A Classically Cute Little Girl’s Bedroom Makeover (it’s Audrey’s and it’s finally done)

Classically Cute Little Girl's Room Makeover / jones design company

You may remember that I’ve been working on a bedroom makeover for our little girl, Audrey. I just looked back at the initial design board post and it is dated two years to the day that I decided to just be done with it. Two years!  

I was having such a hard time finishing her room. Do you have any spaces in your house like that? You have ideas, but not all are practical or in the budget and so you just wait, feeling this nagging sense of incompleteness every time you walk by.

Well, this weekend I just made the decision that it is done. Not because all of the ideas I have for her room are finished, but rather because it is good enough. It’s darling, actually. And even though the curtains are tacked up and we never got to the builtins, sometimes you just have to leave it alone. Check it off the list. Snap some photos and close this two year makeover chapter.

So here it is, Audrey’s classically cute little girl bedroom makeover. Enjoy a little peek …

(Sources and details after the photos)

Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors. Buffalo check duvet, striped rug. / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors. Dresser with lamp, art and framed ballet tickets / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors. Striped rug, gallery wall with favorite art / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors. Gallery wall with favorite art / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors. Close-up of the gallery wall / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors / jones design company

Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors. DIY pinboard, paper flower garland, doll bed / jones design company Classically Cute Girl's Bedroom with mixed patterns and girly colors. Handmade doll / jones design company

Isn’t it sweet? The sun popped out earlier this week and so I hurriedly tidied up her room (let’s not even talk about all the little trinkets a nearly six year old girl loves to collect and scatter about her room) and took these pictures.

When Audrey came home from school that day she was delighted to see her room looking so pretty. It was really sweet. And you know what? She has no idea that I stopped short of all my ideas. She loves her room just the way it is. I suppose I do, too.


bed, dresser, doll crib + high chair: craig’s list finds by my mom

striped rug: Olin rug from Crate & Barrel

buffalo check duvet: Emmie Ruta duvet from IKEA

polka dot sheets: no longer available from Target, similar from Land of Nod

yellow flower pillow: no longer available from Target, but they really should bring this one back

hanging pleated medallions: get the diy tutorial here

wooden sign: Between You And Me Signs – read the post about the meaning here

lamp on dresser: no longer available from target

flower art: The Runner Up by Janet Hill Studio

sequin star pillow: Emily + Merritt for PBTeen, no longer available, similar in dots

gallery wall art: see post with sources and how-to here

valance fabric: Diamonds In the Rough from Minted

bulletin board: read tutorial post here

paper flower garland: no longer available, Target

handmade Audrey doll: see post with details here


Any thoughts or questions about sources? Let’s chat in the comments below!

59 Responses to A Classically Cute Little Girl’s Bedroom Makeover (it’s Audrey’s and it’s finally done)

  1. jennifer February 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    Just FYI, Target has a paper flower garland out with the Easter decor. I snagged one this AM for my daughter’s room :)

    I can’t find it online but here is the wreath that matches: http://www.target.com/p/floral-wreath-threshold/-/A-50181120#prodSlot=medium_5_45&term=easter+decorations

    • emily February 22, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

      oooh! I was just there looking and didn’t see it. I’ll look again. That one is cute!

  2. Sam February 3, 2016 at 8:11 am #

    Her room looks wonderful, and I **L O V E** the bible verse you chose for her room!! Great job, and thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Jessica January 30, 2016 at 5:50 am #

    Can we see the boys’ rooms?!

  4. Linda January 29, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    Beautiful room! I was wondering where the white and gray strip baskets are from?

    • emily February 1, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

      The striped baskets are in the kids bedroom section from target.

  5. gaetane January 27, 2016 at 9:57 am #

    Beautiful , You did a great job. My granddaughter’s bedroom has those slanted ceilings & short little walls. It is hard to figure it out & worst of all her mom bought her a single be that goes into a double bed with side raise that connected to the headboard. It takes a lot of room. No closest. Really difficult.

  6. Lori Ann Wilkinson January 25, 2016 at 12:52 pm #

    Absolutely darling in every way! Good job Mom!

  7. Hollyann January 25, 2016 at 7:56 am #

    Valence tutorial please! This room is totally gorgeous!

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  9. Kate January 24, 2016 at 5:50 pm #

    What a precious room! I love it. Did you paint the vase w/ flowers on the pinboard?

    • emily January 25, 2016 at 12:09 am #

      Thank you! That art work is from Janet Hill Studios. Isn’t it lovely?!

  10. Savannah January 23, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    I love all of the grown up but whimsical colors. The gallery wall looks great! They are so hard to do sometimes. I have a huge wall I’m trying to do a gallery on and it’s posing as very difficult! It will probably take me two years too! haha!

  11. Holly January 23, 2016 at 8:59 am #

    It’s adorable and yes, I know exactly what you mean. I just need to be done with my girls rooms and consider them done rather than waiting for them to be perfect – because that’s never going to happen.

  12. Jennifer January 23, 2016 at 7:39 am #

    This is so perfect!! Did you paint her bed? If so, what color did you use? Those grays are so tricky to pick!

    • emily January 23, 2016 at 4:47 pm #

      I did paint her bed. It is Sherwin Williams Rushing River – a great gray/blue.

  13. Afton January 23, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    LOVE the Zephaniah print!! Such a great promise for girls to remember! I’m getting one!!! Love this room so sweet and fun!

  14. Mary January 22, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    Love the room! Beautiful job! Maybe I missed it; but in love with the little bench. Where did you get it?

    • emily January 23, 2016 at 4:48 pm #

      That little bench is old, old, old from ikea.

  15. Melissa January 22, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    It’s darling! Sometimes you just have to decide it’s done.

  16. Meaghan January 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    This is such a sweet girl’s room! I love the family photo and the Janet Hill Studios artwork. :]

  17. Logan January 22, 2016 at 7:21 pm #

    What is the paint color on her walls? I’m looking for the perfect white, and struggling!

  18. Tamara January 22, 2016 at 7:07 pm #

    So much inspiration on that gallery wall! Love this room, it’s just perfect!

  19. Sab January 22, 2016 at 7:04 pm #

    It’s an amazing room…inspirational! I was wondering how you did the valence?

    • emily January 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

      That valance – do not follow my poor example :) I was waiting for my mom to help me make it for real and then just decided that tacking it up with thumb tacks works fine for me. The pleat and poms are pinned. Like I said, do not follow my lead on this one.

  20. Shairee January 22, 2016 at 5:56 pm #

    Hey Emily! So Inspiring, clean, and simple! I love your style! Super curious about the cinderella tickets in the frame… is that just a square of fabric in the background and then wrapped on the frame? It’s brilliant but how did you do it? Thanks again!

    • emily January 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

      Thanks! I used a piece of wrapping paper to cover the frame and the backing. It gives a plain frame an extra pop!

  21. Sarah January 22, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    Love! Its absolutely precious. I love that you layered an area rug over wall-to-wall carpeting. I have always wondered how that would look in my kids’ rooms. Would love a pic if you can get one! Thank you for sharing!

    • emily January 23, 2016 at 4:52 pm #

      I think the key to layering a rug over carpet is to make sure it is thick enough to not move around everytime you step (or play) on it, and make sure it is big. This one is an 8×10 and works well. I’ve put lighter weight and smaller cotton rugs in the boy’s room and in our bonus room, and they just end up bunched up.

  22. brittanyMakes January 22, 2016 at 5:02 pm #

    LUV it! you do such a great job with your art displays and gallery walls, I love what you did on her wall, and the hanging paper fans, i would have loved to have that display as a kiddo!

    • emily January 23, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

      Thanks Brittany!

  23. Teri January 22, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

    I love this room! You did an amazing job… Your little girl is so lucky!

  24. AmyAnn January 22, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

    What were the books? I have three little girls and am always looking for fabulous little girl books. Have you done a post on your favorite little girl books? I would love to see your favs! Love your style and taste!

    • emily January 25, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

      Here are some of our favorites: https://jonesdesigncompany.com/things-i-like/book-week-favorite-books-for-girls/
      And more: https://jonesdesigncompany.com/children/favorite-childrens-picture-books/

      I really, really love great illustrations and am always looking for great children’s books. I’ll do another post soon with more new favorites!

  25. Megan January 22, 2016 at 3:44 pm #

    Hey Emily,
    ok, so yeah, Love you and your style and your gift of sharing and how you continue to meta-morph your spaces and um, loved the video of the house, so cool, it helped to put things in perspective. Finally, I usually view my mail via my phone, insert lazy yawn, but today I took a gander via my big box computer and I adore your new blog format for introducing the subject of the day. The graphics are contemporary, stylish clean. Thats you in a nutshell right?

  26. Megan January 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm #

    Do you have enough fabric left from that Target sheet to make a crib sheet? I’ve been looking!

  27. Linda January 22, 2016 at 3:15 pm #

    I think its adorable! A room fit for a princess to play in and enjoy. Love the way you framed the crown and the other pictures on the wall. She is fortunate to have a mother like you who cares so much!

    • emily January 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

      Thank you!

  28. Chelsey January 22, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    Where did you find the bookcases? Thanks!

    • emily January 22, 2016 at 4:33 pm #

      The bookcases are just cheap ones from a target like store (Fred Meyer). Nothing special, at all!

  29. Robin January 22, 2016 at 3:04 pm #

    Seriously beautiful. And I see her loving it far into her tween years. I love love LOVE all the details. Great job!

  30. Sylvie January 22, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    So beautiful! What a happy place for a little girl to call her own! My favorite things are also the BE YOU TIFUL print and the large b&w poster/picture! And of course that adorable little doll! I need to make one for my girls! Emily, how do you contain your daughter’s toys to just the bins on the bookcases? Do you rotate/limit her toys or do have others around the house? Thanks for sharing and also enjoyed your video tour the other day!

  31. Samantha January 22, 2016 at 1:45 pm #

    Is the ceiling painted a darker color? Does it help make a room look bigger when you do that? What is the wall color? It’s such a fresh look. Nice job!

  32. andrea January 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    It’s always a joy to take a peek at your home…and loved the video perspective you recently shared.

    My habit is to make a running list of all the little projects I want to do and then ultimately leave it until a) it’s time to change out decor for the season or often b) do it right before we expect company. I don’t know why that it.

    And then there’s the tendency to stop just short of finishing a bigger project…like actually painting over the walls we’ve repaired or putting the quarter-round on the baseboards in the kitchen.

  33. Stephanie Ryan January 22, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    Hi Emily! I was super excited to see this post! Her room is absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to use it for inspiration for my own little girls room one day! Also, I’m excited because, I had only just started reading your blog when the inspiration post came. I can’t believe it’s been two years! You have a beautiful blog that would have to be one of my favourites! X

  34. Amy January 22, 2016 at 12:39 pm #

    Adorable!! What a gorgeous room! That Zephaniah print…where do I find that? That verse is one of my absolute favs! Love it!

    • emily January 25, 2016 at 12:13 am #

      The Zephaniah print is from Between You and Me signs. It’s so great!

  35. Cindy January 22, 2016 at 12:05 pm #

    Love the bedding with the bold stripes! My favorite thing in the whole room is your BE YOU TIFUL
    print. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and your life with us.

    • emily January 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

      Ah, I like that print too :) It’s now available at Maker + Ink: http://makerandink.com/collections/all/products/beyoutiful?variant=4310406148

  36. Kristina January 22, 2016 at 11:59 am #

    Love it! It came out beautiful! Love the picture wall with all the frames!

    • emily January 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

      Thanks Kristina!

  37. Jenna January 22, 2016 at 11:44 am #

    I love that poster size photo of your kids! How did you print it and mount it?

    • emily January 22, 2016 at 12:10 pm #

      The print is from the office store – just a cheap black and white copy. Then I hung using thumb tacks and binder clips. So easy!

  38. Whitney Shortt January 22, 2016 at 11:41 am #

    It is darling and those paper medallions are adorable


  39. Julie January 22, 2016 at 11:35 am #

    I love it! Bright, fresh and pretty. If only I had a little girl and not three boys. I’d love to see your boys room styling. Love your work – you are inspiring!! Bless you.

    • emily January 22, 2016 at 12:11 pm #

      I did the boys’ room a few years ago. Here is the reveal post: https://jonesdesigncompany.com/decorate/boys-room-reveal/

  40. Anna January 22, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    Ha! I am working on my 3 year olds big girl room (trying to choose a paint!) took a lunch break and saw this! We have the same duvet and I love it!! Audrey’s room is precious. I am starting to think it may take me 2 years too!

  41. Heather January 22, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    LOVE it! Do you have any instructions for the Zephaniah print? That is one of my favorite scriptures and I have a grandbaby girl coming this March!!! :)

    • emily January 22, 2016 at 11:30 am #

      The sign is from Between You And Me Signs. They have beautiful options!

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