Girls Bedroom Themes
By Sherrie Le Masurier
So you want to create or make over a girl’s bedroom. Decorating a girl’s bedroom can be a fun and exciting project but sometimes coming up with a fun bedroom theme that reflects both your child’s interests and personality can be a challenge.
The problem often is trying to create a space that is fun and functional but also calm and relaxing and one that provides her with a safe haven and place to call her own when he just wants to take it easy. When it comes to girl’s bedroom themes, if you can envision it - you can pretty well make it happen
First things first, before sharing some popular themes for girls, I want you think not only about today and what your child’s current interests are but how frequently you’re willing to makeover her bedroom. While I believe it is important to create a girl’s bedroom that your child is excited about, I feel it’s equally important to decide on a girl’s bedroom theme with lasting appeal. Making over a child’s bedroom once every three to five years is one thing but having to do a complete girl’s bedroom makeover every year is a bit much in my books.
Classic girl’s bedroom themes like colors, flowers, tropical beach or butterflies should stand the test of time and carry your child through a few years before it will be outgrown and become tiresome.
Following are some themes for girls that may provide inspiration for your own girl’s bedroom project. Most of these ideas can be easily and economically updated as your child grows.
Selecting a color for a girl’s bedroom theme is a good idea if she has a favorite color. Purple and pink are two popular color options but so are color combinations like chocolate and aqua, tangerine and lime, pink and black, pink and teal etc.
With a color themed girl’s bedroom just about anything goes, you can paint the walls in her favorite color or in one of her favorite colors and then incorporate a secondary color using a border or wall stickers (e.g. wall dots). A secondary color or shade can also be easily incorporated in window treatments, bedding, pillows, storage containers and other accessories.
You could also opt to create an accent wall in one color – either wallpapered or painted with the remaining three walls in another color. The accent wall could feature shelving and/or wall art with elements of a secondary color to bring the look of the room together.
When it comes to a girl’s bedroom with a flower you can go the pastel pinks, yellows and greens route or create a retro 60s and 70’s look with lime green, watermelon pink, sun yellow, electric blue, royal public and bright orange. Incorporate artificial flowers into your room decor by gluing some on throw pillows or curtains. Also consider plaid and floral patterns as they work well together as long as they’re in the same color family.
Serve up a bedroom of fun with a tropical beach/surfing theme. Rattan, wicker and bamboo as well as white furniture create a nice foundation for a beach theme bedroom. Paint walls a nice sand shade and add a mural or some decorative wall stickers on one wall. Artificial palm trees or ones drawn on the wall make another nice accent.
You may even want to cut a surfboard shape out of plywood to use as a headboard or as the focal point on an accent wall. Paint the surfboard so it coordinates with the other colors in the room.
Decorate mirrors, photo and bulletin board frames by gluing on artificial hibiscus flowers or seashells. Use a grass skirt to create a fun window valance or throw a colorful beach towel over a rod lengthwise.
When it comes to feminine room ideas, you can’t go wrong with a butterfly bedroom theme.A butterfly garden mural or a series of colorful butterfly wall stickers are a great place to start. Accessories for this girls bedroom idea include pink and yellow bedding with or without a butterfly motif along with hand painted furniture designs e.g. on drawer fronts, the headboard of the bed, on photo frames, on chair backs etc.
Thee dimensional butterflies can also decorate your child’s walls or hang from the ceiling by fishing line. Butterfly hair clips can be used to create a border around the base of a plain lampshade or used to dress up a solid colored curtain.
The appeal of fairies is universal and popular with girls of all ages. Tinkerbell bedding and accessories in particular, rank high with toddlers’ right up to tweens. Provide the right accessories and let your little girl’s imagination soar. Hang transparent wings, a sparkling wand, and imaginary bag of pixie dust from a peg rack. Try to incorporate as many decor items as possible that sparkle and create a sense of magic like decorative mirrors and glittery photo frames.
Give you little angel, the girl’s bedroom of her dreams by using angel wallpaper on an accent wall, and/or border and mural stickers around the room. Think faux painted skies and clouds on the ceiling and a canopy beds with a fluffy duvet and throw pillows. Whites, pinks, blues and lavenders work well in an angel bedroom.
If just mentioning the ‘fairy tale’ brings to mind fond memories of your own childhood you may want to create a beautiful backdrop for your daughter to envision - castles, knights on white horses, unicorns, and all the magic that goes with it. Adding in a little glitter here and there is a nice touch. A don’t forget to include a tiara and a magic wand!
Use sheer fabrics and fanciful details to create a girl’s bedroom for your little princess that will be the envy of all her friends. Faux paint castle walls or accent the room with a fairy tale themed mural. Wall stickers or a wall border would also work well if you don’t want a more permanent wall treatment. Consider a canopy bed or stenciling a trailing vine of ivy or flowers along the head and foot boards of your child’s bed.
A great starting point for a girl’s bedroom theme is to consider what television, movie, or storybook character appeals most to your child. If she’s a huge Barbie or Dora the Explorer fan consider using her interest as the starting point for theme room.Just don’t get carried way, as interest in such characters are typically short-lived. In which case, basic walls colors (ones that would work with many themes), easy peel wall stickers, and few relatively inexpensive theme decor items may be the way go.
If your child loves to throw tea parties then you’ve got a wonderful idea for a girl’s bedroom theme. Start with a few pretty hats displayed on peg hooks and no time, you’ve got the makings of a memorable girl’s bedroom. Your daughter’s arrangement of toy pals around a table displaying her cherished tea set is part of the decor. Add in a nice theme border, some wall stickers and a few tea party related accessories like decorative tea cup drawer knobs and hooks, and the room is complete.
If you have a young sports fan on your hands, you’ve also got a great girl’s bedroom theme idea. Whether your daughter is interested in horseback riding, ballet, gymnastics, skating or in any variety of team sports like soccer or baseball, then you’re off to a great start. Support the theme and your child by adding extra shelving to display awards, game photos, and medals.
The kid’s room decor market has grown so much over the last few years that you can find just anything you’re looking from sports mural and sticker ideas to wall borders and wall art. Not much to mention, you’re bound find a vast array of coordinating bedding and accessories like lamps and throw pillows as well as window valances and area rugs.
A shabby chic theme is a great idea for a girl’s bedroom that houses a lot of previously enjoyed furniture. White painted furniture is the foundation of a comfortable and cozy shabby chic bedroom. Consider light colors like pastel pink, sky blue, mellow yellow and pale green. Pair up your paint colors with vintage florals, ginghams or stripes.
Lakeside Cottage/Beach House
Using white painted furniture as your foundation you can create a cottage styled girl’s bedroom using bold colors like ocean blue or coral pink and blend them with a nice array of cozy accessories like bright floral and stripe throw pillows, wall quotes, decorative mirrors and photo frames. Add in seashells, starfish, lighthouses, and a fishing net as part of the room decor.
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