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Get the look for less | Ronnie and Georgia’s kid’s bedroom from The Block

Get the look for less | Ronnie and Georgia’s kid’s bedroom from The Block

New to Less Lisa. More Life is a feature called Get the Look for Less, where I’ll dissect a designer space, and show you how to achieve the same look on a budget! First up on the chopping block (pun intended) is the kid’s bedroom designed by Ronnie and Georgia for week 3 on The Block. This room caused loads of controversy, with the contestants accusing Ronnie and Georgia of copying the design from an online image. To be honest, this doesn’t concern me. Places like Pinterest are great for gathering ideas for your own spaces, and Ronnie and Georgia more than made this room their own. Their bedroom is stunning in it’s simplicity, and the colour scheme of pink, grey, and white is so fresh and calming. Any girl would love to call this space her own; my daughter included (who has actually pinned the room to a secret Pinterest board she’s created to collate ideas to redecorate her room…she’s 11!). Here’s their winning room…

The Block | Ronnie and Georgia | Kid’s bedroom

Isn’t it beautiful! Let’s break it down into it’s basic elements…

Wall colour

The walls, cornice and ceiling rose in this bedroom have been painted in Dulux’s “Tranquil Retreat”, while the trim is “White on White”.

The bed frame

The Block | Ronnie and Georgia | Kid’s bedroom

Ronnie and Georgia selected the Eden bed from Incy Interiors…a gorgeous rose gold metal bed frame, which retails at $699.00.

If this bed is out of your price range, and you’re not afraid of a little DIY, you can achieve a similar look for a fraction of the cost. I found a similar bed from Mocka┬áin white, which can be transformed with a coating of rose gold spray paint…which you can pick up from any good hardware store. If you want to change the look in the future, just spray again with your favoured colour!

Dress up your bed with a canopy

Ronnie and Georgia hung an Emily and Meritt Sparkle Ta-Da canopy from Pottery Barn Kids in the corner of the room. There’s no doubting that it’s beautiful, but it’s expensive. A quick search of Ebay shows multiple canopies are available. Add a string of fairy lights, and voila!

Create interest on the ceiling

I’ll be honest, it never occurred to me to hang wallpaper on the ceiling, but the effect is awesome! Hibou’s Starry Sky wallpaper, combined with the ceiling rose, and Vita Copenhagen Eos feather pendant light ($229.00), adds a touch of whimsy to an often neglected surface.

The Block | Ronnie and Georgia | Kid’s bedroom

Wallpaper is big investment. If you’re not sure about committing to wallpaper long term, or aren’t confident enough to install it yourself, perhaps you could add some decal stars instead that can be easily removed in the future!

It’s time to dress your bed!

Ronnie and Georgia have dressed their bed in layers of beautiful sheets, quilts, throws, and pillows. The majority of the linen in their room is from Pottery Barn Kids. I adore their bedding, and it’s fabulous quality. The organic star sheet set is a splurge item at $99.00. I view a good set of sheets as an investment, and these ones will last for many years.

The Block | Ronnie and Georgia | Kid's bedroom

The Block | Ronnie and Georgia | Kid’s bedroom

There is absolutely no doubt that Pottery Barn’s Monique Lhuillier Ethereal Lace Quilted Bedding is beautiful, however not everyone’s budget stretches that far. Kmart has a lovely pink quilt cover set available for less than a 10th of the price, making this look very achievable.

One last little detail I noticed in Ronnie and Georgia’s room, is a set of pink lashes attached to the back of the door. Honestly, they accessorised this room beautifully, and didn’t neglect any surface. You can pick up a pair of pink mdf lashes from Kmart for just $2.00!

The Block | Ronnie and Georgia | Kid's bedroom

The Block | Ronnie and Georgia | Kid’s bedroom

To view other elements such as art work, baskets, and toys, used by Ronnie and Georgia in their kid’s bedroom, head on over to The Block Shop.

Thanks for dropping by! If there’s a room you’d love to replicate but don’t know where to start, or you’d like more information about Ronnie and Georgia’s room, drop me a line at

*All prices correct at time of posting, and are subject to change; Images from The Block, supplied by The Block Shop; Please note: this is not a sponsored post, and all opinions expressed are my own

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