I think most little girls dream of being or becoming princesses, not necessarily because that’s their passion in life, but because marketers have figured out that the whole princess gig is expensive for parents. And it works well on their daughters.
I know. It’s crazy how that works, right?
I have been fighting off the plague of princess and pinks since my first daughter was in my womb, but now I’m starting to waver. Now, I’m giving the whole princess thing a shot.
One of the most fun and interesting ways to indulge in the whole “princess” theme, as I’ve learned through my rigorous training at Pinterest University, is in the bedroom. I’ve seen lots of “princess” rooms in my day, so I can say, without sounding like a know-it-all on all things princess, that most princess bedrooms follow a basic formula. That formula is soft colors, cleaner lines, ruffles, and interesting lighting. Here are some design elements I found that I hope will inspire you to think creatively when designing your little girl’s room.
This Shabby Chic Ruffled Duvet found at Target is perfect for a princess room. I love that it could continue to grow with a little girl and remain relevant when the whole princess thing dies. Oh, and at under $100, it won’t break your bank. What’s not to love?
I love the simple, yet sophisticated Birkeland Bed Frame and 3-drawer chest (not shown here) by Ikea. Available in Full, Queen, and King, this bed is versatile and affordable at less than $400. I love the structure of this bed and the higher head board.
I love Pottery Barn Kids for it’s very unique design ideas for little girl and boy bedrooms. This Pink Chenille Braided rug is a huge hit with me because it’s well constructed and fully reversible. Again, this is another piece that will look great elsewhere should your daughter ever tire of princesses and frilly things.
This Gingham Panel with Blackout Lineris also fromPottery Barn Kids. It comes in pink and white, but I like this green shade best as a pairing with the pink bedding and white furniture. I love that it blocks out light and doesn’t appear as heavy as most similar panels.
These are just a few ideas! I think what matters most when creating your princess’ dream pad is to do your homework, seek out inspiration from (often) unlikely places, and be open to unique color and fabric combinations. The ideas that I have above can serve as base template upon which you could (and should) add upon with accessories (i.e., wall decals, wall paper, wall art, etc.) to really princess-ify your little girl’s space.
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