Small Bedroom – Beach Theme

My 8 year old daughter wanted to swap rooms with her younger sister.

We allowed her to swap as she has some anxiety issues and she thought it would feel a bit safer to sleep in the smaller bedroom at the back of the house.

Of course her little sister found this a great idea and was eager to have the bigger room.

The photo below shows how it looked when we bought the house – as you can see it is a pretty small space.

 

Small Bedroom – Before Makeover

Small Bedroom - Before Makeover

 

When we first moved in we just decorated with a plain light pink wallpaper, laminated the floor and left it pretty much at that.

 

Small Bedroom 2 - Before Makeover

 

Then last year my daughter asked if we could do a beach themed bedroom makeover for her birthday.

I thought this was a nice idea so I set to work revamping the tiny space.

 

Small Bedroom Beach Theme Makeover

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She desperately wanted a high sleeper bed with a desk underneath so I went onto ‘Marktplaats’.

Marktplaats is actually more popular than ebay here in the Netherlands – it is similar but works a bit different as the bids are not binding (I find this rather frustrating as there are a lot of time wasters).

I did however manage to score a high-sleeper metal bed frame for €30 which I was really pleased about πŸ™‚

 

High Sleeper Bed

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This made an amazing difference to the available space in the bedroom.

 

Wallpaper Used For Beach Theme

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I chose two contrasting wall paper designs.  I used turquoise on the two longer walls and a cream pearlised paper with a lovely circles design on the two short walls.

It was the first time that I had ever actually wallpapered myself and I felt quite proud that I did it completely alone.

And even if I do say so myself – I think I made quite a good job πŸ˜‰

Sometimes you just have to get on with things – you’ll never learn unless you try.

 

Beach Theme Bedroom Accessories

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My daughter actually had visions of sea murals all over the walls but I reigned it in a bit and kept it plain so that I could dress it up with accessories and if / when she changed her mind about the decor it would be easy to change it up again.

 

3D Surf Board Picture

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She had some lovely accessories/pictures from the family for her birthday including the colourful 3D surfboard picture shown above.

 

Large Beach Theme Canvas

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I found the xl beach/surf theme canvas at Kwantum (a dutch DIY/furniture store).

 

Wave Mirror

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I added a wave shaped mirror to the back of the door.

 

Child’s Beach Theme Accessories

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And Alexandra added her own bits and bobs to the room making it a bit more cosy.

 

More Beach Theme Knick Knacks

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I painted the map painting a while back and had actually tossed it on my failure pile.

It was not going as I exactly as I wanted so I ended up very childishly daubing paint on it in frustration and I had basically abandoned it.

Alex however found it collecting dust in the loft and decided to salvage it for her room.

Reject Painting πŸ™‚

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See The Rest Of The House …..

Open-plan Living Room / Kitchen Area

after makeover photos 2

 

Small Hallway Makeover

Hallway

 

Small WC Makeover

Downstairs WC

 

 

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