Interior designer and DIY maven Camila from Effortless Style blog is sharing this sweet mood board for a little girl’s room today, along with some tips on how to transition a nursery into a toddler room. And read on for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to win bedding from Crane & Canopy at the end of the post!
1) Bedding: I don’t love the idea of patterned bedding for a little girls. What I do love is the idea of a bedding set that doesn’t show wrinkles and is easy to keep clean. I also don’t want to break the bank because it is for a kid and it might get damaged. My go to for bedding is Crane & Canopy. They offer a great variety of designer-looking and feeling bedding for a fraction of the cost. I would go with a pintuck duvet cover set because it will never need to be ironed, will always look pretty and because it’s a duvet, it can easily be popped in the washer and bleached if need be. They also have a set of 3) beautiful embroidered sheets that may not be practical for every day use, but they were so pretty I needed to share.
2) Artwork: Artwork is something that can easily be updated the older your child gets. I love heading to etsy and supporting artists and getting pieces that can’t be picked up at big box retailers. I got a bit sentimental with my artwork in this moodboard, because to every parent they are still your little baby and you want to show them how much they are loved at all times. (You Are My Beloved, You Are My Greatest Adventure)
4) Lamp – In any space it’s a good idea to mix your lighting so if even if you have a ceiling fixture, you should also have some sort of table lamp as well. This lamp has a nice sized base so I would velcro it the nightstand to prevent spills from happening.
5) Bed: The main focal point for a room update when you are going from baby nursery to big girl room is the bed. I love the idea of having your bed be extra special and make your little girl really excited about. What is more exciting than this tufted beauty that can be reupholstered later down the road when your little girl is tired of pink. Some more inexpensive alternatives include the Juliette Tufted Bed or Juliette Tufted Headboard (available in a variety of colors) from Target. If you’d like to give DIY a hand, I made this tufted headboard that was super budget friendly. I took the side of a crib (that I happened to pick up curbside during trash day) and use an egg crate to get a tufted upholstered headboard for pennies.
6) Pillows: I’m a big believer that your bed should be made every day. I simply can’t start my day without my bed made. I know for a little kid this may be difficult to tackle, but a solution to help the process along is to not go crazy for your accent pillows. I would let the duvet shine and simply use one pillow like this initial pillow that can easily and quickly be popped onto the bed.
7) Frames – The last addition to a nightstand set up has to be a family photo or two, and these stunning chevron numbers work perfectly with our color scheme.
8) Paint: I like the idea of working with you what have. Since many little girls’ room are already in some shade of pink, I would use a fabric that works well with pink. If you are up to tackling a paint job, then my favorite paint to use is Mythic because it’s zero VOC and has a beautiful variety of colors. I would go with a more gender neutral color that will grow with your little girl. In this case I love Garden Pathway by Mythic.
9) Fabric: A floral fabric is a big commitment. I love the idea of using this beautiful floral fabric for window curtains because they will make a big impact and when you are tired of them, they are just large pieces of rectangular fabric with a big amount of workable fabric that can be re-purposed into something else.
10) Nightstand: I love the idea of having a bit of glam in a space and this nightstand screams glam.
11) Flooring: A comfy rug is a welcome addition to a big girl bedroom. If you have wall to wall carpet, I would still add a rug up on top of it because it helps add some color/pattern and will protect your carpeting. If you are adding a rug in a room with wood floors, I would recommend using an 100% wool rug and not a flat weave rug. Flat weave rugs are way too thin and no matter what rug gripper you use, they still tend to pull up easily.
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Thanks Camila! Please let her know if you have any questions in the comments section!
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