Planning for a Big Girl Room

When we get back from our family vacation, Lennox will be moving up to the primary level at school – or as she would call it, “big girl class”. We are so excited for her and she is excited for herself! She is going to get to experience and learn so many new things, I can’t wait to watch it all. So since she will officially be a “big girl” *sniff sniff*, it’s time to turn her “baby” room into a better space for her.

We have her crib in there still, her changing table has become a place to store things, she doesn’t have accidents in bed or any type of diapers, so there really is no reason why we shouldn’t be moving on!

I don’t know exactly what the plan is yet, I of course have turned to Pinterest to find some good ideas and inspiration. I know I want her to have a fun little reading corner – she loves her play tent so I figured we could incorporate that into her room as well. Here are a few ideas I like:

Girls Room Tent Ideas

Photo Sources: Tent #1, Tent #2, Tent #3

Lennox has a ton of books and stuffed animals so we need to figure out better way to organize and store them. I am going to have my dad make this stuffed animal zoo – I think Lennox will LOVE it! I also love the idea of displaying the books rather than having a book shelf, not sure which is better idea yet though. The shelves would be nice to take up some wall room.

And lastly, Lennox has a huge closet for a kid, but everything has to be hung. Honestly, that takes too much time and she can’t reach it, so I’m thinking we need to get her a dresser. The IKEA MALM dressers are simple and easy. I would like to dress it up a bit and then in Montessori fashion, encourage Lennox to learn where everything goes and where she needs to get items when its time to get dressed. Applying some type of decals or drawing pictures on the dresser w/ a chalk pen, would do the trick! Both of these are boy-ish but I think I could make it look girly!

Kids Dresser with clothing pictures

Photo Sources: Dresser #1, Dresser #2

As far as her bed, we will keep her crib but turn it into a toddler bed and she has a quilt and sheet set from her crib set as well. At some point we will upgrade her to a twin bed, but for right now, I think we are good with keeping the toddler bed. She loves her crib and doesn’t try to get out but it probably is time to start transitioning her out of it!

So, that is my plan so far – if you have any great ideas that you have incorporated into your kids rooms, I would love to see them!

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13 thoughts on “Planning for a Big Girl Room

    1. Heather Post author

      I kind of love that she is still in the crib – she loves it and doesn’t want to get out but she is getting hard to get in and out of it so I guess its time to take the side off!!

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    1. Heather Post author

      I love the dresser idea – I just need to figure out how to get the pictures on the dresser since I’m not good at drawing, at all!

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  1. Skye

    Our kiddo dresses himself out of the 2-3 bottom drawers of his dresser. Those are the ones he can reach, so we just keep everything he needs there and we use the top drawers for storing the next size up and/or or next season clothes. So HE knows where stuff is… but it sure would be handy for his dad to have the drawers labeled! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Budziak

    Aww, posts like this make me excited to have kids someday! ๐Ÿ™‚ These are such cute ideas, tent 1 reminds me of the fairy princess bed every little girl dreams of and tent 3 is just awesome, who doesn’t want their own space? I love the dresser idea too, kids seem very visual.

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    1. Heather Post author

      Lennox’s is still very baby – so I figure its time for an upgrade a bit! Its not a huge room so i’ll have to see what I can do.

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