When I think back to the most magical books of my childhood, I tend to think of classic children’s novels who have heroines with spirit and a dose of mischief who explore wondrous settings. Anne of Green Gables, The Little Princess, Pippi Longstocking, Heidi, and Matilda all rate high on my list of must-reads. Yet, Mary Lennox and the world she inhabits inside The Secret Garden has probably stayed with me the most as an adult.
I’m a dreamer and the very idea of having my own hidden oasis is too irresistible for my imagination to ignore. Luckily, I’m able to indulge my fantasies at places like Longwood Gardens, but I wanted to take it a step further and design a room based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s enchanting book, The Secret Garden.
*This post contains affiliate links. At no cost to you, we will receive a small commission for any item purchased through a link.
Let’s start by painting the wall soothing Iceberg blue from Ben Moore. The sky like color is the perfect backdrop for all the Paper Flowers on the wall. I’m in love with these flowers and there are more colors and options available at the store. Personally, I would order at least two sets for a focal point!
Next up is the all important bed. I chose a Day Bed that evokes a park bench but in a whimsical green perfect for any garden lover! With such a statement bed (not to mention the flowers) this Pinch Pleat Bedding is the perfect balance to let the other elements shine. I adore the Bunny Throw Pillow and Flower Pillow – they match the Flower Sheets too!
Every good bedroom needs a Bookcase and this lower one is perfect for both books and toys! I adore this Flower Stacker it’s a toy and decor in one! This Flower Painting is colorful and fun a light-up plant (plastic for ease) makes the perfect night light.
Last but not least is the Haba Flower Tent. I’ve been obsessed with this for years! If I had a girl, I would 100% own it if I had any little girls to enjoy it. It’s like having a hidden garden within your Secret Garden bedroom.