Waverly’s Big Girl Room

This post is probably better titled, “Waverly’s Big Girl Room, Minus the Big Girl Bed.”  We do have a bed for Waverly, we got it passed down to us & are so excited (plus still slightly scared) to try it out very soon.  The reason we have waited this long is because she has always been such a good sleeper, she loves her crib, & up until a few weeks ago, we have really never had issues with sleep.  Thankfully, the week when she was jumping out of the crib was short-lived, that phase seems to have passed & we are back on a better schedule again.  Thanks for all your big bed transition tips, we definitely plan to use them & I hope to be updating on the final part of her new room soon. 🙂

In the meantime, I thought I would share some of the updates we have made in the last few months!  When we bought our house, we made some changes to Waverly’s room as we moved in & have been working on a few projects here & there ever since.  I am kind of scared of color on walls, I tend to go with more neutrals & add pops of color in decor.  I am so in love with gold & thought that would be the perfect accent to everything pink we already had. 

My parents got us this pink recliner (from Target) when I was pregnant, it’s crazy the amount of memories we already have made in it during the last two years.  I know a recliner doesn’t really belong in a big girl room, but I still read to Waverly every single night in it so I can’t part with it just yet.  I know once she has a bed I can lay there to read to her, but I also kind of love still holding her in the recliner like I have since she was a newborn.

Storage is key for us, with so many clothes, shoes, & accessories it can get unorganized really quickly.  I feel like I have played around with so many ways to keep her (over the top) amount of fashion in some sort of organization that makes it easy to find things when we need them.  We got this ikea cart a while ago, I loved it & had to have it even though they didn’t have a color to match Waverly’s room.  You can never go wrong with teal, right?!  We keep some of her boots & socks there, the rest of her shoes are in drawers or in racks that are actually meant for cans in a pantry.  Waverly also has her own dress-up basket for play & the book shelf we bought to paint white for her second birthday.

And because I have to mention it again, it’s been the biggest life-changer for us!  The $30 we spent for the nightlight a couple weeks ago was the best money we have ever spent, even though Waverly had stopped jumping out of the crib she was still completely scared of the dark.  We had gone two weeks with her sleeping in a brightly lit room until we finally decided to try a different, brighter nightlight.  It covers her room in stars which she loves, but even better, it changes color when you push a button.  I knew the color-changing thing would ultimately win over her fashion heart. 😉  She is completely obsessed, now every night she begs us to turn off the light, we are all so excited to have made progress on this one!

I’m really excited about all the updates we have made & most of all, love that Waverly’s shiny, radiant personality is reflected in her room. 🙂

Tassel Garland/Wall Letters/Dresser (Refinished with Gold Knobs)/Gold Tray & Baskets (Target In-Store)/Elephant Piggy Bank,Pillow & Wall Baskets (Home Goods)/Printable Wall Art/Humidifier/Gold Confetti Curtains/Cart/Bookshelf  


  1. October 20, 2014 / 1:03 pm

    Her room is so cute! I love all of the gold 🙂 I feel the same way about our glider. We still have ours in 'Peyton's Big Girl Room' So many memories made in it! xoxo

  2. October 20, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Her room is perrrrrrfect! It's seriously gorgeous, Ash! You've done an amazing job with it!! I wish you could come decorate Mia's room, ha ha!

  3. October 20, 2014 / 2:10 pm

    WOW!! It's beautiful!! There are so many things I love…the gold, the Waverly letters above her crib, the pink recliner, the ikea cart and the wire baskets for storage. OMG…so cute!!

  4. Anonymous
    October 20, 2014 / 2:47 pm

    I love it all, especially the gold!!

  5. October 20, 2014 / 3:28 pm

    Gorgeous! I love all the gold & pink!

  6. October 20, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    I love it!! You should never get rid of the recliner! We didn't have a chair for Cam, so I have so many memories on our couch and am having a hard time parting with it! And that teal is just perfect…good job, momma!

  7. October 20, 2014 / 4:00 pm

    Her room is gorgeous!!!! I love it. Especially all the pops of gold. It's perfect!
    One random question : does she try to pull down the letters above her bed? Are they heavy? We hung Mason's name but above his changing table (for that very reason) and he tries to pull them down from there. But at least when he does it, I am standing right there to stop him. I would be so worried he would hurt himself at night! (His is kinda heavy though – the zinc letters from Anthro.)

  8. Anonymous
    October 20, 2014 / 4:09 pm

    love the room!

  9. October 20, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    Love the gold & pink!!

  10. October 20, 2014 / 5:35 pm

    Such an adorable room! I would totally want to sleep in there! HAHAHA

  11. October 20, 2014 / 5:57 pm

    Love all the gold accents! Beautiful room!

  12. October 20, 2014 / 6:03 pm

    Gorgeous – a pinterest worthy room! Great inspiration!

  13. October 20, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    love it all! I have plans to leave a rocking chair in Elyse's room for as long as I can! And we still haven't made the transition to a big girl bed…Elyse will be 3 in December. No shame!

  14. October 20, 2014 / 9:29 pm

    I love the pink & gold; it turned out beautifully! If this baby is a girl I may do a similar color scheme, we shall see…

  15. October 20, 2014 / 10:13 pm

    How sweet and darling is her room! And I know what you mean about the recliner. I can't imagine moving the glider out of K's room. She actually loves sitting and reading with me in it now, so I feel like we use it even more now! We have the same set-up name in gold over the crib. 🙂 Great idea on the boot storage!

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

  16. October 20, 2014 / 11:48 pm

    So pretty and perfect for your little fashionista! We are in the process of planning Caleb's big boy room and the ideas are just spinning in my head. Hopefully I can pull them all together into something halfway decent, lol!

  17. October 20, 2014 / 11:57 pm

    Wow, that's absolutely stunning! I love all the colors! You did an amazing job!

  18. October 21, 2014 / 4:37 pm

    So perfect! And yes teal does goes with everything, they should just consider it a neutral 😉 Great job and as long as she's happy in the crib why change? The only reason we changed my son out was because we were having baby #2 and didn't want to buy another crib. He asked for his crib for about a month after the switch.

  19. October 22, 2014 / 3:54 am

    This is GORGEOUS! I'm LOVING all the gold right now! Great job Mama!!

  20. October 22, 2014 / 6:13 pm

    Love love love!! The gold accents are to die for! I love the elephant and the prints. Such a great room! We're scared of moving Mac to a crib too. Not happening anytime soon!

  21. October 23, 2014 / 12:56 am

    This is beyond precious! Every detail is seriously perfect! Love the soft tones!

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