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Creating a Girl’s Bedroom That Will Grow With Her

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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.

first light benjamin moore paint, pink girls bedroom, pink paint, girls room pink blue green, girls bedroom pottery barn furniture.

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.
girls bedroom - pink blue green, pottery barn and target. First light benjamin moore paint. pink girls bedroom.
girls bedroom - pink blue green, pottery barn and target. First Light Benjamin Moore paint color.
Girls bedroom - mix of pottery barn and target items. First Light Benjamin Moore paint.  Girls pink room.

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 hampton twin bedpottery barn teen hampton white dresserpb teen hampton cubby bookcase
Pottery Barn Teen Hampton Twin Bed in Simply WhitePottery 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 pb kids floral burst chandelierpottery barn kids medium canvas bucketsblackout curtain
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 BucketPottery Barn Kids Classic Sailcloth Blackout Curtain Panel, 84″”, White
pb teen dottie sheet set pinkpottery barn teen girls quilt
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!


  • B. Dailey
    January 17, 2022 at 7:47 pm

    Love the paint color in your daughter’s room. What is it called?

  • ramah
    January 18, 2022 at 12:24 pm

    Thank you! It is called “First Light” by Benjamin Moore.

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