There is something really special about creating a space specifically for a child. You want it to feel playful, comfortable, whimsical, personal, loving, be functional, give them a sense of security and inspire them to have fun.
When we put Hadley in her toddler bed a few months back, I knew I wanted to make a few changes to her bedroom to make it less nursery-like and more little girl-like. Her nursery decorations were neutral with splashes of gold, mint and a blush. I wanted to keep those colors and almost all of the decor as it was, which made the transition much more cost-effective.
We knew we wanted to put her in a twin size bed for two reasons, 1) the size of her bedroom (it isn’t very big) and 2) we hope to have her and Audrey share a room at some point, and it’s far easier to fit two twin sized beds in a room than 2 queens. I also knew I wanted a classic white frame with a little girlie flare, so when I found this bed on Joss and Main, I snagged it as soon as it was on sale.
As for the bedding, I wanted something that look good and was easy to wash. None of this dry clean only, or duvet cover business for my three year old. I found this blush-colored (other side is grey) comforter on Amazon for a super reasonable price and I couldn’t be happier with it. It’s soft, keeps her warm but isn’t too heavy and I can little throw it in the washer and dryer and it’s clean and ready for use. For sheets I grabbed a pair from metallic heart patterned sheets from Target (I drooled over some at Pottery Barn Kids first, but them quickly realized I shouldn’t pay more for my three year olds sheets than I have for the ones on my own bed, ha)!
For the wall decor, I kept it really simple. I actually made the hoop wreaths above her bed. I purchased all the supplies from Michaels – hoops, faux flowers/greenery, wire and a hot glue gun. It really is so simple. And you can make it your own with the colors/textures you select!
The other simple elements that really add a lot of texture and fun pops to the room are simple inexpensive touches like the light fixture, faux fur rug, and fun throw pillows. Another favorite of mine is that ballerina swan hanging on her wall – simple little whimsical touches make it really feel like a little girl’s haven!
One thing you don’t see in this post is a little chalkboard that I hung at Hadley’s height right next to her bed. It is there that each month we write a bible verse to work on and memorize together before bed. We keep it simple and fun, but want to help her at a young age learn and know that Jesus loves her and He has a special plan for her life!
Thanks for reading! I hope this gives you some inspiration for your little girls room.