One Room Challenge {Week One}: Eclectic Big Girl Bedroom

Big girl bedroom inspiration

I’m SO excited to be sharing that I’ve been taking part in the One Room Challenge, hosted by Calling it Home. For those who haven’t heard of this challenge, you can read more about it here. Basically, we have six weeks to completely transform a space in our home. For us, the choice was a no-brainer. We had a baby on the way, and we had six weeks before our due date (eek!). I don’t know why we procrastinated SO much, but we did, and we’re re-thinking those decisions now… lol. Since we already completed a neutral Gray, Yellow, and Navy Nursery when my first daughter was born, we figured we would put the new baby in the nursery again, and create a new Eclectic Big Girl Bedroom for our daughter. I hope you enjoy following along as we transform this space!

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Here’s our blank slate. The former office, now dark and empty, with a few massive holes in the walls.

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Not much to be desired… when we first moved into this home, this room became an office, which was just another word for throw-everything-in-there room. Now that it’s been emptied out, I see SO much potential again!

I like to define my style as Eclectic and Modern. I like to take inspiration from all different design avenues and blend them into a modern design. That’s essentially the approach I’m taking to my daughter’s room… eclectic, modern, and cute? lol. *Styles may vary throughout six week transformation*.

Here’s where I’m finding my inspiration:

Big girl bedroom inspiration

I made this inspiration board ^^ with a few ideas I found and fell in love with. I’m hoping to keep the room light and airy, full of pink, gray and gold tones.

[Sources:  white accent chairsmall chandeliergold pillowfaux sheepskin ruggray pouf bunk bedgold gallery wall ]

The beautiful fabrics in the inspiration photo can be purchased from the online Canadian fabric retailer Nuts for Bolts. I’m hoping to use some of these same fabrics to make my own curtains, duvet cover, and pillows (there’s a first for everything right!).


I’m also planning to use this Clouds Allover Stencil by Cutting Edge Stencils to create a beautiful feature wall for the room.

pinks and grays

Finally, the colours in this picture by Better Homes and Gardens really captures the different shades of pinks I want to incorporate into the room.

Since, I’m a list-a-holic, here is our lengthy six week “to-do” list:
[wish us luck!]

  • Paint walls (including closet walls)
  • Paint baseboards, main door, and closet doors
  • Paint stencil feature wall
  • Purchase and install closet organizer
  • Cut, install, and paint crown molding
  • Find thrifted dresser and re-paint/re-design it
  • Find thrifted mirror to re-paint
  • Purchase and assemble bunk bed
  • Find/make pastel accessories
  • Sew curtains
  • Sew duvet cover, pillow cases, and throw pillow covers
  • Find light fixture
  • Create art work for DIY gallery wall
  • Help Ellie (my daughter) create art work for her space
  • Find a chair for her/me to read in
  • Find rugs for space
  • Make DIY bedroom hooks
  • Possible DIY night stand
  • Possible DIY bookshelf

For more inspiration, take a peak at my Kids Rooms Pinterest board.

Now that the challenge is all done, here are the posts from the other 5 weeks:

 Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 / Week 5 / Week 6

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55 thoughts on “One Room Challenge {Week One}: Eclectic Big Girl Bedroom

  1. This room is going to be so feminine and pretty, I love it! I am also taking part in the challenge and redoing my boy’s bedroom. It is so fun to redo a kids space. I am excited to follow along and see everyone’s progress!

    1. That’s what I’ve heard about stencils Lindsey! I’m really hoping these are simple ones… We’ll see though!

  2. love love love your colour palette. I had to redo our office/playroom in my teen daughter’s bedroom. Unfortunately she wanted to keep away from pink as far as she could. Miss those time when she wanted everything in pink. Can’t wait to see the progress.x

    1. Hahah, that sounds like me as a teenager. Didn’t want any pink at all, and now I want it for my daughter!

  3. I love the look of this bedroom so much. I’m going to check out Nuts for Bolts!
    I’m also a guest participant. Good Luck & I will be following along! Hollie

  4. Lindi- Thank you so much for stopping over and letting me know you are participating this time around!!! This room looks like it is going to be amazing! I love your inspiration pictures and color scheme. I’ll be following for sure!!!

  5. I am loving your design board! It is so soft and feminine – – any little (or old) girl would love this! I can’t wait to see the transformation:)

  6. Your inspiration is beautiful! I have always loved that pallet from BH&G too. You have a great start with the beautiful floors and moldings! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    1. Yes! We are SO lucky to have those great floors and mouldings to start with :) Hoping to add to it with crown moulding too!

  7. Oh I am LOVING your inspiration Lindi, so beautiful! This is going to be fun to follow along and see what you do! Thanks for your sweet comment on my post too! Best of Luck!

  8. I’m loving your inspiration images and those clouds are adorable! I’m super excited to follow along. I love children’s rooms, they are just too cute.

    1. Thanks Elisa! I’m really looking forward to how the clouds turn out too. It’s such an exciting transformation!

  9. The plans look fantastic! And you’re doing just what we did…our second son took over the nursery and our older son moved into a new “big boy room” (which was my ORC project last fall). I love when a nursery gets to do double duty!

    1. I saw that room last spring! It was beautiful! Yes, the nursery being used for multiple kids will be a lifesaver!

    1. Thank you!! Unfortunately I probably won’t be able to get that bed, but hopefully something along the same lines!

  10. Your inspiration board is beautiful!! Sounds like you have a big job ahead of you, so good luck!! Can’t wait to see the finished space. Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  11. Your design board is AMAZING! I cannot wait to see how this room comes together! I will definitely be following your progress! Thank you for linking up with us at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I hope we’ll see you next week!


  12. What a great board! I love the mix of the pinks and gold. Looking forward to seeing this come to life. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week’s party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Have a lovely week ahead. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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