Little girls and princesses… since the invention of the fairy tale, they go hand in hand. The magic of Disney has brought great princesses to life: Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, and Belle from Beauty and the Beast. The Disney Princess even reigns underwater: The Little Mermaid has brought the beautiful ocean and undersea world to life with the invention of princess Ariel. And while your daughter has the toys, the movies, the books and the accessories… nothing will compete with designing the ultimate Disney princess bedroom for her to lay her pretty little head down in. So let’s get started!
Disney Princess room adornments are everywhere, and this is the good news. The bad news is that it can often be overwhelming, so you’ll need to decorate smartly. From Disney Princess bedding to wall decor, from curtains and valances to beautiful rugs depicting Cinderella’s magic castle… perhaps the most comprehensive and complete collection of Disney Princess bedroom decor can be found at a great website called Kids Decorating Ideas.
Wall Color – Begin planning your Disney Princess bedroom with the general wall color. Your main choices are pink and purple. Make sure you go with light pinks and lavenders, as these will open up the room and allow for better options later on when choosing complimentary princess wall decor. You can even work a two-toned effect: pink on top and lavender on the bottom with a thin white stripe or pretty lattice pattern marking the separation. For a fantasy feel, get creative and add wisps of puffy white clouds to the upper portion of the walls. Your daughter’s princess bedroom should feel light and delicate right from the start.
Princess Bedding – There are a variety of companies that sell Disney Princess bedding. Choose between quilted comforters or satin/sheen type materials that allow prints to be silk-screened right onto the fabric. Individual princesses are available, so ask your daughter if she has a favorite. Other princess quilts feature several of the more famous princesses together, and these catch-all solutions can be cute as well. Above all else, choose bedding that compliments your wall color and avoid patterns or colors that clash.
Flooring and Area Rugs – Your Disney Princess bedroom should be a soft, luxurious place for your little girl to sleep and play. If you choose to carpet the room, go plush and high. Again you should pick colors that blend nicely with the walls, but you can offset softer colors with a slightly darker color floor for contrast. Whether you choose carpeting or not, you can add Disney Princess area rugs to strategic places in the room such as the foot of the bed. These rugs come featuring the princesses themselves, in silhouettes of Cinderella’s castle, glass slipper circular rugs, and other beautiful choices. Find the shape, size, and color rug that fits your daughter’s Disney Princess bedroom.
Furniture – While there may not be an abundance of Princess furniture, this is a good place to get away from the Disney theme for a minute. Beautiful scrolling finishes and beveled edges are what you should be looking for when buying a bedroom set. Sleigh beds and day beds and even four-poster canopy beds can all look fit for a princess if ornately yet practically detailed. Whites and off-whites will go nicely in any princess room, and you can even add finishes to certain pieces such as hand-painted scrollwork, tiaras, jeweled details and other royal themes. Remember that the rest of your room will contain many Disney Princess references – including the bedding – so non-themed furniture is not only okay, it’s probably for the best.
Lighting – One of the advantages of a Disney Princess bedroom is choosing a beautiful chandelier to hang from the center of the room. Not only does add amazing style and lavishness to the room, it also helps save dresser and nightstand space where you might have used table lamps. Like with your furniture, a Disney made lamp isn’t totally necessary. Any type of flowing, leafy, scrolling type chandelier will do. If your little girl loves all things sparkly, look for crystal accents. Check the color and style against the walls, floor, and furniture – find the one that feels just right.
Wall Decor – Now that you’ve got the majority of the room laid out, it’s back to the walls again. There are some amazing Disney Princess wall murals, decals, and vinyl wall stickers that can totally transform your little girl’s bedroom into a princess paradise! Use these decals to fill void spaces between furniture, and to create fantastic scenes in your Disney Princess bedroom. Wall borders featuring Disney’s most popular princesses come in colorful, delicate, and girly-themed colors and patterns. Self-stick princess room applique sheets can be used to decorate any smooth surface – not only the walls but your lamps and furniture as well. Check out all your options and decide which ones are in keeping with your bedroom’s colors and overall theme.