As soon as I found out that my fourth, and final, baby was a girl, I couldn’t wait to start planning for a princess room! My daughter, Vanessa, was sharing with big brother Carter, while little bro Harrison had his own room. But with another girl on the way, it was time to put the boys together and start designing the perfect princess room for the two girls!
First things first, Vanessa needed a bed! She was sharing a bunk bed with Carter, and Harry was sleeping in the crib, converted to a toddler bed. So we moved Harry to the bottom bunk, put the crib back together for baby sister, and bought Vanessa a pretty white twin bed of her very own!
The bedding was a huge victory. I discovered the Pillowfort brand at Target and went wild! I fell in love with the pink pleated comforter and sham (and even got a matching toddler-sized comforter for when baby is a bit older!).
I thought pink and gold would be fun colors to pair together, and what do you know, Pillowfort just happened to make gold heart polka dotted sheet sets! I got them in twin size for Vanessa and toddler/crib size for baby sister!
With their matching sheet sets and comforters, all I had to do was order a couple of white ruffled bed/crib skirts from Amazon, and I found a mesh crib bumper (which nicely brings in the pink color until the baby can use the comforter).
The bed and crib were complete! But Vanessa happened to spot a cute stuffed unicorn on the packaging for her comforter. I assured her that the toys in the picture were just examples and not actually for sale…and then I found the unicorn at Target.com! Oh Pillowfort, what do I owe you?
1 stuffed unicorn. Check!
Next we needed a dresser/changing table that would accommodate both girls’ clothes, and I found a beautiful chest of drawers at Babies R Us. In the room it went, along with a changing pad, pink cover, and some supplies! And after 8 years of the same diaper pail, I decided it was time to update to Playtex Baby’s new version of their Diaper Genie, in pink!
With all of the furniture in place, it was time to decorate!
I found these Disney princess canvases at Kirkland’s a very long time ago, and I had to buy them. I knew that eventually Vanessa would share a room with a sister, or have her own room, so they were stored in the garage for a year or so, and then I finally got to hang them!
Then, on a recent visit to At Home Stores, I found this gold framed “Happily Ever After” print, and a pink-and-gold castle canvas, both of which were too perfect to pass up!
The walls were getting pretty full, but I still had some space above their window, and I knew just what I wanted to do.
First, I found this gorgeous gold crown from Penelope May Decor on Etsy. What a perfect addition to the room! Keiaira, the shop owner, was kind enough to give me a 15% off coupon to share with you (SUMMER2016, good through the end of August)! There’s a huge selection of colors to choose from, too.
I love the crown because it looks great mounted on the wall, but it can also stand alone on a shelf. The quality is fantastic, and it looks so chic!
The last thing I wanted to add were some monogram letters for the girls. I actually saw some at At Home that were pink, with the bottom half dipped in gold glitter. But since they didn’t have the letters I needed, I decided to make my own!
I got the letters and paint at Target and stopped by Michael’s for the gold glitter. After a couple of coats of pink paint, I used painter’s tape to tape off the bottom half of the letters, and then painted the bottom half with Modge Podge and dumped on the glitter. They came out perfectly!
And that’s everything we used to put together the perfect princess room! Vanessa loves it, and I’m sure baby sister will appreciate it someday! When baby is big enough, I could see trading out the bed and crib for a set of bunk beds, and then we’d have more room for playing…and for this castle tent that’s on Vanessa’s wish list!
I hope you liked seeing how we decorated the girls’ room, and maybe got some inspiration for your own princess room! Next up, the boys want a Star Wars room! Coming soon to a galaxy, I mean blog, near you!