Good Morning! Today I’m sharing my Lola’s updated bedroom. She’s been wanting a little update to her room for some time so as her birthday gift we slowly made it happen. I started picking up things here and there and did it over a few months. First thing I wanted to do was make sure she was involved in the process and to deliver what she had in mind. She picked out the colors and I showed her a few options within those colors and she had the final stamp of approval . She really wanted some subtle colors and to be much more grown up looking. Come take a look..
Adding a new headboard instantly gave her the more grown up factor. You can find upholstered headboards for very reasonable prices. The duvet cover was what I surrounded the room around. Once she picked out her colors and I saw this, it was perfectly fitting. I had her pick out a quote that she liked and designed the artwork to match her room.
I found this nightstand in the kids section of Homegoods. The original knob on it was very “Kiddish” so I simply added a new knob to give a more grown up look, yet still a bit youthful.
This dresser is from Ikea and I switched out the hardware to give it a more modern look. I wanted to add a few touches of gold and this gave the room just the pop I wanted.
The desk is from Ikea as well. I don’t like to put expensive furniture in my kids bedrooms because I wont have a breakdown if something gets stained on it. With all the nail polish and remover she uses, it wont be the end of the world if she gets some on her desk. I did find her this fun upholstered chair at Homegoods to dress up the area a bit.
Her gymnastics medals are something we’ve always had displayed in her room. We used to have multiple difference hangers so we simply switched those out for one larger to piece to display her achievements.
I love this chandelier and she’s had it in her room for a while now. It’s the perfect amount of glam and completes the space.
Tips For Decorating A Teen Bedroom:
- Let them be involved. This is their space, so you want it to reflect their personality. What you as a Mom want for them might not be their style, so give them options and let them pick out colors and use those to help guide the process. I set up a pinterest board and had her pin pictures she saw that she loved to give me guidance on what she was looking for.
- Don’t break the bank. In my opinion there is no need to spend a crazy amount of money on furniture in kids room. A few small detail updates and you can make an inexpensive piece look pricier. This way, you won’t have a heart attack is nail polish is spilled on an expensive piece.
- Look Around. Before you go spend a ton of money on decor items, look at what they already have. Lola has accumulated quite the collection of nail polishes and bath and body works stuff from holiday’s so I used those to put in glass candy jars to become the decor. They are usually stuffed in a draw and now they are displayed and multi-functional. Also, she keeps a lot of her shopping bags so I displayed a few of her nicer ones on her desk.
- Less is More. I only did a few pillows on her bed to keep it from her having to upkeep with it daily. Also, we slowly went through her room to get rid of items she doesn’t use or need any more. This helped with a lot of the decluttering of the space.
I hope you enjoyed and found a little inspiration!
Photography- Rachel Kate Photography
Wall Color- Nosegay by Benjamin Moore
Trim- White Dove by Benjamin Moore
Duvet- PB Teen (Sold Out)
Purple Pillows- Homegoods; Similar
Art Print- Made by Me
Mirror- Homegoods; Similar
Desk Chair- Marshalls
Medal Hanger- Ikea
Mini Rug- Homegoods