Last summer I was invited by Crane & Canopy to create an inspiration board for a bedroom using one of their bedding sets. It was so fun to put together, and I was thrilled when they agreed to partner with me to bring the design to life.
I can't believe it was this long ago, but in October I shared my plans for a re-design for my daughter's bedroom. We recently upgraded her from a twin bed to a full, so that presented the opportunity for a little refresh. Many things stayed the same as when I re-did her room 3 years ago, but we changed a couple of major things on her main wall.
You've already seen the nightstands that got a makeover for her room and a sneak peek of the headboard. Along with those two things, I think the bedding switch-up made the biggest difference in the room.
If you're not familiar with Crane & Canopy, it is an online bedding brand that has high-quality designer bedding without the department store markup. They have a wide variety of beautiful bedding made with soft and breathable, extra-long staple cotton, woven in 300+ thread count. And, an extra bonus, you can feel confident shopping with C&C knowing that a portion of all of their proceeds go towards their cause initiative, "A Safe Night's Sleep," which benefits women and children affected by domestic violence. It's such a good feeling to patronize companies who give back.
With all of the color and pattern, I'm absolutely in love with the Linden black duvet cover and shams (with high quality extra-long staple cotton in a 400 thread count). Seriously, this is the softest and nicest bedding in our whole house! I added her monogram to the shams, and good thing, or I'd be tempted to pull this set into my room!
One huge benefit that I've noticed with the duvet cover is that when she gets up in the morning, her covers are still in place. It doesn't look like a tornado hit her bed! The perfect weight of the cover helps to keep all of the bedding nice and neat, and the ties in the corners keep the comforter inside from shifting.
I used her old duvet cover from the twin bed to make the patterned red euros, and found the yellow velvet Jonathan Adler pillows at Ross (just this week!). The red geometric pillow is a cover from Hobby Lobby.
Another favorite addition was the swing arm lamps. Since her brother got cool sconces in his room, she was especially happy to have special lighting in her room too. These are from Kenroy Home, but I sprayed the base with Rustoleum's Metallic Gold and replaced the stock shade with a shade from Ikea (using this trick to make the pendant shade into a spider shade so it would fit the harp). I finished the shades off with some ribbon trim, easily added with a few drops of hot glue.
The other sides of her room stayed pretty much the same, but if you're new here I'll show you around. The wingback upholstered with a hot-glue gun has held up exceptionally well-
and we've added a little gallery of canvases that she's painted in the corner, as well as a spot for trophies and awards to be displayed.
Her collection of banks has grown, but we only keep a few out corralled in a tray on her dresser.
The ceiling fan, a necessity where we live, has held up perfectly for 7+ years with it's sassy upgrade.
And, the tissue poms I made three years ago are still hanging over her armoire.
Yet, with a few changes it still feels like a whole new room.
Just like our kitchen, this room has progressed over the 8 years that we've lived in this house. Decorating is a process!
Now this room is happy and full of energy and colorful, just like her!