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Can Dinosaur Bedding Work For a Girl's Bedroom?

Updated on October 10, 2014

Who says all the dinos are for boys?

Argh!!! (Or rawr, rather.) I know little girls like ruffles and pink. Most of them anyway. But what about the girl who likes unusual things? Like dinosaurs!!!!

Most of the dinosaur bedding I can find tends to lean toward the boy end of the spectrum. My niece loved dinosaurs when she was young and would have so liked to have a bedroom decorated that way. Her favorite color was purple, so that would have been a wee bit of a challenge working with most of the available dinosaur bedding sets.

But you can make it happen if you need to do a girl dinosaur bedroom. I've come up with three options to help you make it happen easily.

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Dinosaur Bedding

Tweak An Available Set

If you're a bit of a crafty sort, this option will actually be a pretty simple one for you to execute. Well, provided you can find the right base to start from. Which tends to be the issue, right?

Fortunately, you only need one really. Which in this case is the great dinosaur duvet set from DwellStudio in the picture here. It's not completely colorless, but many of the dinosaurs are empty outlines that you could color in with any number of fabric paint pens.

The duvet set comes in a muted colorway of blue, gray, green and white, and you could even cover over some of those colors with paint as well to change them. I think a little purple over the blue, yellow over the green and maybe some orange or pink to fill in a bunch of others. Great girly color combination.

Compromise on Colors

While many of the dinosaur bedding sets out there come in blues and browns and not very girly colors, there are a few that can work for your girl if she isn't set on purple or pink.

Among the many great colors you can find, lime green and orange pop up occasionally and are great options for most girls. The quilt set in the picture here from The Land of Nod is a great example, even if it does have some blue in there.

I've also tracked down another with a few cute dinosaurs in bright colors.

Go The Custom Route

So, if your girl is insisting on pink or purple and dinosaurs, you're pretty much left with the custom route. But there are two paths to take even in that direction.

One of the best ever was probably a personalized set I found over at Artistic Sensations. They could custom make it in your choice of colors, so - hooray! - you can get pink and/or purple. The set came in sizes from toddler to king, so it works no matter the age of the girl involved. Alas, it's no longer available, although I am looking for a replacement option.

If you can sew or track down someone else who can, making your own dinosaur bedding is definitely an option. There are tons and tons of dinosaur fabrics out there, although most are rather boyish colors, I did manage to find a few that were pink and purple, perfect as one fabric to use in the entire bedding or as one of several patterns to mix together. The first and third one here both are purple, but not the same shades. The middle one is a pink background, but they also had it with a tan background and pink dinosaurs if you want just a touch of pink rather than a ton of it.

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      Susan 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I know! I'm not sure why there aren't any options specifically for girls, although there are a few that at least aren't so boy-ish that you can't make them work. The personalized set from Artistic Sensations does allow you to choose your own colors, so you could customize that one in pink and purple if you wanted.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Where is the dino stuff for the girls that love them! My daughter loves dinos and I can't find her any bedding:(

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      mylittleeden 5 years ago

      This lens is pre-historic.. Incredible collection love it!

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      Buchamar 5 years ago

      Dino's are our babies fav!!

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      emizz75 5 years ago

      Cool!

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      dogface lm 6 years ago

      Cute! (:

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      Susan 6 years ago

      @anonymous: It's a set from InStyle, I believe, that's no longer offered. Thanks for making me realize I needed to change that picture out!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am looking for the bedding in the first picture. Do you know what the brand name is on that one?

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      Susan 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Thanks for pointing that one out, Jennifer. It is really cute! It looks like they do ship internationally, so that's good. But I'm hesitant to recommend the store, though, given some of the reviews of their sister store that offers the same products. Don't want to send people somewhere with apparently horrific customer service. Too bad as they have some really adorable bedding sets you can't find in US stores. Sigh.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      @anonymous: There isn't many options at all for queen size in dinosaur bedding sets about, but I did find one at http://www.kidsbeddingdreams.com/dinosaur-bedding/... and it's a really beautiful set, the floor rug is lovely too. My son is dinosaur crazy right now and he just loves it! :)

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      Susan 6 years ago

      @anonymous: Sorry, Angel. I have never seen anything bigger than a full size. Most "kid" bedding doesn't come bigger than that, sadly. I've often seen really cute sets I wished came in king-size for my own bed! That said, if I find something, I'll let you know. (And it'll be on this page for sure.)

      Options you have would be to either have something made - there are lots of cute dinosaur fabrics out there - or to go with theme-neutral bedding - a solid or stripe or other pattern - and add dinosaurs with pillows and wall decals and other décor. Check the other pages in this series for some great options there.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My daughter loves velociraptors ! She is 17! We need a queen size bed set! Hope you can help ....TEMPTRESSofDEATH@yahoo.com