Before I had babies—or older kids with opinions—I vowed to never buy character bedding, sheets, pillows, etc. Then, like any good mom, I ate my words and bought the Frozen sheets.
My strategy for their bedrooms in this house is to give them a good “base” and let them do their own decorating on top of it. The other part of my strategy is to go upstairs as little as possible and/or close bedroom doors often. (Just look away, Emily. Look away.)
From the first time we told the kids that they’d all have their own rooms in this house, the planning ensued—mostly by my six-year-old, who was set on a Frozen room from the get-go. (Will this movie ever go away??) I talked her down from a purple wall with painted snowflakes and decided to compromise by buying the Anna and Elsa sheets, which automatically makes it a “Frozen bed”, in her mind. (For the record, these cheap sheets are the softest things ever. . . Wonder if they make them in a queen?) She also loooooves everything purple, which happens to just about be my least favorite color.
Cool colors that still feel “icy” without being too princess purple. . .
To compromise on the purple, I’m painting her dresser a soft lavender and pairing with a gold mirror like the image above. She thinks it’s wonderful. (Lucky for me.)
I think this little bit of unexpected color will keep the room from looking too “soft”. And, I like that there’s no real theme to the room once the princess sheets bite the dust.
This is what will really tie everything together. The team at Minted let me choose a piece from their new fashion-inspired art collection, and I knew this abstract (“Here and There” by Sonal Nathwani) would be a perfect fit. It incorporates all of the colors I’m using in the room and is just such a fun painting for a kid’s room. (I also love the idea of her having a big piece of artwork to take with her when she grows up.)
I ordered the 30 x 40” size in the white wood frame and will eventually hang wall lamps and her own framed artwork on both sides.
So, that’s the plan. And, in case you don’t think there’s enough Anna and Elsa going on in here, the sweet girl decided to put her Frozen sheets on top of the comforter so everybody could see them. I tried. She wins. #LetItGo