Monday, January 21, 2013
Princess has let me know that she desires a "princess" bedroom. Her monkey curtains are not making the cut, apparently. Princess also requires that her room be an explosion of PeptoBismol pink and Disney princesses, which, um, no.
I have thought for a long time on how to achieve Princess's wishes. Most "princess" stuff is pale pastel pink and lavender, which is not really my thing. I prefer brighter, more saturated colors. I also wanted to bring in some deep grape-y purple, instead of the entire room being pink!pink!pink!
Here's the plan so far.
The heart decals will go on the wall above her headboard. I like that they are removable stickers, so when we move out we can take them with us. Since we are in earthquake country they are also a good fit for art hanging over a bed.
The ruffle bedspread meets with her approval (its pink! It has ruffles!). Rather than add even more ruffles with the shams, I'd like to get either a monogrammed sham or a different pattern.
Princess already has the Poang children's size chair. There are companies that make prettier slipcovers for them, but I have yet to come across one that makes a slipcover for the children's chair. If you know of one, please share.
Pottery Barn Kids has a number of canopies that are $69+, but Ikea has a plain white canopy for $20. I will dress this up with something....maybe a bunting, or some butterfly or flower clips.
I included a purple lamp because I would really like to bring more deep purple into her room.
My sticking point is the curtains. I am undecided on what to get. I have run all of these choices past the Princess, and she has voted for pink every time. (Grr.) I would like a purple pattern on a white background but haven't found much. Here are some I am considering.
I feel that the Serena and Lily purple trim and the PBK ribbon trim curtains are easy DIY curtains. Princess has voted for the Land of Nod pink swiss dot curtains.
The pink block print curtains are very very sheer but I love the pattern. But, very very sheer.
My favorite are the purple block print curtains, BUT I only want the pattern on the top half of the curtain. Where can I find that block print without all the junk on the bottom??