When we moved into our house my daughter was right on the cusp of moving into her big girl bed. So instead of just redoing her nursery I wanted to give her a room she could grow into for a some years.
I started with the most adorable pillow cases from kuku nest. I knew I wanted to use them as my inspiration. From there is was all about colors.
I would have to say fun, whimsical, girlie, and unique.
Her bed was from Pottery Barn Kids. I love that it was a trundle and that I was able to buy their guard rail to use. Her dresser is Ikea. We filled her shelves with mementos from trips and other nik naks. I had my muralist come over and do her magic on the walls. I loved how she made the lanterns look like they were blowing in the breeze. I also wanted to have a cherry tree in her room.
I think I would have to say her bed. Only because I love climbing in it with her at bed time for story time and songs. Memories I hope she will cherish.
DO not be afraid of color. Mix and match, do not just bag a bed in a bag with the matching decals and wall hangings. Give the room character.