Whether it’s Elsa, Jasmine or Rapunzel, every little Highness goes through an obsession of all things princess. So why not incorporate some of their much loved princess-y things into their space? There are endless ways to magic up a princess themed bedroom – here are five simple ways to get you started on your way to happily ever after...
1. Twinkling canopy
To ensure the most royal of dreams, add in a light pink canopy to drape above their heads. You could even use an old sheet or piece of fabric to create your own. Sprinkle a few fairy lights too like this example from Lights4Fun for an extra touch of magic. For another way to incorporate this idea, make like The Vault and create a princess canopy reading corner. Make sure to pepper lots of comfy cushions to make this hideaway as cosy as possible for maximum magical fairytale effect.
2. Royal headspace
To give your little one's bed the royal treatment, try painting a regal headboard onto the wall behind.You can make it as elaborate or as simple as your Highness commands. We've used muted shades Adobe Pink 4 and Salisbury Stones 3 on the walls here for contemporary twist on princess pinks.
3. Fort fabulous
Surround your prince or princess with castle walls with a simple painted design. Make paper shapes to use as your templates to construct your fortress – rectangles, circles and triangles will all of a sudden transform into a dream palace before your very eyes! Use two shades of pretty pink like our Facebook follower Carlie Flannery for maximum royal effect. Get the look with Fuschia Lily and Strawberry Mousse.
You can use this effect to create different themes and scenes, such as a superhero city skyline. Click here to see how.
4. Queen of the castle
Cinderella turned her pumpkin into a carriage, so why not turn bunkbeds into a castle? Get in on a little DIY action like this Ikea hack by A Creative Anna . Anna transformed a standard IKEA Kura loft bed into this pink princess castle complete with spires. Anna even made steps leading up to her little princess' castle using IKEA Dioder drawers. It’s easier than it looks, promise!
5. From princess to queen
All it takes to pull the whole theme together is well thought out wall colours. You can still stick with girly, princessy pinks like Fuschia Lily and Strawberry Mousse as seen here – this combo will bring out the magic in any budding princesses imagination. What’s brilliant is that you can tailor these to a more grown up effect once the princess stage has passed. So you won’t have to get those brushes out for a good few years!
Start your little princess's bedroom transformation by downloading the Dulux Kids’ Bedroom Project Workbook.