Like most little girls, she loves a lot of things, but horses and art are her main obsessions (as evidenced by three straight years of art themed birthday parties). So we first took down the Paris prints, and replaced them with an over-sized DIY framed horse print. Next we filled her wall with a gallery of her favorite art projects.
She's been in an after-school art class for awhile, and I hated that all of her fun, colorful creations were just sitting in a pile. I used my standard method for designing the layout, then tacked the pieces she chose on the wall with Command strips and sticky tabs.
She added assorted strips of washi tape to the corners for a more playful look. Washi doesn't have much staying power on the walls, so the Command tabs are key for actually keeping the art in place.
We finally found a solution for all the stuffed animal 'lovies' that she has a penchant for collecting, too. I gave her this basket and said she could keep as many as would fit, and the rest needed to be donated. There were some deep discussions as to who got to stay, I'll tell you that!
Isn't this telephone desk the cutest?? I want to recover the seat eventually, but it's so sweet in her room.
It's perfect for little girls with big imaginations.
Since the gallery wall is fairly unstructured, she'll be able to add and replace new pieces as she wants. And I know I'm biased, but they are pretty impressive, right?! How do you manage all the artwork? What about the stuffed animals?!