Molly’s room is one of my favorite in our house. It is bright, it has the best views of the big oak trees in our front yard and it made an incredible transformation from the Before pics below. Today I wanted to take you behind the design of Molly’s toddler girl room. This was another room where a fresh coat of paint worked wonders.
Here is what we started with Before:
Here was the mid-way point, with wallpaper removed & a fresh coat of paint:
And here is the final version today:
I love seeing the transformative power of removing wallpaper and adding a fresh coat of paint. So fun! If you are into that sort of thing too, you can see some additional room transformations here: our kitchen renovation, our powder bathroom & Matthew’s room.
Toddler Girl Room Mood Board
I start all new rooms with a mood board to anchor my design decisions throughout the process. The one shown below I created on Canva, a wonderful resource of anyone who isn’t a graphic designer. I’ve talked a little bit over on my Instagram feed about picking something you LOVE when starting and my immediate inspiration for this room was the Biscuit bedding. I fell in love with the Bloomsbury Blue bedding because of the wonderful mix of colors that I knew I would pull into the rest of the room. There are shades of blues, greens, pinks and even a pop of yellow (which is Molly’s favorite color).
Once I had the bedding selected, my next choice was a pale pink wall color to soften bolder bedding print. I also fell in love with the rug from Lulu & Georgia that I knew would transition well with her as she grew up. The rest of the mood board images show aspects of the room that I was hoping to pull together. Some of them made it into the final design and some did not. Read on to see how it all came together…
I worked with U-Fab to create these fun roman shades for her two windows. I was hoping to do curtains for her but the dormer window style made that too tricky. The fun pink fabric doesn’t’ skew too “little girl” so I’m hoping it will transition well as we update her room over the years. FYI: most roman shades are not completely blackout because of the tiny slits on each side. I use this product from Amazon to completely block out the light.
Beds & Bedding
Like I mentioned earlier, the Bloombury Blue bedding was the first design decision I made in the room. I loved all the colors that I can pull from for future edits. The beautiful monogram on the Euro pillow steals the show!
We decided to do two beds in her room because her floor space is larger than Matthew’s room and I liked the idea of them being able to have sleepovers in the future.
My mom found this dresser for $75 while she was in Atlanta Market. I updated the hardware with some cheap gold ones from Target. Eventually, it will get a fresh coat of paint but we still have a lot of projects to do in the house so this one is at the bottom of the list. That adorable piece of artwork is from Sugarboo.
I found this little chair from a local consignment store and added in that bunny pillow (also from a consignment store). My philosophy with kids room still stays the same, I try to do it as affordably as possible so it can transition with them. For Molly’s room, I splurged on the bedding and the rug since those were two staples for the room.
Thank you so much for hanging in there as I deal with my lack of photography skills 🙂 We have a few more odds and ends projects to finish up in Molly’s toddler girl room but she is so pleased with how it turned out. I will be sure to share the process over on Instagram and I will also come back here to add anything that changes. All the sources are below and feel free to leave any questions in the comments or shoot me an email! xo
Beside Table: old Target, similar here
Bedside Lamp: Target
Bedframes: Biscuit Home Warehouse Sale, stayed tuned in on their Instagram to find date of next one!
Window Treatments: U-Fab in Jing Blush fabric
Rug: Lulu & Georgia
Paint: Benjamin Moore in Frosted Petal (2089-70)