My first room tour of our new house! It’s probably no surprise to most of you moms reading this that I wanted to complete our daughter’s room first. She probably didn’t care as much as I did, but I just had that mom-fueled desire to make sure her space was cozy and happy as soon as possible, and I’m really glad I focused on that first. Reading stories in this room at night when it was the only space in the whole house that wasn’t torn apart was always a soothing time for me, and gave me a vision of what the rest of the house would be someday as well. It also helped that this room needed the least amount of construction, so we could bring it to life a little faster as well. We did change out the flooring when we did the whole upstairs at once and her closet was a major makeover, but otherwise some paint and styling went a long way in this space.
First of all, can I say how much I love this painted daisy wallpaper?! It was the main big idea I had for the room and I really, really love how it came out. It gives the room such personality and makes me smile even when I’m just passing by it in the hallway.
We got Lola a proper big girl bed for this space and it’s nice to have some light wood tones mixed in with the white trim and furniture. The polka dot sheets and duvet also go really well with the wallpaper and add another little pop of the mustard and that rainbow pillow is adorable. I got that kitty print to go over her bed (I just took out the “meow” in Photoshop before printing it) since it feels like a must to have some feline presence around the house (with our two kitties that Lola adores). That leopard was a gift from Nova (similar here) and I think it’s sweet that they both have stuffed toys from each other in their rooms even though they are far apart now and won’t get to play as much anymore … sniff sniff.
Since warm and cozy was the main goal with her room, I got this amazing wool rug so she has a plush surface to sit and play on in her room and I like that it’s a really versatile rug so I can use it other places in the house if I want to.
We brought the dresser from our last house (similar here) and switched the hardware to make it feel a little fresh, and I really love that print for over the dresser as well. We also are still going strong with that kitty hamper (similar here, but how good is this one?) and it still makes me smile to see it.
If you have a toddler/young kid and don’t have the Hatch clock, you really don’t know what you are missing!! Teaching Lola to wait for the green light to come out of her room for the day when she turned 3 (it stays red while she’s supposed to be in bed) was such a life saver, and we recently added a yellow light 30-minute section before it turns green—she can play quietly in her room and read books during that time which she likes as well. I know Elsie has had a lot of success with clocks like this, and well, all I can say is I highly recommend it!! Here’s the link to that cute sun art print, too!
We did a full makeover of her closet and I started with a simple store-bought closet system that I customized to our needs. Having an organized closet for a kid is huge since it makes cleaning up her room so much easier, and she loves that she can go into her closet and get dressed all on her own. Her room is definitely not huge, so having the closet be efficient was also really important to the space.
We love to read with Lola and do our bedtime story snuggled in her bed each night, so I wanted some low-profile book racks to hold some of her current favorites. These kind are especially great when a bookcase would stick out too far and get in the flow of foot traffic, so I love having the book racks and we can switch out her favorites as we go.
It’s so helpful to keep a kid’s room dark to encourage their best sleep, so we have these thick amazing velvet blackout curtains that help keep the room really dark at night and the gold curtain rods make the space feel extra cozy as well.
This little shelf nook is super helpful in the room to have a place for books and toys, and getting some cute baskets (similar here) to store toy clutter is an easy way to clean up quickly. I still love that wicker unicorn basket as well!
Overall, I feel like this is such a sweet and happy room and I’m so pleased with how it turned out. It feels sunny and warm just like our Lola, and I can’t wait to keep making more and more memories in this room as time goes on. What’s your favorite part of the space?! xo. Laura