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When I found out I was having a girl, I was so excited to decorate a pink nursery. As my daughter got a little older and we transitioned out of a crib and a “baby” room, I wanted to choose furniture and bedding that would grow with her. We could always swap out artwork or paint as her tastes change.
My daughter is now 8-years old and she still loves her bedroom. The toys have changed, but I love the classic look of her furniture and bedding. We chose “First Light” by Benjamin Moore as the paint color. I love this shade of pink – it is not too overpowering and makes a great backdrop to the rest of the room.
Steps to Create a Classic Room That Will Grow With Your Child
- Choose a few key pieces that are not too “babyish” – such as a bed and dresser that will work for a young child as well as a teenager.
- Pick bedding and curtains that will transition from toddler years to tween years.
- Choose accents that your child loves that show their personality. These are easy to change over the years.
- Change artwork over the years as your child’s tastes change.
My daughter’s room is inviting, peaceful and fun. I know as she grows older, the books on the bookcase will change, and the artwork might be swapped out for something a little more grown up. But the basic foundations are there to grow with her.
Shop This Room
Note – if an item is no longer available, I will find a similar item.
|Pottery Barn Teen Hampton Twin Bed in Simply White||Pottery Barn Teen Hampton Dresser in Simply White* This is similar to the dresser in our room.||Pottery Barn Hampton Wall System Small Bookcase Set* This is similar to the bookcase in our room. |
Cubbies will hold canvas storage bins.
|West Elm x Pottery Barn Kids Floral Burst Chandelier*|
The chandelier we used is discontinued, but this floral burst chandelier would look amazing in a girls’ bedroom
|Pottery Barn Kids Medium Canvas Storage Bucket||Pottery Barn Kids Classic Sailcloth Blackout Curtain Panel, 84″”, White|
|Pottery Barn Teen Dottie Sheet Set, Twin/Twin XL, Quartz Blush*|
Our PB Teen sheet set has been discontinued, but these are similar
|Pottery Barn Teen Sunset Beach Quilt, Twin/Twin XL, Multi*|
Our PB Teen quilt has been discontinued, but this quilt is similar
|Flash Furniture Small Light Pink Dot Kids Bean Bag Chair|
What is your favorite way to decorate a kid’s bedroom? Let me know in the comments!