Tween Bedroom Ideas – Elsa’s Bedroom Makeover

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Are you looking for tween bedroom ideas? These easy, inexpensive decor ideas make for a one of a kind space any tween girl will love. We used a super simple plan to create a feminine and sweet retreat for Elsa.

 

Tween Bedroom Ideas – Elsa’s Bedroom Makeover

For those of you patiently waiting for Elsa’s full bedroom makeover, this ones for you! Its taken longer than expected, but my nine year old daughter’s bedroom makeover is finally complete. You can see the mood board I made for it weeks ago here,

First, let’s look at how far we’ve come.

Here’s the Before.

 

Here’s the After.

We worked hard for the last several weeks and now we have an after my sweet girl loves.

 

 

tween bedroom ideas curtain

 

Crystal Flush Lighting

This flush light fixture is one of Elsa’s favorite editions. New ceiling lighting definitely was a splurge. I had to talk Jeremy into it,  but it was a shockingly great deal. You can read more about it here in this blog post, and you can purchase it here.

Tween Bedroom Ideas wall mural

Tween Bedroom Ideas art

Art

The art was bought fifteen years ago and used in our oldest bedroom when she was little. I love, love, love passing on treasures like this to her sisters. After I had bought this print the kids and I were bringing our cats to the vet and I met an artist painting a mural there. It turns out he was the artist of the print I bought, and a lovely man. I painted the silver frame fold to pull into the other warm golds in the room around it.

Several furniture flips came together finishing this room, and the storage chest is one of my favorites. As always I learned a few things while this room was coming together. For instance, did you know vinyl can and should be sanded prior to painting? You can see how we transformed this chest in this post here.

Tween Bedroom Ideas

Tween Bedroom Ideas painted wallpaper

One of the biggest ways we saved money on this room makeover was by painting the walls instead of adding wallpaper. We had so much fun creating this floral wallpaper look with paint. Read more about the process here.

Thrifted finds are at the center of Elsa’s room design. I’ve collected items over the last several months that I knew I might like to use in her space. This vintage lucite wastebasket is one of them. If you want to add character and originality to a space include unique finds whether they’re vintage or not isn’t important to me. If they have a great look I love, they’re in and part of the room design. Here’s a list of other thrift finds in her room.

Vintage and Found Objects Used

  • Mirrors
  • Art
  • Dresser
  • Bookshelf
  • Lamp
  • Bed skirt
  • Bedspread
  •  Nightstand
  • Pedestal
  • Rug
  • Small containers

 

Tween Bedroom Ideas paint project

Gallery Wall

Every space could use a gallery wall. I really enjoy the whole process of collecting the pieces and then curating that collection and figuring out what goes where.

The abstract art was painted several years ago by me. The large vintage mirror was given to me by my Grandma because she knew how much I loved it. The small vintage mirrors I found while thrifting. Elsa has commented on how much she appreciates the light in her room so I thought I’d try and add even more with mirrors.

Tween Bedroom Ideas paint diy

Tween Bedroom Ideas wall art

 

Tween Bedroom Ideas gallery wall

Tween Bedroom Ideas thrifting

Tween Bedroom Ideas makeover

Elsa’s headboard is a great DIY that makes a big impact for very little effort. I show you step by step how we made it here.

Tween Bedroom Ideas blue

Tween Bedroom Ideas vintage

As a creative and designer it’s my job to find solutions to interior design problems in my home, at least I’ve decided it is. No one knows your home better than you. I knew that the layout in Elsa’s room made it challenging to place the bed. If it went next to the large window a portion of any headboard always overlapped the window. We tried putting the bed there anyways, but the look of the window being somewhat blocked by the bed annoyed me. Like for years people, it annoyed me for years.

I finally decided I did know best and came up with an idea to center the bed under the small window and frame the windows with drapes. Best decision ever!

Not only do the drapes add a soft, plush feel the her bedroom, but they also hide the fact the windows have no case molding. They do this as well as  emphasize the headboard by drawing your eye to that area and upward.

 

Tween Bedroom Ideas diy

We painted this marble  pedestal white and it makes the perfect little nightstand.

You can shop it along with the lamp here.

blue and white bedroom

This room turned out better than I imagined. All the time and effort is worth it to see Elsa so happy in her space. At night when I tuck her in we still look around and say how much we love it in here. Priceless!  Although, with all the DIY, furniture flips, thrifting and bargain hunting I did to create this space, it didn’t cost much at all.

DIY Projects Complete

Until next time, I’ll be working on our basement family room in the hopes I can pull it together in the next two weeks. I’ll be sure to share my progress on Wednesday.

 

 

 

40 Comments

  1. Tammy Horvath

    I love the crystal light and the marble table. Your colors blend very well making this room a very tween bedroom. I call it the Classy Tween Bedroom.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Thank you Tammy! Exactly what she was going for, and that’s a great title you came up with with. Have a wonderful day!

      Reply
  2. Mary

    Such an awesome makeover! I love it!

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    • Maria Kamara

      Hi Mary! Thank you so very much! You are so sweet to say so. Have a wonderful and blessed day
      !

      Reply
  3. Nikki Wilder

    What a great bedroom! It’s really nicely designed. I love the colors. Thank you for all the advice! Very well written.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Hi Nikki, I appreciate your thoughts, and encouragement. Very kind, thanks!

      Reply
  4. Tiffany

    I can’t believe those walls were done with just paint! The room turned out great 🥰

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    • Maria Kamara

      Thank you Tiffany! We were so happy with the outcome, and relieved since it was something we’d never tried before.

      Reply
  5. Sunny

    How lovely! The paint color and art work are just beautiful, Maria!

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    • Maria Kamara

      Hey Sunny! Thanks so much girl, love to you and your littles.

      Reply
  6. Susan

    I am many years past being a “tween” – but I am in LOVE with this bedroom! I was particularly taken with the hand painted flowers on the wall instead of using wallpaper. Absolutely stunning. Well done!!

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    • Maria Kamara

      Aw thank you Susan. I can’t help but smile whenever I go in there, or even walk past her door. Blessings!

      Reply
  7. Alexis Farmer

    This room is so stinking cute! I love the wallpaper looking effect.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Thank you, we are really happy with it as well. It’s so fun to see what creative ideas can come from being frugal.

      Reply
  8. Lisa

    I love all the little details. So many great accents to complete the entire look!

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  9. Danielle

    The blue wall looks amazing – can’t believe it’s not wallpaper. So pretty!

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  10. Donna Allen

    Such a beautiful room! I am so impressed with how much thought and love went into every detail of the space! Great job! Donna

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    • Maria Kamara

      We made it nice. LOL Seriously, though I loved every minute of it. Thanks so much Donna.

      Reply
  11. Sabrina

    This room is beautiful. I love a the details and the light and bright color choices. I especially liked the blue walled painted with the flowers and the light feature. All in all a job well done. I would love to spend time in that room.

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    • Maria Kamara

      That you Sabrina, I so appreciate your kind words.

      Reply
  12. Sandi Barrett

    Cute room – tweens are tough.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Hi Sandi, We talked a lot about what she wanted which helped us be on the same page. Thanks for you comment! God bless!

      Reply
  13. Elizabeth

    Maria, this make-over is so beautiful! I love the vintage touches, the walls, the bed and everything else.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Hi Elizabeth, and thank you! The vintage parts of the room are definitely my favorite.

      Reply
  14. Cindy

    Wow such a pretty room. I remember seeing the walls and loving it. Seeing everything pulled together, gorgeous job!

    Love the light, artwork and pink pillow.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Thank you Cindy! It was a labor of love for sure, and I enjoyed every bit of it.

      Reply
  15. Chelsea

    This is lovely! My daughter (who is only 8) would love to paint her door a different color. And painting the walls… OMG she’d be in heaven! I can’t believe you paint those flowers on the wall. It looks like real wallpaper! It’s beautiful!

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    • Maria Kamara

      My daughter is 9 and she loved being able to choose the colors she wanted. Painting the door was a way of giving her more control over her own room. I don’t have to see that much pink everyday because when I’m in there the door is open. 🙂 Her choice of periwinkle showed me color on the walls can be really nice because I love it now. Have a great day Chelsea!

      Reply
  16. Kim

    So very pretty, Maria!! I love the colors you chose!!

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  17. Melissa Jones

    The room turned out so beautiful!! Great work! Amazing!

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  18. Sonya

    Everything turned out beautifully. I really love the crystal light and the combination of thrifted items. I am sure she loves her new space.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Thank you so much Sonya! She’s so pleased with how her room turned out.

      Reply
  19. Cindy Moore

    What a beautiful room! I love it. And blue is my favorite color.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Thanks Cindy! This is becoming one of my favorite places in the house these days.

      Reply
  20. Sabrina DeWalt

    I love what you did with the wall. So much nicer than a solid color.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Thank you Sarina, it’s a favorite project of mine for sure.

      Reply
  21. Rachel - Tea and Forget-me-nots

    I’ve loved watching this process. She must be so proud of the work that everyone has put into her room, what a blessing.

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    • Maria Kamara

      Hi Rachel, yes she’s super grateful, and I think felt all the love. Thanks for following along on the progress!

      Reply

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