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Looking for girls’ bedroom ideas? A girl’s bedroom is her sanctuary from the outside world as she grows up. Putting together a cohesive, creative and practical scheme for a girls’ bedroom is no mean feat. The key is to introduce flexible and accessible storage, colourful accents, and one or two striking elements for a look that can evolve as your little girl grows up.
A girls’ bedroom needs to be a flexible space, accommodating their changing needs from babyhood through to teenage years. So it makes sense to ensure that big-ticket items such as beds, wardrobes and chests of drawers will stand the test of time.
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Add colour, pattern and magical touches through fabric, lighting, artwork and quirky accessories. Take a look at our best girl’s bedroom ideas for inspiration…
1. Use a monochrome colour scheme
A monochrome colour scheme is perfect is your daughter isn’t a typical girly girl. It is a simple way to create a neutral roomwithout sticking to the stereotypical white bedroom. Keep the black to one feature wall so that it doesn’t overwhelm the room. A few clever accessories like the light fitting made from the branch and dolly swing seat mean this space can grow with your daughter. As she moves from a young child to Instagram obsessed teen, simply swap the doll for a houseplant.
2. Take the plunge with a bright wall colour
Without a doubt there is a very strong chance you’re daughter will long for nothing more than a bright pink bedroom. Pick a vibrant coral or blush shade that will satisfying her pink craving but hopefully lasts into her teen years. These gold circle wall stickers are perfect for spicing up a simple pink wall. However, if you find that you’re little girl does grow out of the pink shade don’t worry, simply peel off the stickers and paint over the walls.
3. Create a fun feature wall with wallpaper
This is the sort of wallpaper and scheme that will grow with your daughter as she become a young women. The playful bird cage print on the wallpaper will work when your daughter is still dreaming about helping Snow White cook with the seven dwarfs, to when she is a teenager listening to Ed Sheehan. All this room needs to make this leap is simply a change of bedding from something more youthful to this more spangly and sophisticated bedding.
4. Showcase personality with a gallery wall
Whatever their age add some personality to their space with an art gallery-style picture wall. For younger girls framing their favourite fictional characters, quotations or posters will make them more emotionally drawn to the space. Likewise for older teenage girls the same can be said for framed photos of loved ones. It’s all about making sure the space reflects their developing personality.
5. Build a den for bedtime stories
This shared loft room has areas for sleeping, reading and art. Grey walls are easy to update with colourful accessories when your little girl wants a change. However, the crowning glory of the space is the hanging canopy, which makes a great den for bedtime stories. Add a rug and cushions to cuddle into.
6. Turn a chest of drawers into a work of art
Pick up a simple untreated chest of drawers – if you’re buying new, try Ikea’s TARVA range, otherwise check out local furniture shops and flea markets. Then pick out some tester pots, but stick to a palette or no more than four or five shades. Paint freehand – or make life easier by creating a stencil from stiff card in simple geometric patterns.
7. Pick a grown-up theme she can grow into
She may have grown out of the pink fairy look, but that doesn’t mean your daughter is ready for boring beige. Give her scheme a touch of grown-up glamour with weathered wood furniture and Scandi-style accessories.
8. Make a statement with paint effects
The bold, easy-on-easy-off stickers neatly tie this scheme together. But they’re also a great no-effort way of adding a point of interest to a room – particularly if your daughter is likely to keep changing her mind.
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9. Add clever storage for clothes, toys and more
Girls come with a lot of stuff, so fitting as much storage into the space as you can is essential. Build shelves in alcoves with flat, sliding doors to conceal what lurks behind. Shelves behind the bed double as a bedside table and provide room for books and shcos. If it’s time for a new bed, buy a divan with storage drawers under it.
10. Accessorise without blowing the budget
Go for budget accessories that you won’t mind giving to charity shops when she wants a new theme for the room. Keep the look classy by sticking to a simple colour palette, such as greys and blush pinks, so the room exudes city chic, not tourist tat.
11. Add a roll-out bed for sleepovers
If space is an issue, a bed with drawers underneath works really well as you can never have enough storage in a child’s bedroom. Alternatively, one that incorporates a pull-out bed underneath is ideal for sleepovers. If space is tight, try adding mirrors above a desk to give the illusion of more space.
12. Stimulate their senses
Imaginative play can help bring a sense of fun and fantasy to a child’s bedroom. Keep some role-play toys, such as mini kitchens and shops, within reach, so children can spontaneously decide when to use them.
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Will you be giving your little girl’s bedroom an update?