Kids Bedrooms: A Guide to Decorating

Oct 7, 2016 by

Everyone knows that having a daughter is one of the most treasured experiences – if a little tough! – in life. Girls are notoriously all about sparkles, spangles and all things pretty and even those who follow the tomboy trend still like to look in the mirror and call themselves pretty, play with their hair and different eclectic styles.

Your daughter’s bedroom is a haven, a palace of privacy and princess photos and for the pre-teen daughter, there is a distinct need to be more rebellious and funky as the years go on. Every girl loves her accessories and while we all have a chair-drobe (a chair next to the wardrobe with all 1clothes piled on top) we all still know where each lipstick goes! Beautiful photos adorn the walls and pretty shoes sit next to the door. Your daughter will likely have a messily organised room – total oxymoron but while it may look a mess to you, she will know where everything is. Framed mirrors covered in candid photos of her and her friends, photos of boys with lipstick hearts drawn around them and your daughter is really showing off her essence, her personality. This is her domain and you can always put in your opinion and let her know what you think is right for her room but she will always organise her own way, and that will never change!

Younger girls always tend to lean toward the bright and fluorescent motifs for their bedrooms with lots of luridly bright colouring and splashes of crazy colour everywhere. There are some that prefer a pastel butterflies and flowers look with funky and if you buy a unique mirror you can dot several around to help all the colours reflect off of one another. As they transition from child to teenager, posters of things like Care Bears and My Little Pony get taken down and music bands and slogans go up. The colours of the walls may tone down from loud and splashy colours to calm and gentle pastels and block beige. This may sound boring but you would be surprised. Teenagers enjoy the muted tones because then they can put their spirit into their bedrooms with accessories. The best thing you can do is a parent when it comes to your daughter, is let her have her flare for creativity and make her choices about her room and how it will be laid out. You will never regret extending that little bit of trust to her and everything down to curtain and lampshade choices will be hers to control.

The only thing you obviously cannot allow is draping fabrics over lights as that is just a huge fire waiting to explode, and that’s never good. Helping your child to develop her style and really release her passion for whatever her colours are, will allow you to also see the type of person she’s becoming. So let her creative passion fly and watch her blossom in her own space, you will never regret it.



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