If you read Leila Lewis' blog, Inspired by This, you already know the site's creative director, who is also a mom of three, has a tasteful touch. But even Lewis was tested by this particular decorating challenge: She made over all three of her children's rooms at the same time.
"It wasn't easy," Lewis admitted to Parents. "There was quite a bit of juggling involved. We had to empty out every room and have my daughter nap and sleep in our room. We also put a crib in our room for the baby to nap. At night, we would move the crib back into baby’s room. When the kids were sleeping, we would switch off when and where we would be unboxing, installing and setting everything up. It took a full week, but in the end, I'm so happy with how it turned out!"
"With this renovation, I wanted each room to be very different, whereas in the past, I had their rooms more neutral and consistent in style. It was time to switch it up," Lewis said. "My overall goals were to make the rooms styled enough for my husband and me to want to spend time in there and to create an extremely fun and safe environment for our kids to play in. I also wanted the rooms to be functional and able to grow with them as their style evolves."
Lewis went for three distinct vibes by mixing and matching various pieces from the collections to take the rooms from bare bones to perfectly put-together. Her advice for other parents looking to make over their own kids' rooms? "Start with the decor pieces you love the most and then build your inspiration and décor ideas from there," she said. "In the end, I couldn't be happier. These are dream rooms for my kids!"
"For my daughter's room, it was her bed and the Threshold Metal Marquee Heart Light, Pillowfort Ballerina Throw Pillow, Pillowfort Metallic Hearts Sheets and Pom Pom Comforter," Leila said. "From there I found affordable accessories to fill the space and give it personality. Everyone needs the Pillowfort Corduroy Bean Bag Chair, by the way!"
"For the boys' room and play room, I fell in love with the Pillowfort Southwestern Teepee, Pillowfort Cloud Sheets and Paper Riot Travel Often Tree Wall Decals." Leila said. "I also am obsessed with this Faux Wood Accent Stool, which is not something you have to have but believe me, you will want it. I use it as a place to sit when I'm reading my kids books as they lay in the tent next to me."