A Room for an Artist {My Daughter’s Room}

The title of this post kind of says it all.  Norah is an artist. She spends every free moment coloring (and takes breaks for dancing).  She colors so much she has a permanent blister on one of her fingers.  Her room could be a chaotic mess of paper after unfinished paper.  Some are from coloring books, sometimes its just a piece of construction paper or white printer paper.  Inspiration strikes her anywhere, anytime.  She gets this talent from her Daddy and for a while I did not know how to handle her chaotic creativity.  I want to teacher her to clean up her room of course but I also don’t want her to have to throw away every piece of art that she hasn’t finished yet. But we (sort of) have a system and we made room for this little desk and lamp in her room so there’s an order to it now.  That’s enough to satisfy me.

IMG_0725These three prints are actually pieces of wrapping paper from The Paper Source.  That store is one of my favorite resources for large and inexpensive wall art.  At $4-$7 a sheet, it may be pricey for wrapping paper, but for a large print to hang on the wall I think that’s pretty good!!  I have several of their map papers framed as well throughout my home.  The frames are inexpensive ones from Ikea that are perfect for a kids’ room.


She is a girly girl to the max and when we first moved here, she was just barely two so I painted this room blue before she even had a say in it.  I think I just had this fear that the whole thing would be pink and purple overload. 😉  I think I was right.The curtains are again my favorite Ikea Ritvas that I stenciled with fabric paint back when I was about 8 months pregnant with her.  You can see them hanging in her nursery here.  Though I am not usually a DIYer, I tend to take on big projects like that when I am gigantic and pregnant and nesting like crazy, haha! 

These are just iPhone snaps I took on a beautiful sunny day. I usually like to have Paul shoot our home with his camera for the blog but its a lot of work and the light was just right so I went for it. I love capturing her in her “natural state” like that. Hope you enjoyed seeing another little peek into our home. Thanks for reading and happy weekend! <3


Follow via Email

No spam guarantee.



7 Responses to A Room for an Artist {My Daughter’s Room}

  1. Lizzy May 22, 2015 at 10:25 am #

    I love the iPhone snaps! More realistic!

    And holy cow! Framing wrapping paper!!! I cannot wait to visit that store for our dining room!!!!

    • Bethany May 22, 2015 at 2:45 pm #

      I ordered most of mine online- their website is great!! 🙂

  2. jjduke1 May 22, 2015 at 10:50 am #

    What a beautiful girl in a beautiful room!! A wonderful place to let those creative juices flow!! Love her!!

  3. Julie December 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm #

    Can you tell me where you got the bedframe? Looking for one for my daughter too!

    • Bethany December 1, 2015 at 10:58 pm #

      Sure, it’s from Overstock!


  1. Decorating UNschool: My Favorite Recipe for Windows - The House of Figs - March 11, 2016

    […] natural fiber shades bring in.  The bamboo shades in my house are from Lowes (kitchen and kids rooms)  and Select Blinds (living room). In this client’s home, the windows had beautiful […]

  2. Big Boy Room Planning - The House of Figs - April 18, 2016

    […] to do next.  We went straight from the crib to a twin bed for my oldest son and a queen bed in my daughter’s case– it was our old bed and is used as the guest bed when we have visitors.  But I just […]

Leave a Reply