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Being in Love with FIVE different…Kid’s Rooms.

August 30, 2012  —  Written by Julia Marcum 

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Ahhh, kids’ rooms.  I love ’em.  Since we recently transformed Greta’s crib into a toddler bed, I have been collecting ideas for her pending room update.  Her “big girl” room, if you will.  It’s time.  Her current room has been all but stripped down of everything but her toddler bed and it just isn’t as sturdy without the fourth side on it (has anyone else discovered the same thing?).  We are leaning toward getting her a little twin bed now that she has the hang of sleeping without being completely enclosed (thank goodness!  we’re all sleeping again!) and putting her crib in storage until our next blessed baby decides to come.

I have learned that I am kind of a kids’ room snob, especially when searching around for rooms for girls.  Greta isn’t super frilly, I guess.  And every time I search for inspiration for “little girls’ rooms” I got a face full of tulle, pink on pink on pink and ribbons.  Ugh. None of those felt like Greta (or me!).  So here’s a few of my favorites that I have gathered that do carry major inspirational weight in Greta’s future big-girl room.
1. I love this layered classic, campy, schoolhouse look from, oh hey, Schoolhouse Electric.  I would probably add a few bright yellow or pale pink accents in.

2.  This room feels girly to me (although it can definitely read boy, too), without being over the top.  The serene wall color and mix of blues and coral and whites are heavenly.  Also, Greta would go crazy over that zebra pillow.  We’d be hearing her talk to it all night, I’m sure.

3.  I love this room Jenny put together for her girl–especially that headboard she DIYed.  It’s fun! And poppy!  Mixed with the floral sheets and wall lamp (that Greta is definitely not old enough to be trusted with–she has no lightbulbs in her room right now) and graphic poster.  Gah!  I love it all.

4.  This room (that I screen-shotted from Ikea’s website) had me at the polka-dotted walls (and stripes!).  I really REALLY would love to do this in Greta’s room.  Would LOVE to.  Plus, those sisters snuggled up together looking at a book–that’s a major selling point for the whole design, amiright?

5.  Lastly, since I dissed pink on pink on pink rooms–I had to find one example that I loved to share so I could prove to myself that it does exist without being too frilly. This room, from Lonny, is so packed with inspiration, from the orange and pink color scheme to those oversized photographs.  It’s on my mind.

Do you have a favorite?  All 5 are so different, I can’t wait to see where we end up for little Greta.  Feel free to share a link to a toddler room in your house or one that seriously inspires you, so we can all be even more inspired.

Also, check out more kid room inspiration on my pinboard that I dedicated to just that.

What do you think?

  1. meaganbriggs3 says:

    All I know is that I love each one of those headboards. SO AWESOME! Brinley probably won’t get much of a big girl upgrade until we are into a house with some dinero to spend on it. But I am looking forward to put away those baby sheets that she has been sleeping on for 3 years and itching for something more grown up girl, instead of baby chicks :-)

    I LOVE the orange and pink.

    All I know is that Brinley and this baby girl better love to share rooms. My sister and I didn’t really like it anymore after a certain age, hence, she put a piece of tape on the floor to divide the rooms and I had to PAY her to leave the room. The joys of sisterhood :-)

  2. Wrenaria says:

    They are all great, but the first two are my favorites. Lovely.

  3. They’re all so cute but I love the first one and the fifth one, especially the pink and orange palette! Jenny’s room is really cute too, love that graphic poster!

  4. Hmmm. Haha. That was not intentional and we have no plans to put two beds in Greta’s tiny room.

  5. They are all so cute!! I see a lot of them have two beds? Is that something you’d like to do for Greta in the event of sleepovers and things like that?

  6. Greta’s crib has an extra support beam in front of the mattress (you can’t see it) but it still isn’t as sturdy as when all 4 sides were on, which is obvious but for some reason…unexpected.

  7. Jen C says:

    Is Greta’s crib supposed to have a support bar across the front? I know we had to buy the toddler bed conversion rail for my daughter’s crib. It’s got a short rail that keeps her from rolling out when she’s sleeping. I think it makes it a little more stable.

    Room #4 is my favorite :)

  8. LauraPriest says:

    I LOVE that first bed!!! Heck, I would pick that for myself! If it’s sturdy, it could last a long time and still be age appropriate.

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