Tween Girls Bedroom Ideas: Collaborative Room Makeover
Making over a tween girls bedroom is really easy….. if you’re a mind reading, telepathic, interpretative and future predictive genius.
So, in other words – it’s bloody TOUGH to decorate a tween girl’s bedroom. Even for me and I have my own tween girls bedroom to practice on.
That said, let’s amp up the difficulty factor.
Imagine you’re a Dad, who can decorate a man cave or an outdoor BBQ area like a boss.
Now apply that skill to decorating a 10yr old girl’s room. Yep – decorating just got harder.
In the big scheme of things, Dad had done a pretty awesome job.
They’d incorporated her favourite colours, had her personal touches and the start of some good storage space.
But when I had the chance to style a print from Little Rae Prints, this seemed like the perfect forever home for it.
Getting ready for a tween girls bedroom makeover
Decluttering is THE FIRST STEP to making over any room.
This is my technique:
Step 1. Get a bag and throw out all the stuff you know is rubbish.
Step 2. Get another bag and repeat.
Step 3. Get another bag and repeat.
Step 4. Get another bag and donate anything else that isn’t rubbish.
Seriously, now is the time to be ruthless, not precious.
If they haven’t used it in ages, but you can’t convince them to donate or chuck it, store it away for a month or two.
If it hasn’t been brought up/raised/missed or sought after, you can head back to Step 1.
A fresh coat of paint can help with the decluttering process too as you move stuff out during prep.
For this room, the blue HAD to go. The desk nook is such a cool space, but the colour really closed it in.
After a little bit of deliberation, Dad painted it in Taubmans Crisp White.
He also removed the lower shelf to allow for an LED light in the top shelf, and ditched glass panels (which were hiding some weathered walls).
We also got rid of this IKEA shelving unit (it had seen better days) to allow for some extra floor space.
Choosing the right decor for a tween girls bedroom
I say it all the time that interior styling for kids needs to be REAL.
It needs to be stuff that grows with them, that they can use and THAT THEY LOVE.
This particular 10yr old loves animals, aqua/blue and drawing. So that’s the direction that we headed in.
She had a beautiful double bed to begin with, so I just added fresh white quilt cover (on sale from Pillowtalk), and some gorgeous cushions.
Cuddle Swan Print – Little Rae Prints
Grey Diamond Drop – Pol and Pom
Clouds Pillowcase – Moonlit Sleep
Heart Pillow with pompom – Piccolo Studio Sarah
Pink and Black Kisses Cushion – And The Little Dog Laughed
I can never resist a good throw or blanket for a kids bed. Especially when it’s a gorgeous handmade 100% natural wool blanket from Polka Co. And it has pompoms.
As this is an investment piece, I chose a black. grey and white colour for the blanket so that it can grow with the room. Stunning huh.
You’ll see in the background here there is a mobile – mobiles are definitely not just for babies! I’ve seen the COOLEST hot air balloon, aeroplanes and nature mobiles that should take pride of place in a kids room, and this ice cream mobile by Pequeno Sueno is definitely one of them.
Adding is also a fun part of kids rooms – try and steer away from completely modern pieces and add some points of interest.
I found this AWESOME vintage side table on gumtree for a bargain $25, which had the perfect tones and style to complement the side table pieces.
Lamp – Officeworks
Blush Clown – The Giggle Factory
Custom Foil Name Print – Alex and Archer
Because every tween girls bedroom needs a reading nook
Or a place just to hang out when friends come over.
Now this part of the room is right near the entry way, so I didn’t want to clutter it up.
Remember all those stuffed toys on the bed?? Well, they are all in this bunting storage bag from Cooper’s Crib.
We kept up with her favourite colours and interests in the decor pieces on this wall.
Swan Shelf – Bear and Sparrow
Heart Stacker & Fairy – Willows Fairy World
Deer with Butterfly – Belle & Bo
Hanging Shell Mirror – Bon Maxie
Customised Mini Letters – Heart String
Square Ballerina Box – Red Tree Pom Poms
Desk Nook for a Tween Girls Bedroom
HOW COOL IS THIS DESK NOOK.
What a transformation. We added a simple and comfy desk chair from Officeworks, along with all the stuff that this budding little artist needs to get her creative on.
On the top shelf, I used these ultra light felt baskets from Willow and Wood for Jess to put all her “bits and pieces” in.
By keeping the desk lines clean and bright, it allows for the colour of all the gorgeous stationary and artwork to be the show stoppers.
The caddy and all notebooks, artbooks, pushpins, stationary and desk accessories – Officeworks
Cat Placie – We Might be Tiny
Pin Board – Sachi and Daphs
Wall Hook – Knobbly
Headphones – Officeworks
Customised text cosmetic bag/pencil case – Colour and Spice.
To fully get what this little pear is (apart from being super cute), he’s a Messenger Pear from A Peachy Pear
You write a special little note and pop it inside. It could be from a fairy, or just a note with a special meaning.
Because not even tweenagers are too old for little messages.
No massive changes, just smart changes to keep everything clean and tidy (ummmmm, no guarantees there so don’t hold me to it).
Thanks to everyone who contributed products to this beautiful tween girls bedroom makeover.
And a MASSIVE thanks to Penny Lonie Creative for capturing this room so beautifully.
Her words when she saw it?? I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT I LOVE IT (including a happy dance and clapping).
Let me know your thoughts on the transformation!
Love Kel xx