If you have a daughter you probably had or have this type of furniture in her room. White, off-white or pickled bedroom furniture seems to be the go to color for a little girls room but what happens when she’s not little anymore? Is choosing white furniture a good investment or just the furniture to have until she outgrows white?
What are the pros and cons of white bedroom furniture?
- white furniture goes with everything
- you can choose any wall color and it will match
- any bedding or drapery will look good with it
- it’s age appropriate
- it will go with any style or room decor
- you’ll be able to see the peanut butter marks
What are the cons of white bedroom furniture?
- you’re locked into a youthful age group
- white furniture really stands out in a room
- dirt and scuff marks will be really visible
- she may feel it’s too babyish when she’s a tween
- expensive if you have to replace
Well, as you see they just about break even. I bought my daughter cream furniture so it’s not obnoxiously white and babyish. She’s 16 now and has never complained that her furniture is too juvenile plus it looks amazing with her paint color.
I agree with everything you just stated. I recently finished my daughter’s room. She will be three in December and currently has an cream colored bedroom set with accents of dark, smokey purple. I painted the bright white furniture in Behr’s ‘Cottage White’ for the very reasons you stated. Of course, I guess one could always repaint the furniture black or dark gray for the teenage/pre-adult years?
P.S. I love the Guava Jam – Great color!
Although I’m not a fan of painted furniture, choosing cream was a smart choice – and I bet it looks beautiful with that smokey purple! Thanks Christine 🙂
Yea, we have white for my one daughter, so we’ll see how it goes when she grows up. Not too worried about it though. My Mom made me tough it out with mismatched furniture (yet, it never really bothered me either.)
That’s an excellent point Andrea. I really don’t think kids care what color furniture they have until the teen years. Thinking back to when I was a kid, I had mahogany and didn’t like it so there you go! However, the wall color is pretty crucial. When I was able to choose my own wall color (sea foam green and peach back in the day) suddenly my room was just perfect. Kids are weird right? At least I was 🙂
So true! When my mom redecorated my ‘big girl’ room, I remember only caring about my bedding and the walls. I also had wall-to-wall Kelly green carpeting (obviously 🙂 ) and wanted desperately to change it. Instead, I was told we’d have to keep it. Of course, now green is my favorite color – though I still twinge a bit when I see a very true green rug or carpet!
I had some god awful foil wallpaper and poo brown walls in my room. My mom left the house to shopping one day and I ripped the paper down and scribbled on the walls. I somehow convinced her to please let me redecorate my room. The walls were a creamy peach and the carpet … sea foam green! What? It was a good look for the 80’s!
BTW… I LOVE the yellow idea. That happens to be my fav color.
Oh yes, I had white furniture! And I desperately wanted some peach Esprit sheets!!! 😉
That would have been a creamsicle room! I would love that 🙂
I LOVE white bedroom furniture when paired with bright or dark colored walls. I gave my daughter a variation on the bedroom theme I had when I was little. Like me, she had white wicker furniture. Her walls were each a different color as was the ceiling. She had a yellow, a pink, a lavender and a pale green wall. Her ceiling was pale blue. I had some Laura Ashley fabric that were turned into Roman shades and a comforter cover that had all the colors of the room. It was absolutely adorable!
I think that every little girl should have the typical white or cream furniture. There is so much you can do with it! Your Laura Ashley room sounded beautiful. Like I said in the post, I had mahogany furniture and it was extremely limiting. But than again, I’m pretty sure I would have protested white as well 😉