I began my search by browsing Pinterest (aka the "time sucking devil") for ideas. I wanted to do something with the color red, so I started there. I found inspiration here and here. The theme we decided to go for was vintage red and blue.
We began by painting the walls a beautiful shade of sky blue. The color we selected was Valspar Woodlawn Blue Angel (5003-9B).
To furnish the room, we repurposed our antique guest room furniture. I had a headboard, wardrobe, chair, ottoman, and dresser for the room. The only piece of furniture purchased for the room was a night stand, which we scored for $100 at an a local antique store.
I then gathered accents that went with the theme from around the house. A woven bag and vintage mirror purchased during a 2007 trip to Daytona Beach when moving to Florida was merely a possibility for retirement, my old Nancy Drew books, and various other odds and ends accented the look. I used a new mirror from IKEA as bow storage. Our picture frame shelf was repainted to a gorgeous shade of red. A framed tapestry and similar pillow featuring playful kittens (because what little girl doesn't LOVE kittens) were added. A lamp that had once been in our den was moved in. My kitchen valances from a house I moved out of in 2006 worked perfectly with the vintage theme. I manged to find a great comforter set at Bealls Outlet for just $15.
The entire look was completed for under $150!
Here is the finished room: