Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Ballerina Themed Bedroom Decor Ideas

Ballet Dancer Ballerina 4pc Set by Sweet Jojo Designs
I loved ballet (and tap dance!) when I was a kid, sadly I have two left feet so I was never any good at it. I always love seeing the passion little girls have for dance, and so I thought I'd make this how-to guide for parents looking to decorate their daughter's room in a ballerina style as a fun treat, with all my favorite ballet bedroom accessories. Let's get started!

Ballerina Themed Bedding

Fairy Ballerina Twin Quilt with Pillow Sham

First things first - bedding! There's a number of adorable ballerina bedding available out there, so many that I made a post on my top five which you can check out here. Most ballerina style bedding sets are some variation of a dainty and delicate pink and white color scheme, maybe with a dash of lilac or pastel green, which makes it a great theme for all the girly-girls out there and adds a lot of light, brightness and visual space to a bedroom.

If you are looking for something less pink and more stark and bold though, check out the bedding on the right. Its an artistic rendition of the famous Marilyn Monroe ballerina photo, and it would look simply incredible in an older ballet fan's room.

Ballerina Themed Wall Decorations
Housewares Vinyl Decal Custom Personal Name Ballet Ballerina Home Wall Art
Ballerina Tutu Giant Wall Decals
For wall color, any light or pastel color will work wonders - any shade of white or cream, yellows, pinks and peaches, lilacs, and even a very pale green. Darker shades of purple and pink will also look lovely, but make sure not to go too dark!

Oopsy Daisy Sweet Ballerina
Art by Kristina Bass-bailey
When it comes to decorating your walls, there are a lot of fun wall decals that you can pick from. If you like a cutesy cartoon style, the adorable decals on the right are perfect, and for a more artsy style that can even be personalized with you or your child's name, check out the decal above. 

Traditional art work looks very good in a ballet style room, and there is an abundance of ballet themed canvas art (like the gorgeous one on the left which is part of a series) and artistic posters like this one here. Shop around for the ones you like best and go wild!

Ballerina Themed Furniture

Children`s Triple Ballerina Pedestal Table With Glass Top
Prima Ballerina Rocker
Next up, ballerina style furniture! Yay! My personal favorite is the amazing pedestal table featured above, which is so bold and beautiful. Any young dancer is sure to love it. Why not top it with a ballerina shoe vase and a bouquet of flowers?

Ballerina Bookshelf
If you want some cute ballerina style chairs, on the right is a very sweet rocker chair, and you can pick up some normal ballerina style chairs for kids here. Activity tables are a fun idea, and while I haven't been able to find any with ballerina decor, this fun white and pink table with matching chairs is sure to fit perfectly with other ballerina decor. 

Finally, if your little dancer loves to read and has a tonne of books, you can't go wrong with the gorgeously feminine lilac ballerina music bookshelf on the left. 

Ballerina Themed Lighting

Ballet Dancer Ballerina Lamp Shade by Sweet Jojo Designs
Kurt Adler Ballet Slippers Light Set
Looking for some lighting for your ballet bedroom? The Sweet Jojo lamp shade above is a great start, and if you went for the bedding at the top of this post, its part of the matching set! Otherwise, a plain or frilly pink or white lampshade would look wonderful. Another cute idea is to hang up some fairy lights - on the right are lights shaped like ballet slippers that look seriously pretty. 

One style of lighting which always looks amazing in this sort of bedroom is a mini-chandelier light. You can find all of my favorite mini-chandeliers for girls here - the one I think would look best is the Pretty in Pink pull-chain lamp

Ballerina Themed Accessories

Set of 3 Ballerina Girl Figurines Sweet Poses Ballet
Last but not least, accessories galore! Ballerina figurines are a-plenty, and are a lot of fun to collect. My favorite is the set of three semi-realistic dancers above, but you can also get more kitsch designs like this little cutie here. Ballerina jewelry boxes or a slipper shoe picture frame would also look super cute on a girl's nightstand. 

Decorative Ballerina Shoe Vase
For older dancers, I recommend two accessories in particular. The first is the simply mind-blowingly cute ballerina shoe vase on the left, and the second is this very beautiful ballerina folding screen

So that's my guide to making a super sweet and pretty ballerina bedroom for the little dancer in your life. I hope you found lots of fun stuff to get you started and have a tonne of fun decorating. If you liked this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for even more awesome themed bedroom ideas for boys and girls of all ages. 

Top Five Ballerina Themed Bedding Ideas

Ballet Dancer Ballerina 4pc Set by Sweet Jojo Designs
Lots of girls are into ballet, and a ballerina themed bedroom is a really fun way to celebrate your passion. There's lots of beautiful ballerina themed bedding sets that you can pick up to be the centerpiece for your bedroom, so I thought I'd make a quick post featuring my top five favorites! I hope you like them as much as I do.
Circo Ballerina Twin Quilt/sham Set

First up is the very elegant and feminine set by Sweet Jojo Designs featured above. Each set comes with a comforter, a sham, a bed skirt and even a matching window valence, which is really cool. There's also a lot of matching accessories available for it which you can buy separately. The matching sheets, for example, can be found here. If you are shopping for a younger girl, you can get a dinky version for toddlers here.

If you are a big fan of the frilly Victorian look, then I recommend the beautiful quilt and sham set by Circo on the right. The colors are so pretty and demure, and the design is really quite lovely. 

Fairy Ballerina Twin Quilt with Pillow Sham
Tippy Toes Bed In A Bag
Personally I'm a big fan of combining pink and green - they produce a very pretty and memorable candy-like look that is very sweet (pun intended). If you agree, you might like the fairy ballerina bedding above. It comes with the quilt and the matching pillow sham, and you can pick up a cute matching  light pink decorative heart cushion like the one in the photo here.

I also love polka dots to bits - they are a very easy way to add some crazy fun to any bedding. On the left is a very cute cartoon style polka dot set of ballerina style bedding that a little girl with a lot of polka dot accessories is bound to love. Each set comes with the comforter and a sheet set (with matching shams).

DiaNoche Designs by Marley
Ungaro Marilyn Ballerina
Suffering from a bit of pink overload? Fear not - for those of you who want something a little bit more mature, bold and stark, check out the amazing bedding by Marley Ungara on the right featuring beautiful artwork of Marilyn Monroe as a ballerina. Its super unique and looking incredible. 

So there you go, my top five favorite Ballerina bedding sets. I hope you found one that you love and have a lot of fun with it! If you liked this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for all the cutest bedding sets for boys and girls on the net, as well as loads of fun themed bedroom ideas! In particular, you might want to check out my full ballerina themed bedroom guide.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Alice in Wonderland Themed Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Alice in Wonderland Comforter Bedding
I'm reading Through The Looking Glass at the moment, and it occurred to me that I don't have an Alice in Wonderland themed bedroom guide on this blog yet! Well lets fix that. Its not an easy look to pull of since there isn't a lot of official room gear out there, but its incredibly colorful and unique theme that is a tonne of fun to do. Lets get started down that rabbit hole...

Alice in Wonderland Themed Bedding

Kess InHouse Mandie Manzano Fairy Tale Alice in Wonderland Fleece Throw Blanket
There isn't much in the way of Alice in Wonderland bedding, and the set at the top of this page and the cute blue number below are the only official bedding sets I could find. So sad! No problem though, as you can pick up quite a few bedding sets in the sort of Wonderland style that's just as good, such as this colorful stripey polka-dot number, or this crazy bedding set.
Disney Alice In Wonderland We're All Mad Here Full/Queen Comforter
The other option is to pair your existing sheets with an Alice in Wonderland blanket, such as the amazing stained-glass style blanket above or this crazy color pencil style blanket. If you are a fan of the Tim Burton Alice in Wonderland movie, then check out this bold Red Queen themed blanket or this movie poster themed blanket. You can finish off the look with some Alice in Wonderland themed decorative pillows and cushions like those available here

Alice in Wonderland Themed Wall Decorations

Alice in Wonderland Cheshire Cat Wall Graphic Decal Sticker
Cheshire Cat quote-I'm Not Crazy
Wall Decal- Black
Though there is a bedding shortage, there's no shortage of fun ways to decorate your walls. When choosing a color for your walls, feel free to go mad - any color can be made to work, especially the bold and the crazy!

There's also a lot of decals to choose from too, from character decals like the one of the Cheshire Cat above, but my favorites are the decals of quotes from the book and movies, such as the one or the right, this "Its Always Tea Time" decal or this "The Best People are Bonkers" decal. There's also lots of cute Alice in Wonderland posters, such as this beautiful Go Ask Alice poster or this Disney movie poster. For fans of the Tim Burton movie, then be sure to pick up a bold movie poster like this one or this Mad Hatter one.

Alice in Wonderland Themed Bedroom Accessories

Jim Shore Disney Traditions Alice on Mushroom
Finally, fun accessories! Alice in Wonderland figurines are a lot of fun to collect, and you can find all of your favorite Wonderland characters in figurine form: the caterpillar, the Mad Hatter, and the Cheshire Cat. I love the Jim Shore figurine above too - the detail on the mushrooms is really lovely. Careful you eat them, Alice.

Alice in Wonderland Steampunk
Antique 1ml Drink Me Vial Mix
If you got the Kess In House blanket for your bed, there's a colorful matching rug you can get here. Every Alice in Wonderland bedroom needs a colorful tea set, and this one is my personal favoriteJumbo playing cards scattered about the room in a random pattern would also look fantastic.

No bedroom is complete without a giant pile of teddies and plushies on you bed or sofa. There's plenty to choose from to match the Alice theme, such as this cute Cheshire Cat plush doll, Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and a plushie of Alice herself.

I hope you found a tonne of cool stuff and have a lot of fun decorating your very own Alice in Wonderland themed bedroom! If you liked this post and want to see more, check out the rest of my blog for all the craziest bedding and bedroom themes on the net!

How to Decorate a Disney's Princess Rapunzel Themed Bedroom (Tangled)

Disney Rapunzel 4 Piece Toddler Set, Purple
Disney's 3D Princess movies have been fantastic, interesting subversions on the classic tropes with more in depth and three dimensional (no pun intended) romances and protagonists who you really don't want to mess with. Tangled is part of the new line up, with its quirky, adventurous and fun leading lady, Princess Rapunzel. This post is for all the girls who loved the movie and want to make their very own Rapunzel themed bedroom. 

Tangled Themed Bedding

Disney Tangled
Rapunzel Comforter
There's quite a few different Tangled themed bedding sets available on the net, typically in funky purples and pinks. I've made a whole post on my favorite Tangled bedding collections which you can find here, but here I just wanted to include my two favorites, the gentle and feminine comforter and sheet set on the right and bold and colorful toddler bedding set up above. 

Rapunzel Tangled Head Cushion
If you are looking to do up a bed on a budget, a fun and easy idea is to pair up a beautiful Tangled blanket like this one or this one with your existing lilac, white or pink sheets. 

Once you have your basic bedding, finish the look off with some adorable Tangled themed decorative pillows and cushions and you'll be good to go! You can even pick up a cute blanket that comes with Princess Rapunzel cuddle pillow here. Voila!

Princess Rapunzel Themed Wall Decorations

Tangled Movie Poster
Disney Tangled Rapunzel Glow in the
Dark Giant Peel and Stick Wall Decal
Pastel colors go best with a Tangled themed bedroom, such as yellow, pink or lilac. There's quite a few ways to decorate your walls in the tangled theme too, so there's no excuse for leaving them bare! Check out, for example, the amazing giant Rapunzel decal on the right - it even glows in the dark, which is seriously cool. If you want to really go crazy, you can get a mega-pack of decals that has all of your favorite Tangled characters here. If you love wall borders, here's a Tangled one for you.

If decals aren't your style, you can go for a few movie posters, like the colorful one above, or this very heartwarming one of Rapunzel and Flynn. You can even find Disney Tangled canvas art out there, so be sure to shop around until you find something you fall in love with. 

Princess Rapunzel Themed Bedroom Accessories
Jim Shore Disney Traditions Rapunzel and Pascal From Tangled
Finally, be sure to get a tonne of accessories to finish of the Tangled look. Rapunzel ornaments are a lot of fun to collect for example. There are quite a few of them out there, such as the gorgeous antique style one above, or the more modern and very colorful ornament of Rapunzel with a frying pan here.

Disney Tangled Maximus
Horse Plush Toy
No girl's bedroom is complete without a giant pile of plushies to leap into, so check out this Rapunzel teddythis cute Rapunzel bridal plushie, Flynn plushie, or the adorable Maximus toy right.

Disney Tangled True
Dreams Made Drape
If your windows are looking a little lonely and bare, you can pick up some official Tangled movie curtains on the left, or during the summer months decorate it with a lovely window valance like the one available here.

So those are my favorite bits and pieces for a perfect Rapunzel themed bedroom. Be sure to check out the rest of my blog for even more fun bedroom themed, such of my posts on decorating a Frozen themed bedroom (favorite Disney movie of all time, check it out if you haven't see it!) or a Brave bedroom. Check out the rest of my blog for even more fun bedding and bedroom themes!

Top Five Disney's Princess Rapunzel Bedding (Tangled)

Disney Rapunzel 4 Piece Toddler Set, Purple
Disney Tangled Rapunzel
Comforter and Sheet Set
More beautiful Disney themed bedding! I can't get enough of it today, after getting my fill of the Little Mermaid and Sofia the First. Next up we have Disney's Tangled, and its leading lady, the beautiful long-haired Princess Rapunzel. 

To start us off, for toddler fans of the movie, why not pick up the very cute and colorful toddler bedding set above. I just love the floral design and bold images, and I'm sure the little lady in your life will love it too. You get the bedspread, a flat and fitted sheet set and a matching pillowcase to boot. 

If your room has a lot of demure lilac or baby pink decor and you want some softly colored Tangled bedding to match, check out the bedding set on the right. It's so feminine and pretty! Each set comes with a flat and fitted sheet set and a matching pillowcase, and you can get the comforter here.

Disney Tangled Let My Hair Down Comforter
Disney Tangled
Comforter and Sheet set
Tangled themed bedding isn't all purple, for girly-girls who like their room to look pretty in pink, check out the Let My Hair Down comforter above, for which you can get the matching sheets here. I love the color combinations - its so bold and striking. 

If flowers make your day, the comforter and sheet set featured on the right might be just perfect for you. It features a more classic animation rendition of Rapunzel, which is a lot of fun and makes the bedding very unique. 

Disney Princess Tangled Golden
Flower Sheet Set
Last but not least, we have the Golden flower bedding on the left, which I like for its very beautiful color scheme of purple blending seamlessly into pink. 

So there you go, my top five favorite Tangled bedding sets. If you liked this post, you might also like my posts on decorating a Frozen themed bedroom (favorite Disney movie of all time, check it out if you haven't see it!) or a Brave bedroom. Check out the rest of my blog for even more fun bedding and bedroom themes!

How to Decorate a Disney's Princess Ariel Themed Bedroom (The Little Mermaid)

The Little Mermaid Twin Bedding Sea Dreams
Under the Sea! It is the best place to be, and for all the little girls out there who are crazy about Disney's the Little Mermaid and its titular princess Ariel, this post is for them! We'll be looking at all my favorite essentials and accessories for making the perfect underwater paradise themed after the Little Mermaid and her fishy friends. 

The Little Mermaid Themed Bedding

Disney The Little Mermaid Sketch Full/Queen Comforter
There are an insane amount of Little Mermaid themed bedding sets, way to many to go into here, but if you want to check out some good ones, I've dedicated a whole post to my top ten favorites here. I've just included my top two here, the very pretty turquoise Sea Dreams set above and the colorful Shimmer and Gleam set on the right.

If you are on a budget, a cheap and easy way to get a Little Mermaid themed bed look is to pick up a Princess Ariel themed blanket like this one and pair it with your existing blue, light pink or lilac sheets and pillow cases.
Disney Ariel the Little Mermaid
Plush Head Cushion Pillow

No bed is complete without a whole heap of decorative pillows and cushions to jump into, and there are a lot of Little Mermaid themed art cushions out there. My favorite is the Little Mermaid head pillow on the left, but you can also pick up a cute Flounder character huggable pillow here, and one featuring the full Ariel design here.

You can find plenty of square decorative pillows and cushions here as well. A lot of these square decorative cushions are limited edition prints, so if you see one you like, be sure to pick it up fast!

The Little Mermaid Wall Decorations
The Little Mermaid Prepasted Chair Rail Wall Mural
Many colors work well as the base wall color for a Little Mermaid themed bedroom. Any color that you could imagine seeing in the sea is perfect - sea greens and blues, deep pinks and purples, light reds and yellows all look great. Experiment and pick the color scheme you and your child love the most. 

Uncle Milton Wild Walls Little
Mermaid Light and Sound Decor
Don't leave those walls bare either! Decals are fantastic way to add some life to a child's bedroom, and there are tonnes of Little Mermaid themed stickers to choose from. You can get individual character decals, such as Sebastian, Flounder, Ariel in her Mermaid form, and in her human form and pink ball gownWall borders are also available and look really cute. Decals are a wonderful option as they are easy to apply and remove and don't leave marks on your walls.

If decals aren't your thing, why not go for an adorable and bold movie poster like this one? Or, if you really want to go all out, why not pick up a 10 foot wall mural

The Little Mermaid Themed Furniture

Disney Little Mermaid Room-in-a-Box
If you have a lot of clutter and not enough storage space, then check out this amazing Disney Little Mermaid toy organizer or these cute storage cubes. For younger kids, you can even combine the two and get a dinky little Ariel chair with a storage bin attached

The Little Mermaid Themed Bedroom Accessories
Disney Little Mermaid Curtains Panels Drapes
Disney Princess Paper Lanterns 3ct
Finally, finish of your room with some Little Mermaid themed accessories. There's many to choose from, from window valancesglittery photo frames, snow globes, Ariel figurines, and collectible glass art pieces for your night stand. If you are looking for some cute decor for your lights, the paper lanterns on the right would look perfect!

There we have it, that's my guide to creating a fun-filled Princess Ariel themed bedroom for the little princess in your life. If you liked this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog, especially the posts on creating a Princess Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Princess and the Frog, and Snow White themed bedroom.  

Top Ten Disney's The Little Mermaid Themed Bedding Sets for Girls

The Little Mermaid Twin Bedding Sea Dreams
Disney's Ariel Little Mermaid
Cascading Flowers Bedding
So, I was shopping about in preparation for a Disney's Little Mermaid themed bedroom decor ideas post, and there were just too many adorable bedding sets for me to have to just choose one or to. That's why I've decided to devote a whole post to them! 

First of all, featured up above, we have the gorgeous turquoise delight that is the Sea Dream bedding set. It's got a very Hawaiian feel to it don't you think? I love the silky, shimmering texture of the bedding too, it looks incredibly unique.

Disney Princess Ariel Little Mermaid
Comforter "Swimming Beauty"
Love the flowers and plants that the land under the sea is covered in? You might like the very pretty Princess Ariel themed bedding on the right. The matching sheets for this set are available here. I love the glistening detail on Ariel's mermaid tail: the great thing about these bedding sets is just how beautiful the artwork on them is.

If you love deeper colors, then take a loot at the wonderful navy blue bedding on the left. Ariel looks truly beautiful in this night-time art, and it would look wonderful in any little princess' bedroom. It's got an irresistible sense of calm to it, don't you think? You can get the matching sheets for it here.

Sea Princess Ultra Soft Microfiber 2-Piece Comforter Sham Set
Disney Little Mermaid Shimmer
and Gleam Bedding
The next one, featured above, isn't technically official Little Mermaid merchandise, but its so beautiful and would work so well with Princess Ariel themed decor that I just had to include it! Its part of a series that turns you in various fantasy characters while you sleep - perfect for mermaid themed dreams. 

Disney Little Mermaid Princess
of The Waves Blanket
But back to bedding featuring our leading lady. I really like the background pattern on the Shimmer and Gleam bedding featured on the right, and as usual the artwork of Ariel is absolutely stunning. Flounder and Sebastian look adorable too! Any little princess is sure to adore this look.

If you do buy the Shimmer and Gleam bedding set, I recommend also picking up the very cute Princess of the Waves blanket on the left. It matches perfectly with the Shimmer and Gleam sheets and lets you mix the colors up a bit.

Disney 4 Piece Toddler Set, Ariel Ocean Princess
Disney's Little Mermaid Sea Dance
Comforter & Sheet Set
If you are shopping for a toddler, don't feel left out! There's a very beautiful Princess Ariel bedding set above just for you, which comes with a flat and fitted sheet set, a colorful bedspread, and a matching pillow sham with a gorgeous shot of Ariel and her flowing red hair.

Most Princess Ariel bedding is blue, but if blue isn't your style, don't worry. Check out the Little Mermaid Sea Dance bedding collection on the right, which is an amazing cute mix of pink and lilac for all the lilac-loving girly-girls out there. I love the flower and starfish detail on the sheets; its so cute!

DIAIDI Kids Mermaid Bedding
On the left is a pretty unique look that I found - a more pop art style of bedding by DIADI, who make lots of great quality, unique and alternative style bedding. Its made of super soft velvet so its really comfortable to sleep in. Each of these wonderful Little Mermaid bedding sets comes with a duvet cover, sheet and pillow case.

Last but not least, below we have a wavy underwater design which I picked out because of how gorgeous and artistic it looks. It features a sort of anime, more realistic depiction of Ariel in a demure and feminine color scheme that is perfect for younger and older girls alike.

Disney The Little Mermaid Sketch Full/Queen Comforter
There you go! My top ten favorite Disney's The Little Mermaid themed bedding collections for girls. I hope you found one that is just perfect for you or your little princess, and have a great time with it. If you liked this post and want to see more, be sure to check out the rest of my blog for lots more fun bedding sets and bedroom themed for kids and adults.