When our oldest daughter, Paige, was 2, we upgraded her from a crib to a big girl bedroom set. It’s super cute, but not really her style anymore so our youngest daughter, Quinne, inherited everything including the bedding, which had seen better days. So, for her 6th birthday she asked for a “new bedroom”. This meant that she wanted new bedding that was more her style.
Quinne and I looked on Amazon for bedding sets, but ultimately we couldn’t agree on anything. What I did start to notice was that she was trending towards more mature bedding sets = no characters! Yay! I felt like I had an idea of what she liked, so I started shopping. Guess where I ended up? Where do we all end up? Target! Their new Pillowfort line had everything I wanted. I found a comforter set that was the perfect match. Not too childish, but not too grown up, and it was 40 bucks!!!I found this Mermaid throw pillow and this Happy Place throw pillow that I thought would help me to incorporate other colors into the room.
Each of these pillows were $16.99. Not bad! So now I had coral, lavender and yellow to help me add pops of color in other areas. I started looking for curtains and that’s where the bargain train got stuck right in its tracks. There are two windows in her room, which meant I needed four curtain panels and most of them are at least $25 per panel. I was looking at $100 just for curtains without rods and hardware. I kind of started to panic because I could see my wallet taking a serious hit for this room redo. Then I spotted it, a lavender shower curtain on clearance at Target for $8.64! It just happened to be the same brand as the bedding (Pillowfort), so the lavenders were a match.
I had the idea to cut them in half and hem up the sides to make two panels for each window, so I grabbed two of them. I’m super rusty on the sewing machine and although it was pretty simple, I didn’t want to make a mistake, so I enlisted a pro…my mom! (Disclaimer – Shower curtains are not as long as traditional curtains. So for my windows, the curtains just came to the bottom of the window trim. I was fine with that for a kid’s bedroom. I would not do this for a master bedroom or living room.) I found these curtain rods on amazon.com. I just used the clamp on the rings to mask the small slot where a shower curtain ring would have fit.
I really wanted to incorporate more color, especially that coral. I absolutely love coral. It was the color of my bridesmaid’s dresses, and at the time everyone thought I was crazy for choosing that color, but I didn’t care. It makes me happy, but, I digress. I found these sheets with lots of coral, again on clearance, for $12.24! Sold!
Total cost of this room update is $147.47!
Here’s the breakdown.
Comforter set – $39.99
Sheet set – $12.24
Curtain rods – $43.98
Shower curtain – $17.28
Mermaid throw pillow – $16.99
Happy Place throw pillow – $16.99
I love how you shopped the clearance section and got creative with repurposing materials. In the end, the bedroom looks unique and like such a fun place for a 6 year old! Great job!
Jean Park says
OMG! This truly is a happy place! I love it!
I love the clean look. I’m also a huge fan of thrifty shopping. People spend a small fortune when decorating a room, and there’s no need when you are willing to be patient and look around. You did a great job and I’m sure Quinne feels like a young lady now!
Very cute! Wish I would’ve checked with you before doing Audrey’s room! Mermaid theme but too much $$ from PB Kids…love how you got such a deal and it looks great! Curtains are very creative!