Princess-Inspired Girls' Rooms
For a little girl who dreams of being a princess, create a room that's her own tiny kingdom. Her Royal Highness awaits.
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A Dreamy Retreat
Every princess deserves a canopy, even the tiniest ones. Sheer white fabric with delicate polka dots flows over the metallic bronze crib. The real showpiece of the nursery is the black-and-white wallpaper featuring beautiful sketches of animals.
Like stepping into Wonderland, this girl's room is surrounded in oversized blooms. For these pretty sleep quarters, a pink tufted headboard is paired with a ruched duvet and a bedside lamp dripping with crystals. On the side of the bed, a sheer canopy hangs over a pile of pillows to create a cuddly reading spot.
Use a blank wall as inspiration to design a royal setting. A simple black-and-white mural creates the illusion of a castle-like corridor lined with elaborate chandeliers and formal chairs. Clean white bedding with hot pink borders contrasts against the chocolate-colored velvet headboard. A pinstriped lambrequin adds shape and style to the window seat and gives it a tucked-away-from-the-world quality.
Shabby Chic Princess
Rustic meets romance in this lovely retreat. A vaulted ceiling and white walls instill a lovely airiness to the room, whereas antique furniture, from the iron bed and distressed wooden nightstand to the curvy pink lamps, deliver a sense of history. Layers of linen bedding, a ruffled valance and a feathered chandelier infuse the space with soft-to-the-touch texture.
Pink and gray make for the perfect princess palette. Abstract tone-on-tone wallpaper establishes a statement wall behind the tufted leather bed, which is topped in pintucked bedding, a combo of metallic and faux fur pillows and pink striped sheets. Jewelry doubles as artwork in the picture-framed pinboards.
Look for Originals
Find pieces that feel one-of-a-kind. Elegant spindles, sweet flowers and beautiful scrollwork all combine in this intricately carved headboard to create a castle-like effect. Muted red detailing on the quilt and pillows bring a note of deeper color to the soft pink room.
Made for Adventure
No one says a princess' space has to be uber-delicate. Hand-knotted yarn forms a whimsical canopy over the top of this whitewashed bunk bed. This space is full of fun colors and playful design elements. One-of-a-kind built-ins flank the bed with offset cabinet doors and an intriguing cutaway that mimics the look of a side table with cabriole legs.
Whether you start her love of reading with A Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables or Pollyanna, this cozy corner complete with comfy rocker, velvet pouf and golden end table is made for visiting worlds between the pages. A wood bead chandelier is a glamourous element overhead.
Vintage to Right Now
Take dark antique furniture from formal to oh-so-girly with a fresh coat of creamy white paint. A bright blue-and-pink rug adds a jolt of energizing color to the subtle color scheme. The flutter of butterflies decorates the wall behind the bed for delightful dimension.
Top of the World
While maybe not in her own tower, this little girl's room makes the most of the attic's unusual angles. A lavender canopy is hung to match the slope of the ceiling and add softness. Dreamy cloud-and-bird wallpaper envelopes the room in whimsy.
All the Patterns
Go ahead and use an intense mix of patterns — romantic florals, contemporary graphics, watercolor inspired, quilted, tasseled — this eclectic space combines them all. By limiting the palette to blue, pink and gray with a healthy dose of white, the room maintains a cohesive look that's pleasing to the eye.
Eclectic at Its Best
Inject a fair amount of fun into kids' spaces — when else can they be completely free with style and decorations? This shared girls' space uses an abundance of texture in a quiet color palette to forge a restful yet playful space. Princess-and-the-Pea-type mattresses are stacked up under a flowing canopy for a comfy reading area. Strings of lights, feathers, pendants, tassels and dreamcatchers dot the room for a truly bohemian vibe.
Just a Touch
Not every girl wants to shout about her princess status, but it doesn't hurt to have a crown nearby for her more royal days. This polka-dot-backed bedroom brings in all its color through the bed, which has a playful mix of bold red, pink and purple with more muted shades of blue and pink.
Of a Feather
Channeling Snow White's partner in song, the ceiling of this shared space is dotted with bluebird friends. Matching classic white beds sit under pretty watercolors, and a geometric teal rug delivers brilliant color underfoot.
For the Love of Girls
Frills, florals and bows, oh my! This sweet nursery is completely dressed in feminine attire. Blue-gray walls and classic moldings keep the space from feeling too fussy, yet it still leans into everything girly with a chandelier dripping in crystals, faux fur accents and ruffles on practically every surface.
Adding a regal moment to this nursery, a bed crown drapes over the classic white crib. The oversized blooming wallpaper is statement-making, yet the subtle color variation gives the rooms a warm, soothing vibe.
Watercolor-influenced wallpaper produces a fanciful background to this bedroom, where soft neutrals generate a mellow quality that you feel as soon as you walk in the room. Fabrics and furnishings are kept simple and solid, while the wallpaper and feather chandelier add movement to the space.
Over-the-top style isn't needed to create a princess retreat. The iron bed pulls its forest green hue from the wall of pretty blossoms, while white bedding and curtains keep the space light and bright. A crochet swing chair is hung in the corner as a quiet reading spot and to add an unexpected touch of fun.
Soft and cottage-inspired, this room design is simple in style but still fit for a princess. The four-poster bed is surrounded with silk curtains, and a pink crystal hangs from the custom-painted headboard for the perfect nod to elegance.
Even the smallest royal needs her own chandelier. The completely petite light fixture hangs over a classic Jenny Lind crib that's outfitted in pink, gold and white linens. A pair of ballerina-inspired portraits fill the wall over the crib and boast little girl charm.