Little girls bedroom makeover on a budget

We finally reached the stage where it was time to dismantle the cot bed and admit the baby days are behind us.  The time had come to turn Georgie’s room into a big girls room by giving her a bedroom makeover.

It was more than time to update her room now that she’s three and seemingly growing up fast before our very eyes. I had a clear out of all the baby toys that she no longer needs and it’s made her bedroom much easier to work with and less cluttered.

I also didn’t want to spend a fortune doing up her room and wanted to repurpose some items that she already had.  The room was painted this green colour when we moved in and although I like the colour, it wouldn’t have been something I would have chosen. However, I think it works well with her colour scheme overall

Everything in the room was based around this pink bed from Wayfair.  She had some existing pieces but the core theme of her room is pink.

We also purchased a memory foam mattress from Wayfair to go with her new bed.

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I had wanted to get her a style of bed that could incorporate some fairy lights twisted around the headboard and this metal bed was the ideal choice.

She already had some paper lanterns on a wire of fairy lights that were hanging from her wardrobe. I bought them years ago in Primark and thought that they worked with the colours in the room, including the pom pom bedding.

I’m always a little fussy when it comes to choosing duvet sets, as I’m not a fan of bold prints and characters. I like to keep bedding fairly simple, so that it compliments the room. I’d much rather being able to change aspects to a room without having to worry about the bedding clashing.

This pom pom set from reroom is the perfect fit for her room. It’s made of 100% cotton and is so so soft. The colours in the pom poms co-ordinate well with other accessories but essentially the set remains fairly neutral. I love that it will last for years too without becoming too babyish.

Following with the paper lantern theme, I opted for a plain pink lantern to replace the green shade that was there before. Nice and inexpensive but lovely looking all the same with another pop of pink.

She’s has had this chest of drawers since she was a baby and I never liked the colour of the plain wood before I painted it. The unit is a little small and certainly won’t last her for many more years, but I thought it was a good opportunity to give it a little makeover while it’s still in use.

I received some Novasol paint and decided to spray paint it with some Pinty Plus chalk paint and then I sprayed the knobs with some gold chrome spray paint.  I’d been meaning to do up her Ikea kitchen too and the gold spray paint came in very handy for painting the taps, handles and sink gold. The results were brilliant! Then I simply used some marble adhesive film to cover the work top on the kitchen.  It was a little fiddly to take some parts of the kitchen apart, but it was definitely worth it for the effect. If you fancy doing this, then I’d recommend planning the makeover when you buy it new and before it’s built!

Aside from pretty lights in her room, Georgie has needed something that is practical as a bedside light for when she wants to have a story read in bed. This Bedbug light from Lumie is ideal to provide lovely light as well as creating an ambient glow for when it’s bedtime. This clever light offers sleep-optimised lighting and emits white light instead of the ‘blue’ light that can keep your brain stimulated (like when using your phone before bed time!). The light is adjustable and our favourite is the cosy orange glow setting.

See the below pictures of the different light that the Bedbug emits.

I had been desperate to get a canopy to go in the corner of her room, as an alternative to a teepee. This is just a little snug for her to hang out in, with cushions and pillows inside for comfort, complete with a lit up star!

I often think that the little accessories are what makes a room and I couldn’t resist this little personalised hexagon mirror from Find Me a Gift.  You can choose whatever you want to go across the mirror, but I loved the message this gives.

Photos always make lovely mementoes around a room and I pegged some of her favourite prints from Cheerz on this geometric hanger.

Ditsy mini cases – Rex London | Tutu in a box – angel’s faces | Queen Bee banner – Sainsburys

Every little child needs a reading corner and this adorable handmade little stool from Vincent Trading is just the right size for little bottoms to perch on when they look at their books! They are handmade to order and simply make such a lovely little addition to Georgie’s room – definitely an item to be passed down through the family.

Bed and mattress – Wayfair | Pom pom bedding – reroom | Gold decal spots – Amazon | Garland – Amazon | Chest of drawers – Amazon | Bedbug – Lumie | Paper lanterns – Primark | Pink chair – My 1st Years | Neon Flamingo light – Ginger Ray | Cloud light – Primark | Mermaid plaque – Sainsburys

Pink Canopy – Amazon | Bambi Muslin throw – Aden + Anais | Cuddly caddy – My 1st Years

The only item missing from her room is a lovely new rug and I’m hoping to get a teddy bear (the fluffy ones) one very soon!

Nb. Some items were gifted and the links are shown throughout the post. All views and opinions remain entirely my own.