Maxi’s New Rug

We snapped these photos during the holiday season and now we’ve got what looks like a Frozen CITY in the corner of Maxi’s room, but I wanted to share a little addition we’ve added to the space. We added a rug from Milagro Collective for some color! I ordered this rug back in the summer and it is made to order, so it came around the holidays. Her room is such a large footprint that I felt we needed something punchy and cheerful!

It combines my love of blush, chartreuse, lavender, and coral and ties all her colorful toys together. It feels like the frosting on the cake to her room. 😉

A few other additions we’ve incorporated: her Urban Garden prints and her Frontgate chair. She had been requesting a purple chair for quite some time, and this one is perfect for her little reading nook. It’s her room, but a gift to myself. 😉 I can easily nurse in it while she plays Barbies. If your toddler is getting rid of their glider and you are torn between adding another chair or a nightstand, let me try and twist your arm to add a chair. It’s secretly all for you, mama! You will enjoy it every second you are in there! ha.

Another thing to touch on: the daybed! This is a HOT topic in DMs. People want to know if we like it/if it is a pain to make/why we went with a daybed.

I had a daybed until middle school?! Maybe going into my Freshman year? I can’t remember, but I was on the cusp of being a teenager when we switched. Then I got my mom’s brass twin bed, which one of my kids will eventually use. I never had a Full or Queen bed until I graduated college and we JUST now got a King bed when we moved into this home. So Maxi having a twin daybed has been really normal to me. I can nap in it with her and it’s been no issue. I got her a daybed simply because that’s what I had, so that’s what made the most sense to me. Plus, I was nervous with her being my first…it was one less side to roll off of.

Is it more of a pain to make? I think it’s a bit more of a pain to put sheets on, but full disclosure, my husband is TYPE A when it comes to putting sheets on a bed and has done it since I was pregnant with H. But it really isn’t an issue for washing her sheets once a week. It probably takes 3 extra minutes than it would if she had a traditional bed. When it comes to making the bed daily, it maybe takes 1 or 2 extra minutes to tuck the duvet in the back. For us, the extra time is worth the room she has to play. Will she eventually get a regular bed? For sure! When she’s older and wants one, that will be fine by me. But her daybed reminds me so much of my daybed as a child, and so we love it. I’m not sure if I have persuaded you one way or the other on the daybed decision, but I haven’t ever regretted it!

I’d love to know your favorite things for your little one’s bedrooms! Thank you so much for reading!

P.S. Here is her old room tour with furniture linked and for paint color, it is Clare Paint in the shade “Wing It.” 

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  1. Annaliese wrote:

    Her new rug is beautiful!! I would totally have one like that in my room. 🙂

    xoxo A

    Published 12 Jan 21Reply
  2. cristin biundo wrote:

    Hi Katie, your daughter’s room is just adorable!! Can you share where you got her baskets with the lining inside? I need a basket for carrying laundry upstairs but haven’t had luck finding BIG baskets with lining inside. I want something attractive on top of my washer machine not just a plastic container. Haha!! Have a lovely day. ?

    Published 12 Jan 21Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Cristin!

      Of course!! I got them from Ballard Designs- we lOVE them!! xx, Katey

      Published 01 Mar 21Reply
  3. I love the new rug – it’s super cute and matches Maxi’s room so well! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Published 12 Jan 21Reply
  4. L wrote:

    Do you use a duvet insert on her bed? If so, do you have a waterproof protector or something to protect the duvet insert? Want to do a duvet in my daughter’s room.

    Published 12 Mar 21Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Linda! I just use a regular duvet insert, she hasn’t had an accident so it hasn’t been an issue! ??

      Published 12 Mar 21Reply
  5. Kasie Miller wrote:

    I know this is months late so not sure if you’ll see it—but can you tell me where you purchased the frames for the prints beside the daybed?? Many thanks!

    Published 29 Aug 21Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi! I got them framed at Fort Worth Fast Frame! I hope that helps. 🙂 xx, Katey

      Published 30 Aug 21Reply