From a Little Girl Room To A Big Girl Room: Bedroom Makeover How To

In today’s blog post I’m talking all about my daughter’s bedroom transition from a little girl room to a big girl room.

Before and After My Daughter's Bed Room


Makeover From Little Girl Room To Big Girl Room

My daughter’s room makeover from little girl room to big girl room is finally done!

Excited to share her new room with you here today. 

Back in March I posted the “befores”, the sweet little girls room I lovingly put together for my baby girl on her second birthday.
As you can see, we never did the whole toddler bed transition but went straight to a new bed for her, in the form of a large full-sized bed. 
This big change is not as crazy as it sounds, we did use side bumpers for the first few months on her big bed, and now she has a bed which will last her into her high school years!
We did consider going with the popular Pottery Barn bunk beds but eventually decided it was not a good idea for her room because we weren’t sure we had enough space. 
This type of big kid bed made the most sense for our family, as it’s a great way to get the most mileage out of kids rooms.
A larger mattress might be the best way to go, especially if you might need the room to do double duty as guest room.
We did the same thing for our other two kid’s room and it all worked out fine!
My son did get a twin bed first, but we switched him to a bigger bed with a hidden trundle bed, when we moved to our new house a couple of years ago.
Now that my daughter is almost twelve, this new grown up version seems much more appropriate, despite the fact that seeing her old room here (below) still gets me emotional! 


Before and After Daughter's Room

Big Girl Bedroom Ideas

We’re both thrilled with the way it came out. 
The entire process was a lot of fun and now the room really does reflect my child’s personality and the fact she’s entering her teenage years so much.
I re-posted the inspiration room below -it was a big help, especially when it came to choosing a color palette. 
Finding ideas online that you and your child can agree can be a great help. 
Pinterest can be a great resource for this.
Inspiration for the final room from Before and After Daughter's Room
The inspiration room -a personal favorite.
Also, below are all the sources…everything we used in this transformation except the custom headboard which is from Ethan Allen, was ordered online!
Hope you found some helpful ideas from my daughter’s before and afters and this room reveal!
My daughter’s old “before” little girly girl little princess room with all the different patterns.


Big Girl Room Source List

Below are all the sources…everything we used in this transformation except the custom headboard from Ethan Allen was ordered online!

bedside lamps from Shades Of Light
area rug from PB Teen 
side tables  from Williams Sonoma Home 
Moroccan  pouf from
throw pillow from Jonathan Adler
starburst mirrors from
pillow cases, sheets, duvet cover and fleece blanket from Serena and Lily 
light fixture from Design Within Reach
paint colors for the entire room (the white walls and trim): Benjamin Moore’s Decorator White
art prints and finishing touches from Hobby Lobby
chest of drawers from Walmart
bench/bookcase:  Pottery Barn kids

If you have any other questions, please shoot me an email or leave it in the comments below.

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  1. that's lovely – sophisticated enough to get her through to university.

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  3. It looks great and so much more "grown-up" – great job! 🙂

    Published on 9.15.11 · Reply
  4. annie wrote:

    Looks absolutely gorgeous…you both must be so happy! Love the colors!

    Published on 9.15.11 · Reply
  5. Wow, that's quite a change! You did an amazing job putting this together for her – she must be thrilled!

    Published on 9.15.11 · Reply