Creating a Hello Kitty Bedroom
Hello Kitty Bedroom Theme, Bedding and Accessories!
Are you putting together a Hello Kitty bedroom for your child? Look no further for ideas, inspiration, bedding, furniture and accessories to help you achieve a fantastic room design!
When my daughter moved from her small nursery room into a larger "big girl's bedroom" aged 2 and a half, she picked a Hello Kitty theme to decorate. Read on to find out how we combined colours, themes and character designs to create her perfect bedroom.
Whether you want a subtle hint of Kitty, or a full-blown Hello Kitty paradise, you'll find plenty of ideas below.
Photo Credit: Hello Kitty Smile Comforter and Bedding Set
Creating the Perfect Hello Kitty Bedroom for your Child
Photo Credit: Take the hassle out of putting together a Kitty room with this amazing Hello Kitty Bedroom in a Box!
The set contains this gorgeous twin bed, mirror, dresser and nightstand.
There is a plethora of Hello Kitty bedding, accessories, furniture and more out there, all of which can be used to create an amazing Kitty bedroom. But which items to choose? The best thing to do is to have a browse of some of the furniture and bedding available, to get an idea of the colours and designs that you and your child like.
Think about colour schemes and how you want to combine plain items with themed items. Are you happy to go whole hog with Kitty everything, or would you rather keep key furniture pieces (like wardrobes and drawers) plain so that they will last through future theme changes?
Ideal Colour Schemes
* Pink and white
* Purple, pink and white
* Red, pink and white
* Brights (to match some of the more colourful Kitty bedding and furniture)
Do you Want a Hello Kitty Bedroom?
Well do you?
The Hello Kitty Bedroom in a Box
If your child wants a Hello Kitty bedroom makeover with everything Kitty, then this is the package to go for to get you started!
The set contains the amazing bed with upholstered Kitty shaped headboard, the fabulous kitty-shaped mirror to put on the wall, and the super stylish pjnk and white dresser and nightstand, with gliding drawers. I love the matching rounded feet on the bed and furniture. This is a truly beautiful set!
Step 1: Building your Base
Wallpaper, Paint, Carpets and Colours for a Hello Kitty Bedroom
The first thing to think about is the basics of the room - what colour do you want the walls and carpet? Are they going to be plain, in themed colours, or do you want character wallpaper?
We opted for plain colours for both walls and carpet, in colours that would complement the theme but still be useable in the future for when our daughter got older and wanted a different one (which is just as well, because she is now three and a half, has decided she doesn't like pink anymore, and wants a blue Thomas the Tank Engine bedroom instead!)
Her favourite colour at the time was purple, so we went for a deep purple carpet with lilac walls, to complement the planned white furniture and pink Hello Kitty paraphernalia.
Think about your design - if you just want accents of Kitty in the room, then wallpaper or a themed rug would look great. However, if you're planning to deck the room out in themed furniture, bed, accessories and more, then themed wallpaper might look a bit too much! Plain colours would be better in this case - you can always add accents with a frieze, wall sticker decals or posters.
Photo Credit: My daughter having fun in the wide open space of her newly painted and carpeted bedroom! Image copyright of the author
Hello Kitty Wallpaper Borders
Rather than overdoing the walls with Kitty all over, opt for a stylish, frieze-style border at the top. You can also add wall decals later on. Amazon have a few nice border designs, but the widest range is on eBay - here are some of my favourites!
Hello Kitty Wall Decals and Stickers
Wall decals are brilliant because they are peelable and restickable, so if you end up rearranging the room (as we just have, due to upgrading from a toddler bed to a single), you can move the decal if it is no longer in the right place. No nails for pictures, no stain-leaving blu-tac for posters - just stick and peel!
A decal can jazz up an empty wall space where you are struggling to put something - we used it by the bed as you couldn't put anything next to it. You could also use one to create a mural, have Kitty hovering over a piece of furniture, create a custom height chart and much more!
As you can see in this photo, we added a wall decal to "Kittify" the bed area even more, as the wall here looked quite bare. It looks great next to the plain white bed with the themed bedding!
Bedroom stickers and equally fun, as again most are reusable and can be peeled away easily. If you opt for plain furniture over themed, you can decorate them Kitty style and then remove them if your child wants a more grown up look (or different theme) in the future!
Photo Credit: We decorated the wall alongside the bed with this Hello Kitty PVC Wall Art Decal. Image copyright of the author
Best Hello Kitty Wall Decal
I chose this particular decal because it was pretty, featured a fairy Kitty, and the purple flower matched the room décor (plus it looked nice and nature-y!).
The only downside is that the stickers have a white border, which didn't look right on a coloured wall, so I had to cut them out to get rid of the borders. But aside from that, I was really pleased with the decal set. The stickers were bold, large and accented with sparkles, and we have since repositioned it with no problems!
Hello Kitty Wall Decals and Stickers
There are numerous ways in which to use wall decals - here I have highlighted not one, but FIVE cool ways to use them to your best advantage!
Decals that you can make a pretty scene from are a great idea! Your child can help position the stickers to make their very own mural.
Alternatively, a set like this, which includes a massive 39 stickers, can form a wallpaper style effect - great for creating a feature wall in the room!
If you just want a touch of pretty Kitty, then this one gives you a large main sticker as a focal point, and a few decorative stars and shapes to surround her with. Not too much and not too little!
This pack of 13 decals is ideal if you want to dot Kitty around the room, decorate furniture and so on. They stick to walls, furniture, beds, glass and doors, and look great positioned on items or over pictures as shown in the image!
Step Two: The Bed - Hello Kitty Beds and Bedding
Photo Credit: We kept our daughter's pretty white cotbed and accessorised with Hello Kitty bedding - image copyright of the author
(the bedding featured in the photo is the Hello Kitty Comic Pink Junior Cot Bed Duvet Cover & Pillowcase
The focal point of the bedroom is, of course, the bed itself! You can either choose to purchase a themed Hello Kitty bed, or choose a plain bed or divan and dress with Hello Kitty bedding. We opted for the latter, as we moved my daughter's nursery furniture into her new bedroom, complete with the cotbed which was now in toddler bed form. The pretty white design looks great with the themed bedding!
Photo Credit: We added a pink flower light above the headboard to complement the pink Kitty theme. Image copyright of the author
There are a few themed beds out there - I prefer the ones with the Kitty head outline headboard, rather than the full-on Kitty bed (complete with head, arms and feet), which I think looks a bit tacky if I'm honest, so I haven't included it here. The bed I have highlighted below, or the one that comes in the Bedroom in a Box kit near the top of the page, are much more stylish!
Photo Credit: We then continued the flower theme, adding a Hello Kitty wall decal to brighten up the wall. Image copyright of the author
As for bedding, there is lots out there to choose from, including duvet covers, sheets, comforters and pillowcases. What you opt for will come down to budget and personal choice. I prefer a pretty design with not too much going on, but enough to be engaging for the child. You might prefer a plainer look or something very funky! I've highlighted some of my favourites below, but there are many more, ranging from toddler bed size to singles, twins and doubles.
The Hello Kitty Bed!
I love this bed - if we hadn't already got a cotbed for my daughter I would have been very tempted with this, as it is fun but not too OTT!
It is a hardwood constructed bed with upholstered PU headboard, in the shape of Kitty's head.
In my opinion, whereas a plain bed looks great dressed with Kitty themed bedding, I think this looks great dressed with plain pinks and purples, just like in the picture (or a themed set with minimal images). Use sumptuous bedding to really make it fit for a princess!
Hello Kitty Bedding
Here are some of what I think are the loveliest theme duvet designs for little girls.
This is such a pretty set! I love the combination of lavender, pink and white, and the fact that you get a 4-part set - comforter, top sheet, fitted sheet and pillowcase.
This is a really striking design that will make a superb focal point in the bedroom.
This toddler bedding set is gorgeous! If you want bold and bright, this is a great choice, You get a comforter, top sheet, bottom sheet and reversible pillowcase, all with a stunning springtime design that has lovely little touches, like pink bows and cute animals playing with Kitty.
If you are after something a little more subtle but still bold enough to stand out, this single duvet cover and pillowcase set is just right.
It's a lovely shade of pink, and features a cute Kitty design that is repeated across the duvet and pillow.
Step 3: The Furniture
Photo Credit: We opted for plain white furniture to complement the pink Hello Kitty décor, but chose pretty designs that went with the theme, and added pink accents like the tubs in the dresser. Image copyright of the author
If you've opted for Kitty on the bed and walls, then you might want to hold back a little and have some plainer furniture. Or you might not! Because we transferred the nursery wardrobe and dresser into the new bedroom, we kept with a white theme and added a dresser/cupboard, toy chest and toy trolley. Each piece of furniture had a sweet curve design or cut-out feature (like the hearts on the trolley) to go with the girly theme. Of course, you can also go for plain pink furniture for a more Kitterific colour, but whichever you choose, remember, you can accent them with a few well-placed decal stickers! A couple of Kitties places on each door of the wardrobe, for example, or differently dressed Kitties on each shelf or drawer... get creative!
Photo Credit: The pretty style of the white furniture matched the theme perfectly. We looked for cute accents like the heart cut-outs in the white wooden toy trolley, and Kitty-style items like the pink flower light. Image copyright of the author
Of course, there is official Hello Kitty furniture to be had, as well. You can choose everything Kitty (or in her colours), or you can go for a mix. White furniture with a single piece of themed storage furniture, for example, works great! Choose a tub storage system, a bookcase or a toy box to nestle in amongst the other furniture. This was going to be an option for our daughter's room, until she decided she wanted to change it to Thomas. We will, however, be doing this mix for the Thomas room - plain blue furniture combined with a Thomas toy chest!
Photo Credit: The pretty shabby style in white looks great with pink! Image copyright of the author
Alternatively, you can add in elements of the theme with all plain furniture and a character sofa, table or chairs. Or skip the themed furniture altogether and go straight to step 4 - décor and accessories!
Hello Kitty Bedroom Furniture
The Hello Kitty furniture available is bright and funky - I love it! All of it might look a bit much, unless the room is very big - so think about which item would be most useful and enticing to your child - want her to tidy the toys away? A themed toy box or storage system might encourage this! Or do you want her to sit and read? A cute bookcase with comfy chair or sofa would be perfect!
I love this bookcase! It's a fantastic colour with just the right amount of bright and cheerful colours added to the pink. Three lovely big bright shelves for books and knick knacks, with two handy storage drawers as well, which would be ideal for pencils, art supplies and more. Speaking of which, this would also make a superb arts and crafts storage unit!
Encourage your little kitties to tidy away toys with this super cute toy box. I love the bold images on the bright pink!
It features a safety hinged lid so is safe for little fingers to lift and close.
Store away soft toys and more, or use for blankets and bedding, too!
A Hello Kitty sofa for the royal princess bottom? This brings a little bit of luxury to your child's room and is perfect for curling up on to read a book or relax. Great for when friends are over to play, too!
Step 4: The Bedroom Accessories
Photo Credit: Beautiful Hello Kitty curtains and uplighter that we found at Babies R Us. We were very lucky to get the last of these in the 2012 sale, as they are no longer in stock, although you might see them crop up on eBay from time to time. Image copyright of the author.
It's time to accessorise, with Hello Kitty bedroom décor! Before we get to the little touches like clocks and lamps, let's finish off the décor first. A themed bedding set begs a set of matching or complementary curtains, and there are several designs out there to choose from. Some of them are a little bold and loud for my taste, so I was delighted to find the set above, which featured a subtle Kitty design on the bottom of light pink drapes, complete with matching tiebacks. They were thin, so we combined them with a blackout blind to ensure the room was dark enough for sleeping.
Photo Credit: The stunning uplighter with hanging soft Kitty that we found at Babies R Us in 2012. No longer available but do check eBay. Image copyright of the author
We were also lucky enough to find this fabulous uplighter for the ceiling light, from the same stockist. There are also lampshades and other uplighter designs out there, although you may have to hunt on auction and second hand sites like eBay or Preloved.
Finally, add a bit more of the theme to the carpet with a Hello Kitty rug! Kids will love lying down to play and chill out on something nice and soft with their favourite character on!
Once the textiles are sorted, next up think about what other items you can add. Accessorise with Hello Kitty objects of desire for the bedroom! Ideas might include character designed...
* Bedside lamp
* Alarm clock
* Pictures or photo frames
* Mini storage drawers or boxes
* Jewellery box
* Ornaments and soft toys
* Money box
* Door curtains
and much more!
Hello Kitty Bedroom Décor and Accessories
While the curtains we bought are no longer available, these look like equally beautiful curtains, with gorgeous colours and a nice, subtle design that is not too "noisy" for the bedroom, like some of the other designs. I love the bold combination of pink and purple.
Wake up with Kitty! This cool alarm clock would look fabulous on your child's bedside table, especially teamed with the lampshade below...
Why have any old Hello Kitty rug when you can have one that is also a game? This not only looks divine in a themed room, with the pink and purple colours, but also doubles as a game of hopscotch. It comes complete with two beanbags to throw. Great for counting skills, too!