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Pink and Red Big Girl Room


My 2 year old needed a big girl room and this is what we created. She moved from her nursery to a big girl room, so make space for baby sister due in June.  Her big girl room was my craft room/junk room/hold everything room so once we finished the room, I was so glad to see it have a real purpose.  

Design Inspiration

I built my palette around the fabrics I was collecting, and anything with pink and red were a must. I wanted to keep the rug from her nursery so we kept it in mind.  I wanted a room that was girly but also with a lot of color. I am a lover of color! 

Decorating Style

My style is.... I am not sure how to put it....but I like to mix old with new, and I love color. I love pattern and mixing/matching colors. Color is what rules my decorating style. With this room, I was able to use semi white curtains and a white coverlet for the bed. That was huge for me! I rarely use white. 

Project Details

My husband painted the walls  a pink by Benjamin Moore and now I can't remember the color name!   The dresser was a junk shop find and I painted it Strawberry Red by Benjamin Moore. The green armoire was a piece from her nursery. She is still in a crib for now but when sh moves to the big girl bed, the crib will go. Although, putting the crib in there made me realize that the room could fit 2 little ones in there. The rug is by Dash and Albert. The curtains were an inexpensive find from Marshalls. It is actually a queen quilt I cut in half and stitched the band of pink polka dots from Amy Butler's Laural Dots in Cherry ( ).  The map was a find from an antiques store years ago. The white iron bed was my bed growing up and the white matlesee was a hand me down from my parents home. The fabrics on the bed for the pillows are Heather Bailey's Slim Dandy in pink (  The paintings above the bed were mine growing up as well and the black oval mirror my mom painted for some room along the way. The green lamps are Target. (

Favorite Items

Hmm... I love it all. I do love the lamps on that red dresser with the oval mirror behind it. Its a nice moment. 


Search what you already have. You will be surprised what you can reuse and it makes the room more meaningful. 


Tuesday 24th of April 2012

sadly, they don't make round braided rugs anymore. i got it a few years ago.


Wednesday 18th of April 2012

Lovely room! So many neat details. I didn't realize that Dash and Albert made braided rugs . . . can you share where you found it? Thank you!


Monday 16th of April 2012

They are prints that I have had for years. They are mixed media. Here is who makes them although I have a feeling they are discontinued but not sure.

Diane Mathias

Monday 16th of April 2012

Those paintings above the bed look really interesting. Are they in watercolor? I wish you posted close-ups of those. I am a real sucker for artworks and that's always what I see first.