Maybe its time to move past the vinyl cartoon characters that have adorned the walls for so long or the pink bedding and drapes are past their prime.
Perhaps, your little girl wants more storage space for the things she loves in her bedroom. No matter the reason for the makeover, decorating your girl’s bedroom should be fun, for everyone. Here are a few ideas to follow to make sure you’re both having fun.
1) Ask her what she wants
Let’s face it, her style will evolve over the years. What she may have loved before may be old news by the time a makeover is due, so don’t assume you know what she likes.
Before you start filling your basket or break out your glue gun for all of those DIY projects you’ve been pinning, first things first. Talk to see what she wants her room to look like.
Go through pictures and have her pick out colors, decor, and even textures (think hot pink fur throw pillows) that she’d love.
2) Keep the stuff she loves
Once you have a firm grasp of her style, you’re ready for the next step. Go through the current decor to find any pieces that she absolutely can’t part with.
You’ll want to make sure you work them into the new design and honor how special they are to her.
3) Start with a neutral foundation
Trends and taste will change so give yourself the flexibility to change accessories. Start with a foundation that can work with any color scheme you choose.
A neon green bed may be fun at the moment, but it can be a real hurdle if somewhere down the line she suddenly loves everything red. Choose a bed and furniture that can go with any color scheme you choose.
4) Choose wall art that reflects her interests
After the furniture is placed, start choosing wall decor on the things she’s pointed out without going full-on theme park. For example, maybe she’s really into skating.
Make sure you have a special place to hang her skates, trophies, and ribbons. You may also want to consider allowing her to create her own custom photo prints.
These ideas are affordable ways to add her interests into the decor without overpowering the room.
5) Create plenty of storage
Get creative with storage and make it part of the decor. Stack fun boxes in the rooms color scheme on a shelf or by a chair or choose furniture that’s multifunctional, like a headboard that has drawers. Additionally, use makeup organizers to keep her room extra tidy, and her beauty products packed away.
Don’t miss out on any opportunities to personalize plain jane storage to make it really work with the room.
Adding craft paper to the front of plastic storage to match the room decor or using coordinating fabric baskets are ways storage can hide in plain site, adding form and function to your design.
6) Add some sparkle
Adding a bit of sparkle into the room just makes everything feel a bit more special. It can take on many forms, from twinkle lights strung across the ceiling or a beautiful mirror that catches the light just right to a bedazzled photo frame placed on top of the dresser.
7) Leave room to grow
Don’t feel pressured to find everything in one day or week. If you see a wall that could use some decoration but haven’t found anything that either of you loves, don’t be afraid to leave it blank.
Searching for that special piece can be a way to keep the fun going and can become a special adventure for you both.