Hadley's Big Girl Room Progress

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

I honestly can't believe we're already planning a "big girl" room for Hadley. Wasn't she just born? Didn't Steve just paint her walls the softest lavender (which will be staying!) and position the crib just so? And now our 2.5 year old tells us every morning that she dreamt about her big girl bed -- she would like pink sheets and princesses.

I suppose it's good timing that she feels ready and excited since we'll need to move the crib to the new nursery eventually. When we moved Carrington's nursery furniture into Hadley's room and it was time for C's "big girl room," she inherited my childhood bedroom set and it worked out perfectly. H will now keep all of the furniture in her room except for the glider and the crib -- a twin bed is on its way! -- and we'll add some new touches to update it and appease some of her requests. ;)

My biggest challenge was how to incorporate what she wanted (because who can say no to to her sweet little vision?) while keeping the soft lavender wall color. Would pink and purple be too garish? How could I incorporate a touch of princess into a room that had previously had a coastal/mermaid feel? Well, it started out feeling like a bit of a mish-mosh but here are some of the new things we have so far and I'm feeling happy with it!

The Bed

We ended up going with the Catalina twin bed without the footboard from PB Kids (in white, to match the rest of the furniture already in the room). The crib that both kids (soon to be a third!) have used is from Pottery Barn and I know the quality is excellent. We got it for a great deal during one of their 25% off sales! The bed is backordered and is due to arrive sometime mid-April.

The Bedding

For the price, this 4-piece bedding set is fantastic quality. It's the lightest sea-foam green color with a super subtle scallop design, the comforter is so soft, and it comes with a sham, decorative pillow and silky-soft white throw blanket. I scored this for $30, so always keep your eye out for a sale! I figured this doesn't marry us to a theme and would transition nicely no matter what H decides she wants to do with her room as she grows. Plus, the price point won't sting if something happens to it (marker, bodily fluids... you get the idea). 

To satisfy the pink requirement, we picked up this comfy sheet set (also from Target). Stay with me here because I know it seems like we have just about every color imaginable in this room! Haha!

To pull it all together and check off the princess box, we chose this fun princess pillow case from PB Kids. It actually ends up tying the soft sea-foam green, lavender, and pink all together perfectly. H is already so excited to sleep on it! I think pillow cases are such a good way to add in a "theme" because they're super affordable and can easily be switched out. 

I couldn't resist this gold crown pillow as a sparkly accent for the bed.

And finally, bed-wise, this tulle bedskirt with subtle gold dots. I actually picked up the pink version to update C's room and am so impressed with both for $20 each - wow!

The Decor
We'll be able to use a couple of decor pieces already in the room just because they're very neutral, but I did order this pennant to tie in all of the colors we're working with -- plus, I just thought it was so cute. 

Other than that, I'm also eyeing up this canopy for either over the bed or a little reading nook. If this doesn't say princess, I don't know what does!

So that's where we are! I'll have to take some before and after pictures of the room once it's had its mini-makeover. What do you think -- can you envision it? I'm so excited for her and think it will make her feel like the proud, big girl she's too quickly turning into. :)


  1. I love her new big girl room. I love that bed. So pretty and the bedding is darling!

    1. Ahh, thank you! I feel like it's really coming together and most importantly, she's SO excited about it. I hope the bed arrives soon!

  2. I love the theme - it's going to be so great! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

    1. Thanks Biana! It's tough trying to do a theme without getting too... theme-y, if you know what I mean, haha! But I think it's all working out and I can't wait to see it in her room!

  3. god. I truly want this bedroom today hahaha. This would have been my absolute dream as a kid (and still is, obviously). Those sheets are so darling. I love that they're a little more painterly than overtly animated. Can't wait to see the finished product!

    1. Hahaha! Aw, that's so sweet and, to be honest, I'd totally take her bedroom too. I loved the different look of the princess sheets too -- they actually call them "watercolor" at PB Kids, which is exactly the feel they have!


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