Decorating Your Girl’s Room – A Team Project

Decorating a girl’s room requires careful planning and thought in order to make it a success. It is the place she will spend much of her time and should be her place of refuge. The first thing you should do is listen any suggestions your daughter may have and discuss all of the options with her. It is important that she feels like she is driving this decorating project.

Start with the most simple of tasks to get her excited that the project is getting underway. Take a pen, paper and ruler in the room and sketch out the dimensions (length and width). The next thing you should do is discuss the items that are currently in the room. What will you be keeping, what will be thrown away and what will be donated. Set aside the time to get the room in order and removing the items that are not going to remain. Once this step is finished, you are ready to start planning for what will be added.

The biggest topic will be the bed. Are you going to keep the existing bed or purchase a new one? If the old bed will be used, consider what kind of bedding you will purchase. This will help you set the theme for the room and help the rest of the decisions go much more smoothly. If you are purchasing a new bed, discuss what type of bed your child wants. Does she want a loft bed to give the room more space, a sleigh bed, etc.

Once you have selected the bed and / or bedding, you can begin to discuss the rest of the room. What furniture will be added, curtains, paint, etc. Use this time as a bonding period between you and your child. If you pull this off right, she will feel like you are respecting her decisions and you are working together instead of her following orders.

Choosing a Carpet For Kids’ Rooms

The choice of carpets on the market today is so great that you will easily find the kind of carpet that will perfectly fit your child’s room, making it cheerful and pleasant, and at the same time match the theme of the of the room. Carpets for children’s rooms are usually somewhat smaller and not so expensive, so you can give your child’s room that special touch at an affordable price.

Themed Carpet Patterns

You can easily find themed carpets for children’s rooms that will fit perfectly into a safari, pony or Barbie room theme. But not only that, today’s carpets are made in movie themes, educational themed rugs, and many other themes. Also the shape of the rug doesn’t have to be rectangular; rugs can be shaped like flowers, animals, vehicles…anything you can think of to kindle a child’s imagination.

Carpets for Girls Rooms

You can choose a carpet with castles and rainbows to create the atmosphere of a fairytale in the room. If your girl likes horses, a horse and pony themed carpet will emphasize that love. If you decide on a carpet without a picture, you can choose one that is bordered with flowers or dragonflies to emphasize that the room belongs to a little girl.

Carpets for Boys Rooms

There are kids’ rugs in almost all the popular themes, so the room of your boy can be vivified by a sport themed one or dinosaur themed one that will fit in the rest of the room decoration. If the bedding in the room is themed, try to match it with a proper carpet, otherwise let the carpet create the theme for the room that will delight your child.

My Favorite Things – A Guide to Decorating Girls Rooms

Sugar and spice………..and everything nice. Girls know what they like and what they don’t like. When decorating a girl’s room, the collaboration between girls and their parents should balance the wants and the needs.

Girls are particularly fussy about their rooms. Color is of the utmost importance. Girls understand at an early age that color affects their feelings. Girls are also more prone to hosting sleepovers so it is important that their room is a positive reflection to other girls. Light hues in pink, purple and green are especially popular with girls. The trend this year is to add white to the classic colors. The themes for girl rooms tend to be more romanticized and more connected to nature.

A popular look draws inspiration from the ocean. Walls are painted watery blues to mimic the ocean, neutral or sand-colored flooring with clouds on the ceiling. Accessories such as seashells, bottles of sand, paintings, etc are abundant. A terrific addition would be an alarm clock that wakes her up to the sounds of the waves crashing onto shore or the sound of seagulls.

The next two themes are based on the night sky. The first theme is starlight. There are so many fabrics, wallpapers and bed linens with star patterns. A star quilt will compliment the décor.

The second theme is moonlight softly glowing in the night sky. This can be duplicated in a girl’s room by painting the ceiling midnight blue. Add a painted moon and stars. A moon and star quilt and window treatment along with a moon cutout headboard will complete the focus.

Flower power is always a popular theme for girls. The love affair of flowers starts when they are very young. Most girl drawings are of flowers. Girls love the bright and bold colors of colors: orange, sun yellow, lime green and watermelon pinks. They are many flower designs from the simple to the elaborate. Some of the accessories for the flower theme would be the flowery fabrics for valances, window seat pillows and comforters or quilts. Flowers can be painted on the walls or color photographs of flowers can be framed and hung. A complimentary theme is butterflies and bees.

Another favorite theme for girls and for parents is the cottage theme. For this décor theme, you can use a lot of second-hand furniture. Also the cottage theme is very easy because white is the main color with accents of pink, sky blue and pale green. Furniture such as dressers and tables are painted. Fabric choices include florals, stripes and ginghams.

Area rugs are an important accessory in a girl’s room. An ocean-theme room could have a muted blue or light green area rug or one detailed with a seashell. An area rug with stars, whether small stars, large stars, or a combination would work well in either the starlight or moonlight-themed room. Flowers, butterflies or pretty pastel area rugs would complement a cottage theme or a flower theme.

Allow girls to be part of decorating their bedroom. From the theme selection to purchasing the bed linens and accessories, girls should be involved in this process. You never know, your daughter could grow up to be the next Martha Stewart!