Collecting and Pulling it All Together - Finalizing a Girly Space

My eBay Collections were curated as part of a sponsored collaboration with eBay

Deciding on molding for a room, picking a paint color or narrowing down what bedding and basic furniture is going to be in a space, all usually come pretty easily to me. I feel like I've got a good, basic grasp on what items and elements need to be incorporated to fill a room or cozy it up.

But then there comes "the staging" aspect. Also known (to me) as the:
"Don't make me decide, there are too many cute things to choose from!" point.
"Oh no! I added all the decorative things I liked, but am having a hard time laying stuff out or putting it together the way I had envisioned, so now it just looks like beautiful clutter!" process. 

I've ALWAYS struggled with this. Blog or no blog, I just have a hard time editing my rooms and picking final looks for my decor. I end up going about 95% on a project, and then just sort of lose steam and motivation to figure out the rest!
I mostly blame this on my love for style mixing; meaning that I typically want to incorporate lots of different kinds of design elements into a space... sometimes TOO many. What can I say? I just really like pretty things, design, decor and change! Saying something is "finished" seems so ... final... and the creative person inside of me jumps in immediately with "But switching that out for this would be awesomer!" or "Wouldn't it be cooler like this!?". haha!

I've been working on completely finishing our 6 year old, Aubrielle's room these past few months.

Mostly we've just been narrowing down exactly what both she and I wanted in this space. Because the square footage is so small, we've truly embraced the "simple yet significant" motto, and have been carefully collecting items, mostly just from around the house, but also some from the store, that would really help make strong statements or be useful, without feeling 'cluttery'.
Some of our favorite pieces so far have been this mini plug-in chandelier for a reading light, instead of a basic lamp, paired with a pink, whimsical canopy to make her sleeping space seem a bit more 'regal', and this chippy yellow chair that holds a few of her favorite stuffed animals and dolls.
Girly Room Elements - thehouseofsmiths.com #eBayCollection #FollowItFindIt

Girly Room Elements - thehouseofsmiths.com #eBayCollection #FollowItFindIt

In order to keep myself on track with the plan we'd talked about, AND still be able to share with our readers some ideas on where they can find and purchase a lot of the same sort of things we have in her room, for a great price, I've compiled an "All Things Girly" eBay Collection.
All Things Girly eBay Collection - thehouseofsmiths.com #eBayCollection #FollowItFindIt

I was thrilled when I found out that eBay had this new Collections feature because this let's me bank all of the stuff I'm trying to decide on in ONE spot (or collection) so I don't have to remember where everything is when I get ready to make purchases.
eBay Collections - thehouseofsmiths.com #eBayCollection #FollowItFindIt

I have 12 eBay Collections going so far, so feel free to head on over and follow them! There's a LOT of good stuff that I spent tons of time hand selecting with all of YOU in mind :)
Everything is "new" and "buy now" items, so no bidding necessary, and I'm updating/adding stuff periodically too when I find more things I like... or think YOU will!
You can start collections of your own as well if you want. It works almost exactly like Pinterest, in the way that if you find something you may want to get, you just click "add to collections", select which custom board you want to categorize it under, and then drop it in. Super easy. I've even got a "Posh Pet Collection" going for Zaylee, our cute pup :)

I'm just about there with Aubrielle's room.
Girly Room Elements - thehouseofsmiths.com #eBayCollection #FollowItFindIt

Today I was finessing the space, and just need to hang one more picture, some bunting and then... I'll be finished and ready to show you the final look! It's happening next week if it KILLS me! Ha!

Till then!

My eBay Collections were curated as part of my collaboration with Ebay.


  1. Can't wait to see. I know it will be amazing.

  2. i am the same way! something about the words "finished" and "final" freak me out because I want to add so much! :) can't wait to see more of her precious room!

    -courtney @itsprettycheap.blogspot.com

  3. Looks fun - can't wait to see it all put together! Do we get to see a "finished" twins room? I remember seeing progress but was hoping for a final post.

  4. Oh my gosh. This is unbelievably cute!! I can't wait to see the whole thing! We're planning on making my almost two-year-old's bedroom a guest room combo but I still want it to be sweet and inviting for her. I LOVE the feel you've created! I hope to be able to accomplish something close.

  5. Can't wait to see the finished room! I bet she is loving it!

  6. I love that canopy and the yellow chippy chair!

  7. whatever happened to the Twins room?? did I miss that post??


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