I know I’ve shared Adalyn’s bedroom before, but this week, I’m feeling particularly sentimental as we prepare to move to our new home. Adalyn’s room is among my favorites in our home. It’s a peaceful space for a young little babe. When we told Adalyn of our plans to move, she asked if her bed & curtains could come with us & if she could paint her walls whitish again. I was elated to hear from her tiny voice how much she loved the little girls bedroom I created for her! While much will remain the same in our new home, she has requested the addition of flowers. She clearly takes after her mother! I’m sharing some of my favorite tips for decorating with what you have, along with photographs of Adalyn’s room taken by Rose of Paper Crane Photography.
Start by shopping what you already have. This bear was my mom’s after being diagnosed with breast cancer. It was in a box in the basement, but given new life in Adalyn’s bedroom. Ballets are always a beautiful addition whether framed or pinned.
Chris’ childhood lamb wind up toy is a sweet heirloom accent.
This dresser was a Craigslist find I gave new life to with a coat of paint. I took a Pottery Barn Kids wood swatch to the paint store to have them match it. It’s the perfect shade of soft white.
I included a $2 kraft paper letter from Adalyn’s 1st birthday party, an Anthropologie clock she received for her birthday & her jewelry box she received at birth. I paired them with a diy inboard with old family photos.
Above, is the cashmere cardigan Adalyn wore frequently as a toddler. It was too sweet not to frame in a shadow box!
We purchased this table & chair set for Adalyn & Ani’s 1st & 3rd birthdays. We use it for additional seating when hosting guests with children in the kitchen & in Adalyn’s room for play. When making purchases, I always consider the multiple ways I can use it in the future. Behind is the window seat I built for her as a reading nook.