There’s a fine line when it comes to decorating for a teen girl…
And when I say teen, I mean SEVEN-teen.
Which is basically 18 in a teenagers mind. Which is basically an adult. And you know what 17 year olds really dislike?
Looking like they live in a room made for a 16 year old. 😉
Actually, I have no idea what 17 year olds like or think because this is the first time I’ve ever had one. Ha.
Did I mention I had never decorated for a girl? Or for a teen until this project?
My cousin came to live with us after the tragic death of both of her parents. She will be attending college here and we are so excited to have her in our home!
I thought it would be more of a challenge for me to come up with teen girl bedroom ideas, but I guess during this process I realized one thing… I am still girly at heart even after all these boys have taken over my life.
And let’s be honest, I was stoked to do some girl decorating for once.
I also realized that being girly doesn’t have to look like princess parties and barbie doll houses.
Being girly can be simple.
One thing I wanted to make sure of? That it wasn’t too “little girly” looking.
I know 17 year olds and the last thing they want to bring there friends home to is a room full of frills and dolls.
I was tempted, trust me, to make this SUPER girly, but I like to say it’s more like “pops of girl” then full blown girl.
Adding encouraging quotes to the wall is a great way to keep the room inspirational, especially after a hard day at class.
To be honest, I used a lot of stuff that I already had in my decor stash. The “B” used to be in Bentley’s room, but I think it fits perfect in Bailey’s new room.
One of my favorite pieces of this room is the framed vinyl print that my friend Kelly, from A+ Signs, whipped up for me the night before her arrival.
It’s so simple, yet has such meaning. If y’all need a vinyl saying… Kelly can customize anything you want. I bought foam board at Hobby Lobby for $6 and put the vinyl saying on it.
Super cheap project and adds a personalization to the room.
I’ll be honest, the cow print lamp was the first piece I bought for this room. I based all my decisions off that lamp.
I let her pick out the comforter, but oh-my-gosh, she couldn’t have picked a better one! I love that it looks rather similar to my wedding dress. LOL!
Thankful that she trusted me to decorate this room for her. It used to be our podcast/video studio and it looks so much cooler as a girl’s bedroom. Hehe!
We moved the studio upstairs and now I am on to decorating that.
I am loving having another female in our house (and so are the boys). I have always wanted a daughter and even though she is not technically MY daughter… she is as close as it gets!
It’s going to be a good year!
Headboard – Wayfair (amazing price)
Bedding – Target
Chevron Throw Pillow – Target
Grey Rose Throw Pillow – Target
Cubby Shelving – Target
Grey Bins – Target
Indoor Hanging Lights – Target
Custom Sign – A+ Signs
Metal Letter – Wayfair
Lamp – Hobby Lobby
Rugs – Target
Jewelry Holder – Target
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It’s wonderful ! Your a dear and I’m sure she appreciates everything !
Wow! I subscribed to your blog after listening to the podcast. I just skim them, as I’m a big burly man that doesn’t need a dainty lady blog. I just read this, and got the context of redecorating the room. We adopted an older teenager years ago, so we had a similar decorating experience. I want you to know that my family be praying for your family and the unique way that God has put you together, and for all the ways that you’ll be ministering within your own walls.
Thank you so much!
andrea worley says
I think you did a great job! I’d sleep here. 🙂
Kimmie M says
I love this room so much!! You did an amazing job! 🙂
You did amazing..!!!!! I’m so sorry about what happened in your family. Prayers for you. If you ever could, I would love your help re-decorating my own bedroom. Lol reading and seeing this made me want to do some re-decorating of my own, but I suck at it.
Can I ask where you got the mirror and other wall art (fox picture, eyechart, daydreams sign, etc)?
Hi I was wondering where you got those metal crate drawers? Thank you so much!!
Beautiful. Wondering where did you get the mirror?
I was wondering like where did you get everything else that you havent listed such as the wired basic and the eye chart ??
I love the room so so much! I want to re create this for my home!! I was wondering where you got the mirror and what color the paint is! Love it.
Lovely room, I was wondering where you bought those metal bins. I saw this on Pinterest, but I can’t find anything for my cube shelves.
Rose Clary says
What a beautiful room!! I am so sorry to hear about your loss! All your little touches are so thoughtful. You truly are a wonderful person. Now for my silly question…. what paint color did us use on the walls?
Thank you! Paint color: Sherwin Williams March Wind – SW 7668 (eggshell)