Bet you didn’t see this one coming, or did you hmmm?
I first looked upon this photo as my inspiration for Sairah’s room.
It had all the colors I strongly believed in for a girls’ room – white, indicating purity and giving a clean cut feel and obviously PINK – which is THE color to have for a precious princess’s room. No other color can make a girl’s room feel like one.
When I look at this photo, it’s clearly sums up what I would have done for her (if $ wasn’t an issue in life), but being on the realistic side and realizing that her room isn’t as big as the one in the photo, I chose to adopt something different. Infact, I wanted to make sure it’s a room that was created by her mom :D and not something that was flicked off the internet
Next, I asked myself if I wanted it to be roomy or cozy. I picked the first as that would mean more space for baby to play/walk around. And also less things to clean, hehe. I love the idea of a cozy cluttered room as well but figured that would be more appropriate once she’s older.
I got this signage in Bangkok – a warm inviting sign for those who enter her room
The room came with ugly brown cupboard and bookshelf so I insisted that the husband get someone to paint both furnitures WHITE and this went in hand with her pink walls. By doing so, it created an illusion of a bigger space.
White Cupboard – the house for Sairah’s clothes, haha
I think these two piece of furniture totally changed the look of the room once it was painted white. I decorated the bookshelf with some simple items bought from Ikea. The Carebear dolls were shipped in from the UK, the doll house was something I picked up during the sale (paid less than RM50 for it) and the plush toys were all gifts. This space is definitely not cluttered, with just minimal items for decorative purposes
And slighty away from the bookshelf is actually Sairah’s play corner. It’s small, extremely colorful (thanks Dhee for the play mat!), has all her favorite toys and keeps this baby BUSY most of the time. And when she gets bored, I’ll just place her in front of the mirror (thank god the cupboard came with that) and play her some music using her dad’s ipod and she’ll dance for a bit (and eventually tire herself out in the process, heh).
A colorful playmat filled with toys keeps this lil one a busy bee
And on the left corner of the room, the hubby and I decided to stick some wall stickers of bears (and why wouldn’t Sairah bear not like this, heh).
The only thing missing is her cot against the wall of bear stickers which we’ve moved into our room since she sleeps with us. Now I’m thinking of getting a cute activity table to fill up the bare-ness of that corner. Anyway, for now we have a cute rocker and a white sheep rug which I picked up during my pregnancy from Ikea knowing that it would be PERFECT for her room. The Sairah signage board was a gift from her Aunt and there’s no better place to put it but there as it catches people’s attention the minute they walk into the room. The little bear stools are pretty unique, we got it in Malacca a few months before I gave birth I think they only cost RM30 each?
I absolutely adore the chandelier. We spent sometime in Puchong walking into different shops before I came across this one. It was actually a display unit, since I wanted it badly, I managed to get a small discount on it. Her sheer peach curtains were made in Kamdar in Mid Valley. We chose something sheer because I wanted the room to be bright with natural sunlight.
When Sairah is busy playing with her toys, her mommy plops herself on this blue bean bag that was given free by purchasing our furnitures. Though it wouldn’t be the color of my choice but I say it still looks good at this corner and comfy to boot. Ocasionally both mommy and daughter would sit on it together and just hang out
The only thing is missing right now are photos of her on the wall which we’re in the midst of doing.
Her room at a glance. My stupid camera does no justice to it. But I do swear that everyone who has seen the room adores it. It’s simple yet very inviting and we can spend hours just hanging out in her room. It’s the best I could do while not trying to spend too much on her room.
And when she’s bigger I’ll tweak the room around to suit a toddler. Can’t wait for that!
So what do you think?