Girls Bedroom: design ideas, inspiration & pictures

Girls bedroom design and inspiration

Girls are made of sugar, spice, and everything nice and they fancy bringing all the fun parts of their personality into their room. As a parent, you naturally want to encourage your kid’s imaginative creativity and what better way to do it than through decorating her bedroom with things she adore. Though fun inspirations and vibrant color schemes are a necessity, quality, functionality, and budget-friendly ideas are also a consideration when it comes to furnishings and decors. Thus, a balance needs to be set and we’re here to help you guide with making the perfect room for your little princess!

1. Go crazy with a theme

One obvious choice when it comes to decorating your kid’s room is choosing a theme for it. Does your daughter enjoy watching Barbie movies? Does she like watching videos about dolphins and mermaids? Whatever your kid enjoys, incorporate that into her bedroom so that she expresses her interest on the things she loves.

Luckily, you can get bedding sets with these themes on them which will help pull the room together. These bed sets are very popular in the Philippines and you can even get one set as low as 500 pesos! They’re even personalized with your child’s favorite cartoon or much loved fluffy animals. A good tip is to find a bed set that you really like and then paint the room one of the colors from the set. You don't want to use the predominant color because it'll be too much but pick one of the accent colors and use that on the walls. Look for accessories such as cartoon figures or stuffed toys that match the scheme or the colors in the bedding to round out your little girl’s room.

2. Play with your colors

You may also want to consider opting for a particular color scheme that you can personalize for most any theme with accent pieces. This is a great idea if you don't want to redecorate the room every year given that you can just switch out the bedding and accent pieces and give it a totally different look.

Make sure that you choose a palette that your daughter will like well into her teens. Does she enjoy loud and bold colors like bright fuchsia and yellow? Or does she like to settle with soft pastels like lavender and powder blue? Know what color she loves the most and you could paint all four walls the same color, or add a little interest by painting one wall a different color or even adding wallpaper with a fun pattern.

Let’s talk about pink. Pink is almost every posh girl’s choice of color. Try combining a bright shade of pink with yellow, lime green and other bright accents for a feminine but strong look. It will also look good with white furniture. You can also try layering multiple shades of pink for a look that is both soothing and uplifting. Dusty pink with neutrals such as beige or taupe can create a romantic mood that stays grounded instead of looking "fluffy."

Also, make sure that the rug is not the exact same color as the walls as this will be too monochromatic. Usually a darker colored rug is a good way to go especially in a kid's room. Stick with a white or neutral shade on the walls and add pops of color through rugs, window treatment and accessories. Neutrals create a tranquil backdrop for furnishings in a wide range of styles, and looks can be changed without having to repaint the entire room

3. Layered lighting to brighten up her room

A girl's bedroom lighting doesn't have to be all lacy. Let her personal taste stand out through layered lighting in an array of styles.

Most rooms need ambient lighting for the ceiling, task lighting for reading and other tasks, and accent lighting to highlight artwork, plants and other features. Does she usually do her homework in the room? Does she love making art projects in her work area? Think about all of the activities that could happen in the room and plan accordingly.

When you feel like a normal light bulb is plain and boring and if you have the budget, try hanging a pendant light or a small chandelier over the bed. Wall sconces or a hanging light on each side of the bed can serve as bedside lights for reading, freeing up room on nightstands for books, electronics and other items. Also, wall lights with movable arms are a particularly good choice for reading areas, since they can be adjusted to the reader's needs.

If your child’s room has windows, natural light is the perfect source of light for her bedroom. Also keep in mind that since the Philippines is humid, keep the windows closed and allow the room’s ventilation do its job.

4. Ideas for small room spaces

Some Filipino homes are not that grand with space which is why parents sometimes find it hard organizing furniture in a 16 sq. ft kid’s bedroom. It may be a challenge, but by using a peaceful palette, and simple-yet-smart storage solutions, you can meet the challenge with style and ease.

Small bedrooms are often short on storage, so take advantage of every inch of wasted space. You can either build rolling drawers attached to your child’s bed, or simply purchase two or three plastic containers and hide them under the bed. You won’t have the need to buy a cabinet since they can act as a place where you can store your little girl’s clothing.

You daughter will definitely need a small area for work and play. Why not combine both in one area? Place a desk with drawers on the rear edge of the room so that it will provide more space in the center section of your kid’s room. Put a basket beside the desk for her toys like dolls and stuffed animals.

Another smart tip is to create the illusion of more space by limiting the color palette. If you use similar hues on walls, furnishings and bedding, the bedroom appears larger. Create the illusion of more space by limiting the color palette. If you use similar hues on walls, furnishings and bedding, the bedroom appears larger.

5. Creative decorating ideas

Girls are naturally creative. Whether they love scrapbooking and paper doll making or painting and clay molding, they surely know how to do arts and crafts. Showcase her precious artworks or let her handprints be painted on the wall to show her fun individuality in the room.

Try purchasing glow-in-the-dark stickers like stars and a moon and stick it on your child's ceiling or a cityscape around the edge of the room. This will get them excited about turning out the lights at night.

Removable wall transfers or better known as temporary wall tattoos are becoming increasingly affordable in the Philippines too. Some sticker sets are as low as 299 Pesos and you have a wide variety of patterns and styles to choose from! Let your kid have fun decorating their room in a way you know you won't have to fix later.

Another fun decorating idea is hanging photographs and postcards from strings in front of a window or clipping them to a string along the wall to create an interactive border in a room. Your daughter will love seeing pictures of her best friends and family everyday!

There are all sorts of creative decors found in the market that will suit well in your kid’s room. Plus, the ideas are endless, so you and your child can even do DIY crafts to personalize her bedroom.