I just realized today that I still haven’t shared Mia’s Big Girl Room Mood Board with you. With all the change and stress that’s happened to our lives over the last 4 months, I kind of wanted this to be a no pressure situation and strictly have fun with it. So I worked with only one brand for this transformation. It’s a brand I’ve been wanting to purchase from for years and I was thrilled when they were willing to work with little ole me. Anyway, thanks for being here and letting me share it all with you.
When I design a space, I typically look up inspiration pictures. I usually spend weeks doing this as I like to take my time and hone in on exactly what I want it to look like. I didn’t do that this time. 1) Because I don’t really have the time anymore and 2) I wanted to do something that felt like totally and uniquely me. In other words I didn’t want anything to inspire me but what was strictly me. I don’t know if I’ve ever tackled a room or space in this way but I needed this to feel like me.
But why are you designing Mia’s room for you instead of Mia?
It’s really quite simple. I figured she had her whole life to be able to design things her way and pick out all the things she wants. Before she gets a strong opinion, I’d love to be able to play around creatively. For her nursery, I designed it with her completely in mind. All the pink and purple and cute girl nursery colors were so perfect for that stage, but I’m ready for a change. 2023 has rocked our world so putting something that feels like me into her room feels so good. If I’m going to be walking into her room multiple times a day for the next few years, I want to be able to absolutely love it too!
Things look a little bit different now for us and after having no income for over 4 months, I wanted to do it as cheaply as possible. I decided to keep her same rug, sell the crib and use the money to go towards a new bed. We need curtains to make the room functional (and I partnered with a brand for this) but thats about it. Honestly, I may swap out the light fixture, an end table, change up art and call it a day. Priorities now right?
Since I knew I was keeping the rug, the next big thing I was looking for was a bed. I love this cut scalloped velvet bedframe. It’s a great size and comes in several color options. I wafted back and forth between the dusty pink and charcoal for a long time. I was set on dusty pink and then last minute decided to go with something more me. AND I’M SO GLAD I DID! They didn’t have the charcoal bedframe in stock until next year so I bought a the dusty pink bed and swapped out the headboard with a charcoal one from Amazon.
I don’t have everything set in stone right now and normally I don’t like to share until I know exactly what I’m doing but I thought it would help you if you are in a period where you need to prioritize certain things instead of buying everything at once to complete a room transformation.
Next I picked out the curtains. I shared about the process a little on my Instagram but I’ll try and do a quick breakdown again soon when I share the curtains.
Then I focused on bedding. I love that we have white walls and I can play around with color on the bedding. I chose a purple sheet set with green chambray duvet cover and pillow. I thought it would be fun to play around with pattern and color here. I love that this is reversible so I can fold it back and it will add another layer of interest! I will use this block print linen fabric to make a pillow to tie in the headboard. All in all I feel like this is so me. I have been noticing that just taking a few months off design has made me super rusty BUT I also feel like it opened me up to other styles that I wouldn’t normally be invested in before taking this much time off. I’d say I’m leaning into more modern unique pieces with interesting shapes and textures now. That’s the fun thing about design! There is no right and wrong way to do it. You just do what feels good to you. Thanks for reading!
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