As you are well aware of, Doodle is getting a room makeover!!
She's going from a little girls bright, tropical-ish bedroom.....to a mature, tween bedroom. :(
Don't get me wrong...I'm excited to redecorate the bedroom (I mean, it's kind of what I live for). I'm just sad my little girl is growing up.
Her request was simple, beige walls and...leopard print.
This was actually exciting for me because as I may have mentioned
fifty times once or twice that I LOVE me some leopard print!!! :)
You have to be VERY careful with leopard print...it can get REALLY tacky. But done right, leopard can be very classic and shee-shee-foo-foo!! :)
After ALOT of searching online, I finally decided in order to get the feel we were looking for I was going to have to cough up some $$. I'm
cheap frugal as you know, but I also realize the bedding is what makes a bedroom.
So, I went with the Ralph Lauren Desert Retreat Organic Leopard duvet and sham.
It had to look we wanted, but not the price tag. It was $140 at Macy's (without the sham). But I was able to get it on EBay, with a sham, for $85. That's alot to me, especially for a 10 year old, but this is something she can use for a long time.
The plain brown look is a little too subdued for a 10 year old, so I knew we needed an pop with an accent color. So, I gave her several options.
Red, grayish blue, or green. We quickly narrowed it down to red or grayish blue.
I was told....get this, I almost fell over......."SURPRISE ME"!!! My 10 year old daughter said "Surprise me"!!!!
I was pretty sure the gray-blue was the sophisticated look I wanted but just to be sure I threw both colors on the bedding and took a picture.
This is how I decide on alot of my decorating choices...I take a picture.
You can see alot in a picture that you may not notice in person. Try it next time and see if it helps you.
So, here was the red option. Very nice and I could definitely work with this (I used pillows and a brown bathroom towel I already had to get an idea).
And here is the blue option (the pillow, $12, and artwork, $15, I purchased at Wal-Mart, the little bucket was the whole inspiration for the blue in the first place, it was on clearance at Michael's for $2).
I knew immediately blue was IT!!! :)
So, there is your little sneak peak of the direction Doodle's room is headed!!! :)
Until next time....