About a year ago I worked to pull together a pretty amazing before and after if I do say so myself! cupcakeMAG worked with the amazing Land of Nod, Serta, Serena & Lily and more to create the perfect space for our latest makeover project! It is all about focusing on the small spaces trend – creating a wow factor in a small space with big things found in this pink and orange girls room. Our canvas is a blank 10 x 8 room which we created for 2 sisters, my daughters. I wanted to mix and match bold patterns like Chevron and Ikat to create a fresh and bright space with colors little girls love.

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Project Details:

We painted the walls with coordinating Annette Tatum paint in Sorbet + Corneliam makes them really pop. To achieve the white stripe in between, we just peeled off the painters tape. We placed an Expedit Ikea Bookshelf on it's side  under the exposed closet to have a place for storage and to be used as a bench. This created a cute little reading nook.

pink and orange girls room | the little style file

We found lots of frames at yard sales, thrift stores and Michaels and sprayed painted them in Valspar's Spray Paint for our liking. Instead of having a fish in your typical aquarium we placed a Betta fish in a pretty apothecary jar from HomeGoods. For only $10 - it was much cheaper.

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We bunched together paper lanterns from  The TomKat Studio Shop and pom poms to create a little something pretty over the bed which brought in even more color! pink and orange girls room | the little style file|

We included lots of little prettiest like the Clairebella Personalized Zebra Tray from Layla Grayce to add little touches of flair. When sharing space, don't put everything out for display. Only a few special things like a pretty doll - we love this one, which just so happens to match the room perfectly from Blabla Kids.

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Advice from Casi on a small space:

Don't be afraid to mix and match. Look for things you can re-vamp and give second life too. Shop thrift stores, yard sales and look for Craigslist freebies to make your own. To create a higher bed, add a box spring with the mattress even though this bed doesn't need one like we did with the Serta Mattresses.


You have to think outside of the box. We created the exposed closet so it would both fill up an empty wall and create a great focal point. We took a bookshelf and laid it down to use it as a bench that can also be used to store toys in. You have to figure out ways to make the space work for you, and just because it’s small, doesn’t mean you can’t create something great!


Shop the Room:


Bedding + Pillows: Annette Tatum

Both Twin Mattress + Box Spring Sets: Serta

Emily Bed in Raspberry: Newport Cottages

Pottery Barn Teen: Bubble Up Lamp Base

Custom Curtains: Drawstring Studio

Zig Zag Orange Rug, White Bookcase, Owl Nightlight: The Land of Nod

Zebra Lamp: Pottery Barn Teen

White Trunk + Vanity Stool: Belle Patri

I Love You To Paris, She's Got The Whole World in her Hands, Custom Name Prints: Hop Skip Jump Paper

The TomKat Studio Shop, Paper Lanterns

Pink Moroccan Leather Pouf, Saffron/Putty Diamond Lumbar Pillow on Trundle, Serena + Lily

Clairebella Personalized Zebra Tray from Layla Grayce


For more pictures of the room, visit Project Nursery and browse the gallery! This room was nominated as a Room of the Month finalist on Project Nursery too!