Juliet’s Beach Bedroom Reveal
I’m so excited to finally reveal Juliet’s Beach inspired bedroom. We first started with a light blue vintage inspired coastal bedroom, but the room really wasn’t Juliet and the light blue just wasn’t working out. Although I love vintage things, I felt like her room needed to be a bit more modern while keeping some cottage elements. My goal for her room was to keep it simple, bright, and with a beach vibe! After all she’s been raised in such beautiful beaches around the world 🙂
I really want to let you guys know, that we are living in a military base in Japan. Military housing rooms are small and they are even smaller in Japan! Japanese homes and furniture are made smaller so bringing large US furnishings overseas can be overwhelming and quite sadly they may not fit in your home. Smaller is better here. To me I feel like I hit the jackpot because I love working with small spaces, I enjoy the challenge that a small space brings.
The key to small space is finding the proper furniture, not any nightstand will work and sometimes you will have to sacrifice a dresser or a piece of furniture that you think you need. I hope that this small bedroom inspires others who also live in military housing or those who have a small space to not be afraid but to embrace it.
Juliet and Scarlet shared a room back in Southern California (you can see their pink bedroom here) and when we were offered a four bedroom home I was really excited for Juliet to have her own bedroom again. Since they shared a room all the pretty pink things went to Scarlet’s room and Juliet was left with a bed. So her bed became my starting point. Juliet and I talked about colors and what she wanted in her room. All she wanted was a desk a reading nook and seashells on the wall.
Although she didn’t get seashells on the wall I added this large seashell chandelier right next to her nightstand. It looks so pretty in person that these pictures really don’t do it justice. There’s a lot of royal blues throughout our home and I wanted to add just a few touches of it in her room, to tie it in with the rest of the house. The macrame wall hanging and tapestry added a fun beach vibe to her space.
Small details like seashells on her nightstand and this darling fish garland bring more coastal fun to the room.
As for the reading nook she requested, I was a bit scared that I wasn’t going to be able to pull it off because her room is so small! But I think this oversize chair and canopy did the trick for her own personal read space, she can snuggle up with a blanket and read away. What about that duct tape wall pattern I made! When they say I can’t paint the walls.. well I get creative.
I added a basket underneath the chair to store her books and save more room for walking.
I kept her desk area very simply and clean. I decided not to add a regular desk chair because it would take up way to much space and ruin the flow of the room. Instead I repainted her old foot stool white to match the desk and added a fluffy pillow. This way she can push the stool underneath the desk and have plenty of room to walk around without having a regular size chair in the way.
Juliet was only 3 years old in this picture and it’s one of my favorites memories I have of her. I still remember the day when we first moved to Guam and instantly fell in love with it’s gorgeous beaches! She used to carry her little yellow beach bucket and collect the smallest seashells and hermit crabs. I also added removable wallpaper to the closet doors to brighten the room up more.
Here’s the BEFORE AND AFTER
It’s important to me to have my kids feel like they are home no matter where we move. Especially since we move every three years, having that foundation I feel that it helps them enjoy their new home more.
It’s so beautiful. You did a great job. Juliet is lucky to have you! ?View Comment
Oh Jess! You are such a sweetheart, thank you so much. I really wanted to make her space special and relaxed. I’ve grown to love small rooms heheh Miss you sweet friend!View Comment
So inspiring I just love your design it just makes you feel so good looking at all the photos. I hope I can create something special one day that will inspire others like your work has done for me.View Comment
Sherry, thank you so much for your sweet words they truly warm my heart. I’m so happy to have inspired you and I have no doubt in my mind that you too will inspire others 🙂 Thank you so much again for this lovely comment. xoxo -NormaView Comment
Fabulous visual display generating a peaceful, drama-free environment !!! Bravo ?View Comment
Thank you so much Beth!View Comment
3 Years Of Home Tours In Okinawa, Japan - Paint Me Pink
[…] Once the downstairs was done I headed to the kid’s room and decided to start with Juliet’s room. We literally one brought her bed, no decor, no accent furniture, just a bed. I had a lot of fun shopping and creating a cozy beach room for her. You can read and find more details on Juliet’s bedroom HERE. […]View Comment
Your rooms are so light and bright, and yet so warm and inviting. Beautifully designed! We are heading to a Japan soon and I’m trying hard to embrace the challenges you mentioned with base housing. Would you mind sharing some of your favorite sources for purchasing items for the home while there. I know not a lot of places don’t ship to FPO, were you able to source things locally?View Comment
Hi Becky! Thanks so much for stopping by! First of all, you are going to love Japan! Second of all, don’t panic! Although Japan is small there are a lot of places you can go to buy what you need! There’s a store called Nitori that I just love; that’s where I bought all my curtains, bedding, and rugs. Now, if you have a particular style I would recommend to buy all your area rugs in the US before you leave because you won’t have much selection to choose from once you are in Japan. If you love the holiday’s definitely stock up on holiday decor!! That’s where I struggled the most. The Japanese don’t celebrate the holidays like we do so holiday decor will be hard to find! Where in Japan will you be? We got lucky to expirience both Mainland and Okinawa, this will help me more and point you to local stores!View Comment
Thanks so much for your response! We will be living on Kadena in Stillwell Park. I really appreciate your encouragement. We’ve actually been to Okinawa before but I always struggled with sourcing things. I do remember Nitori though so I will definitely swing by there. Anything else you want to share I’m excited to hear about!
Thanks again!View Comment
Where did you buy everything and it is so beautiful?View Comment