It seems like yesterday I was planning our nature neutral nursery not knowing if we were having a boy or a girl. Spoiler alert if you’re new here…it was a girl! Now that baby number two is here and has taken over the nursery, it’s time to shake things up.
I didn’t tell her when a big girl room would be coming, but I asked her if it were to happen, what she would want. She smiled the biggest smile and asked for a little girl’s dream room; “a pink princess room!”
Ask and she shall receive. Here is the mood board I mocked up for the room and it’s exactly the way I love to design every room in our home – mixing old with new. Side note: If you need help with designing a space in your home, check out my design services. I would love to help!
Because of shipping delays, lack of production and options in the current COVID world we live in, I had to search high and low for an affordable headboard that wasn’t backordered for six months. I ended up purchasing the “Safavieh Arebelle Full Velvet Button Tufted Headboard in Blush Pink” from Bed Bath and Beyond. Ashley Furniture had the same exact one for less money, but Bed Bath and Beyond’s return policy was MUCH better incase something went awry. I ended up asking the customer service desk at Bed Bath and Beyond for a price match and they complied. Score!
Dress Up Dresser
Remember the dress up dresser I made for her for a Christmas present last year? I’m happy to report it is still her number one played with “toy.” I knew it had to be a big part of the room, so I complimented it in it’s own special corner with none other than a print of the Disney World castle. Pure magic.
Bedding and Rug
I wanted a kid-proof yet stylish bedding and rug combo that would last. I had a faux down comforter that I snagged a white duvet cover for. It’s just the right amount of texture without being to frilly and the price was right at Home Goods. If you’re thinking “white for a three-year-old?!” There’s always bleach and oxy clean for that. 😉
For the rug, I landed on the “Light Pink Ava Vintage Persian Washable 8′ x 10′ Area Rug” from Rugs USA. Upon it’s arrival I thought it was a little too brown and not enough pink compared to the picture online, but I asked all of you on Instagram and the vote was pretty unanimous to keep it. I’m so glad I did! Thank you for your votes!
Adding texture to a room through the use of curtains is always a great idea. I got these Aruba Linen Blackout Curtain Panels by Threshold from Target. I wouldn’t say they are truly blackout, but they block a lot of the light and compliment the rug wonderfully.
In order to complete the full princess look of this room I knew I had to incorporate Disney princess art. I picked out these whimsical watercolor artworks off of Etsy. They were all so beautiful and the artist had a lot of options to pick from. I selected some of her absolute favorite princesses – Elsa, Belle and Rapunzel. Once I received the digital files, I sent them to be printed at the UPS store in a 5×7 format and framed them in wide mat gold frames from Target.
A while back a friend gave me this pre-loved Pottery Barn playhouse and I was dying to incorporate it into the room. Because it was used, it didn’t come with instructions so it was actually quite a funny experience trying to figure out how it went together. I put it together ahead of time and put a “oh, nothing to see here!” bed sheet over it for a week before we revealed the room to her. It is now the perfect lovie hang out, hide-and-seek spot and book nook.
Another “old” item I reused in the room were these white dressers. I rearranged them from their previous layout when they flanked the bed to be more of a singular unit along the wall. They fit the space, had just enough room for all of her clothes and provided an accessible space for essentials and decorations.
It’s hard to believe my first baby moved into a big girl bed! Cue the tears. I think it’s safe to say she loves it. Thanks for joining the tour. Let me know what you think below!