Fairy Themed Bedrooms
Decorating IdeasThe fairy is a source of delight to most young girls - and not a few adults! So a fairy bedroom theme clearly has appeal. There's loads of stuff you can buy for this, here are just a few thoughts and decor ideas.
As with always when decorating with kids, think ahead. Remember that children grow up very quickly. The glorious, fantastic nighttime world of today could be an uncool and embarrassing nightmare by tomorrow. So be careful of committing too heavily to any one design or style - try to stay flexible. Is it really worth spending all those hours painting the walls if you're just going to have to do it again next year?
If you enjoy decorating then maybe it is.
If you have neither the time nor inclination to undertake major DIY projects frequently then it might be best to do as much as possible with more temporary fixtures and accessories.
DesignColour is the key to any bedroom design. Fortunately the fairy theme fits well with the pinks and pastels that we usually associate with young girls. You can also add greens and browns to represent the woods and meadows where the fairies play.
Fairy dust is also a key element - a little silver glitter can add that touch of magic sparkle, but don't overdo it. And remember - you're going to have to get it off one day!
Very often the concept of the fairy merges with that of the princess so there is a lot of overlap between the two themes with magical castles being an enduringly popular motif.
What To BuyBeds and bedding provide a good focus for a kid's nursery or bedroom and fairy themed bedding and linens are easily available. For the walls, posters and other hangings are easy to put up and easy to change. Again, the fairy kingdom is a popular subject with artists - for example Cicely Mary Barker and her famous flower fairies.
Appropriate stickers will help to bring existing furniture into the fairy world. Try to get ones that are designed to be easy to peel off later. If your daughter has a favourite fairy tale then perhaps you could incorporate themes and characters from the story.
If that isn't enough then you can also buy lighting, storage cupboards etc designed with a fairy theme. Other accessories such as mirrors and clocks are also available. There's no shortage of buying choices; if you're not careful you might end up going totally over the top. Be prepared to draw the line somewhere.
Which brings up another general point: try to involve the child with the design process if possible. That helps to give a greater sense of ownership. It can also be used to restrict the amount of stuff you have to buy if you can manage to turn forcing the child to choose into allowing the child to choose!