When my husband and I had our first baby nearly 7 years ago we decided to be surprised when it came time to finding out the gender. We ended up having our first boy who was closely followed by our daughter who was followed by another little boy. I was always glad we went with a gender neutral theme and would reccomend doing that even if you do know the gender of your first as you never can tell the gender of the next baby... or the next. We had this sweet Pottery Barn lambie theme and it was just so sweet that all three shared the same nursery.
However, since our third was a boy for about 3 years our older two shared yet another gender neutral room this time courtesy of Ikea. I still in 5 years of having a little girl had never gotton to do a girls room. So, it was with much tears but also anticipation that we transformed the nursery into a girl's room. Oh, I'm sorry, a BIG girl's room.
My daughter seems at times like a mini teenager and then a minute later like my sweet little baby and then again 5. She is unique, spunky, sweet, sassy, snuggly, and the only girl in the middle of two boys. I wanted to pick something that reflected her, celebrated her uniqueness, and wasn't too brassy of a theme that it wouldn't pay some sort of homage to an older house.
I got the quilt and bedding at T.J. maxx and her bed online at Wal-mart. This bed is adorable, but if your daughter thinks she is a ballerina-gymnast, she will be swinging from the bars. The adorable little end cabinet is from Ikea and was actually from their bathroom line, but I loved the door and inside the top is an adorable little mirror with some secret storage. her dresser was from a local Thrift store and I painted it and then bought the hardware at Lowe's. The curtain rod is also from lowe's, but was on clearance. We "made" the shelf-- it was a pinterest inspired project mixed with over zealous insanity. Just buy a shelf at Michaels and the effect will be the same. Her little wicker chair is from Ikea too and makes a compfy nook for reading. If you look on the light there is a little clay bird which is a gift from a Highschool friend, Katie. The DREAM decal is from UpperCase Living and I got it in plum.
She loves her room and thats the most important thing. I love her having her own girl space, although I have found her brothers in there using her bed to read or jump on and they all settle on the rug to play games and read more books.
So, there you have it. A labor of crazy love for our crazy girl :)