Decorating a Girls Room Using a Bed Canopy

Imagine opening the door to your little girl’s bedroom to reveal a beautiful, mystical world. Come with me on a journey to create a space that will look like like you’ve just walked into a story book picture.

In the world of decorating a little girls’ bedroom we all want ‘pretty and feminine’. The optimal color that most choose, of course, is pink. And why not? It has worked for centuries. But the new hot colors for the little girl of today is the combination of pink and brown.

The latest and greatest for the little girl room is a sheer crib or bed canopy. Not only is it the center of attention for the room but it adds an enchanting feel for your little sleeping beauty. Decorate around it with a theme such as disney’s sleeping beauty or a ballerina or butterfly theme. Also have a balance of wall hangings such as ballerina slippers. Butterfly and flower decals or Disney pictures.

Another wonderful addition are shelves. Don’t count out this possibility too quickly. Think about the color you can bring into the room with something as simple as a couple of shelves. Not only can the color of the shelves enhance your design but the things you put on them will also have a big impact on the theme you have chosen as well as giving you a place for those much needed items.

Either way, using a canopy for a bed or crib can be the focal point for your chosen theme and best of all, can be acquired inexpensively. Check out a ‘bed canopy with glow-in-the-dark butterflies’. You’ll be surprised at how little you need to spend to recreate your child’s entire space by starting with an idea as small as a bed canopy and then watch your ideas grow from there!

Room Decor That Grows With Your Child

How often have you asked yourself this question…how should I decorate my child’s room so that I don’t have to repaint every few years as they grow older? You’re not alone. Many parents ask themselves this every single day. They want their child’s room to have a unique decor without having to revamp the entire room all the time. The biggest transitions are always going from baby to toddler to teen. All 3 stages normally require a drastic room decor change.

Well to help you out a little bit we have gathered some helpful ideas for decorating:

1. Choose a semi-neutral paint color. It doesn’t have to be plain white or beige but possibly a dusty blue for a boys room instead of a bright primary blue. Or for girls, choose a soft yellow shade instead of flamingo pink. A softer more neutral shade allows for easy redecorating later on.

2. Buy some nice pictures frames that coordinate with the trim work in your child’s room and use them to display their own art work or awards certificates. As baby’s you choose to display pictures or special items. For toddlers you could put some finger painting projects in the frames. For teens, either pictures of their friends or special awards.

3. Change the duvet cover or bedspread. From toddler to teen, buying an inexpensive bedding set can dramatically change the look of the entire room. Simply just stick to coordinating colors that compliment your original paint color.

4. Paint or stain the furniture. This takes a little bit of time but is usually quite inexpensive. Typically you find white or wooden furniture in a baby nursery. Often that remains the same through the toddler and young child stages. But when your child turns into a teen, have them help you paint that white furniture with a darker, complimentary colored paint. Navy Blue and Chocolate Browns are always bold colors which look very rich.

5. Avoid character themes. Although your child seems to be very interested in a specific cartoon or character, it shall pass. They will grow older and favor something else. It always happens! Rather than invest a lot of money into a complete character bedding set, wallpaper, etc. try adding a toss cushion or area rug that displays their current favorite theme.

6. Stick to stripes, solids, and other geometric patterns. These never go out of style and your child can grow with them. Remember to mix and match. Everything doesn’t all have to be the same.

The above are just a few simple suggestions. Always remember, our beautiful children grow up! Rather than investing a ton of money into constantly redecorating their rooms, make small simple changes. Use the money you save on sharing experiences and making memories.

Bring the Magic Kingdom Home to Her With Disney Princess Room Decor

There’s no shortage of Disney Princesses to inspire a little girl’s custom theme bedroom. Here is a rundown of just some of Disney’s most popular princesses and related elements of their magic kingdoms to help you design girls room decor that will delight the little princess who lives in your castle:

Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs:

A Snow White themed Disney princess room might have a foresty decor – with trees and floral meadows under a bright and yellow sunny sky, happy and friendly forest creatures like deer and bunnies dancing around, and let’s not forget the seven lovable dwarfs. And don’t forget the magic mirror on the wall to make sure she always knows that she’s the fairest of them all.

Ariel from The Little Mermaid:

A Princess Ariel themed girls room decor would have an undersea design – with watery shades of blue punctuated by bubbles, and colorful coral. Ariel’s oceanic friends – fish, crabs, and seahorses (among others) – can accent the room and flesh out the fantasy even further, either as a wall mural or wall hanging, area rug, or throw pillow. Speaking of throw pillows, seashells and clamshells would also make terrific throw pillow designs, as they would lampshades for a floor lamp or table lamp. You can even consider including a real live aquarium in the room so your little Ariel can share her love, and her kingdom, with her own vibrant sea life.

Cinderella from Cinderella:

A Cinderella themed Disney princess room decor would have your little girl feeling like the belle of the ball. Design the room like a ballroom, with an imitation parquet floor below her dancing feet and a fancy faux-chandelier casting sparkling light down upon her tiara. Flowing fabrics, reflective surfaces, and glittering accents all add to the aura of majesty and transformation redolent of this delightful fairy tale. Accents can include a glass slipper – perhaps as a lamp or a wall hanging – and a pumpkin coach – either as a beanbag chair, a papysan or other elaborate seating, as a unique wardrobe design, or even as the design for her custom bed at the room’s centerpiece.

Princess Jasmine from Aladdin:

With a Princess Jasmine themed room design, you can give your little girl “a whole new world” to live in and make all her nights Arabian nights. Her walls or floor coverings could have the yellow and tan colors of rolling sand dunes, while you speckle the room with unique childrens furniture in the bright and vivid colors of a bustling marketplace. Just don’t forget a magic lamp for her own private genie to live inside, and a magic carpet beneath her for her take a soaring ride through a dream-filled landscape any time she desires.

Pocahontas from Pocahontas:

A Pocahontas themed girls room decor would have a Native American flavor. Drawing inspiration from the old American southwest, you can use Native American rugs on the floor and on the walls as well. An eagle or hawk can fly overhead in the form of a mobile or a model or a wall hanging. Terra cottas, tans, browns and reds can mingle with a green landscape. A waterfall into a rolling river might make a great mural on one wall, while a tall stuffed toy horse stands in the opposite corner. Feathers, arrowheads, and petroglyphs all make excellent accents for this style of kids bedroom decor.

At the centerpiece of all of these rooms, whether your little girl prefers Snow White, Princess Ariel, Cinderella, Princess Jasmine, Pocahontas, or any of the other many inspiring princesses from Disney’s fairy tales will be, of course, a custom girls bed to complete the fantasy made real. With such a custom theme bed as the hallmark of your little girl’s Disney Princess room, she’ll feel like royalty in her own magic kingdom awake and asleep, all day and all night.