Blow It vs Budget Pink Girls Room

by | Nov 13, 2019

Pretty in Pink, Girls Room

Blow It vs Budget


Lisa Riddoch takes us on a tour of her daughter’s bedroom

and shows us how to recreate the look


I designed this room for my Evie. She is really into science and like most six year old girls she is fiercely independent so the inspiration for the room came from a black and white image I found of a female astronaut and I combined the theme with a Scandi feel, in keeping with the rest of our home. 

I chose a pink by Valspar Paint in a premium finish which is a scrubbable paint. Firstly I have to say I did not choose pink because it’s a girls room. In interiors pink has taken on a new meaning, it represents strong women/girls and Peekaboo by Valspar is the perfect shade of pink for this statement. I used colour blocking, only painting 2/3 of the walls to strike the right balance of colour for the size of the room. To add an element of fun I used moon and stars wall stickers around the cabin bed and we made our own wall statements using black letter banners.

The cabin bed was from Ikea and came with the desk which I’ve used on the opposite wall. I replaced the desk under the bed with a sofa bed which makes a cosy reading nook and is perfect for sleepovers.

My daughters favourite pieces have to be the personal touches, her name in the pink neon light and the Polaroid style family photos attached with glitter washi tape.


Blow It

Oro Light,, £29

Masako Light,, £79

Neon Light, Not on the HIgh Street £84.99

Scallop Shelf, Bobby Rabbit, £30

Girls Rule, Mini Learners, £14.95

Artex Stool, Connox, £190

Instax Polaroid Camera, £64.99

Rafa Bed, Scandiborn, £1,479


Haine Lampshade, B&Q, £12

Fado Light, Ikea, £12

Neon Light, Satzuma, £12.50

Mosslander, Ikea, £9

Girls Rule, Etsy, £1.74

Kyrre Stool, Ikea, £11

LaLaLab, Vintage Prints, 34p/pic

Stuva Bed, Ikea, £277

And there you have it, a pink bedroom for a girl to grow up in, there won’t be any expensive updates for several years, unless they massively go off the colour pink, but bedding and painted walls are easy to update at little cost, the investment in the bed and a few other accessories will last for many years to come.

These fab looks can be achieved for £347 or £1,972 and of course the great part is, if you can save on a few items then you might be able to splash out on a luxury piece that can either become part of the family home or it can be re-sold, this is the biggest bonus when investing in good furniture. 

For more Blow It vs Budget ideas see below.  If you’d like to see more of Lisa’s work check out her site here

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