Painting Ideas for a Young Girl’s Bedroom

Girl's Bedroom Ideas

So you need some girl’s bedroom ideas to paint your daughter’s room, you have come to the right place.

It will happen to all little girl’s at some point in time. They are no longer interested in the characters of the toddler world any more. Their bedroom, decorated in Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, or even Barney no longer seems suitable. It is time to redecorate.

For many, redecorating may be an extreme venture, but all that is really needed to get started is to give the room a fresh, new coat of paint. If you are purchasing a new bedspread set, you might want to consider the colors of that set prior to painting. Here are some painting ideas that little girl’s are sure to love:

Girl’s Bedroom Ideas #1: The two toned look.

Choose two colors that compliment each other. Many people, when trying this technique, usually stay with two shades of the same color. If you want to go this route, choose a color that your daughter likes and paint the bottom half of the room in the darker color. This works best, especially if the bedroom is smaller. You can try to reverse that if you have a larger room. To separate the two colors, use a white chair rail to go around the walls of the room. The chair rail should be at about 36 inches from the floor.

However, even though most people go with the same color in two shades, I prefer to use colors of different shades, even colors on the opposite of the color wheel. Great choices for a little girl’s room might be:

1. Pink and Orange.
2. Pink and Lime Green.
3. Lime Green and Purple.
4. Purple and Yellow.

Girl’s Bedroom Ideas #2: The diamond look.

Once a popular look in designer rec rooms, this look works really well in a little girl’s bedroom. Again, this look involves two colors. Paint the wall a base color, such as yellow, and add large purple diamonds around the room. This looks great if the diamonds even cross over to another wall. The diamond’s should be large, probably at least 3-4 feet in height.

Girl’s Bedroom Ideas #3: The garden look.

Strait from the pages of “The Secret Garden”, you can make your little girl’s room her own little secret garden. Try painting the walls all one color to begin with. Then add beautiful painted flowers along the bottom of her walls. The flowers should be large to be enjoyed, at least 24″ in height.

Turn one wall into the wall of a garden shed, complete with a wooden door and window looking out into the yard.

Girl’s Bedroom Ideas #4: The fairy castle look.

Turn your girl’s bedroom into a fairy castle of her own. Paint the walls in the grey stone of a castle, and give her her own turrett in the corner. Make sure to give her plenty of windows to overlook her “land”.

This idea has plenty of options. Take a few fairy tale books and look throught he pictures for ideas that your child likes best. A painting, or even a decal, of her favorite princess may be an option to grace one wall. This princess could be her roomate and guest to join her in tea parties and sleepovers.

Girl’s Bedroom Ideas #5: The horse farm.

Little girl’s are often in love with horses, and their bedrooms can easily be turned into a horse farm. One wall could serve as a horse barn, with a few stalls and horses looking out of them. Another wall could be the pasture, with horses out grazing. Yet another wall could overlook the rolling hills of the horse lands.

If horses are not something your little girl desires, this look can be customized for another animal, such as dogs, cats, etc.

With these ideas, your little girl is apt to have the best bedroom around, and is sure to be the favorite hangout of all her little friend’s.

If you yourself are not that skilled at painting, try finding a local artist to help out. If a budget is of concern, try looking around at local colleges or even the high school for an artist. They would be thrilled for the work, and will often charge a lot less than a professional artist.

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Oil Painting

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Many varieties of art can grace a wall: prints, photographs, friezes, assemblages, textiles, even cels from animation. But the depth and warmth of oil paintings has made them the favourite category of art for centuries. If the art you’ve lived with has been confined to prints and other flat genres, you’ll be amazed at what a difference an oil painting can make.

Oil Paintings: Originals or Reproductions

Perhaps you have always loved Vermeer’s Woman Holding a Balance, and have lived with a print of this magnificent work for years. Imagine now an oil painting reproduction of this scene. The string of pearls on the table can now be seen as individual brushstrokes. The contrast between her creamy skin and the soft fur edging her jacket now has real texture. Your appreciation of this lovely vignette can be immensely increased.

But reproductions are not your only option. Original oil paintings can also be extremely rewarding, but it may be hard to find something that suits both your taste and your budget. Galleries found on the Internet are a splendid source for original oil paintings.

Museum quality oil paintings can add richness to your life and warmth and texture to your environment. Whether it’s the satiny sheen of Rubens’ skin tones or the exuberant splatters of Jackson Pollock, the tactility of an oil painting is an inherent part of the work. With famous paintings and the work of unknowns alike, seeing the stroke of the brush or the impasto built up with a palette knife is an essential part of the appreciation of the work.

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Landscape Painting

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Landscape painting is among the most popular of all genres for artists and viewers alike. It’s a very broad term, which includes everything from the delicate frescoes on the walls of ancient Roman villas to the abstract Impressionist Waterfall by Arshile Gorky. It seems that as long as there has been art, there has been landscape painting.

You can find an incredibly wide range of landscape paintings in every age, school or artistic movement. From Romantic forest scenes to surrealist deserts that never existed, landscapes offer nearly infinite variety. Lush as Vermeer or cryptic as de Chirico, landscape paintings are almost always easy to live with.

Original Landscape Paintings

It is perhaps for this reason that original landscape paintings by lesser known artists are viable in the art marketplace. Even a clumsy or naïve landscape can have a certain charm, and one done competently can be a wonderful addition to a home or office. Browsing the online galleries can show you the amazing selection available.

A good landscape painting is never boring. Like any work of fine art, it should repay repeated viewings with new rewards. A masterpiece of landscape painting, by Constable or Turner perhaps, contains as much mystery and subtlety as the finest of portraits or the most conceptual of abstractions. That, combined with their undeniable decorative assets, makes it small wonder that they are among the most popular of all works of art.

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Still Life Painting


Still life painting is a genre that has timeless appeal. Though subjects may range from a slab of meat to Vincent Van Gogh’s old shoes and Cezanne’s fruit paintings, most people think of still life paintings in terms of fruit bowls and flowers. Highly decorative and very adaptable to different environments, still life paintings may be the easiest of all great art to live with.

Cezanne’s still life paintings of fruit are an excellent example, combining as they do a traditional, representational subject with a glowing, luminous palette and vigorous brush and knife work. Cezanne’s Still Life with Oranges looks as much at one with its environment in a glass and steel loft as it does in a dark-paneled study. The power and energy of this painting almost belies the phrase “still life.”

Redon’s flower paintings are also gems of this genre. Though more frankly decorative, they still offer mystery and vitality through gorgeous juxtaposition of colors. In his Anemones and Lilacs in a Blue Vase, for instance, the flowers seem to shimmer in mid-air, the vase fading insubstantially into shadow and the table barely hinted at.

A Wide Range of Styles in Still Life Paintings

Traditionalists might find the still life they love in the works of Henri Fatin-Latour, with their muted colors and meticulous attention to detail. Braque’s cubist Still Life: Le Jour, with its sharp angles and acid greens, will suit a more abstract sensibility, while still remaining eminently livable. Within the broad confines of the still life genre, there is an image to suit every taste.

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Simple and Quick Instructions for Painting Stripes on a Wall

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Learning how painting stripes on a wall is not that difficult. Painting wall stripes can give your room a completely different look – – horizontal stripes will make a room look wider while vertical stripes will make a room look taller. Below are simple instructions for how to paint stripes on a wall.

1. Choose the shades of paint that you will be using for the base coat and for the stripes. Paint the entire wall with a coat of the base color, allow to dry completely and apply second coat of base color to wall.

** Use painters tape to tape around windows and doors

**Using a roller will give you a good, smooth base coat

**Use the lighter color as the base coat – it is easier to paint the stripes with a darker color over a lighter color

2. Measure the room and determine the width of the stripes.

**Stripes are best if they are between 4 and 12 inches apart

**Measure the width of the wall and divide by the width of the stripes – adjust the width of the stripes if necessary to fit the width of the wall

**Beginning at one corner, measure from the corner of the room marking each stripe according to the width you determined for the stripes. For example, if your stripes are 10 inches wide, place your first mark at 10 inches, then 20 inches, 30 inches and so forth until you reach the end of the first wall.

**Work one wall at a time beginning from the corner and working toward the other end of the wall.

3. Draw lines at each mark for tape placement.

**Using a laser level to draw the lines for the painters tape will give you the best results – use a pencil to draw a straight line following the laser along the width of the wall

**Use painters tape to create the boarders for your stripes (you will be painting between the tape to make stripes) tape along each pencil line placing the painters tape on the same side of the line each time to maintain the same width for each stripe

**Using a sponge roller, paint the area between the painters tape skipping every other section to create alternating stripes

4. Allow paint to dry and then slowly remove painters tape. Touch up any spots that need touch-ups.



Paint rollers and/or paintbrushes

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Painters Tape

Laser Level

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Impressionist Art


Impressionist art is probably the single most popular genre of all purchased paintings for the home or office. It’s extremely easy art to live with, but not purely decorative. The technical brilliance of Impressionist art makes a piece like Vuillard’s Under the Trees more than just a pretty picture.

Impressionist Art, Now Mainstream, Began as Rebellion

The movement known as Impressionism was officially created in 1874, when a group of artists collectively exhibited art that shocked and appalled the academics. Rejecting the formality of the studio, these artists, which included Monet, Renoir, Morisot and Sisley, painted en plein air and concerned themselves with trying to capture the movement of light and shadow.

Monet is the grand master of Impressionist art, and his Woman with a Parasol perfectly exemplifies this aim. Everything is in movement: the grass, the woman’s dress, the clouds. It has the immediacy of a snapshot, combined with the technical precision of Monet’s use of pure color on a prepared background.

For Renoir, people were far more important than landscapes, and he particularly relished painting groups of people enjoying themselves outdoors. His work The Boating Party Lunch, for instance, captures a group of young, modern, middle-class people, each captured in their essence in one fleeting moment. For Renoir, even a relatively static portrait such as A Girl with a Watering Can has motion and change implied: she is not in the garden, really, but on the path out. He has captured that moment, that impression, for us, and she remains ever youthful and “about to be.”

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Monet Paintings

Monet's Paintings

The Impressionists are clearly the most favored school of art in contemporary America, and of all the Impressionists, Monet paintings lead in popularity. Working in rapid brushstrokes over a canvas prepared with a white undercoat, Monet created paintings that are luminous, full of air and sunshine and motion. Monet’s Paintings is the true painter of light.

Who Was Claude Monet?

Claude Monet was born in  November 14, 1840 in Rue Laffite, Paris, France, and enrolled in the Académie Suisse. After an art exhibition in 1874, a critic insultingly dubbed Monet’s painting style “Impressionism,” since it was more concerned with form and bright than the known realism, and the term stuck. Monet struggled with deep depression, poverty and sickness throughout his life. He died in 1926 December 5, 1926, Giverny, France.

Monet’s Paintings: Waterlilies

Throughout his career, Monet loved to work in series. Whether the subject was haystacks, the Rouen Cathedral, or his own waterlily pond, he painted the same image over and over, studying the immense changes created only by light. Of all Monet paintings, the 1899 Waterlily Pond with the Japanese bridge is probably the most famous.

Rarely does great art intersect so completely with decorative art. This painting is technically a masterpiece. Its vertical and horizontal brushwork is carefully modulated, yet only the solid form of the bridge keeps it from tipping over into abstraction. Yet it is also a beautiful painting with an air of serenity and delight.

The very fact that Monet paintings are so universally loved puts them in danger of becoming banal pieces of decoration. Prints, especially, fail to capture the genius of the work. While no reproduction can recreate the power of the original (not least because of its immense size), a hand-painted reproduction in oils is more likely to retain some of the energy that makes them more than just “pretty.”

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Paintbrushes, Rollers, or Painting Pads?

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The 411 on Paintbrushes Rollers and Painting Pads

When that decorating bug bites and you decide to start with a fresh coat of paint, the painting tools you choose can make a big difference in the outcome of your work. This definitely includes with paintbrushes rollers and painting pads you choose. Buy the best quality painting tools you can afford. Those cheap brushes will leave streaks and loose bristles all over your painted surface!

Old-fashioned natural bristle paint brushes are perfect for oil-based paints. Natural bristles do not work well in water-based or latex paints. Natural bristles absorb water from the paint and become limp; in oil-based paint they retain the firmness necessary for the paint to flow correctly from the tips of the bristles.

Synthetic bristles are tapered and individually split on the painting ends so they can hold more paint and spread it smoothly. Hold a cheap synthetic paintbrush next to an expensive one, and the difference will be astounding. The expensive brush will have softer bristles, and more of them, tightly packed into the ferrule. The ferrule itself will probably be more tightly crimped. The bristle tips of an expensive brush will feel soft and hair-like; they will be split and feathered to provide more paint-capturing ability and smoother delivery of the paint onto the surface. You can use synthetic bristle paint brushes with any type of paint, so buying a few good brushes and taking care of them is a wise investment. Note: Keep brushes you use for oil-based and water-based paints separate. Residues from oil-based paint or cleaning solvents do not mix with water-based paint.

Painting pads are another choice. Pads are thin synthetic foam with short, hair-like bristles to spread paint evenly over flat surfaces. The pad fits onto a metal or plastic frame with a handle, so you can buy one handle assembly and replace pads as often as you need to. The pads are washable, but after several hours of use you will probably want to opt for a new one. Painting pads give a very smooth finish. Some pads have small “wheels” along the edge that act as guides along woodwork or at the ceiling/wall joint, and there are even pads in an “L” shape made specifically for painting inside corners.

Today’s paint rollers are wonderfully superior to the cardboard-core rollers of years ago. The newer plastic core rollers hold the nap firmly, and they give a sturdy rolling surface that doesn’t become limp. Plastic core rollers are washable and reusable, too. Water-based paints can be cleaned out of the nap with a little warm water and dishwashing liquid. Select the nap of your roller according to the desired finish on your wall. Short, smooth nap gives you smooth, even paint application. Thick nap was designed to cover textured walls/ceilings.

If you need to take a break from painting for a couple of days, place any of these tools in a plastic bag without cleaning off the paint, seal the bag, and put it in the freezer. You can store the brushes or tools in the freezer for a week or two. Simply thaw the brush (still in the sealed bag) at room temperature for at least an hour when you are ready to paint again. You’ll know when your brush or tool is ready to use when it becomes soft and flexible again. If you see frosty moisture crystals inside the bag, it may indicate an air leak, so check the condition of the painting tool before using it. If any of the paint dried while the tool was in freezer storage, you’ll want to clean or replace the tool.

Personal experience finding and trying my own paint brushes rollers and painting pads
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Hand Painted Wall Murals


A hand-painted wall mural inside a personal residence, are very creative, personal, and fun methods to liven up any room! You can make the mural painting a fun family project, or even hire a professional muralist to help conceptualize your ideas and put them down in paint. Finding a talented mural artist opens up endless possibilities to paint any scene that your imagination can come up with onto the walls or ceiling.

Children’s rooms make great candidates for a hand painted wall murals, especially for vivid and colorful imagery. Parents often have decorative wall murals painted on the walls and ceilings in a nursery or children’s room, creating a stimulating environment for the kids. Think about how educational and entertaining zoo animals, underwater creatures, or the planets can be for kids as they play in that space!

Hand painted wall murals are also beautiful alternatives when choosing decorative art for any room in the house. A professional muralist can help you interpret ideas and set a mood or atmosphere. Hand-painted murals can be painted in many styles, such as an authentic Renaissance feel, which can accompany your furniture and other decor nicely. Hand painted wall murals also create the illusion of larger space.

Commercial Hand Painted Wall Murals

Businesses often find mural art as a way to enhance a commercial space’s appearance, making the space appear larger and more attractive. With planning and conceptualization, decorative wall art creates a distinct theme throughout a store, restaurant, or salon, making the space memorable to customers and creates repeat clients. This is a great way to stand out amongst your competitors and establish a unique image for your business!

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Painting Reproduction


Breughel’s Hunters in the Snow isn’t for sale; neither is Turner’s Approach to Venice. And while some Picassos and Hockneys might be on the market, few of us can afford them. Painting reproductions, therefore, is the only way for the vast majority of us to own and display great art.

Of course, painting reproductions, even the best of them, are only substitutes for the original, and don’t express the genius of the artist completely. But a fine reproduction is a work of art in itself. Prints and lithographs fit into limited budgets, but hand-painted reproductions are an excellent investment and will transmit more of the original painting than a flat print.

Painting Reproductions Vary Widely in Quality

Of course you can’t expect a print to catch the textured brushstrokes of a Van Gogh. And even hand-painted reproductions may be “off” in color or form. Shopping for painting reproductions on the Internet offers you a great selection and unsurpassable convenience, but you are limited to looking at a reproduction on your screen of a reproduction on canvas. Therefore, be sure that the gallery you buy from has a reputable return policy, in case the art that arrives isn’t quite as you expected.

That said, online shopping for art is really the best way to find something unique, something that speaks to you personally in a way that Van Gogh’s Irises or Monet’s Waterlily Pond may not. Online, you can shop the galleries of the world, find artists you’ve never heard of and paintings by famous artists that you’ve never seen. And with high quality reproductions, you can have them in your own home or office.

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