Designing a bedroom for a teenage girl can be fraught with indecision. Is the room leaning too childish or too grown-up? How to create a space that can adapt with a maturing mind without sacrificing the sweet elements that make it perfect for a young 12-year-old? With careful choices, keen attention to fabrics, patterns, textures, and an eye on the budget, anyone can achieve a design plan.
Our Sketch / Our Inspiration – Alice Lane Interior Design
I always tell parents that when designing for an 11–13-year-old girl, the most important pieces will remain in the room even as the colors, wallpaper, and other elements change around it over the years. For this bedroom, all of the design plans that we offered centered around the bed as the focal point. In all three mood boards, the bed and nightstands can remain as the young client grows, and the wallpaper, rugs, and decor are replaced with alternatives.
Mood Board A:
The neutral nightstands and the bold and fun-colored bed act as a base and neutral starting point for any design. For Mood Board A, we went with a bed in a sweet mint color and added a rug with hints of pink and blue running throughout. The wallpaper behind the bed is a beautiful flower option that feels slightly grown-up (see similar here), however when we use a bold wallpaper, we opt for a Peel-n-Stick option that can be swapped out later should the child’s taste change. Terracotta table lamps with a slight pinkish hue and gold framed stencil art adds more feminine details to the room.
Mood Board B:
Our second mood board swapped out the previous nightstands with three-drawer chests in a traditional antique style with vintage style drawer pulls. Wooden table lamps and the lightly patterned rug add interest but do not distract from the room’s central element – the pink upholstered and tufted bed with nails and slight wings. It feels like a furniture piece that will grow with the teen as her style transforms.
Mood Board C:
The third and final mood board includes a bright and bold choice – a yellow velvet upholstered bed! Although bright and bold, this bed is surrounded by neutral pieces like the white 3-drawer chests, wooden lamps, and artwork framed in vintage silver. The rug underneath has pink tones that add to the room’s femininity without overwhelming the space or competing against the bed’s brightness. It is such a sunny design!
We love the idea of bringing these plans to life in a way that is inviting and cost-effective. Let us know in the comments below if you have a room you would like for us talk about in the future. Have questions? Ask us below!