If your little girl is into Barbie, know that Pottery Barn Kids is launching an exclusive collection of bedding and room decor inspired by the famous doll. When you go for an obvious theme like that, I advice you not to buy the entire collection. This way, the result will look more sophisticated and more original.
The Art of Mixing, not Matching
Select the one or two items you like the most and build around your decor around it. Say that you go for the prints, you can display a few barbies on a shelf and then, opt for a pink stripe bedding. Soft greens and yellows goes well with pink. They produced a more refined look than pink walls.
Pottery Barn Kids have many beautiful bed covers and sheets in the pink family. See how the Emily Quilted Bedding mixed floral embroideries with plaid pattern sheets.
There is also an economic reason to do so. Since kids get fairly quickly tired of a theme, you would not have to replace everything to update the look.
Barbie Dream Room In-store Parties
Pottery Barn Kids stores nationwide will host Barbie Dream Room Workshops September 12-13, 2009 with craft sessions where little girls can design their own dream room.
There is also a sweepstakes with a $5,000 gift card from Pottery Barn Kids as the grand prize. Second prizes include a Barbie Three-Story Dream Townhouse and Barbie Fashionistas dolls. To enter and for official rules, visit www.potterybarnkids.com/Barbie between Aug. 27 and Sept. 24.