Monday, July 15, 2013

Creating the perfect 'princess bedroom' - top tips

As any fans of the classic children's book will know, every girl is a princess. Modern girls might be thinking more along the lines of Disney's Cinderella than Frances Hodgson Burnett's Little Princess Sara Crewe, but the message definitely still holds true. If your miniature monarch requires a suitable sanctuary, follow these top tips for creating the perfect princess bedroom. 

When buying your kids bedroom furniture there are many different types of childrens beds, the big challenge is striking a balance between practicality and imagination. To create a fairy-tale castle in your home without spending a fortune, a little imagination is required, and the best person for that is none other than the princess herself. Have a long talk with your little girl about the kind of room she imagines, with absolutely nothing off the table. Once you know what she's dreaming of, you can start bringing it back to reality with a bit of clever shopping and a lot of invention. 

For the classic 'princess in a castle' theme, start with basics like a beautiful white chest of drawers. Drape sheer tulle curtains from the ceiling above the bed to create illusion of a four poster, and pin up fairy lights to give the room a twinkling, magical feel. Stencil butterflies onto the walls, or invest in some wall stickers of tall trees to evoke Sleeping Beauty trapped in the enchanted forest. You can build a window seat by attaching cushions to the top of a wooden chest: the perfect perch to sit and read a book, or gaze dramatically out of the window.

If your princess is less of a damsel in distress and more an action hero in her own right, take inspiration from Disney's Brave with a deep purple and turquoise colour scheme. Princess Merida is an archer and an expert horse-rider, and a rough and tumble princess needs a room to match. You can spray paint bed posts a metallic gold for a touch of mediaeval glamour, and go for dark wooden furniture for a traditional Scottish look. Here again you can create a four-poster bed with sheer curtains, but remember to leave plenty of floor space for practising rolls, swordplay and planning adventures. 

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jheylo said...

How I wish my kids have their own bedroom that way they can personalized it by their own favorite theme.

working mama said...

for my little man's bedroom I'll design it with his fave ever lightning Mc queen

Chubskulit Rose said...

My daughter would probably love the Brave theme.

April M. said...

i am planning to redo my kids' bedroom in the future. thanks for the tips.

Ane said...

I would have loved to have a Princess themed room when I was younger, too bad it wasn't the trend then! :P Snow White or Sleeping Beauty themes would have been so awesome for me! :P

Emzkie said...

great tips for parents who want to have a princess theme room for their daughters. as for me who has two boys, i dont have to worry about it. hehe, but i would surely love to fix their room one day.

Kaye Figuracion said...

Having a princess themed bedroom is what I wanted for my daughter but since she doesn't have a room of her own now, this dream is put on hold. I hope someday she'll have a royal themed bedroom.

melandria romero said...

a fairy or princess bedroom would be a delightful sight for my little peachy too, i wish we had a space for that

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