big girl room theme
Pattie - posted on 02/12/2011
I stuck with a colour theme. My daughter's room is painted a lighter green on top with white wainscotting on the bottom. I use different colours in the textiles and art work to accent. The three main colours in her room are green, pink and yellow. She can certainly grow into her room by simply changing up the bedding and artwork as she gets older. I also like to keep her room personal. I hung a large canvas my son painted for her when I was pregnant, a canvas she has since painted and also framed pictures of our family. I agree that character rooms can be a challenge, kids will outgrow them so quickly and it can get quite costly.
Ashley - posted on 02/09/2011
I just did colors. My oldest two (ages 6 and 4) share a room. Their bedding is from PBK. They aren't the same, but have similar colors (bright pinks, greens, and pale purples). I did their walls with light green, and all the frames in their rooms, including their furniture, is white. I have a corkboard hanging up so they can switch out their artwork. I'm also an artist, so I painted a picture for each that has their name and a personalized picture (one likes unicorns, the other a pegasus) and they are framed above their beds.
The colors cooridnate, and since the frames in the room are all the same color, they can be switched out according to their tastes, yet the room still has a unified look.
Amanda - posted on 02/07/2011
Try to go with just a color theme. Maybe add a few touches of other things here and there ie stuffed animals (teddy bears), the peal and stick wall decals, colored bins. I did paisley bedding with the same colors as the room. Also if you plan to buy a new bed go ahead and get whatever you want her to have for many years to come and just use the bed rails you can buy seperate. if u get a toddler bed u will just be buying another new bed in a year or two. Hope I was helpful.
Melissa - posted on 02/06/2011
We are currently in the process of getting my daughter's big girl room together. Like some of the previous posts, I was concerned with changing themes too often so I chose a flower/butterfly theme. I found a quilt with (light yellow with pink flowers and green leaves). I pulled the green out by painting the walls the same light green color. I have found tons of cute flower and butterfly decor. Just google it and you can find decals to decorate the walls, mirrors, wooden flower coat hooks, and decals to decorate the walls, etc. Good luck on whatever you choose!
Kersten - posted on 02/06/2011
I am finishing up painting my daughter's big girl room to move her in sometime this summer. Although I didn't want to paint it pink, I have a pink butterfly carpet I tried to match and accessorize with that will move with her to the other room. I did 3 walls pale pink, one a deep purple where I will put a craft wall to hang her artwork and have a felt board framed and ready to go. The carpet will be her play area to let her know it is ok to play in her room and try to keep her stuff contained a bit more. Her bedspread is also from Target, the design is like the flowers in her carpet and then I will be painting additional flowers/butterflies on the walls. Perhaps hanging 3D butterflies. http://www.target.com/Room-Essentials-Co...
This should grow with her.
Candy - posted on 02/03/2011
I was thinking of doiing yellow walls and getting some of those removable wall stickers with fairies on. Every time she sees a fairy in a book or out and about her face lights up! I was going to go with lemon walls or something neutral and go more for girly linen and a bed! The bonus with the removable stickers is that if she gets sick a theme then it's not a case of repainting the walls. You can just fet another set of removable wall stickers. They do come in tonnes of themes too so basically a taste for every child!
Jodi - posted on 02/03/2011
The only suggestion I have for this is that kids change likes so often that unless your ready to re do the room with every character change then do something random like flowers or butterfly's. When my son was little we did his room in Thomas and then a year later he didn't like Thomas anymore and wanted Spiderman and then From Spiderman to Batman in 6 months time and .... you get the idea!!!
The Character theme rooms are cute and you can find lot's of coordinated bedroom sets but in the long run, it's costly when they want to change themes!!
Amanda - posted on 02/02/2011
right now if I had to ask my daughter she would want: princesses, dora, ducks, or kitties. Also, anything pink. She will only willingly put on clothes that are any of the above, anything else is a struggle. I would follow her lead but don't put up big dora faces or princesses, just go with the colors and accents that can easily be changed or adjusted so that it will last for years.
Rebekah - posted on 01/31/2011
Here's the bedding that my daughter has in her toddler room: http://www.target.com/Circo-Happy-Flower... The room was already painted pink, so we just accented it with yellows and purples. It's girly, but there's no specific "theme."
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