and so does she, but I wanted to lighten up the space a bit as it is a very small room with only one window.
I found beautiful white quilts via Laura Ashely that fit the bill perfectly. I folded them up and use them at the base of each of her beds. https://www.lauraashleyusa.com/collections/home-furnishings-bed-bath-bedlinen-quilts/products/felicity-ivory-quilt-set
It is so fun for me to look at all the pretty products Laura Ashley offers online. When I was young my mom sewed most of my sister’s and my clothes and even most of our bedding. Going to a material store was one of her favorite outings and we as kids would of course join her. Her most coveted place to buy material was this one Laura Ashely store we had to travel 40 munutes to get to in Santa Barbara California. Oh when I would go with her I’d touch all the quilts, duvets and comforters they had displayed there. My memories of it are so vivid. Now having the joy of sharing Laura Ashely products with my daughter is such a treat. I know it would make my sweet talented momma smile.
As well as quilts, I was in the market for new curtains. Cora still takes naps, and on a good day, even long ones! Thank goodness I needed to find some curtains that were light blocking and cute to match her new wallpaper in a pale pink. In the past I’ve used a liner with regular curtains, but that makes for a more bulky look. Laura’s Ashely has gorgeously made curtains with the light blocking fabric built into the back! Brilliance! They are so heavy, well made and drape just beautifully. I love how perfectly they match the new wallpaper I installed. https://www.lauraashleyusa.com/collections/girls-childrens-rooms-girls/products/oxford-check-pink-ready-made-blackout-curtains
I also added a few new pillows from their collection. I love the pink sequined heart pillows. They add a shimmery, girlie touch to Cora’s beds. And for extra texture I added two lace off white pillows as well.
On any given day if you’re to visit Cora’s room you’ll probably find her floor packed with Legos, princesses and her favorite books. I purposely kept her decor somewhat minimal to offset how small the room is and to add a bit of calm against the chaos that is usually her floor.;) I had a small lamp I wanted to use in her room in addition to her vintage chandelier, but being on the small side I wanted to raise it up a bit. I found the perfect solution in these cute as heck floral printed suitcases I found. https://www.lauraashleyusa.com/collections/girls-childrens-rooms-girls/products/set-of-2-amelia-floral-suitcases
Every time I spend time in Cora’s room I feel so happy. I’m so pleased she has a sweet space all her own. One that she takes pride in and one that suits her to a “T”.