Did you blink and your baby is now a big kid? Is your big kid reading chapter books, yet still sleeping in a babyish room? I feel you! My baby girl is now six years old and was so ready for a big girl bedroom makeover. I gave her a new room by simply changing the wall decor and bedding. It was a little change that made a big impact. Let me walk you through it.
Add Wall Decor That Reflects Your Child’s Interests
I wanted to keep my daughter’s room youthful since my “big kid” is only six. She loves butterflies and her favorite color is pink. Keep your kid’s interests in mind when selecting his or her wall decor.
I attached pink paper butterflies to her wall with glue dots. Butterflies, hearts, stars, etc. would all look cute. Plus, it’s an easy DIY project, so you won’t have to spend more than ten bucks to spruce up your big girl bedroom wall decor!
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I also added removable wallpaper to the other wall next to her bed. Removable wallpaper is a great choice for a big girl bedroom that’s subject to change in a few years. It is also perfect if you are renting your home.
I chose pink with white stripes because she loves it now, plus it’s sophisticated enough to last into her even bigger girl bedroom days.
The Bedding is the Foundation—Make it Pop
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Mixing patterns is trending in interior design right now, so it seemed appropriate to give my trendy big girl an on-trend room to make it pop.
When selecting the bedding for your big girl bedroom makeover, select a foundation color that will connect all of the elements of your final look.
I went with Cstudio Home’s Banded Percale duvet cover set because it has enough pink to satisfy my daughter and enough style to satisfy my design aesthetic. In my home, I use white sheets on every bed because, in my opinion, they feel the most fresh and crisp.
Throw pillow covers and quilts are an excellent way to express your personality in a room. It’s also an easy way to mix in different colors, patterns, and textures.
My daughter wanted pom pom pillow covers for her room so that’s exactly what she got! If someday, my daughter decides pom poms aren’t her style any more, we can easily change out the pillow covers for something more neutral. Until then, pom poms are making my girl super happy.
I kept my daughter’s nursery book shelf and dresser because they still work fine in her room. I also added a new lamp and a plant to the top of her dresser and it immediately felt more sophisticated.
So that’s it! A few simple changes and your big girl bedroom makeover is complete. No need to get rid of all your kid’s nursery stuff. A little styling can go a long way.
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