With so many bedroom decorating ideas for girls, it’s not hard to feel overwhelmed when shopping around. The main thing to remember-know your girl! What is she into? Is it just a phase right now, or something that will be lasting?
All this depends on who you are decorating for. In this case, it was my daughter. At the time, she was age 10. She wasn’t actually a teen yet, but she wasn’t a “little” girl, either. She wasn’t into anything particular, such as Monster High, which did make it a bit more challenging. But, then again, I didn’t want to do something that was the latest fad because that changes so quickly.
How Things Change So Quickly
I have seen so many frustrated moms who have decorated their girls’ bedroom in a certain fad, only to find that 6 months later it was no longer “in style”. What is “in” today may not be “in” next year, next month, or even next week when it comes to girls.
Girls tend to change their minds on a dime, which can cause quite the problem when it comes to bedroom decorating for them. This week they may like what a friend likes, then the next week, not even be friends with the same girl, much-less like what they did last week.
So how do you know how to decorate your daughter’s bedroom?
Play It Safe
As I began to research of ideas for my daughter’s bedroom, I could feel the pressure mounting. There were so many ideas that I wasn’t sure where to start. But I did know that I wanted to be on the safe side with all aspects of the job. What do I mean by this?
I would suggest start with something that will last more than 1-6 weeks. Don’t try to pick something that is only the latest fashion in bedroom decorating, unless you want to be doing a makeover once or twice a year. I, personally, wanted to give my daughters’ bedroom a look that would change as she did. I wanted something that would last a few years at least.
The main focus, for me, was to decorate the room for my daughter with her taste in mind…..and potentially, what her taste in bedroom decor would be in the near future. This sounds like a pretty big task, but it wasn’t so bad after all.
The bedroom was already a good size, so I didn’t have to do any remodeling work. Everything was set up well for her and suited her needs. It has a large closet-a plus for any girl as she gets older. Her bedroom also has a built in desk for school work, which I loved. The problem was that the entire room was in wood paneling, except the closet, which was actually drywall. I had already taken up the old carpet, so the floor was bare concrete.
Pick the Colors
The first order of business was to pick the colors I wanted to use. After much consideration, I decided to go with gray walls with white trim. I had seen this in several rooms and thought it looked very nice. My daughter is not at all into pink or pastel colors, which helped me with my decision.
Be careful with gray colors!! Gray can actually be a tricky color to use. If you try to use too light of a color of gray, it may actually look blue. If you try to go too dark of a gray color, it can turn out looking brownish or actually a purple tint. Crazy, I know! I actually found this out the first time I painted the entire room, then stepped back to admire my work……only to see that it looked blue!! So back to the paint store I go to get a darker color gray that looked amazing. I used that color on the walls and trimmed everything in white. I stood back and was very satisfied with my work.
Now for the flooring. I wanted to finish the floor with something that would be eye-popping. I had been doing some research on different types of flooring and I loved the finished look of the garage flooring kits. The only problem was what colors I had to choose from, which was pretty limited. At the time, there was not much variety in the way of colors. I decided to go with a blue color that was pretty close to the gray color I had used on the walls and hope for the best.
As you can see in the image to the right, it turned out amazing!! I was so pleased as I admired how well it had turned out. I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. The prep work took a long time-3 days total-but it was well worth it in the end.
Adding Color That Pops
For the finishing touches I wanted to add a pop of color other than just gray or white. I decided to finish the job with a blueish-teal and some coral colors. On the walls, I found some decor with just the right colors. I also found some throw pillows that made the perfect accent for the white bedspread I had chosen with a throw blanket with just the right design and coloring.
The curtains I picked were white with the coral color-matching the design of the throw blanket on the bed. I even added a mosquito netting around the bed-just for show-that my daughter absolutely LOVED! For the night stands, I found two smaller tables that were all the wrong colors, but the design I wanted. What to do?? Spray paint works wonders for things that are just not the correct color, and it looks great! I picked up two lamps that were white with gray designs on the shades which matched perfectly. A rug on the floor by the bed and that was the wrap. Maybe….
Even though the floor actually took the longest of all things in this room, I wouldn’t change a thing-but I probably will. I will not change things because they do not look good, but I will change things to improve the look even more. I may do an accent wall, for example, with some wallpaper. Changing some accent colors to give it a different look maybe.
Even though you may be done, bedroom decorating ideas for girls change over time. As she grows, she may not like some decorations or colors that she once did. This is why it’s important to have your accent colors that can be changed out without changing everything in the room.
This will save a lot of time and money in the future. And who doesn’t love to save some money when they can, right? Happy decorating!
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