Thrifty design ideas to decorate a little girl bedroom she will love.
When it comes to decorating your daughter’s bedroom, it can be easier said than done — especially if you’re on a budget. Without breaking the bank, you can create a beautiful and comfortable space for your daughter to enjoy her childhood memories.
Learn how to design a picture-perfect girl's room without spending too much money. From choosing the right color palette to furniture options and accessories, you’ll quickly see that decorating on a budget is not only doable, but is also fun.
Thrifty Decorating for a Little Girl Bedroom
This small space was previously used for toy storage before we decided to turn it into a little girl's bedroom. It's definitely a sign that you have too many toys when you can't find a place for everything.
After clearing everything out of the whole room, we started on the walls first. We had been left with large holes in the wall from the previous owners and opted not to have someone come mud and tape because of the expense. After pricing everything out we decided to patch the holes and then cover with shiplap.
Regular shiplap can add up quite fast. Since we had a limited budget to redo our little girl's room, I opted to come up with an alternative method. I used a faux shiplap that only ended up costing $100 to do. You can see the full tutorial here.
See some other DIY wood walls I've done:
After installing all of the faux shiplap, it was time to add a fresh coat of paint! This room does not have very much light so we went with white walls to make a big impact. I always prefer to go more of a neutral color as a base and then accent with a fun color scheme.
I use a paint sprayer to get these projects done quickly. Just remember to cover all of your surface areas that you want protected from paint colors.
Choosing to use wall art in your kid's room can create a fun focal point. Whether it's a single picture or a gallery wall, an accent wall can embellish bedroom design or contribute to the different colors in your room theme.
This reclaimed wood cutout sign was designed with my little princess in mind. It's the first thing you see when you walk through her door! Learn how to make a custom DIY rustic wood sign here.
Does anyone else have children who love all things arts and crafts? An artist station is such a great idea and fun way to house all of the crafting supplies you don't want in your kitchen.
We used an adorable mint green mobile cart to move around her bedroom as needed and provided baskets with a plethora of storage space. I even found this fun twig wreath at Home Goods and I added my create cutout for some great inspiration.
Bedding for Little Girl Bedroom
For both of my girls' bedroom situations I switched over to Beddy's bedding. Instead of bright colors I opted for a neutral white. I love this bedding for its simplicity and zipper use instead of having to make traditional beds each morning.
Pro Tip: Pick a neutral color for bedding and then accent with fun colors in throw pillows or a throw blanket. This is a fantastic way to bring in more design elements to the entire room, like how I added the cute flower pillow in my daughter's favorite color and matching quilt in bold colors.
Open Shelving for Kid's Rooms
Adding open shelves is essential for little girl room decor ideas. Open shelves are some of the best storage ideas for holding books and room decor without spending a fortune on storage cabinets.
I made these shelves from the same wood I used to make my other daughter's bed. However, I painted it white to bring out the distressed details. See how we made a similar style of open shelves in our kitchen here.
Girl Room Bedroom Furniture
To go with my daughter's craft station I found this desk to double as a night stand next to the bed frame.
I also wanted to bring in more metal to this room and this pink metal chair is a perfect compliment to the rest of the room.
I found this dresser at a garage sale, spruced it up with some white paint I already had and cleaned up the old hardware since it was so cute.
Beautiful Room Decor
This beautiful gold mirror is a great way to bounce light and add charm to a dark room. It has just enough texture and detail to spruce up our little girl bedroom.
Do you see the light fixture in the mirror? It adds the perfect amount of light while being stylish too.
GIRL ROOM RUG
I got this darling rug from Rugs USA. It is so soft and plush and perfect for kids' rooms. The light colored pattern is perfect for brightening up this dark room.
Use small decor items that compliments your room's color scheme or desired overall look. Buying all new decorations for every project can get pricey really fast so we tried to use things we already had. I made the framed love, scrabble art and dream sign. I also made the pom pom wreath. You can find the complete tutorial here.
Shop This Room
You can find the rest of the items in her room here:
Little Girl Bedroom Decor Ideas
Looking to redo your little girl's bedroom? Create a beautiful and warm space that is perfect for your little lady to enjoy for years to come. Use these thrifty tips in home decor and furniture finds for designing a palace fit for your princess.
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