Whether your daughter likes pink and frilly or bright green and silly, you want to design a bedroom she’ll absolutely adore. But you also want to design one that remains functional and fashionable when she eventually outgrows her frilly pink or silly bright green stage. That’s why we here at The RoomPlace put together this step-by-step guide to help you design the ultimate girl’s bedroom that meets both parent and daughter approval.
Choose the Colors or Theme
Even though pink may immediately come to mind for a girl’s bedroom, it’s certainly not the only color in the world. Ask your daughter what colors she likes, then use her choice as a springboard for selecting a color palette for the room. Bring her paint samples you’ve pre-approved to help you choose the wall colors, along with any materials or patterns you’ve selected for the curtains, bedspread or other furnishings.
Working with an entire color palette makes it easier to change out specific variations of the color that may no longer appeal to her. Like last week’s favorite color of bright green that suddenly switched to dark purple. Also remember that repainting the walls can be done rather inexpensively and quickly, but changing the custom curtains, linens and other elements can be more costly.
If you want to go beyond the world of color for your foundation, you can brainstorm with your daughter to create an overall theme for the room. Use her ideas as the basis of an aesthetic. If she wants a princess room, opt for a shabby chic style. If she begs for a crazy animal theme, fashion the room in a Bohemian style with plenty of playful animal folk art.
Select the Right Bed
Moving from a crib to a bigger bed has several options, with your choice based on how comfy your daughter is making the transition. For those who want to make a slow and secure transition, a girl’s toddler bed is a wise choice. Toddler beds are smaller than twin beds, and they have side rails you can use to provide a sense of safety.
If your daughter is ready for a twin bed, you can opt for a traditional twin bed, a platform bed with storage, girl bunk beds, or a twin bed that comes as part of a bedroom set. A twin bed is large enough to last your daughter through her teenage years, so select a style she’s not likely to quickly outgrow.
Invest in Quality Furniture
Whether it’s the bed, the dresser or the storage cabinet, quality bedroom furniture will be worth your investment. Choose a timeless style that can adapt to your daughter’s changing preferences over the years without the need to purchase a whole new set of furniture. You and your daughter have many options when it comes to bedroom sets for girls that can withstand the test of time.
Storage space is also important, and you want both open and closed storage spaces to keep things tidy. Open storage spaces, like bookshelves, are ideal for items she uses on a daily basis. Closed storage areas, like dressers and cabinets, work well for clothes, shoes and jackets.
If you just can’t help but add a bit of whimsy, you can still do so. Just not for the staple items. Pick an adorable chair, play table set, girl’s vanity or other smaller items you can painlessly swap out when the time is right.
Create a Cozy Bedside Space
Bedtime rituals can go a long way toward helping your daughter get a good night’s sleep, and you want to make sure she has everything she needs for it. Select a quality nightstand with storage drawers or shelves where she can store her favorite bedtime book. Add a darling lamp with an easily accessible switch she can turn on and off as needed. Keep a decorative canister or jar on the nightstand for hair ties, jewelry and other small items that may otherwise end up in the bed.
Pull it All Together
Once the foundation and necessities are taken care of, it’s time for the finishing touches. This means taking care of all the remaining details that transform your girl’s bedroom into the ultimate bedroom. An area rug provides comfort, coziness and a dash of color. Wall decorations can run the gamut from her own original art to posters or pictures of her favorite animals.
Window treatments are important to keep out light, add privacy and add a unified look to the room. Blinds, shutters and curtains are all options to consider.
Now that you have a firm foundation, important details and the basic framework for designing the ultimate girl’s bedroom, all you have left to do is shop. Check out the selection of girl’s bedroom furniture and furnishings at The RoomPlace to get started now.