Yesterday we told you about our bil ‘ole room shuffle, and today we’re going to show you Eliza’s new room! Click on the photos for a closer look.
Eliza’s new room is in our third floor finished attic, so arranging furniture can be a little tricky. It’s pretty small in there (10 feet x 10 feet), there’s no closet, and the ceilings slope, which only leaves a few places that taller furniture, like Eliza’s dresser, can fit. It also leaves fewer options for hanging stuff on the walls. But hey, we’re always up to a challenge.
Figuring out how to arrange the furniture was the hard part, but figuring out how to put together a room that shows off Eliza’s personality and looks awesome was a little tricky, too. Eliza LOVES Spiderman, and My Fair Lady has been a running theme in her room since she was born (because, you know, her name is Eliza). We use multi-colored items to pull the seemingly clashing themes (not to mention the BRIGHT colors of her toys) together. Her nesting doll curtains and big My Fair Lady poster together contain every color represented in her room.
We pulled out a bunch of tricks for E’s room. Here are a few:
- We only put Eliza’s most-played-with toys in her room. And we limited the amount of stuffed animals allowed in at one time. The rest is in a playroom (or play hallway, sort of), which we’re working to get organized next.
- Like toys are all together. She decided to display her Lalaloopsy dolls, Barbie furniture, and Pillow Pets, and everything else is sorted into buckets or bins.
- She has a lot of art supplies, and the upstairs stuff is all tucked away. Her markers and crayons are in the top drawer of her dresser, just in case Jonas gets into her room. Her papers are in an organizer tucked under her desk. Coloring books, notebooks, and the books she’s currently reading are in a metal bin under the hedgehog cage.
- Plain furniture is way more fun after a few coats of spray paint.
- Wall art can go further than posters and prints. Eliza has a My Fair Lady poster, but there’s also a framed playbill, two record albums, and a book displayed.
- It’s hard to safely frame posters on a sloped ceiling, so we just put up her Spiderman poster using scrapbooking glue dots. It’s working so far.
- Nesting Doll Curtains
- Before and After: Eliza’s Dollhouse
- Ornate Frame Necklace Holder DIY
- Hedgehog Cage
- Eliza’s Pez Collection
That’s pretty much Eliza! She loves it. It shows off her personality really well. All that’s missing is science stuff (we’re thinking of getting her a few science posters for Christmas) and her artwork, which is displayed all through the house but for some reason isn’t anywhere to be found in her room.
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