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.
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.
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