I just finished up a layout for the most adorable little girls room. Complete with an upholstered headboard, driftwood finishes, and shades of pink scattered throughout. The biggest goal was to make the room easy to grow in, without having to redecorate every five years. We stayed away from too much pink and really just brought that in with textured bedding and artwork. The feminine curves on the headboard and scalloped mirror definitely help with the girly angle but they are grown up pieces too and will be an easy transition into a teenage room (and dare I say it, a guest room after their all grown up and moved out!).
All of these rooms give off that same not-too-girly-but-still-pretty vibe. All of them have some pink included but I can still imagine loving them as the time passes. Heck, I would love any of these rooms now and I'm almost 25!
I love how grown up the above room looks, but is still light and pretty for a young girl.
The best thing would be to invest in furniture that will hold up through the years. That way if you do decide to redecorate all your major expenses are out of the way and you can just play with a few smaller things such as bedding, drapery panels, or a few accessories. You'd be surprised how much these things can change the look of a room. Have you redecorated your kids rooms recently, and how many times did you beg your parents to let you redecorate your own (or was that just me)?