Thursday, March 19, 2015

Mia's Room

Mia's bedroom was the first bedroom we created in the dollhouse.  I purchased her bedroom set off Craigs a few years back and it was the first bed/large piece of AG furniture we had.  I remember how excited Ava was when I surprised her with it along with the twins, Mia & Riley (Riley is a 2nd Mia doll = identical twins).  This was back when all we had were dolls and clothes, boy how times have changed.

It lived on the floor of Ava's room for a long time and was part of the reason I decided we needed an AG sized dollhouse.  I couldn't stand having to step around it every time I was in there and all the little accessories that went on it being scattered on the floor drove me crazy.

We based the room color off of a slightly lighter shade of Mia's meet shirt.  The 3D flowers on the walls are from Target and the little frames are from Michaels in the bargain dollar section with pics printed off google images.

The TV is AG (retired) and the little Wii is a gift card tin from Game stop. The teal side table is Chrissa's craft table (also retired) and the little AG doll box under it is an AG mini doll box.  That purple bag and skates are from Mia's collection.  Same with the little blue walrus on the pullout bed.
The things on the bottom shelf of the table are a few wii games, Apples to Apples & Uno games and a Trouble board game which was actually a keychain from Five Below.  All cheap little items that I think really make a room look realistic.

A few more fun details.  Trophy from party city.  Lava lamp was a nightlight that I was able to pull the base off of. The alarm clock is real from Target.  Little glasses case is a contact carrying case and has little AG glasses in them. Starbucks cup is an ornament and the apple laptop is the same kind in the school classroom.  Trash can is a desk pencil holder from Dollar tree. 

The shelves have 3 AG books and a few dvds that I made.  Just some scanned dvd covers printed small and modge podged onto some black foam board.  The little yellow wooden box is a goodwill find for like $0.25.  Has a cute little latch and a stamped metal pattern on top.  Adorable.  

Bottom shelve has more keychain games.  Clue, Life, Monopoly, Battleship and an Etch a Sketch. Ava loves these. They open up into real little boards and have pieces so you can actually play.  Way cute!

And I think that's everything.  This was a fun little room to create.  Not much for furniture pieces in the room but we were sure to add lots of little touches to make it unique.  

If you're creating doll rooms, think about your real life rooms.  I get so many people who say "I thought that was a real room when I looked at the picture."  That's b/c I think about what kind of things I'd have in that room if it were in my house. You don't just have a bed and a dresser in your bedroom.  You have stuff.  And that stuff, those little details, are what makes the room look realistic.  Plus, it's fun finding miniature items to decorate the room with.  
Who doesn't like mini things? Right? 


  1. Can you share details about the room itself? Is it a stand alone box or part of a dollhouse? What are the dimensions?

    Love your ideas!

  2. Can you share details about the room itself? Is it a stand alone box or part of a dollhouse? What are the dimensions?

    Love your ideas!