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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!



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:

baby girl room before


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




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).


#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.)


chair sideGreek Key fabric by Duralee

#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”.

close up lamp

(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.


#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.




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



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:


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!


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, 2015 at 11:31 PM Reply

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

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