It’s been a whole year of thinking about what I wanted to do with MM’s big girl bedroom for her third birthday. While it doesn’t look like I have done much to it, it has felt like decision after decision needing to be made and waiting for things to arrive. I am not one for patience so this has been a project that has frustrated me. Starting with waiting weeks for a bed frame to arrive as I fell in love with this one with a heart shape cutout at the top and bottom of it. If you haven’t seen my sneak peak bedroom reveal on instagram through the heart please take a look here. Other items I sat waiting for and buying online were all the little bits that make it function that you can’t see. Single bed protectors, duvet inserts, pillows, sheets, on top of the themed items I have been longing to pull out and set up for her as a surprise.
Even though as hard as I tried, MM’s third birthday fast approached and a few things still weren’t finished but I couldn’t wait any longer you can watch her room being revealed to her in her birthday video. She was ecstatic and I think she spent a good hour in her room before she would come out of it. I have never seen her so happy and light up as much as she did when she realized her cotbed was gone.
The biggest decision I had was whether or not to paint that bright fuchsia pink wall a different color or wallpaper it as I was pretty sure it would bleed through a lighter color. When I did some pinterest searching to see what I wanted to style as her theme, I realized this vibrant fuchsia pink has MM’s personality written all over it. Right from a baby, she wasn’t a pastel kind of girl. Most of her wardrobe is this very hot pink and she always sneers when anything is light pink or pastel color. Her new favorite colors are bright yellow and blue so I thought I would leave the wall this hot pink and pull in these new favorite colors with bedroom accessories and her new bedding.
It’s really hard to photograph white furniture with white bedding so you don’t get the full feeling of just how very bright her big girl bedroom is now. There is yellow and blue confetti sprinkled everywhere along with her fuchsia pink to tie it altogether. We went with this gorgeous bedding from Great Little Trading Company and it is one to lust over. They have so many matching items like her curtains and little stationary box next to her bed to go with it. Although she likes to use it as her book box. These helped me get the colours I wanted in her room and tie in that wall. I bought this sunshine pillow to add more yellow and blue and since then I have bought another solid yellow cushion to accompany her bedtime toys on her bed. So the yellow is really happening as much as the pink now.
While I love things to coordinate, I don’t like too much matching so I went for a throw rug that had those same yellow, blue and pink colours in it. I really tried to stick with these three colors throughout her entire big girl bedroom. You can see it in the bunting under her gallery wall, in her dollhouse on her dresser, in the curtains, rug, bedding and more. One thing missing is her yellow toy box which I think will pull everything nicely together. Unfortunately, it probably won’t be here before we go to America but nevertheless I didn’t want to wait any longer to share her room with you.
I think that’s how all decorating in the house go. Are you ever really done decorating a room? I know, in my house each room continues to change, rearrange, and mold into something different, frequently. It’s more like rooms just evolve isn’t it? Or are you one of those that decorate a room and don’t change a thing for years? I would love to know.
I couldn’t help but love this print “The Unicorns Made Me Do It”. In true, MM fashion she would blame fairies over admitting it herself, if something went wrong. It was a must have in her room. This night light has been amazing for her as she no longer needs the hallway light on and B has one too. I just adore the characters available.
These gorgeous Townhall houses and Russian doll set have been a firm favorite to MM since she got them. I think they have been moved numerous times around her bedroom as we worked on her big girl bedroom style. Even for weeks she had them on the floor so she could play with them. They are perfect as they are the three colors I wanted to focus in her room yellow, pink and blue so now they are placed as a main focal point on her dresser. They are perfect for her room color scheme. I love when kid’s bedrooms are full of bedroom accessories they can play with. It’s too hard to get things and constantly be telling them not to touch it or to be careful to keep it nice. I know she can play with these as much as she wants and they will still look great on her dresser as decor too.
The only thing I didn’t really move or change is her gallery wall. I do really need to update the photos as they are still my maternity photos in the frames I want to keep this for her to look at and for me to keep adding to it as she grows up. I have a few photos ready to be printed to replace these ones. I adore the look of a gallery wall mixed with posters and family photos and a few presents she has received along the way like the purple E which was from her Aunty when she was born or the heart shape that says sweet dreams that my best friend got her for her christening. You might not see it but there is a silver and glass rocking horse we bought her for her christening present sat on the bottom frame. She loves when the sun shines in and makes it sparkle on the wall. A bedroom should be as much of a playground as it is full of love and memories.
Overall, I love how it came out. Perhaps with curtain ties backs and her yellow toy box at the end of the bed, her room will have many years of play time and fun in it. I just hope I can keep it all together as I watch her sleep in her new big girl bedroom and think she still looks too small in it. Then I realize she has turned three years old and I don’t even know where all that time has gone, all I know is it went too fast. My littlest is growing up and there is no more baby milestones to pass in this house. As I get rid of the nursery cotbed that her brother had as a baby and then her, I get a little emotional about it. I have to admit I cried the first night I watched her sleep in her new big girl bedroom.
*Bed Duvet & Pillow Set along with stationary box have been sent by GLTC for the purpose of this review all other items I have purchased myself and added to the room on my own account. You want to know where any items I didn’t mention were bought comment below and I will be happy to guide you there.