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Baby Girl Room: Before & After

Baby Girl Room: Before & After

Decorating a baby nursery or little girl’s room is a guilty pleasure – it’s the one place you can really lay on the cute factor!

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For my daughter Caroline’s room, we went heavy on the pink & green, a color combo near and dear to my heart.

To give you a sense for what we started with, here’s the before photo:

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And here’s the after (from the same angle!):

 

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The room is not 100% done – there’s a little zhushing that still needs to happen (a few accessories and wall hangings).

But it’s pretty darn cute at this point.  And besides, I couldn’t wait any longer to share with you some of my decorating tips and tricks I used. 

#1 Layered Rug

Even though the room already has wall-to-wall carpet, I think layering rugs is a really good idea in decorating.  Makes a room feel whole.  Hence the circular shag rug layered on top.  (This one is from Home Goods).

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#2 Moroccan Pouf for Insta-chic

Like that Moroccan pouf look?  Don’t spend top dollar!  I got mine at Overstock.com for less than $100.  (You can read more about my search for discount Moroccan poufs here.)

 

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#3 “Grown up” accessories can complete a kid’s room.

You don’t usually see fake coral in a kid’s room, or a sophisticated lamp.  But the unexpectedness of both makes the room more interesting.  Not eveything has to be “little kiddo”.

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(Coral, lamp and picture frame all from Home Goods!)

#4 Swap out those knobs!

I took a basic, boring kids’ dresser and popped on those adorable ceramic knobs from Anthropologie (swapping out knobs really is one of my favorite tricks):knobs

#5 Spraypaint a light fixture.

This light fixture was all kinds of horrible.  A million colors left it looking very “granny”.  I found it in the clearance area of an online lighting shop (it was about $45).  I spray painted the whole thing white and we now have this great “shabby chic” look as a result.

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#6 Get your CUSTOM window treatments on Etsy.

Yes, it’s true.  I ordered these custom roman shades from Etsy, complete with green grosgrain ribbon trim.  They are a bit “homemade” looking, so if you’re looking for perfect lines and a totally polished presentation, they may not be for you.  But I feel like that greek key pattern really makes the room, and I paid a fraction of what I would have paid for a “professional” grade custom window treatment.

 

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Here’s the other side of the room, by the way, with the crib all decked out in more pink and green.


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This side is a bit “blah” – needs something on the wall.  I actually have my eye on this Flamingo from the Animal Print Shop, to place over the head of the crib:

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Speaking of cribs, here’s the little baby doll crib that I decked out using Caroline’s old crib bumper.

Clever, right?   You can see my how-to video here – it literally took me 15 minutes!

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Hope you enjoyed this little before & after peek.  I’ll let you know if I ever get my act together to hang that flamingo art!

 

1 Comment
  • Karlene

    April 20, 2015at11:31 PM Reply

    Nice soothing color of pink with the punch of green….lovely!

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