Decorating a Baby Girl Room

Decorating a baby girl’s room does not necessarily have to be all about shades of pink and lacy, frilly things. Although these are options for a little girl’s nursery, there are an almost endless amount of ways that to decorate a baby girl room.

Choosing a theme is a popular option with many parents-to-be. Having a theme for your baby’s room means you coordinate everything from the bedding and window treatments to the crib mobile and the wall décor to all match your theme. Popular baby girl room theme ideas include princess, ladybug, butterfly, Hello Kitty, and garden themes.

If you don’t want a theme, choosing a color scheme to decorate your room around or a décor style is another option. Décor styles that are great in a baby nursery include shabby chic, vintage, and modern styles.

Some additional things you will want to consider while decorating a baby girl’s room is to not over do it with one color. For instance, if you choose pink as your main color be sure not to make everything in the room pink. Pink carpeting, pink walls, and pink bedding will be to much. A better option would be to break it up by painting pink and white striped walls or putting a chair rail or wall border around the room about three feet from the floor and painting the bottom section pink while leaving the top section white. A wall mural on one wall is also a great way to balance the room.

If you are using a theme when decorating your baby girl’s room, don’t feel limited to using only themed art work as wall décor. You could also decorate the walls by using ribbon to hanging wooden letters that spell out your daughters name or by creating a shadowbox full of baby keepsakes such as the hospital bracelet, a birth announcement, and a footprint.

When decorating your baby girl’s room also remember to think ahead to the future. Do you want to have to redo the room in a couple of years or would you like to keep the décor through your daughter’s toddler years? If you want the room to last several years, choose décor and furniture that will grow with your child. Baby furniture such as a crib and changing table that converts will save you the time and trouble of buying new furniture in a couple of years when your baby outgrows it.

The most important thing to consider when decorating your little girl’s room is to design a room that will be comfortable for not only your baby but for you to be in as well. Remember, you will be spending a lot of time in there too!

Girls Bedroom Themes – Inspire Your Girl

Decorating your girls’ room can be a load of fun as girls are generally very creative and they love playing house. So you can be assured that there will be tremendous involvement and you will thoroughly enjoy the process of redecorating as much as she does. Though you might think that girls’ bedroom themes are clichéd and just put in a load of stuff in pink and your job is job, it is a far cry from reality. The age old proverb that pink is for girls and blue is for boys doesn’t hold good anymore.

While redecorating the first thing you have to do is have a clear idea about your girls likes and dislikes. Does she admire any one particular color and loath some other? You also need to know about her hobbies and favorite celebrities as girls are all about accessorizing. You might do for the dual color touch by painting one wall in the room in one vibrant color and the rest three in an another different yet neutral color. Make sure that the colors do not clash and the whole effect is pleasing and soothing to the eye. Wallpaper could also be a good choice if you already have something in mind.

Curtains are a must. They give the room an airy feeling and also complete the look. Look for affordable fabrics and get them in a color that complements the room. Sheer gauzy curtains are also quite popular with girls and you might want to check them out. If getting the curtains done is proving to be really costly, then you could buy the fabric and sew them up yourself. Same goes for duvet covers. Add a lot of pillows and smaller throw pillows in different colors as girls love to cuddle up with these and they come really handy for pillow fights as well!

Keeping an eye out for those garage sales or end of Christmas sales is also a good idea. You might find the perfect little tables and other knickknacks that would make the room complete. Remember that girls love detailing and they take extra care to make sure their room has lots of small decorative items. Bare and functional is definitely not a girls’ bedroom theme. Pictures and paintings are also good options to fill up the walls and other ornaments like bells would also make your girl happy.

It is an adventure that you and your girl would love which proves that even mothers love to play house!

Girls Furniture – Which Canopy Bed is Right For You?

Buying furniture can be quite tricky — especially if you are buying it for a very important girl in your life. Let’s be honest, girls can be very picky when it comes to furniture. I can say that because I am a girl myself and I know how difficult it is to find girls furniture that fits my idea of what I want. As a mother of two little girls, I also know how they are filled with wonderment and of dreams of being a princess.

One of the easiest and fool-proof ways of making your little ones feel like the princess they really are is to purchase a canopy bed and get the feel of having theme furniture. But, which one is right for you, your little girl, and your family?

Canopy beds come in four variations:

  • Four Posts
  • Square-frame
  • Captain’s
  • Antique

Four post canopy beds are the most common choice when buying girls furniture. As the name suggests, four posts canopy beds have four posts in which a wooden (or wrought iron) frame is connected and provides the support. Four posts also provide the most versatility and longevity if chosen. The reason being, when your little girl grows up, she may feel tired of the “princess-feel” and want her room to look more mature. All you would need to do is disconnect the four posts and take down the canopy. In doing that, it will look like a regular bed adding more years to the time you may have the furniture.

Square-frames provide the most elegant look.. Again, as the name suggests, square-frame canopy beds have a square frame at the top of the four posts. The frame acts as the canopy you lay your chosen fabric from. Square-frames fit better with mature girls and adults due to the elegance. However, you can find ways to make it more playful by hanging decorations such as small pink lights or feathered garlands depending on your daughter’s age. If your husband (or wife) is away due to work or the military, you can hang pictures of them from the frame.

Captain’s canopy beds are perfect for smaller room and tight spaces. If you live in an apartment or just do not have enough room, this may be the solution for you. What differentiates a Captain’s bed from others is the built in drawers at the side of the bed. These drawers can fit anything from clothes to her favorite dolls and coloring books.

Antique canopy beds generally require the most maintenance and have elaborate carvings into dark-stained woods. You may be able to find a genuine antique but if you are mindful of the cost of owning one, it will be best to find an imitation. These beds will definitely give the feeling of belonging in the times of princesses and princes. They are regal and usually grandiose in size – not necessarily appropriate for pre-teenage girls and can have a “heavy” feeling in the wrong room.

As mothers, we are so mindful of girls furniture. What is best for her while not breaking the bank? How much room do I have? What will be best furniture to comfort her and make her feel secure? These are all questions we have run through our minds. However, it is no doubt that whichever one you choose – a canopy bed is right for any girl of any age.