By Stephanie Smith
Almost every little girl wants to be a
princess, so why not make your little princess feel like one! Your
child's bedroom is probably the only place in your home where she
can really express her personality and dreams. Your daughter may
already have some ideas as to what she wants, and her input is
important. With a little imagination, creating a princess bedroom
can be easy with a few fun ideas.
The first step is to ask your child what her
favorite princess color is, and to come up with a suitable paint
color that you can both live with. Another option is to paint the
walls white or cream, but that can leave the room looking cold and
impersonal, regardless of the accessories you add.
If you're feeling creative, you can paint a
mural on one of the walls. The mural doesn't have to look like a
fine art painting, a simplified picture of a castle with banners
flying would go a long way to give the room a magical feeling. Take
a look at your child's coloring or story books for pictures you
could use. If painting isn't your thing, you may be able to find a
wallpaper mural or border with a princess theme.
One way to give your child's bedroom a
princess theme is to decorate it with purchased items showing
popular fairy tale princesses. If you want a more original and less
commercial look, there are endless possibilities available to you.
TO get some ideas, take your little princess to your local fabric
store to find out what kinds of fabrics and patterns she likes. It's
important to get her input early on to make sure the finished
product will be to her liking.
Everyone knows that a princess lives in
luxury, so that's the look you need to go for, but hopefully not at
a luxurious price! If you can sew, look for fabrics like velvet,
satin, lace, and eyelet in your child's favorite colors. You can use
these fabrics to make extra full curtains as well as pillows. If you
don't sew, look for pre-made accessories in coordinating colors.
Make sure to have lots of pillows in various fabrics, sizes and
colors. Great princess curtains are thick and full, with lots of
extra fabric to work with.
If your little girl likes to dress up,
encourage her by setting aside a corner of her closet for her
princess clothes. This area should be within easy reach for your
child, and should include a special spot for her costume jewelry.
Having a princess bedroom isn't as much fun if you can't dress up
like a princess once in a while!
Don't forget those extra special accessories
that every princess needs. Some necessities are a mirror with a
fancy frame, some glam photos of your child wearing her favorite
dress and tiara, and a beaded beside lamp. Look for craft projects
that you can do as a family that will add to the magical feeling of
Creating the perfect princess bedroom for
your little girl will take some thought and creativity, but it's
worth it when you see your child's smile as she enters her room.
Take some time to plan the room and make sure to ask your child for
her ideas and wishes. There are no right or wrong ways to make a
princess themed bedroom as long as your child feels like a princess
when she's in it.