More Girly Upgrades in Abbey's Pink Room - New Window Treatments and Rug
It's been a while now since we got the kids rooms decorated. Abbey's pretty pink girly bedroom is still one of my favorites but probably because I wish I had a pink room with gold hearts covering the wall. Not sure I could talk Zach into letting me do that to our bedroom...
We jumped into decorating Abbey's room right after we moved in, but I planned to replace her window coverings after I got a few other projects checked off my list.
New Rug, More Attitude
I got a little sidetracked before tackling the windows though and found this super cute fuzzy animal print rug that I thought would be fun. The carpets in this house are pretty worn, and her room is really spacious, so I thought a fuzzy rug may help the room feel a little more anchored and filled in.
This rug cracks me up, because it gives this room so much more attitude. Attitude isn't something this room needs more of - Abbey's like a mini-teenager already - but it SUPER soft and just so fun.
OK, I digress. But that detour from window coverings to animal print rug was worth it. :) Back to the windows.
New Window Treatments
Abbey's got a cute little window nook with a ledge big enough to sit on that juts out from her room. Like I told you when we replaced the window coverings in the dining room, I really prefer blinds over shades - especially honeycomb shades. I like how blinds are more flexible in light control are wipeable to allow for better dusting. HOWEVER, when I started searching for new blinds for the kids rooms, I just fell in love with the idea of a patterned roman shade for their bedrooms. Since she has the nook, it's not a great place to add curtains to give a softer finished look that curtains can provide. So, for Abbey, I found this super sweet pink stripe draped roman shade. It's another shade of pink in another pattern in this room, which I think is fun to keep layering into her very pink room.
I've hung my fair share of blinds and shades, but I usually buy inside mount, not outside mount shades. I wanted to replace the two honeycomb shades with one big roman shade, and chose to do an outside mount covering up the entire window trim. Only problem was, I didn't factor in there is ZERO headroom space above the window because it's built into a nook. This shade needed to be installed with screws holding it in from the top.
This was a problem and one that I tried a variety of different ways to figure out how to get that to work. This may have been the hardest thing - physically balancing on a little chair holding up a big window covering - and mentally trying to figure out how in the heck I was going to secure it. Finally after a lot of frustration, sweating and a few choice words, I just decided to set the blinds on top of the brackets and screw from the bottom. I said a bunch of prayers that it just stays put. For years.
It really turned out very cute. And, even though it's not a wipeable blind, I LOVE it for her room. This may have opened up my eyes to a whole new category of window treatments. haha I chose a continuous chain pull in hopes that the resident 4 year old would not mess with it too much - it definitely needs an adult to raise and lower it, or someone with a little more height to them.
While the installation was painful because of my lack of experience and not considering detailed install instructions before I bought this, the fabric is really pretty, and alongside all the cute girly accents, it helps make this room feel more complete.
Roman Shade from Blinds.com - This has in nearly 120 fabric options!
Get all of Abbey's room details including shop-able wall accents, furniture, toys and decor on this blog post: https://www.foreverhomefix.com/post/our-pretty-pink-little-girls-room.