Decorating a child’s room is fun for parents as well as kids; really, how often do you get to express your inner child when decorating other spaces of your home? Themes and colors that would be too over-the-top elsewhere are welcome in a little girl’s room where bold patterns, whimsical themes and bright colors are allowed to intermix and express a budding personality. Letting your little girl in on the fun will help you zero in on a color palette and theme that she’ll love. Here are some ideas for creating a special bedroom space for a little girl a color that’s a current favorite among girls – bold, beautiful turquoise.
Bold Color Options
Of course, because turquoise is a strong, bold color it can stand on it’s own against a neutral background. It explodes against white and looks beachy with sand or taupe. Earth tones lend a grounding influence and black and white let you explore a pop art feel. But don’t be afraid to use turquoise with other bold colors. Girls love hot colors like chartreuse, hot pink and yellow; mix these brights against a backdrop of white on a bedspread and sprinkle in a mix of geometrics with contemporary floral prints or polka dots for a bedroom that is girly yet sophisticated.
To make sure that your mix of colors will work, choose colors of the same intensity. Paint chips and color swatches will help you eliminate shades that clash. Also spend some time in the bedding department of your favorite stores playing with pattern and color. Many bedding options are built around coordinated variations in fabric patterns that repeat the same color theme in the bedspread, bedskirt, throw pillows, window treatments and linens, thereby eliminating much of the guess work for you.
Turquoise lends itself to several themes that girls love. What you choose will depend on your daughter’s taste and age. Here are some themes that you can build around the color turquoise:
- Southwest Theme: This style is built around desert colors like sand, clay, rust and slate accented with bold flashes of turquoise. The look can be mission or rustic-inspired for an older girl or focused on lizards and horses for a younger girl.
- Going Glam: Nothing says “glamour” like silver and turquoise; then add deep rich chocolate brown for a touch of sophisticated elegance. A curved top upholstered headboard with buttons and piped edges makes this look as sweet as confection. Choose soft fabrics like chenille, satin, and faux fur to add texture without overdoing pattern. Crisp white keeps the look clean and fresh.
- Tropical Delight: Young girls love mermaids and everything under the sea and no color represents tropical waters as well as turquoise. Use beach theme accessories, tropical fish, and ocean inspired wall décor to bring this theme to life.
- Retro Revisited: A chic retro look is easy to create by adding baby pink to turquoise along with black and white. The sock hop look can be pushed to the limit by hanging old vinyl LP’s on the wall, along with vintage 50’s accents and fabrics for toss pillows and window treatments. If you can sew, a poodle skirt makes a great topping for a side table.