Bedroom ideas for a young lady
Every mother experiences a time when her little shabby chick grows into a Shabby Chic Princess. It's a time when Barbie is quietly laid to rest and nail polish, lipstick and mascara start appearing on the shopping list.
Decorating a bedroom for a little lady can be a fun process; flowers and butterflies, and a room decorated in their favourite colours are usually the norm, but if your little lady wants something a little more sophisticated here are some ideas to inspire...
ABOVE and BELOW: The Design-A-Bed Shabby Princess bed in pure white finish is transformed with lilac, purple and white for a look that still has a very feminine touch without being too girly.
Horizontal stripes in light and dark shades of lilac make this otherwise small bedroom feel much larger than it is.
BELOW: This cottage bed design offers plenty of storage with its built in shelves in the headboard and at the base of the bed.
Painted in hues of green, blue, pink and yellow for a bedroom that is colourful without being overpowering.
BELOW: Modern designs incorporate plenty of storage for young ladies. Look for beds that offer underbed storage, either for pullout beds for sleepovers, or additional storage.
Furniture in girls bedrooms should be feminine and well built. Choose pieces that can be updated as your girls grows. Beds, dressers, and nightstands can often be painted to update her decor. Consider furniture that is both beautiful and functional.
BELOW: A modern take on the traditional day bed and perfect for a tween bedroom. The design of the day bed allows for plenty of seating during the day and easily becomes a bed for nightime.
Bedrooms, whether for a boy or girl, should be planned around colour. Paint colours, textures, fabrics, and personal detail all work together to make the space one she can proudly call her own.
The use of colour in a room can set the mood and create a relaxing space or a space that is vibrant. Colour therapy and Feng Shui emphasise that it is important to choose colour wisely when decorating a bedroom for a child.
BELOW: The original Shabby Princess bed, pretty in pink and a bold combination of red and teal to create a tween bedroom that has cottage furniture and modern colour. The red walls give an energetic feel to the room and immediately updates the space.
BELOW: Oh so pretty... Shades of white and pink are perfect against the blue walls and a hint of black transforms this bedroom into a truly modern retreat. Add a little fun with some beaded curtains.
Incorporate a selection of fabrics and textures into the room - young girls love being enveloped in fabrics that are soft, colourful and comfortable. The duvet or comforter should reflect the overall theme of the room or coordinate with the colour on the walls or the accessories.
Plush pillows, oversized floor cushions, bean bags and ottomans and window treatments are all ways to incorporate splashes of colour and detail into bedroom.
Colour is an important part of any bedroom and for a little girl it's essential to incorporate her favourite colours to create a room that reflects her personality and that she will enjoy. With that in mind, select another colour that complements that colour, as you see in the room above that incorporates pink and green. Match curtains, bedding and accessories to these colour choices.