A bedroom is one place you can’t wait to retire to after a long, tedious day at the office. This holds true for young girls too, after a taxing day at school. A bedroom shouldn’t be put together halfheartedly for it is where you get your precious sleep. Let’s take a look at which bedroom colors are favorites among girls.
Research claims that certain colors can give us a good night’s sleep while others can ruin it; however, does that stop one from using their favorite color on the bedroom walls? Certainly not! Most of us have heard that the color purple is said to creatively stimulate the mind while blue relaxes the senses and promotes sleep. But how many of us have heard that blue is in fact a creativity-fueled color in itself? Some say that looking at something blue can give your brain a slight nudge in the creative direction when you find yourself in a rut. In the end, how does one not sleep well when engulfed by a color they love? Sleep should be peaceful in that case, shouldn’t it?
Leaving all arguments and so-called research aside, we take a look at some of the best bedroom layouts that you can draw inspiration from. Whether it’s the color combination or the way the décor is lovingly placed in its designated location, these ideas should help you design an awesome bedroom for your little girl.
Bedroom Color Ideas for Girls
From sophisticated and modern to whimsical and fun, these ideas cover a wide range of themes that you can experiment with. Here’s a peek at how different interior elements meet - in a flurry of predetermined ideas - to produce an outcome of what a girl’s bedroom should look like.
How to Choose a Bedroom Color for a Girl
Choosing the right color can seem like a task, but it’s rather simple once you know how to. The downside of picking a color or theme that is a little too girlish is that your child may grow up and start to find what you put together for her when she was little quite childish. Therefore, choose colors and décor pieces that imbue childlike innocence but have a slightly mature air about them so that your child can grow up in the same bedroom with minimal changes to worry about during adolescence.
Most of us want little girls to feel like princesses when they cozy up with a good picture book, surrounded by ponies and smiling dolls. But the fact is this sort of a theme idea can grow stale with age when a girl squirms to break free from a fantasy-spun world and emerge as a grown woman once she’s old enough to understand how the world works. Don’t burst her bubble early on though! Go ahead with pink and its neighboring hues, but go easy on the details - use lace instead of tulle, and patterned elements instead of solid blocks of color - damask, for example, is a dainty yet strong pattern for a girl’s room. White, eggshell, and mint green are the perfect colors to pair with any shade of pink. For those who want fuchsia or fluorescent pink highlights, use them in elements that don’t overwhelm the décor, like bedspreads, quilts, pillows, cushions, or a center rug.
Whether it’s the wardrobe, dressing table, or bed, choose a design that is likely to last for a long time to come. Wood is a great choice, especially oak and cherry wood. Creative alternatives are bamboo furniture, antique pieces, or handmade furniture. Vintage-themed bedrooms, for example, can be feminine yet ladylike because of its ageless appeal. The same goes with cabin-style interiors or a nautical one. Use a color palette that can carry itself effortlessly from one year to the next without become passé too soon. Our favorite colors that have stood the test of time, are tangerine, olive, crimson, raspberry, eggshell, lilac, sunflower yellow, powder blue, and sea green.
Using dark wood, a blue color palette, or strong earthy hues (browns and greens) can work wonders for a bedroom if incorporated correctly. Think of her colorful toys strewn on the floors and piling toy chests and you’ll see in your mind’s eye how the bedroom remains mum against all that color without overwhelming the senses. If you want to use floral patterns or stripes, don’t hold yourself back. Subtle details of the sort are welcome as long as the base color (paint palette and furniture) is strong.
These colors and decorating ideas for a girl’s bedroom will give you valuable insight into mixing and matching elements to create a beautiful result. You can also refer to magazines and the like for helpful ideas on how you can turn a girl’s bedroom into an appealing space.