39+ Big Girl Bedroom Ideas (And Evie’s Big Girl Room Mood Board)
Are you working on updating your daughter’s room? Check out these 30+ colorful, fun, and practical big girl bedroom ideas to get inspired! From little princess themed rooms for preschoolers to boho style girl’s rooms for preteens and tweens, there’s something here for everyone!
There comes a time for every kid’s room to be transitioned from a nursery with a crib or toddler bed to a big kid room with a bigger bed. At this young age, your little one may or may not have any opinions about how they would like their bedroom decorated.
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Here are some tips for designing a big girl bedroom that will last through the years:
Avoid designing an entire bedroom around a theme of something they are totally “into” right now – like Frozen. If they insist on an Elsa-themed room, find a simple way to incorporate it – like with a blue color scheme, for instance. You can also incorporate other types of themes through things that are easy and relatively inexpensive to change, like a gallery wall or accent pillows on the bed.
Go for adult-sized furniture instead of smaller furniture that will only last you a couple of years (or less).
Don’t forget to think about plenty of storage! As your little girl matures, there will be more and more things that she needs to keep in her bedroom. A chest of drawers is the perfect place for all of her clothes, but don’t forget to think about things like storing toys, books, and shoes. Incorporating a storage bed, like this, could be a good option for you.
Blackout curtains are a must! By simply closing the curtains, your daughter will be able to sleep soundly even when there is light outside. Yes, please to sleeping in on Saturday mornings!
To instantly make the room look like it is meant for older children, you can add simple things like changing out the bedding with different patterns, custom art, string lights, or a hanging chair.
Before we jump into sharing everything we have planned for Evie’s big girl bedroom, let’s get inspired with some beautiful big girl bedroom ideas!
This colorful girl's bedroom was created on a budget with tons of DIY projects including a DIY lofted bed, stenciled wall to look like wallpaper, macrame curtains, a vintage dresser, and a refinished midcentury modern desk.
Does your daughter love purple? Instead of painting the walls deep-purple, try something like this mauve accent wall. I love how the white iron bed stands out against it. You can check out flea markets to find great deals on vintage furniture like that!
Some girls will have strong opinions about their bedroom - specifically the colour scheme. This girl wanted teal for the walls. With the help of mom, they found the perfect shade of light blue/teal and incorporated bright pink, white and gray through accessories and bedding. The room is bright, colorful, and airy without being too childish.
Looking for inspiration for your little one’s new big girl room? Check out this complete design plan packed with cute ideas for a toddler girl's bedroom, including how you can transition from a nursery to a girl’s room on a budget.
This blogger's daughter's room originally had two antique twin beds, but she needed more space to play so they gave the room a makeover and incorporated bunk beds. With a pink ceiling and white walls, new beds, light pink bedding, and colorful floral accents - it turns out amazing.
Pink isn't the only option for a big girl's bedroom. This bedroom features a bold yellow damask wallpaper, a lot of storage, and a fun mini table and chair set that they painted to match the colors of their daughter's room.
This room is a dream come true for a little girl and could definitely folder her into her teen years. The deep teal feature wall is the first thing I noticed and I love it. The paint color is called Atlantic Waves by Cloverdale.
There is also a window seat IKEA hack using Kallax shelving units that look gorgeous and is a great storage idea!
This blogger mentions that she's not someone who usually decorates with pink, but that was her daughter's request. She found a way to design this room with her daughter, not just for her (which is important)! The finished room is definitely a space that will grow with her and that looks amazing.
Walking into the room, it feels totally like a big girl's bedroom - not a toddler room. I love how all of the textures (wood blinds, textured polka dot curtains, macrame hanging) play together as the backdrop of her twin bed.
Your little lady asks for a rainbow bedroom? This is the best way to do that! The rainbow trim accent wall turned out amazing in this young girl's room! You could totally change out the colors for any taste preference.
Check out this pink bedroom makeover, which is the girly room that every little girl wishes for. There are some great preschool organizing and decorating tips in this room - like the dresser in the closet, canopy bed, and the bookshelves on the wall.
What started as a simple beige box turned into this gorgeous bedroom after six weeks. With a big DIY ceiling treatment using circular moldings and pink paint, along with a bright pink-painted small desk, this space comes together beautifully. How cool is that gallery wall with frames of wallpaper, too?
If your daughter has a fun and artistic personality, she probably doesn't want to be limited with a neutral color scheme. This bedroom incorporates a light blue-gray paint color on the walls as a starting point. She also went from a full-sized bed to a twin bed (with storage drawers) in the room to provide more floor space to play.
This sweet and simple little girl's room is gorgeous. I love the cute table and chair set. She mentions that her little one spends countless hours playing house, tea, or even enjoying lunch there! An antique chandelier and a small white desk along with the poster bed give this room a classic and vintage feel.
This tween specifically asked for her room to feel fun and bright and feminine, but a little more grown-up than it was. Mom wanted a space that would grow with her and hopefully last her into her high school years. This space nailed it, don't you think? I love the floral wallpaper over the white-painted board and batten walls.
This bold and bright shared kids bedroom has two twin beds with rails so they don't fall out, a fun wallpaper accent wall, wall-mounted bookshelves, and toy boxes at the foot of the bed for ample storage opportunities.
This big girl room has a modern cottage feel and it is gorgeous. This room is 10 ft by 10 ft, so it is a great example of a space that doesn't have a ton of square footage. The rich and bold color palette is so pretty. I love the planked wall treatment and wallpaper on the ceiling.
Transitioning your little girl to a big girl bed is usually what prompts the need to update her bedroom. Choosing a fun and pretty big girl bed can be a way to get her excited about it. Also, opting for a three-sized day bed might feel a little more familiar with her, transitioning from her crib.
These built-in bunk beds are so great! I also love the huge wall mural and color palette.
Evie’s Big Girl Bedroom: Design Plan and Mood Board
Since we put the living room project on hold, we’ve been full speed ahead with Evie’s Big Girl Room plans!
We’re moving her to our current spare (aka junk) room to make room for the new baby due in 4 weeks! I know the new baby will sleep in our room for a while. BUT, we need the crib that Evie still currently sleeps in for the new baby!
The transition from crib to bed is one of the most challenging things we’ve done as parents. At least with Liam. Charlie transitioned himself and also potty trained himself haha! Liam, that was a whole other story. We spent HOURS (literally, hours) every night getting him to go to sleep in his new big boy bed. Obviously, we were first-time parents with him and probably had a horrible plan, I don’t even remember. But, I still remember that transition and dread it!!
So, our real urgency here is getting miss Evie transitioned to sleeping in a real bed and not her crib. Before the baby comes in 4 (or 6) weeks. No pressure, right?
I really want her bedding to be bright, just like she is. I love this yellow quilt and how it compliments the wallpaper.
Last, I want to add an arched mirror above her dresser. I’m loving this one right now.
I can’t decide if I want to get an area rug for her room or not. It currently has a light-colored carpet that’s *fine*. I’m worried about finding something that doesn’t overpower the board and batten + wallpaper. I put this one into the mood board below, but I think I’ll decide after the rest of the big girl room is finished!