Girls Bedroom Furniture
How to furnish a girls bedroom cost effectively
Girls' bedroom furniture has come a long way since the first attempts to accessorize a room for children with novelty duvets. Today's children expect something more creative and Hello Kitty bed spreads are only the first step into a whole world of merchandizing to get caught up in.
Children are more sophisticated, and more brand aware than ever and it's easy to go over the top on restyling your child's bedroom if you let them influence you. However, you don't have to spend a fortune on your girls' bedroom furniture - it's easy to add a few signature pieces or fancy touches to a room to jazz it up. It's also worth remembering that children grow so fast that what your little girl adores today could be the cause of a tantrum tomorrow.
Start by assessing your existing furniture - could a lick of paint, some novelty drawer handles or a colorful frieze do the trick? You'd be surprised how much color you can inject into a room with a new rug, drapes or duvet. Try the simple option first before planning to buy all new girls' bedroom furniture.
If you've decided on new furniture you need to choose a style or theme. You'll have more flexibility and a longer shelf life on furniture if you keep if fairly neutral and allow the accessories to add the color.
Loft beds are a great idea as they maximize space in a room and there are plenty of themed drapes to hang across the lower section to turn them into a cottage or a fantasy castle complete with turrets. Once your child gets older, the drapes can be removed and a desk and chair put underneath for homework or a computer.
Statement chairs are also a good way of livening up a room, from inflatable fuchsia armchairs to child-size sofas in bright colors. If you really want to make an impact however, you can go for a themed bed. A number of bedroom furniture manufacturers make child-size beds in the shape of elaborate castles or fairy-tale cottages.
Some simple DIY can create a similar theme from an ordinary bed by draping organza from the wall above the length of the bed and letting it drape down to either end creating the impression of a four poster. Scatter plenty of cushions and you've got a fairy-tale bed on a budget. The only limit is your imagination.