Have you ever been stuck in a rut when it comes to a bedroom- you don’t know how to change it you just know you want it changed, it needs a freshen up?
That’s exactly how I felt about Ava and Raegan’s room. Here’s the link for what her room used to look like prior to Raegan being born. When Raegan turned around two months old we moved her in Ava’s room. They both sleep quite heavy so we had no real problems with one waking the other up.
We obviously had to change the layout of the room to fit a cot, single bed and large chest of drawers. I was also getting a little tired of the watercolour dots on the wall. Thankfully they’re removable so we re-located them all to the playroom!
I DIY added the tassels to a basket I already had been using for Ava’s stuffed animals.
The “you are capable of great things” print relocated from her playroom to her bedroom a well as the fluro coloured tassel garland.
I didn’t have to buy anything additional- by simply switching out pieces we already had I was able to change the room into a little more grown up for our 3 year old while keeping the left side still simple and complimentary for Raegan.
Considering Ava was my first baby I have had no idea what ages they are supposed to transition into big girl beds or drop bottles or learn to talk – I have googled almost everything!
We had an inkling that perhaps Ava was getting a little too big for cot converted to small bed before we left for the U.S. last year- we would find her half hanging out of the bed some mornings. She was also getting into the habit of coming into our bed a lot earlier than her normal 5/6am. We didn’t think to change her over to a single bed beforehand though as we weren’t sure if she was big enough- was it normal for a 2 year old to need a single bed already? She is so little…
When we got back after our trip we put her to bed as per usual but was woken up at about 11pm to her crying inconsolably- she had fallen out of the bed! The same thing happened the next night- Greg and I looked at each other and new it was time to transition her to a big girl bed!
I had been scouring Facebook Marketplace while we were overseas waiting for a white metal frame bed to appear at a bit cheaper than Ikea’s price of $200- and so on Monday morning a bed came up and I pounced! Come to find out the bed was for sale from a little girl (this was her old bed) because she wanted to buy an ipad! I felt so bad that I was buying her old bed for such a discounted price.. haha.. When she found out that the bed was going to be Ava’s first bed she included some of her old favourite books for Ava- it was the sweetest thing!
We set her up in her big girl bed a few months ago and she has been loving it!
Our little girl is not so little anymore!
Sources for mostly everything here!
Faux Sheepskin – Ikea | White Frame – Kmart | Colourful pom pom bunting- Adairs (similar linked here) | Flowers- House 2 Home (they don’t have their items listed online. You can visit their website here) | Wall Dots – 100percentheart | I love you forever print – Caravan Shoppe | Bed – Ikea (similar linked here) | Quilt Cover Set – Pillow Talk | Swan head – Target | Fairy doll – Adairs | Pink throw pillows– Ikea | Jewellery Box – Pottery Barn
I’ll have a DIY for the dollhouse coming next week!
It is not secret that I love looking at kids bedroom ideas. There is something extremely fun and exciting about designing a space for a little one to explore every day- at least I’ve found it to be so! A bedroom needs to have the necessity of storage and a bed but then everything else is totally left up to the designer! I am by no means an interior decorator but my heart skipped a beat when I saw the final layout of the rooms (especially the little girls’ room.. I know.. I’m partial)! You guys, I am dying over that little girls bed- like literally swooning.
As Ava gets older I will definitely start looking into transitioning her into a big girl bed- as practical as bunk beds or trundel beds are I cannot ignore these little house beds that are EVERYWHERE at the moment.. Should I throw caution to the wind? I would love to hear your feedback as to when you moved your kids to big beds and how you went about changing their rooms up.
Magnolia Canopy Bed | Target Swan Head | Leo & Belle Canopy | Kmart Nursery Clothes Rack | Nathalie Lete Wallpaper | Freedom Furniture Ranunculus | Freedom Furniture Rocco Rug | H&M House Shelf | Adairs Pom Pom Basket
Freedom Furniture Charlie Bunk Beds | Target Dinosaur Night Lights 1 & 2| Target Superhero Print | Target Colourful Rug | Indoor Climbing Wall Source* | Target Timber Rhino Wall Decal | Adairs Jack Storage Shelves
* Look for your local climbing store that sells climbing wall hooks. If you’re in Australia here’s a local company- Uncarved Block.
All paint colours are from Dulux Paint.