Small children have favorite colors and pink is often #1.
Pre-schoolers and primary graders use color and shape to identify things, researchers say, which may explain the rosy fixation kids can develop, particularly when it comes to their bedroom decor. If pink is a must-have for a little girl, I favor simplicity and mutability versus overwhelming color and accessories. It’s easier to change out a rug, paint an accent wall, or swap out bedding than it is to break down and redecorate an entire room. For the adorable princess bedroom [top] the crown wall decal sets the color scheme and acts as a headboard, too. I searched in vain to find the source for this exact crown design which looks like a decal.
But a search of turned up this very similar Princess Crown wall decal which comes in five different sizes and 42 colors.
I also like this vinyl Princess Crown Name decal, which is somewhat smaller but also very charming.
Some lucky girl might get Madeline Weinrib’s Brooke Tibetan carpet in pink to set the color theme for an otherwise white room – boosted by a pink Moroccan leather pouf and a duc duc twin bed.
And with a bed nook as well designed as this one, pale pink is a great starter color. A light yellow, green, or even lavender would work well as she grows. And please send me the name of the carpenter who created that clever bed-stair pull out.
Cherry blossoms are a keynote of spring and the hand painted tree in the corner creates a cozy spot for sleeping. The old-fashioned white-painted iron bed is a wonderful find since the scrollwork also acts as a partial railing to keep restless little ones in place at night without a bolster and pink bedding looks just girly enough.