Every girl likes to have a beautiful bedroom she can call her own. Boys, on the other hand, are much easier to buy for. They don’t really care, as long as they have a bed, a desk and a big closet to throw their junk into. You need to give more thought to girls bedroom furniture and decorations, but you don’t really need to spend more money.
Unpainted pine furniture is an inexpensive way to furnish a bedroom. Girls love wooden beds that have ornamental lathe turned legs and curved headboards. Get her a matching desk and dressing table. If there aren’t already built-ins, don’t forget a good sized closet for all her clothes.
When it comes time to paint the furniture, you can’t go wrong if you paint it white. White goes well with any other color and its a color that you don’t get bored with. If it looks too plain all on its own, you can buy easily applied decorations for the headboard.
When you’re decorating the room, think about the details. Pink is a safe color for girls, but don’t overdo it. Some soft pink curtains would be lovely, but you don’t need to make everything in the room pink. If you use pink or predominantly pink fabrics, for instance, think about painting the walls a complementary but different color.
Don’t forget shelving, so she has a place to display her dolls, photographs and books. A plain bookcase is really all you need. She will dress it up with her personal items. Even a plain bookcase painted the same color as her other furniture will look like it’s part of an ensemble.
There is probably not a girl in the world who would not love a four poster bed. It will cost a little more, but it will add an air of romance to the room. You can sew together a canopy for just the price of the cloth. Most raw wood furniture outlets sell four poster beds for girls.
These are just some ideas to get you started. Since girls bedroom furniture will probably be your greatest expense, you will want to save money where you can. By doing some of the work yourself, you can cut your expenses and still create a beautiful bedroom.