Someone is officially moved and settled in her big girl room!
She’s only one year old, but has already had three different rooms:
next to our bed in the bassinet
and now, her permanent room. That is: her room until we move, if we move (as a military fam, we have no idea what our fate is. It’s equally exciting and horrifying.), and thus dubbed the “big girl room.”
While I was looking for ideas to put it together (thank youuuu, Pinterest!), I thought about using an all-new color palette with bright colors and mixed patterns. As much as I loved the pics I saw, they all looked a little too grown up- like for an elementary school-aged girl. She’s 14 months, so I didn’t think a tree decal would be too baby… plus I’d been dying to put one up for her and the loft had no room for one.
It’s perfect, especially with the floating shelves.
Here’s the link to the tree decal- from Etsy.
She also has a new bench for reading:
and a comfy chair – a gift from her nana.
We tried to get everything put together as much as possible before moving her crib into the room (before, it was a guest room meets playroom), and when it was finished, we brought her in. She gasped, said,”Ooooooooh, tree!” and immediately started to point and “hoo” at the owls. I think she’s a fan
We set it up so that it’s entirely baby-proofed with all of the outlets covered and the furniture mounted to the walls:
The closet is emptied out with toys in baskets on the floor to be easily removed for playtime,
and we nailed the curtains to the walls until we get a curtain rod. At first I thought it would be temporary, but this way absolutely no light gets into the room, so we’ve left it like this. It looks kind of.. rustic? (Tip for fellow parents: blackout curtains are a lifesaver)
Ideally, I’d like her room to become a Montessori-themed room with freedom to safely access the things she wants to use or play with. I’d like her to try to dress herself and pick out outfits (later on- for now the hangers are still on the higher racks) read, play with toys, and enjoy music- she’s already a pro at working her CD player for our dance parties.
The decal can be easily removed from the wall if we choose to change her room’s theme, but I’m thinking it will be appropriate for at least another year. We could still be here, or across the country
Do you remember your first room growing up? I remember bits and pieces from mine: the toy box of wood blocks my dad made for me, my forest and mushroom lamp, and my floral dresser.