You thought that the nursery décor would last for a few more years, but time flies, and your little one is at the stage where she wants a bedroom fit for a princess! You don’t have to spend a fortune – whether you redecorate from scratch or simply add some princess-perfect home accessories, she’ll be dreaming of Prince Charming in no time at all.
Pink to make the boys wink
Pink has always been a feminine colour, and it’s a great place to start when decorating with a princess theme in mind. Whether you choose pastel pink floral rugs, vibrant fuchsia circular rugs or summer striped rugs with complementary shades of aubergine and purple, pink is perfect for any little girl’s bedroom. Be bold and choose a circular or oval rug – oval wool rugs in purple and mulberry are the perfect contrast to sugary pink décor, and since purple is the colour of creativity, you’ll be encouraging her mind too!
Pick a rug for your princess
Ask your child who their favourite Disney princess is and it will inevitably be Cinderella or Snow White – even nowadays with modern Disney princesses popping up all over, Princess Jasmine never seems to make the list! Use their favourite princess to inspire your décor – if Ariel the Little Mermaid is a hit, pick nautical inspired accessories and perhaps a pastel sea-green shaggy rug which will be super-soft underfoot. If Cinderella is their princess of choice, opt for pale pink and baby blue – the colours of her dress in the Disney film. Teal blue round shaggy rugs look beautiful set against dark wood flooring and pink walls, to create the perfect princess pad!
The colour of royalty
One day your little princess will grow into a queen, and since purple is the colour of royalty, it’s a great choice for any aspiring Rapunzel. Shimmer shaggy rugs in vibrant violet are the ideal choice for a children’s bedroom with their mix of thick and thin yarn which catches the light and sparkles beautifully. Kids will also love pixelated designs with their combination of fuchsia, blue and white. Remember to choose a durable fibre for kids’ rooms such as polypropylene or Maclon fibre – these are hardwearing and stain resistant, so ideal for high-traffic areas or anywhere that could get messy!
Whichever rug you choose for your little princess’s bedroom, make sure it’s soft and luxurious. Sometimes being a princess can be so exhausting that it’s too much effort to even make it into bed, so don’t be surprised if you find your little one dozing off on their new shaggy rug way before the clock strikes midnight.