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Officially living my little girl dreams through my children with our recent French Cottage Girls Bedroom Makeover. What little girl doesn’t want to drift away in a fluffy mountain of delicate florals and linen?? Enjoy the tour!
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I’ve shown you my girls closet organization, and now it’s time to take a peek at the rest of the basement bedroom we made over for our cute kiddos.
But first, a look at the “before” . . .
For the 5 years we’ve been in this home, this room sat pretty much looking like this – drab and dark. It is a basement room, and we didn’t actually “need” it to function, so it became a random storage room of sorts. At a few points we threw in an extra bed for guests and occasionally it was a place the kids would play.
But as the girls got older, I felt like they could move to the basement and we set our minds to making the whole downstairs a more welcoming and beautiful space like the rest of our home, starting with the bedrooms.
So, with some new wall treatments, lighter paint and updated furnishings – this French Cottage girls bedroom feels like a completely new space!
For 2 little girls who were once scared of the basement, they now rejoice to sleep and play in their little room. That’s such a relief for this mama heart, who also grew up being scared of a basement.
Let me share some of the details and sources of the items you see in the space.
The beautiful headboards were items I found one day while cruising along on Facebook marketplace. I actually had never bought anything from this online resource until I found these beds. They were listed as 2 antique headboards and footboards for only $100 dollars each. For someone who constantly looks for these kinds of unique items at thrift or antique stores, this felt like a steal of a deal compared to other prices I have seen. I didn’t want a fresh out of the box look for this room, rather I was aiming for a simplistic curated-over-time, kind of space, and the antique beds fit the bill!
I was originally planning to paint the beds, until we finished the bead-board wall treatment and placed them in the room. It was then when I realized how pretty the wood tones would look among all the white, so I left them alone.
Next up, let’s talk about the bedding.
I’ve made sure my girls don’t take for granted the fact that they rest their little heads on pure French linen from Saphyr Pure Linen, in the most delectable blush pink. They’ve heard me rave on and on about this lovely linen, after our Master Bedroom refresh where I shared the new linen bedding on our bed. Be sure to read that post to gather all my thoughts on pure linen bedding.
The linen touches in the bedding add another layer of the old world curation that I was hoping to achieve for this room makeover.
I was going to DIY some duvet covers, but because of a time crunch on other circumstances in our lives at the moment, I opted to purchase the rest of the bedding. Because I was going for a French Cottage look, I turned to Rachel Ashwell, Shabby Chic bedding line and found some linen floral bedding with a ruffled edge, called the Rosabelle collection.
Then I searched on Target and Amazon for some bedding with lace or embroidered edges, all adding to the layered cottage look.
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The muslin ruffled bed skirts was also an Amazon find, and work perfectly with the bed frames. I was sure to measure the length I needed before I purchased.
I put the bedding all together while the girls were at school and was so excited to see their reactions. I should have known their greatest delight would have been the $1.00 thrifted porcelain dolls I placed on their beds.
Yes, they were truly only $1.00 and have become their most treasured dolls. I was thrilled to find them, and knew it would be the highlight of the space for them . . . and I was okay with that.
The night stand was a thrifted and painted find from a long time ago, and fit this space perfectly. We do a lot of musical furniture in my house.
You may recognize this wall art, from my free black and white vintage botanical printable post. I love how they look so simple and clean.
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The wall images really wrapped up the space and put the final touch to the French Cottage look.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the final results of this girls bedroom space makeover!
I’d love to know if you would have painted the beds, or left them alone as well. I still second guess myself, but for now they are staying just as they are.
Here are the sources for the space in visual style, if you would like to shop this look yourself.
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Thank you so much for visiting today! I’d love to hear what you think of the room or if you have any other questions for me!