Tackling the Tween Bedroom

October 5, 2010

I’ve mentioned this before but designing my 12 year old daughter’s room was probably my toughest design challenge to date. In case you didn’t know a 12 year old girl has a mind of her own and is very specific and particular about what she likes and especially what she doesn’t like.

Sloan had many requests she wanted a very colorful room without it looking too “kiddish” (her word) and she also wanted it to look bohemian. She wanted an area for her friends to hang out in, an area she could display her snowglobes, guitar and artwork, a place to study and an area for her television (huge movie fan), books (huge Twilight fan) and music (huge anything I don’t like fan!)

We live in a newly constructed house so needless to say there wasn’t much character to the room, it was basically a box.


I took her shopping and she fell in love with a bed in a bag from Target so I went from there. Here is what I came up with.

The wall paint is Benjamin Moore’s Angelina’s, the ceiling paint is Benjamin Moore’s Orleans Violet. The other items in her room came from places like Target, Walmart, Ikea and Home Goods. If you would like specifics please email or leave me a comment and I will answer you!.

I finally finished her room a few weeks ago and here’s what it looks like now!

The art wall – Check!

A place to study and show off those snowglobes – Check!

Notice the large S on the wall, it’s actually a chalkboard that she and her friends use to draw on.

Television watching, guitar playing and book reading – Check! (She has a very large closet so she actually has a large bookcase in her closet full of books also.)

A fun close up. (Notice the tween essentials!)

So there you have it a tween room complete and a 12 year old happy, that is for now!!

Are you interested in a mini e-design? Please contact me, I’d love to help!!

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    1. Laurie,

      You have outdone yourself once again. The room is amazing. I don’t know how you do it but I want a little piece of it so I can do my house on a budget. You rock girl!

    1. Lovely transformation, what did you use to decorate the drawers?

    1. It’s a malm dresser from Ikea, I primed the front and painted it, then make a handmade stencil to mimic the mirror over the bed and just painted it! Thanks!

    1. Wow! I love the room makeover! Found you on These Creative Juices. I will be stopping by your blog again!!

    1. What a zen room – love the comforter. She’s a lucky tween šŸ˜‰

    1. I’m not disappointed, again. Your blog is a bright spot in my day!!!

    1. I love it! Especially the chandy! YOu have a great eye for design!

    1. Can you be my Mom!! LOL I would’ve loved to have that room as a teen. Great job! Visiting from Sugar Bee.

    1. You’re too nice! Thanks for stopping by! Maybe I should your nice comment to my daughter so she’ll appreciate her room even more then she already does!!

    1. Hehe! I’m 17 and would love this room! šŸ˜›

      You did an amazing job of making that character-lacking box of a bedroom in to a fun, colorful place for a young girl. She must love it!

    1. Girl, you did an amazing job. All we need is that inspiration, huh. Love it. I’m working on a 13 yr old boys room myself…will share next month.

    1. AWESOME! Thanks so much for linking this up at gettin’ crafty on hump day! šŸ™‚

    1. This is awesome! Inspiring for me…I’m in the middle of putting together 4 bedrooms right now.

    1. LOVE the room, the light fixture is perfect and I’m sure her friends go crazy for it. I’m in the middle of giving my 4-year-old Sloan a big girl room…thanks for the great ideas! We share great taste in names, so I can’t wait to read through more of your blog and see what else we have in common. šŸ™‚

      xo, cassie

    1. That room is so inviting! I love the chandelier in particular. She’s a lucky girl.

      Thanks so much for linking up to Finished for Friday.

    1. My 12 year old niece has that same comforter! I am going to have to show her this room. She will LOVE it! Thanks for sharing it on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions šŸ™‚

    1. What a great tween room. She has to love it. That wall color is scrumptious. Thanks for linking it up to Motivated Monday at Becolorful

    1. It turned out beautiful! Looks like a dream room for any girl. Wanna come help me with my living room? lol.

    1. You’re right we absolutely both must have brilliant taste by naming our girls Sloan, afterall it’s the best name everrrr!! Thanks for stopping by!!

    1. What a fun room. I love all of the bright and fun colors. I wish my room was that cool when I was 12 (okay now would be great too.)

      Thanks for linking up!

    1. Where did u get the bed and what colour is the floor

    1. Where did you get the bed and bed covers from and curtains

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