SIMPLE BEDROOM MAKEOVER INSPIRATION – LITTLE GIRL GROWING UP!

WRITTEN by CHRISSY 

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Little Girls Bedroom Makeover - from little girl to pre teen

 

And here’s the bedroom makeover reveal (although you probably got a quick look with the title pictures on this post already!): –

Bedroom makeover - pre teen / teenage girls bedroom

Bedroom Makeover - light and bright

Bedroom Makeover

Bedroom Makeover

 

The main features in the room are as follows: –

  • The Bed was placed against the wall to create a day bed – perfect for a child to relax on! (no headboard means it looks more balanced on the wall as well)
  • Lots of cushions on the bed adds colour (she loved collecting them!), and can double up as headboard if necessary. These came from several places, including Next, Marks and Spencer** and Amazon**.
  • A ‘J’ wall – the rest of our house has lots of word art and letters, so it was great to be able to add in a wall for her that she really loves! These were picked up at various places over the previous few months, including TK Maxx and a Service station (honestly!).
  • Having the bookcase on the far side of the bed means that as she grows up there will be a place to put her books / homework / and possibly entertainment like music player or laptop etc…. within easy reach of the bed where she will be sitting. For now it houses her trinkets and toys as well as her books.
TIP – Always secure a bookcase and other large furniture to the wall to prevent it toppling over and causing harm…
  • Keeping the windows really plain with just shutters makes the room feel spacious, and the shutters work brilliantly for privacy and being able to decide how much light comes into the room.
  • We used a trolley that we already had in the house for keeping her stuff tidy. This works great for clothes she has worn and wants to wear again (after school etc…), toys she is currently playing with, and bits and pieces that would otherwise be strewn around the room eventually. It is also great to be able to move it easily around the room and I can imagine it will be used a lot for next to her bed!
  • Look really carefully, and to the right of the radiator you will see a small pink dot – this is her fairy door. It means the tooth fairy and Santas elves can come into her room easily… (you have to keep a little bit of magic, she is after all, still only 8!)
  • Lots of clothes storage – we used the chest of drawers that was already in this room as it worked really well, and added her little wardrobe. As she grows up we may have to change these but at the moment they work really well.
  • A basket is a great extra seat, and also provides loads of storage for cuddly toys!
  • Hooks on the wall make it easy to see what to wear each day, and provide a little shelf for toys on top!
  • Pictures as you come into the room add a touch of colour (and that more grown up word art that she wanted) – the “Rules to Grow By” was a christmas present last year, and the other picture was a Roald Dahl print that she loves, with all the characters in it). I framed these in IKEA frames, so as she grows up we can change them for other prints easily.
  • Her IKEA cube shelves work brilliantly to create a bedside table, dressing table, and storage all in one
TIP – You don’t need to have lots of different pieces of furniture in a room – try and use them for multiple tasks to keep things simple.
  • Large mirror – this makes the room feel brighter and spacious – and creates the feel of a large dressing table which is getting more and more needed as she grows up…
  • Lighting – she wanted a girly shade for the ceiling light and we found a lovely crystal style one which was a bargain!, the bedside table she chose had a black shade to match some of the other black in the room (again, trying to be like the rest of the house, where black plays a big part).
TIP – When using frames in a childs room, use ones with plastic rather than glass, so it’s safer and lighter. I went for the letters above her bed because these wouldn’t hurt if they came off – safety first!…

Word art print

Storage bed

And lastly – this is a peek inside the bed. We (of course!) got a storage bed (I am slightly obsessed by them!), and it has plenty of space for all her board games, larger items, spare bedding, a fire escape ladder (as her room has the fire escape window), and clothes that she has grown out of or that are waiting for her to grow into.

Perfect!

 

Bedroom Makeover. Tips and ideas for making a little girls bedroom more of a big girls room! Perfect ideas for when your daughter gets that little bit older. Pre teen / Teenager style.

 

What do you think? – I’d love to know, so please leave a comment below…

I hope this has given you some tips and inspiration for any bedroom makeover that you do.

It really was simple to do, and if you only do one thing from this – then I suggest it would be to paint the walls white – a fantastic blank canvas, easy to touch up if marked, and really bright.

 

PS – If you have no plans to decorate your childrens room any time soon – why not take a look at these tips for organising it instead – there are loads of ideas that are simple and quick to setup and could make all the difference…

 

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