For little girls today, princesses are hotter than ever. Driven by the Disney princesses such as Cinderella, Snow White, Ariel, Aurora, and others and bolstered by the Barbie princess movies such as The Twelve Dancing Princesses and the Fairytopia line, girls from 2 to 12 are in love with royalty.

To start out decorating a little girl’s princess bedroom, pick a focal point. Perhaps you have already invested in a bed shaped like a castle or one with a canopy. Maybe you had a fantasyland mural commissioned for the wall. Or, it could be as simple as a beloved princess-themed toy or drawing the little girl made of herself in a crown that you framed. In the example here, the focal point is the princess castle. This one is a folding wooden toy manufactured by Melissa and Doug.

Next, choose your colors. These should naturally spring from your focal point. In this case, the castle is pink with green accents. These are perfect and make it easy to find princess accessories at almost any store. But you could also choose purple, which was truly a royal color in days of yore, or a color that sounds regal, such as royal blue.

Once you have your colors you can pick out the chairs and bedding. Stay away from character bedding. Characters will be introduced into the room soon enough without you picking such a large medium to showcase them. Instead, opt for fabrics that recall the shiny yet soft and flowing dresses worn by your daughter’s favorite princesses. Find satiny sheets and a simple bedcover and add oomph with pillows that are embellished with tulle, sequins, and more. Hoops hanging from the ceiling over the bed and covered in a sheer, colored tulle are an inexpensive way to give your little girl a canopy feel without the expense. It is always good advice to go simple on big ticket items and use little items to establish the excitement. When it comes to changing the room you will not have spent top dollar on the objects that need replacing. 

To corral all the trinkets that are an inevitable part of life with your little princess, there are a variety of storage options. Simple baskets lined with a fabric that matches your theme are a popular choice. They can easily hold dolls, lip gloss and sparkly nail polish, plastic beaded necklaces and rings, even dress-up clothes. For prized princess dresses that match your color theme, consider hanging them on a peg on the wall as a showcase item. Or if you are crafty, you can create your own beautiful storage boxes. Here, a hat box was painted and decorated with the Princess’s name. Inside are tucked a feather boa and tiara.

Find window coverings to match the color themes in the room. If you are good with sewing, you can buy some yards of tulle and sequins and create curtains that match pillows on the bed. Design the curtains in the romantic swag style where they can be pulled back and tucked behind a decorative knob on the wall.

Have fun decorating the bedroom of your own princess’s dreams!