Finally! Finally! Finally!
We moved in two months ago and I have been obsessing over what bed to get Ella pretty much ever since then. Here were my top picks that I was trying to narrow down.
Now without further ado, here it is!
I love love love this bed. I loved it as soon as I saw it but a couple things kept me from being absolutely sure. The color and the price. I wasn’t sure a rose gold bed was practical and I didn’t feel completely comfortable getting Ella an investment piece at such an early age. But when it went on major sale in July, it just seemed like the perfect time to finally get her out of her comically small toddler bed. And the rose gold works almost like a neutral; it’s timeless and she can have this forever. Win-win!
It came in two boxes, one containing the headboard and footboard, and the other had all the slats. It was pretty simple to put together; Ella actually helped me! So it would definitely be really easy for two adults to put together.
The mattress was another sale item we found on Wayfair and it’s been working great for Ella. It comes rolled up in a box and here’s a tip: take it to the bedroom out of the box but still rolled up. It’s much easier to carry this way. And it flattens out almost immediately after you unroll it so there’s no need to wait or let it air out. It’s maybe on the firmer side but still super comfortable.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know my hack for getting Pottery Barn Kids items for a good price and the duvet cover and shams combined were under $60! I wanted something whimsical and in soft colors and the swans were perfect. The peach sheets were sort of an unexpected pick for me (I do not decorate with orange!) but I loved the idea of tying in a Georgia theme. And they add in some warmth and an extra dose of whimsy!
I went heavy on the pink but I actually really love it– I’m feeling bolder in my design aesthetic suddenly and it doesn’t hurt that pink is Ella’s absolute favorite color.
The best part of all of this has been Ella’s involvement and her reaction to what I’ve picked out for her. She loves being in her room now and frequently talks about how much she loves her bed. So to do something so creatively fulfilling for myself that really makes my daughter happy is the best of both worlds and a curated life.