Princess to Diva in 5 Moves
October 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
If your daughter is more tween than child, more purple than pink, it might be time to update her princess-themed room. Chances are she wants to show off her individuality and prove that she’s not a little girl anymore. While she’ll always be your little princess, you can make her room reflect her maturing style and personality with five easy updates.
Color is key
Whether you’re repainting the whole room or adding color with bedding, think about scrapping the pastels in exchange for bolder, jewel-toned hues. Bubble-gum pink can be replaced by daring magenta. Lavender is punched up a notch with royal purple. Juicy orange contrasts well with the light pink that may have dominated the room before.
Choose furniture that will grow with her
Is your not-so-little one outgrowing her twin bed? Now’s the time to revamp her bedroom with furniture she can take with her to college and beyond. A bed with a headboard lends a grown-up look to a feminine room. Moving the bunk bed to the guest room in exchange for a queen bed in your daughter’s room will give her a comfortable place to hang out with friends or do homework. A wide dresser with a mirror brings a classy look to a girl’s room and gives her a place to get ready for parties and proms.
Since you’re not child proofing the room anymore, you can bring in some sophisticated accessories to dress up the room and show off your daughter’s personality. Have her help you pick out some modern lamps, or choose a simple but brightly colored vase filled with flowers from the garden.
Exchange posters for frames
Although she may have a shrine to her favorite musicians or actors tacked to her wall, maybe she can transfer those posters to a scrapbook and select some framed art prints to hang up. Find vintage frames at antique shops or thrift stores and spray paint them in bright or unexpected colors to maintain a trendy look. For an even funkier look, use an ornate frame as a stencil to make a chalkboard.
Reconsider her storage solutions
Remove toy boxes in exchange for bookcases and desks. Your little diva needs a place to study. She might also want to put away her stuffed animals and display her music collection. A great-sounding stereo system can sit on a bookshelf next to her favorite paperbacks, and her new accessories can be displayed on a well-designed hutch. Start getting your little princess ready for the real world by shopping at Cardi’s Furniture in MA and RI.