Monday, March 10, 2014

Raegan's Big Girl Room Planning

I can't believe I'm already thinking about Raegan's big girl room! It seems like I woke up one day and she was no longer my baby, but my little girl! 

Since baby #2 gets here at the end of summer, Alex and I will be busy getting Raegan's big girl room and baby #2's nursery all set up. Since we don't find out if baby #2 is a boy or girl until next month, I've been mostly gathering ideas and planning Raegan's room and I am having so much fun! 

A few things that we're planning/are must-haves for Raegan's big girl room:
  • A new bed (we'll be transitioning her over the summer! Yikes! Anyone have any tips?)
  • A chalkboard wall. She loves her chalkboard-top table and I just know she'll have fun getting creative on a wall. Plus I'm sure we'll have tons of fun teaching Raegan that the other walls are off-limits with chalk! ;)
  • Storage for small things like chalk, crayons, markers, etc. 
  • Floor pillows for her reading nook. 
  • She loves animals, so I'd love to incorporate animals into her room design. 
  • I will frame a card from my mom and dad at Raegan's baby shower. It has a giraffe, a pink hippo and other colorful animals on it, so it will be a fun pop of color, but also something sentimental. 
My vision for R's room is white walls and I'll bring in some pops of color through art, pillows (on the floor and on her bed), sheets, books and through some of the storage. I like the idea of neutral walls so that things will be easy to transition again once she gets older. 

Here are some rooms/ideas I'm loving and may incorporate into R's room:

I love the DIY animal tops to these mason jars. [Photo via Design Sponge]. I could definitely use these to store her chalk, crayons, markers and other goodies.

I'm not sure why, but I've been in love with incorporating flamingos into Raegan's room somehow. [Photo via Design Sponge] Not sure if I will do it through art or in another way. 

Raegan already loves her reading area so I'd love to add some floor pillows and a rug to make it super cozy. [Photo via Mommo Design]

I'm planning to do a small-scale chalk wall for Raegan. I think it will be a great space to practice her writing and numbers. {Photo via Mokkasin}

Since Alex is not a fan of florals, I would love to include floral prints into Raegan's room. I think it's totally possible to use florals in a fun kid-friendly way that doesn't look like grandma's outdated room! {Photo via 6th Street Design School, designer Kirsten Krason's house tour}

I'm also trying to anticipate how Raegan will use her room in the next few years. Right now, it's mostly for sleeping and diaper changes, and occasionally playing in there, especially as we get her bath ready. I'm sure we'll be tweaking as she gets older too, but if any of you mamas have any advice for things that are worthwhile/not worthwhile in a big kiddo's room, I'd love to hear it! 


  1. I've been planning my Reagan's big girl room too, I just posted about it last week! I love all the colorful animal touches. I think fun florals would look really good too!

    1. Thank you Lauren! I'm really hoping to find a fun floral to use, maybe even one my husband likes ;) Funny that we both have girls named Raegan/Reagan!


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