Princess Rooms: How to Be Not-So Permanently Pretty in Pink
As a decorating professional who often works with homeowners in styling and staging their homes to sell, I've helped transform hundreds of homes, and thousands of rooms. During this process, I've begun to identify quite a few reoccurring issues that plague my sellers. From poor paint choices and clutter to awkwardly arranged rooms and dated decor, I've seen it all.
One of the most common problems I see is bold and personal paint choices, especially in kids rooms. Specifically, I see loads of pink in the little girl's room. While this may delight your sweet princess, it's important to remember that today's buyer wants move in ready -- they don't want to have to fix-up or repaint as soon as they move in. If they don't have a little darling who might appreciate that pink paint, your prospective buyer will chalk that up on the con-side of their pro/con list when comparing your home to the competition.
So how do you avoid this problematically pink predicament? If you're the proud parent of a little princess-to-be who has requested a pink hue in her room, consider bringing in the pink in smaller doses, and in a way that can be easily changed when you redecorate or prepare your home to sell. Even if selling your home is not remotely on the horizon at this point in your life, you just wait. Your needs will change before you know it. (Studies show that the average homeowner stays in their home for roughly six years.) Trust me, either your child will grow out of that pink, or you'll need to sell it and neutralize that rosey hue.
With that said, to help those of you who might like to create a special space for your little girl without having to put yourself in a pink pickle, I've pulled together some photos of rooms which are clearly girly, but can go neutral in a snap, most of the time without even having to pull out your paint brush.