When we moved into our townhouse, we decided to put my daughter in the bedroom furthest away from the walls we shared with our neighbors. She was still waking up in the middle of the night screaming (we still blame night terrors) and we didn’t want to subject them directly to that noise. We thought we were doing the neighborly thing but quickly realized it wasn’t the best choice.
There were so many issues with the room we gave her. There were four windows so the room was quite cold. Because we live by the train station, you could hear every single noise. Every bus, every train and all the people who felt the need to have loud conversations at 1 am in the morning. It was also a bit smaller and made it difficult to find places for all of her things. So, on a whim we decided to switch her bedroom and while we were at it, do a complete bedroom makeover starting with some new little girls bedding.
Here’s the part where I embarrass myself and show you what my daughter’s room looked like before the switch. For good measure, I even took the picture without the sheets on her bed. The queen mattress was sitting on the floor, not even on the box springs and the curtains came with the house. We basically threw her furniture and toys in there…
We started off by getting moving her queen bed into the spare bedroom and getting her a twin bed. Of course that meant I had to buy her new bedding. After looking at Target, Home Goods and a variety of other places, I couldn’t find exactly what I wanted. I wanted a bedding set that could compliment the wall stickers I had picked out for her room and because her favorite colors were pink and blue, I knew I had to find something in those color families. Finding pink bedding proved to be more difficult than I had imagined. I didn’t want to break the bank yet I wanted something that was a little unique and not just a plain pink comforter. Luckily I found a great site called Beyond Bedding where I had so many options, the hard part was picking just one!
What I liked most about Beyond Bedding was they offered entire kids bedding sets. It can be frustrating to find the perfect comforter and then realize you have to purchase the bed skirt, pillow sham and curtains separately. I ended up getting the Song Bird 4-piece twin set by Sweet Jojo Designs. It didn’t come with the sheets but I already had a couple of sets for my daughter’s bed and since you really don’t see them anyway, I didn’t purchase them separately. My daughter loved the bedding set and the fact she has a “big blanket.” Overall, I was satisfied with the quality of the product. It was difficult for me to iron the bed skirt after washing it but if you have mad ironing skills (which I do not), then this shouldn’t be a problem for you. For the iron challenged, you may want to take this to the dry cleaner instead.
We used decorating my daughter’s room as a way to transition her (and me) to sleeping by herself. When we took her out her crib last March, I adopted co-sleeping with her. Partly because it was so hard to get her to sleep through the night because of the night terrors but also because she was growing up too darn fast and I wanted to be with her as much as possible. Now with her new room and pink girls bedding, she’s sleeping all by herself and through the night. Redecorating room had more benefits than just aesthetic, it helped Brecken (and me) learn to sleep on her own.
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