Tour a sweet + sophisticated girls room with plenty of easy decor ideas!
As Lexie has grown older, I wanted to create a space for her to get away, be creative and spend time in her own space. I still love the bones of her “big girl room” but wanted to change things up a little now that she’s out of the toddler years (she’s 6 and nearly finished with Kindergarten!). So, we changed the layout of the room and swapped many of the accent pieces. I had used a lot of silver and mirrored finishes in her nursery, but knew I wanted her room to move in a more organic direction. So we moved those pieces out and replaced them with lots of wicker and rattan to bring texture, as well as some natural wood elements. We love the results! Let’s take a little tour!
10 Little Girls Room Decor Ideas
1. Add Wallpaper
One thing we kept in her room was the sweet blush wallpaper. It’s Daydream by Hygge and West. It adds such pretty color and interest on the focal wall in her room. There are so many beautiful wallpaper options now – the possibilities are endless!
2. Bring in Texture
For Lexie’s room, we chose to accent the space with wicker and rattan. The darling scalloped wicker lamps were a lucky Home Goods score! Repeating similar textures throughout the room can make the space feel more cohesive and pulled together. Other texture ideas for kids spaces are pom poms, plush/textural blankets and pillows, metal details like brass, or scallops and ruffles. (Want to see how we made that wood ball mirror? Read about it here!)
3. Add a focal wall
In Lexie’s room we created a focal point above her bed with straw hats. They are a sweet nod to the days of childhood, spent exploring outdoors, and add a lot of visual interest. Groups of similar items make a great statement all together (think felt flowers, floral hoops with dried or faux arrangements, decorative butterflies, etc.).
4. Decorate with toys
One great thing about decorating kids spaces is their sweet toys can double as decor. I love using bespoke toys to make a space feel whimsical and childlike. Display some pretty dolls, use wooden toys as you would use decorative objects in styling, and let things like blocks or stacking toys add a sculptural element. I used toys as decor in our little boys nursery too >>
5. Bring in some whimsy
It’s so much fun to make kids spaces a little more fanciful than the rest of the house. Whimsical touches like a headband atop a bust, or a little backpack that looks like a house, make Lexie’s room feel magical and special. She even has a tiny fairy door tucked in one corner!
6. Create a gallery wall
Gallery walls are the perfect way to display meaningful art, photos and mementos in a little girls room. Ours includes a custom silhouette of Lexie we had done at Disneyland, a canvas print of her newborn photo, and the tutu she wore at special milestones. Gallery walls can also be used to carry through your color palette or decor theme through artwork and wall decor.
7. Add character with vintage accents
Every room needs a vintage piece, big or small. In a little girls room, you can use vintage pieces to tell a story and add character and charm. Vintage children’s books, toys, rugs and art prints are all great options. In our case, this serpentine dresser holds Lexie’s clothes but also adds tons of charm to her otherwise new room!
8. Make it mini
Start a collection of all your daughter’s favorite things…but in miniature! When I was a child one of my very favorite things was collecting tiny trinkets for my display box. Small seashells, tiny ballerina figurines, Maileg mice, small dolls…there are so many possibilities! These little details make a space personal and interesting.
9. Create a cozy corner
Kids love things that are just their size, so add a chair, beanbag, small desk or other area that is all for them and fits them perfectly! In Lexie’s room we brought in a child sized wicker chair and it’s her favorite spot to curl up with a good book.
10. Leave room to play
We moved Lexie’s bed up against a wall to give her more floor space. This isn’t my favorite choice from a design standpoint, but she’s so much happier now and spends so much more time in her room because it’s more open and she can spread out. Think about the layout of your space and what will give your daughter the most use of the space.
I hope this tour of Lexie’s room gave you lots of little girls room decor ideas! Kids spaces are some of my very favorites to create. Have fun pulling your space together!
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