Every Girls Room is Her Castle So Give Her the Princess Furniture

Many little girls dream of themselves as being princesses, if they don’t already believe themselves to be princesses in their waking life too. That is why princess furniture and princess room decor have become so popular, and on the top of most young girls’ wish lists for the design of their own private castles.

There are now girls bunk beds and loft beds designed in the shape of castles – with turrets and all. And because these princess beds are custom made, a parent can be sure that the unique children’s furniture they’re getting for their daughter is as unique as she is.

Once you’ve selected the princess castle bed you plan to have built for your little girl, you’ll have an easy time finding princess bedding to match. Pillowcases, sheets, blankets, comforters, even bed skirts can be found in all sorts of matching princess theme designs to compliment the color scheme, style, and – if appropriate – the specific Disney or storybook characters inspiring the princess castle bed you have in mind.

In fact, to make this most-personal of childrens beds even more personal to your little girl, you can even have her help select her own bedding and other accessories. Little girls love to design their own space – they’re little interior designers, each one of them – and participating in the colors and design scheme of her own princess bedroom furniture will make her feel like the special little princess she is, and will make truly make her feel like this new bed is her own.

Maybe she’d like to see flowering vines with colorful blossoms bursting forth from them, climbing up the sides of her castle bed. Or maybe she’d like an authentic granite stone surface instead. Or perhaps she’s more attracted to a solid pink exterior that glitters in the light at certain angles. And does she want a drawbridge, a waterfall, or windows included as well?

There are certain practical aspects of a castle bed’s design that a little girl might also like to be involved in. For example, does she prefer girls bunk beds, with a sleeping area above and below, or would she rather have a loft bed with a playing area beneath it. Or, on the flip side, would she instead prefer to keep her mattress on the lower, floor level, and have the upper level act as a balcony for playing? How to get up and down between the two levels is also a consideration. Ladders, stairs, climbing walls, and slides are all options to choose from, with even more exciting possibilities available when included in combination.

Other princess bedroom furniture to consider that seems to compliment princess beds well are dressing tables, settees, and of course, a comfy chair to call her “throne”. Kids bedroom decor that go hand-in-hand with princess beds include an enchanting mirror, flattering lighting, a soft floor covering, like a plush throw rug, and a menagerie of stuffed animals and dolls to act as her make-believe attendants.

Fortunately, many of the design elements of princess castle beds and accompanying princess furniture and princess room decor can be built right into the bed itself – storage, for example. Princess beds can have drawers, shelves, closets, display cases, and chests built into them for storing your little girl’s wardrobe, toys, plastic jewelry, dolls, dress-up clothes, and other trinkets and accessories befitting a princess.

Joann Means, interior designer, and her husband Johnny Means, master craftsman, have spent the last several years bringing fairy tales to life for little girls and boys alike, far and wide. Their creations are both beautiful and functional, stimulating a child’s fantastic imagination and never-ending craving for fun and excitement while at the same time serving a parent’s need for safety and security.

The beds at Sweet Dream Children’s Interiors add color and sparkle, personality and life to any little girl’s bedroom, from princess castle beds to quaint Tudor cottages. What’s more, Joann and Johnny Means will help you explore ways to decorate the rest of the room so that your girl doesn’t only get a custom theme bed but a total custom theme bedroom.

Redecorating a Little Girl’s Bedroom With a Disney Princess Theme

If you want to have some fun with decorating, a little girl’s bedroom is a great place to set the imagination free. My daughter loves the Disney princesses at the moment so we decided to make over her bedroom. I knew that I was going to wind up buying some licensed products, but I didn’t want her bedroom to end up looking like the inside of a Disney Store, so I decided to do a little handiwork of my own.

The first thing we did was go shopping for bedding. I found some bedding sets that included Princess-decorated sheets and a comforter. The princesses are Aurora, Belle and Cinderella. As these ladies are all blondes, there was plenty of yellow mixed in with the pink so that gave me an idea for some extra colors to add to the room, to break up the pink. I also went on the hunt for a bed skirt that would match and picked up an extra set of plain pink sheets and pillow cases as well.

After that, I repainted the walls a very pale yellow and then we used some Disney princess wallpaper borders where the wall meets the ceiling. I repainted a bedside table to match the walls and found some stencils to decorate the front of the drawer too. Since the bedroom floor is hardwood, I also decided to get a large 5×7 area rug to match Cinderella’s dress in blue.

The final touch was a night light in the shape of Cinderella’s carriage for the bedside table and then a plain bed canopy for hanging over the bed. My daughter really loved the room when it was done, and except for the paint job (which it needed anyway), it didn’t take all that much time.

Blue For Girls, Pink For Boys

I’ve been doing a lot of research on pink electronics lately, and as I was reading about one pink gadget after another, I started thinking about the color pink and what it means to people. Why do we dress girls in pink and boys in blue? When did that start? Why do girls and women like pink? So I put my pink electronics research on hold temporarily and started looking into the color pink instead. And I have to say I found a lot of interesting facts.

The whole idea of “pink for girls and blue for boys” was not common practice in the US until the 20th century. In the 1800s, all babies were dressed in white dresses, which extended below their legs (that hardly seems like a practical garment, but apparently crawling was not encouraged back then). In the early 1900s, color became popular and people who chose to dress their children in conventional colors were advised to dress girls in blue and boys in pink. Blue was considered delicate and exquisite and pink strong and masculine. In one of their issues from 1927, Time Magazine wrote “”In Belgium, Princess Astrid gave birth a fortnight ago to a 7-lb. daughter. The cradle . . . had been optimistically outfitted in pink, the color for boys, that for a girl being blue.” It was not until the 1950’s we started doing the reverse, and these days, few people would decorate their little boy’s room in pink. It does help to identify the sex of a baby; I can never tell if (dressed) babies are boys or girls, but if the child in question is wearing a pink dress, you can be pretty sure it’s not a boy.

Regardless of how children were dressed, it seems like girls all over the world have always liked the color pink. Why is that? Research done on the gender preference of colors, suggest that it’s in our genes. Two neuroscientists at Newcastle University in England, Dr. Anya Hulbert and Dr. Yazhu Ling, asked 208 volunteers (mostly British but they also included 37 Chinese men and women to determine if there was a cultural difference) to choose the color they preferred from a variety of colors on a computer screen. The colors were divided in two: red-green and blue-yellow. Presented with the basic colors, all volunteers selected the color blue (long known to be the favorite color of most people), but when they were tested on mixed colors, women from both groups (British and Chinese) showed a strong preference for colors on the red side of the spectrum (i.e. pinks and purples). The results were so consistent that the researchers concluded that one can usually identify a person’s gender from their color preferences.

Based on this study, there does seem to be a genetic reason why women like pink. One line of thought is that this evolved way back when we still lived in caves and women were the gatherers of berries and fruits and had to be able to recognize what was ripe. Another suggestion is that women needed to know if a family member was sick, and a red (or dark pink) face would suggest that the person was running a fever.

Of course, more research needs to be done and Dr. Hulbert has plans to modify the study to do research on babies, who have not yet been subjected to cultural use of color. She states “another way to separate “nature versus nurture” when it comes to favorite colors will be to test the preferences of infants”. It will be very interesting to hear what they find.

How to Design a Teenage Girl’s Bedroom

Teenage girls are hard to please. They got their special taste about everything such as clothes, wallets, and even their bedroom design. And if you are going to design a room for your teenage girl, you should better read this article thoroughly, because I would love to share some tips with you.

The most important thing will be selecting the perfect color of their bedroom. In general, we prefer painting the walls in solid white, which is a simple and common choice. However, you should know that most of the girls are crazy about the pink color. And it might be a good idea to paint her bedroom in light pink, as long as your girl loves that. As you couldn’t make sure if your little girl is fine with the walls in pink, you should better keep the wall in solid white, and there are some wall stickers could help you decorate those white walls.

The essential furniture of their room should be select carefully, for example, bed, desk, and wardrobe. It will be better to choose furniture in the same style so that everything will be coordinated. Teenage girls might prefer something delicacy and fancy, so you could ask her what kind of style she prefers in advanced.

The bed of their bedroom is really important because your little girl would have sweet dreams on that bed you choose. Keep the bed coordinated with the bedroom’s style. What’s more, the mattress of the bed and the bedding sets should be chosen carefully. They should be really comfortable for your little one to sleep. As far as I am concerned, the bedding sets should be made from pure cotton. And for little girls, a fluffy bear toy on her bed will be absolutely great.

As selecting the decorations for your little girl’s bedroom, you don’t have to stick to the rules. Instead, it’s time for you to let your imagination run riot. Girls would love to have as many adorable decorations as possible in their room, like soft plush toys, cushions, soft mats and artificial flowers. As long as those decorations match well with the style of her bedroom, it’s better to have many decorations as your little girl want.

As your girl might have her own ideas about designing her bedroom, don’t forget to ask your little girl’s opinion before you make a choice. Now let’s surprise your little girl with the fancy bedroom design.

Girl Baby Shower Themes

Theme baby showers are becoming quite popular and enable an exciting event to be even more fun. Some popular girl baby shower themes include young animals, such as baby turtles, puppies, or elephants, characters, such as cowgirls and princesses, or others, such as safaris or cherry blossoms. Follow these simple steps to creating your memorable theme baby shower.

Invitations:

Set the tone of the party, including the colors you will use to decorate with, and let guests know what to expect with the invitations. Include the fact that this is a theme shower in the information. You can find cute invitations in bulk online or at your favorite party supply store. If the theme matches the decal of the future girl’s room, you may ask guests to bring items that match the theme for the new mom. For instance, if you’re throwing a ladybug themed shower, ask guests to bring ladybug pillows, blankets, and even lamps for the nursery. Alternatively, if you’re going with a princess theme, ask guests to bring pink and silver clothes and decorations for the new child.

Decorations:

The decorations should create the mood for your celebration. For instance, if you’ve chosen a little cowgirl party, include cacti and horse pin-ups throughout the room. Consider making centerpieces out of cowboy hats, perhaps by filling them with flowers that match the color scheme you’ve chosen. Or, for an elegant cherry blossom theme, spread cherry blossoms throughout the room. Also choose plates, napkins, and cups with cherry blossoms on them. Decorate the room with red, black, pink, and white balloons and flower petals. You may also want to include cherry blossom scented soaps and lotions in the bathroom for guests to use.

Games:

Even the games at your shower can match the theme you’ve chosen. For instance, if you’ve gone with a baby animal theme, your games can center on animals. Whether these include a word search, animal bingo, or a game in which you must list songs with animals in the title, both young and old are sure to enjoy this. Or, perhaps you’d like to have a Disney trivia game in which you ask questions about animated movies whose main characters are animals (such as Dumbo, Lady and the Tramp, and Tarzan).

Menu:

The food offered at your shower is your final opportunity to remind guests of your theme. With any theme, you can bake cookies that are decorated to match your decorations. Also, you may set the food tables in designs that align with your theme, such as the shape of a biscuit for a pink puppy party. For a cowgirl party, include Southwestern food, such as tacos, dips, and even a nacho bar. The nacho bar may include chicken, beef, beans, guacamole, salsa, cheese, lettuce, and tomatoes, among other items. This allows guests to choose what they want the most. On the other hand, for a pretty princess party, make things dainty and pink. Include miniature sandwiches and cupcakes with pink frosting and sprinkles. You may also wish to include a pink punch and serve it in elegant glasses.