Hello all! Thank you SO MUCH for the amazing support yesterday. That was a hard entry for me to write.. but I have this feeling of even more weight being lifted. It was a much needed step.
Laine has been talking about tweaking her room for quite awhile now. This all started last spring, after she bought herself a long board with plum-ish burgundy coloured wheels.. on the day she bought it she was also wearing a sweater of the exact same colour. It was kismet. lol Since then, she has been saying it would be great to change her room to more of those shades and tones. Well, as much as I loved the idea.. I wasn’t the hugest fan. It would basically mean replacing everything she has.. after awhile, the plum chatter settled down a little.
Over the holidays talk of re-decorating her room picked back up again. She was given a coral coloured instax camera and a beautiful minty blue coloured record player. Yep.. she immediately had a new vision! Coral and mint. This I could wrap my head around.. her room already has a lot of mint items and even though the coral she was now wanting was a very vibrant colour.. she does have many peachy type things. So it could work, and be a lot easier on the budget than replacing everything. Which means it was actually a possibility.. because as much as I like decorating, there is no way I was going to start completely over. lol
While we were cleaning out her room the other day, she came across her plum-ish burgundy coloured sweater and remembered her love for the colour.. oh boy. ha! But, to my surprise she said that it would go great with the other two colours. At first I was very sceptical, I just couldn’t picture it. So to prove her point, she grabbed the sweater and placed it beside the camera and record player.. she was right! It could definitely be added to the mix!
Here is a mood board I put together.. it was mostly started to see how it could all work together, but it turned into a fun little project! Fantasy shopping is always a good time, right!?
Many things on the mood board represent items she already has. Like the owl lamp and the black and white blanket.. others we can DIY (like those wire words) and some we will slowly collect. The deer and owl artwork I found really pulls it all together though, so I think that eventually those prints will be a must! Obviously many of these things will never be purchased.. but again, fantasy shopping = fun! ha ha! I am loving her idea for a colour combo.. loving it even more because it isn’t something I would have thought of, this is all her!
She has a newly decorated room at her dad’s house as well, which she was so so so excited about. Seeing her excitement over it reminded me that kids have their comforts too.. how they like their own space as much as adults do. From my perspective as her mom.. I could see her light up, having her own space that she can feel at home in made such a difference. So, as hard as it was for me to admit it.. I was so very thankful for that. Know what I mean?
You may remember me saying that the kids and I will be looking for a new house soon. Not sure when exactly.. but I know it is in the cards. Change is hard, but we are getting excited. So the timing for her colour inspiration is perfect. If making a fun mood board helps get her excited and takes the worry out of moving.. heck yeah, let’s do it!! Having a vision of what the new house may be like is a good thing.. it is comforting. Sometimes you just have to follow their lead.. so mint, coral and plum it is!
Can’t wait to see how it will eventually all come together!
Sources: mint/white striped wall inspiration, arrow art, coral pillow cases, wire word art, crocheted cushion, bedding, quilt, deer art, camera, mint pillow, plum crocheted pouf, record player, stay weird, owl lamp, dream catchers, owl art, coral cushion, who runs the world, ceiling light, rug, salt lamp, black and white throw, rug, graphic mountain cushion, plum floor cushion
As always, you can follow along with ideas for my daughter’s room and other teenage girl type stuff over on pinterest!