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If you want to design a wonderful bedroom for your little girl, it can be challenging to know where to start. There are so many different options for furniture, accents, colors, and more. In addition, you want to make sure your money stretches as far as possible. You can create a wonderful room without breaking the bank when you use your creativity and develop a plan for the re-design.

Write Down Her Interests

The first step to designing the room of your little girl’s dreams is determining what she actually wants. A princess room might be a great fit for your daughter, but your niece would prefer a dance-themed room with ballet accents. Start by brainstorming ideas about your girl’s interests and preferences. Make a list that includes her favorite colors, hobbies, characters and more. It can also be helpful to make a note of things she doesn’t like. If your daughter can’t stand the color green, you want to steer clear of that color for the walls and accessories.

Consider Functionality

Style is important, but you also want your daughter’s room to be functional. Consider all of the tasks that your daughter needs to perform in her room. Does she need a study area for homework? Do you have room for a seating area where she can visit with friends? Is there a place to store her porcelain doll collection. Answering questions about the purpose of the room will help you create a space that is functional as well as beautiful.

Invest in Quality Pieces

When you are creating a room on a budget, it can be tempting to purchase cheap furniture to help your money stretch further. However, purchasing quality pieces is one of the best things that you can do to get the most for your money. For instance, you can find bargain chairs at your local big box store, but these chairs will likely not last through more than a couple of years of use. Conversely, you can choose to purchase solid wood chairs with quality construction that will last for decades. Purchase high quality, basic furniture pieces, and accent these pieces with colorful bedding, pillows and other accessories. This strategy allows you to change the look of the room in the future without having to purchase another furniture set.

When you consider your girl’s preferences, invest in quality pieces and make the room and furnishings functional, your daughter is sure to be thrilled with her beautiful new bedroom. The key to the design is making the basic furniture pieces versatile enough to be used for years to come, not just the month she loves princesses.

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