Decorate a little girls bedroom
Not every girl wants to be surrounded by princesses and fairies, but all girls love a sense of majestic opulence and glamour. Plush soft furnishings and textured fabrics combined with sparkly lights and lots of reflective surfaces give a fairytale feel without being kitsch.
This type of look can take a variety of colour schemes and is not restricted to candy floss pinks. You can use rich purples, oranges and raspberry tones, a palette of pastel shades or keep it classic with plain whites combined with floral fabrics.
There are so many exciting ways to decorate walls and with a girl’s bedroom you have the freedom to let your imagination go wild.
How decorative the walls should be will depend on how much detail you have elsewhere in the room. Obviously if you have used patterned fabrics for the curtains and bed linens you may want to keep the walls plain or perhaps use monochrome wall stickers or stencils. Something like a swarm of butterflies or a flock of birds can look very effective and you can also buy mirrors cut in these shapes if you want to use the motif elsewhere in the room.
Letter stickers are great for personalising the space with the child’s name or a line from their favourite poem or song and you can even get blackboard stickers that can be drawn on with chalk so there is no excuse for scribbling on the paintwork. A feature wall with a stylish floral wallpaper, polka dots or striped design is a modern way of using pattern without it becoming too chintzy and works well for an older girl’s bedroom.
A four-poster bed is a fairytale dream for most little girls and as they get older it remains a novelty. Drape the bed with coloured chiffon or muslin curtains to create a secret hideaway. If you can’t find the right colour, muslin takes fabric dye very well so you can get the perfect shade.
If you don’t have space for a four-poster or you already have a perfectly good standard bed you can create a similar look by hanging a mosquito curtain over the middle of the bed so that the drapes fall all around.
A platform bed leaves plenty of room to fit storage space underneath or if there is limited space and you need to fit a desk in as well, go for a loft style bed with a built-in work space. You can hang beaded curtains around it to a separate study area.
Create a comfy zone for reading and quiet time with a child’s armchair, beanbags and cushions of different shapes and sizes. Use a mixture of clashing patterns in complementary colours for the cushions to create a casual, patchwork look. A thick pile rug is a good addition too, as it is more comfortable than carpet when children are playing on the ground with dolls or board games.
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