Get The Look – Coolest Girls’ Room Ideas Of 2016

I was dreading that day when my daughter asked me if she could have a ‘big girl’ room. To me, she is still my baby and I love her room!

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She has created her own artwork wall and we have made things together for it, such as a paper mache hot air balloon and fabric fairy wings. She also has a nature shelf where she puts things that she’s collected on our forest adventures.

I walked into her room and looked at her tiny junior bed and the piles of My Little Ponies on the floor.

I knew she was right.

Involve Your Daughter

She is now 7 and has started to spend more time in her room, reading her books and doing her school work. I decided that I wanted to create a cosy, quiet space where she can sit and do all that homework she has started to get this year.

I spoke to Elle about how she might want her room and she said she just wanted a big bed and lots of cushions so she could curl up, listen to her stories on her CD player and read.

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She also said she wanted a big tree in the middle of her room! I don’t know how we could pull that off!

Made For Reading

We came up with a few ideas with Elle.

I wanted to have a throw on the end of her bed so she could either use it as a bedspread or use it to snuggle with. There really isn’t anything better then being curled up with a blanket.

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I also wanted her to have a bean bag so she had the option of sitting on that too, and we got her a really soft rug to have in front of the bean bag. Her two cats have taken a liking to both the bean bag and rug, and now spend most of their days sleeping on them!

Elle has so many books and the bed we chose has a lot of space underneath, so all of her books are now in little piles for her to pull out and read when she wants to.

A Place To Escape To

Completely changing her room around, allowing her to have an input and giving her that feeling of growing up has been amazing for her.

She now comes home from school and wants to go straight to her room. She pulls out the pile of books she wants to read and spreads them all over her bed.

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I remember having that exact same feeling when I was younger. I shared a room with my sister and one day, when I was 7, I came home from school and we had bunk beds! I was allowed the top bunk and wouldn’t get off. It was my own space and I would bring all my toys and books up there, and I remember feeling so grown up and loved having my own space.

I even got more school work done, which I am sure my parents were very happy about.

It does make me smile when I go in to check on Elle now after school or when I got up to take her a snack and she is wrapped in a beautiful patchwork blanket and listening to The Railway Children on her CD player.

Keri-Anne is a mother, blogger and creative photographer. She lives in Northamptonshire with her two young daughters, Elle and Mia, and her husband. They love adventures and will spend their spare time in the forest or meadows, picking flowers to press or making teepees. Keri-Anne’s passion is photography. She loves to capture the story of her children’s childhood and create the most amazing memories for them to look back on. Keri-Anne documents all of her family days over at www.gingerlillytea.com . She would love it if you wanted to come and say hello!

Keri-Anne

Keri-Anne is a mother, blogger and creative photographer. She lives in Northamptonshire with her two young daughters, Elle and Mia, and her husband. They love adventures and will spend their spare time in the forest or meadows, picking flowers to press or making teepees. Keri-Anne’s passion is photography. She loves to capture the story of her children’s childhood and create the most amazing memories for them to look back on. Keri-Anne documents all of her family days over at www.gingerlillytea.com . She would love it if you wanted to come and say hello!