When we bought our house 2 years ago, we moved from a 2-bedroom townhome in the city to a 4-bedroom home in the suburbs with twice the space. Needless to say, our son and daughter were finally going to have their own bedrooms so we let our daughter pick the paint color for her room. She was 4 years old at the time and I’m sure you can guess what color she picked. PINK! Around a year later she asked if she could repaint her bedroom purple because that was her new favorite color. We finally caved and let her update her bedroom and the result is this Girls Bedroom Home Decor that You Can DIY on a Budget with a Purple, Pink, and Teal Theme.
Since our daughter was transitioning from a pink bedroom with mostly pink decor and we didn’t want to purchase all new purple items, I decided to incorporate pink into her purple theme. Knowing my daughter as well as I do, I knew she was also drawn to teal blue colors so I incorporated teal into the purple and pink theme.
Girls Bedroom Decor with a Purple, Pink, and Teal Theme
Her furniture was white except for the desk the hubby built her (the legs were painted pink). There were a few other small items in her room that were also pink that I ended up painting to save on the cost to update her room.
The main supplies used to create this bedroom were:
- Purple curtains
- Existing bedroom decor
Walls – We painted 3 walls in SW Eider White and 1 accent wall in Valspar Pantone Sheer Lilac (go here to learn more about picking interior paint colors for your home). We only painted one wall Lilac in case she decides she doesn’t want a purple bedroom later on. Painting a bold color on an accent wall is an easy way to add color to a room. Her daybed is from Ikea and the desk was handmade.
Existing bedroom decor – I painted the shelves white (they were previously stained a natural wood color). The shelves are from Ikea.
The wall hooks below the shelves had been painted before (white to blue and now painted teal). The wall hooks are from Ikea, the pink clock is from Home Goods, baskets from Home Goods, and picture frames from the Dollar Tree.
I painted miscellaneous decor items on her desk and side tables (a vase, pencil holder, and wooden trays). The wooden trays are from Micheal’s, lamps are from Ikea, flowers from Ikea, pencil holder is handmade, and curtains are from Target.
I picked up some picture frames from the dollar store and painted them in teal, purple, and pink. I used teal cardstock inside the picture frames below and placed the picture on top of the card stock to create depth. The toy box is handmade.
Furniture – I painted her desk legs and desk chair with the same Periwinkle Purple paint as the accent wall. The chair is a Craiglist find (was a barstool swivel chair that we cut the legs down to be shorter in height). The curtain rod is from Target, night light from Target, teal curtain ties are dyed burlap ribbon from Micheal’s clearance.
I also painted a step stool shown in front of her dresser that was previously pink to purple. The white mirror is from Home Goods, the dresser has been in my family since I was a baby, the step stool is from Home Goods (painted), and the teal mirror is from Target.
Polka Dot Walls – I used my Cricut Explore machine to cut several circles in Teal, Pink, and Purple cardstock. I used double-sided tape to attach to the walls. I arranged the dots in a color pattern and cut a few in half for the edges. The dots are on the wall with the window as well as her closet wall.
Pom-Pom Bedding – I used yarn from Micheal’s to make several pom poms in Teal, Pink, and Purple and attached each pom-pom in a pattern to a white duvet cover (tutorial coming soon!). Duvet cover is from Ikea, the day bed is from Ikea, and the pillow case is old from Target.
This bedroom update was very inexpensive since we repurposed many items and DIYed the rest. The biggest purchase for this project was the curtains, which was $40. To be honest, we updated her bedroom several months ago and I’m just now posting to the blog 🙁 However, I’m glad I waited because the colors in her bedroom are perfect to introduce during Spring and Summer. If you have a girl who is tired of a basic Pink or Purple bedroom, try a few of these DIY ideas to transform the space!
How to pick the right paint colors
Have you ever had trouble picking the right paint colors for your home? Choosing the right paint colors for your home can be overwhelming. There are so many different “whites” and “grays” these days, how can anyone know they are making the right paint color choice?
That’s why I put together the best tips on How to Choose Interior Paint Colors in this post.
Every home is different… the entryway in our first home was much different than the entryway in our second home, and both of those were very different from the entryway in our third home! So I chose a different paint color for each entryway in all three of our homes. Not to mention, from the time that we bought our first home, to the time that we bought our third home, home paint color trends changed drastically. The colors that I used back then were no longer a trendy color and well, I just didn’t like the brown-ish tan that was in our first home, haha.
So if you need help choosing paint colors for the rest of your home, head on over to this post to see my paint-picking tips and what has worked for me in all three of our homes 🙂 My post with how to choose paint colors for your home is one of my most popular posts and readers have benefited from reading it before heading to the store to buy paint that ends up not working out.
I also have some ideas for choosing paint color combinations for bedrooms (with themes!)
Paint Versus Peel & Stick Wallpaper
Peel and stick wallpaper has become very popular recently since not everyone has access to tools to build their own Shiplap walls (thanks Chip and Joanna) or wants to tile an entire wall with subway tile. I love tiling but if I could slap up some wallpaper and call it a day, that would make me, the hubby, and my wallet happy!
You can find peel and stick wallpaper online at Target, Amazon, Home Depot, and more! I’ve linked my favorite peel and stick wallpaper and the ones I’ve used personally below.
Cheap Home Hacks that’ll Increase Value
Renovating a home can come with a high price tag if you’re not budgeting and deciding which updates bring the best return on investment. After selling our updated first home in just 4 years, we bought an even bigger house that needed a lot of updating. We sold our second home after 4 years while doing the much-needed work to produce a profit by following the same strategies we did in our first home.
If you enjoy updating your home, want to increase your home value or just want your home to look better, you should check out thee 10 Cheap Home Hacks That’ll Make Your House Look So Much Better.
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