We are moving soon and my nearly 4 year old DD is getting her first big girl bed and bedroom. I am willing to go a bit pink, but she wants full on disney - any nice alternatives that will keep us both happy?
A neutralish girly colour on the walls, eg lilac, and a rich dark pinkish carpet. Those are the things that are trickiest andmost expensive to change. Disney bedlinen/rug/curtains/stickarounds for the theme. These are easy and relatively cheap to change. Get separate blackout linings for the curtains, so that you can buy cheap thin themed curtains, and move the linings over when you replace the curtains.
We aren't regular redecorators - our house last done before she was born - so I don't want to go full Barbie, for her to go off it in favour of something else <remembers the ballet dancer phase with a shudder>. At the moment she has the Disney princess bedlinen (toddler bed size) and clock, and night light, and every book and dvd known to man so she is hardly being deprived, but I would like to give her a neutral room for the garish stuff to go on top. I was thinking of one of those nice IKEA white wrought iron bedsteads and maybe a net canopy, but wondered if anyone knew of a range of bedlinen that was princessy and feminine but not disney, which may last a bit longer.
when i was about 5 i asked my parents for a princess's room too. what i got was a room with very pale pinkish walls, flowery accessories like duvet and a sort of a muskeeto net (flowing curtain out of lace fabric) above my bed , a little like this (sorry i know it is in dutch, but i am sure you get the idea...)
rosebud my dd wanted a spongebob squarepants bedroom! I took her into Laura Ashley and let her chose a lovely bedspread and thus managed to get spongebob out of her head what a cruel mummy anyway we ended up with the chimney breast wall in wallpaper and the rest of the room White and hung lots of bunting. She has a lovely white iron bed and it all looks lovely now. A proper little princess bedroom but stylish too