Adalyn’s Pink and Cream Bedroom

LAST UPDATED: May 05, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Apr 25, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

One of the first rooms we did when we moved into our home was Adalyn’s, because we wanted to make her feel at home. We also wanted her to have a room she was excited about after moving from the nursery. This room included a lot of easy DIY projects, so be sure to follow the links for more details!

little girl's bedroom

We started by removing the wallpaper, painting the walls in Zurich White {Sherwin Williams}, painting the trim bright white, new carpet and replacing the vents.  Then it was time to furnish it!  Here’s the before of the bed as well as the original bedroom:


I transformed this old green bed that the homeowners so graciously left us, by removing the dated canopy and painting it a soft cream. To match the scallop design of the bed, I found this dresser on Craigslist, also painted in a soft cream, retaining the original hardware.
little girl pink & cream bedroom
I loved that these two pieces, along with a jewelry box gifted to her at birth, had the same design.
little girl jewelry box
This room was originally intended for Ani to join her. At this time, I decided they would have entirely too much fun and with a baby on the way, I’m just not ready yet! Someday… For now, a crib with coordinating bedding awaits.
heirloom bedroom decor

For decor, I added heirloom frames from my grandmother’s. Originally olive green, they were painted white and hung over the crib.

girl bedroom decor ideas
I pinned Adalyn’s cashmere sweater that was worn from 9-16 months into a shadowbox. It’s just so precious, I wanted to savor it.
girl bedroom decor
In liu of a mirror above her dresser, I created a pin board to hang momentos. It has also been spotted at their birthday party and in a New Year’s Eve photo shoot. I love pieces that serve multiple functions! Adalyn’s hand and footprint and photos of my mom are included on the board.
sophisticated girl bedroom
In effort to keep everything organized, I found this collapsable basket, also in osnaburg, to store stuffed animals. Click here for more tips on organizing.
easy storage solutions for bedrooms
pink and cream nursery
For the windows, I used a basic white wooden rod and added blackout drapes in petal pink. I love how heavy they are, and that they allow Adalyn to rest well during daylight hours. I also created a window seat for her to read in. She loves looking out to see if any friends are outside playing.
pottery barn girl bedroom
The adorable table and chair set was a must! The girls spend a lot of time there together playing or doing artwork. Below, in the images captured by Alea Lovely, they are enjoying Easter!
pink and cream girl bedroom
canopy bed
The bedding, also in petal pink, was a great Target find from Rachel Ashwell’s Simply Shabby Chic line. It is almost identical to Restoration Hardware Baby&Child’s, but at a fraction of the price. I plan to add a ruffled sham along with a pillow made of osnaburg for the rocking chair.
pink and cream girl bedroom
This next photo is very special to me. One of my mom’s friends gave her this pink teddy bear when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, a battle she lost. Including heirlooms and sentimentals make a room feel warm and so much more special.
mixing old and new for nursery
The room is complete with a dress up closet – every little girl’s dream.
jewelry box – Pottery Barn Kids
Finley table & farmhouse chairs – Pottery Barn Kids
bedding – Target
blackout curtains – RH Baby and Child