As girls grow into their teen years, their decorating tastes evolve. Teen girls are more than ready to replace their old pale pink color palette with something more sophisticated, yet still fun and funky. If your daughter has chosen to redecorate her room in purple and blue, there are lots of fun directions you can take it.
Ceiling and Wall Color Combinations
Don't think you have to chose either purple or blue for the walls. You can paint the walls in both colors, and there are many ways to do so. For example, you can choose one color for the ceiling and one for the walls; or paint two facing walls blue and the other two facing walls purple. You can paint each wall in a different shade of purple or blue, or paint the walls one color and the trim another. Be creative. Your options are limitless.
Mix in Some Silver
Silver is striking when mixed into a sliver and purple color scheme. For example, a silver framed mirror seems to glow on a purple wall. Consider silver furniture, such as a silver metal bed or a silver-leafed chest. If your daughter has hand-me-down or mismatched furniture, give all the pieces a coat of silver metallic paint to add instant glamour and give the pieces a cohesive look.
This theme can work for any girl, because it is easily individualized. Choose purple and/or blue paint for the walls, and any purple and blue bedding you like. To personalize the room, have pop art posters made to fit her personality. If you're handy with a computer, you can even create the posters yourself from photos you've taken. For example, you could do pop art portraits of her friends, pets, school mascot, soccer team or her favorite city or hobby. When you make or order the posters, use purple and blue as their main colors.
Blue and purple lend themselves well to a tropical-themed room, especially when turquoise is the shade of blue you use. Dress the bed and windows in cheerful, bright hibiscus-print fabrics. Fun tropical accents could include a surf board hung on the wall above the bed, a dust ruffle made of hula skirts, and long lei garlands zigzagging across the ceiling.
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