Girl Bedroom Ideas Nursery Ideas

Scoping out some magical fairy tale wall art

cinderella canvas wall artFairy tales are a popular place to start with a theme for a child’s room. You can go with super child-like, cartoony images – easy enough to find those – but there are at least two options I’ve run into lately that provide more elegant, grown-up style for you.

The great benefit to these pieces of fairy tale wall art is that they can grow with your child, no matter what theme(s) they eventually decorate with. The colors of both lines I found tend to be fairly muted, and the interpretive art of the second set is easy adapted to a non-fairy tale room.

The Picture It On Canvas fairy tale art line, which includes the Cinderella piece here, is very into flat silhouettes. The colors and certain elements definitely seem to be influenced by Disney options, but they include several stories that haven’t been Disney-fied as yet.

With a slightly different take is Trademark Fine Art’s line by Christian Jackson. His stuff is far more abstract and muted, although the art itself is just as flat. The line includes a far greater selection of stories, including Mary Poppins and The Pied Piper, among others. Jackson generally takes one single element of the story to use as the artwork. So an apple for Snow White, bowls of porridge for Goldilocks and some undies for The Emperor’s New Clothes.

Girl Bedroom Ideas

Think bamboo bedding for a panda-themed room

white bedding with green bamboo design

Mourning the loss of the Animal Planet panda bedding set lately. It was perfect – purple, panda, bamboo. A great centerpiece to the panda bedroom idea I dreamed up ages ago.

But, designs move on and so must we, unfortunately. (I’m always sad when people ask me where to find old bedding designs that just aren’t available anywhere anymore.)

So color me happy when I ran across the green and white bedding set pictured here. It’s a great shade of green in a design that looks enough like bamboo growing to work in an Asian or panda-themed bedroom. There are splashes of yellow, turquoise and purple to add some extra color and provide some directions for your color palette. Although it fits right in with the greens and pinks of the room design I came up with since most of the pink was in the bedding.

I like the way they pulled the blue out from the comforter to paint the walls, but you could go with one of the greens if you preferred. Definitely calls for a color on the wall behind the bed, though, to contrast with all that white.