It’s time for a room reveal: another teen girl room, this time for my oldest daughter!
My oldest daughter is 19 and just graduated high school (hooray) and because her chosen program is going to be online, she will be continuing to live at home through her first year of college.
Knowing that, I wanted to give her space a new dorm-like feel!
We had spoken about it a while ago, and plans had been building, but we kept the final look a surprise until the day we revealed it after she had been house sitting for friends for a week!
It was special to get to reveal it to her, and now I’m excited to get to reveal the space to you as well!
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Design Goals for the Room:
As with all “clients” I like to get an idea of the look they’re going for, and this is what my daughter shared with me for her space:
- English Garden mixed with modern feel
- Nature- Loves foxes, birds & butterflies
- No flowers
- No pink
From a design aspect, I knew that this room was pretty small, had slanted ceilings, and was also connected to her sister’s room, which meant it would need to coordinate with that space.
The room used to be two separate rooms, but the wall between was taken out before we moved in.
You might remember I made over my younger daughter’s room as a birthday present for her last year with a boho equestrian feel, so my challenge was making sure that the boho look blended nicely with our new modern english cottage look as well.
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Teen Girl Room Reveal Design Process:
To get started, we repainted her bedroom walls from the princess pink they had been since her dream little girls’ room and went with the same Silos White by Magnolia that we had used for the adjoining space.
On the half wall beneath the slanted ceiling, we added the same white brick accent wall treatment that we had used on the accent wall in my younger daughter’s room.
The more things that repeat across the two looks, the more intentional and cohesive the design of both spaces becomes. You’ll notice a few other places where I duplicated features as well.
Because of the size of the space, there wasn’t much for us to do in the way of furniture, but I did want to make sure she had a bed that she would love. We settled on a white faux leather day bed with pretty tufted buttons on the ends and sloped edges that fanned out, similar to a sleigh bed.
It also has a space underneath for a trundle, but that works out well for us now to use as extra storage.
I also had a second green upholstered chair from a project I did at the end of last year. The other chair from this set is my younger daughter’s desk chair.
Keen observers might remember this chair from my 2020 blooper reel video as well – but aren’t you so glad to see the chairs were salvageable?!
Because the brick wall treatment and the bed both had pretty straight lines, I knew I wanted to bring in some curves in the rug.
A circle wouldn’t fit due to the size of the room, but I found a perfect green and white oval rug that was just the right size at 8×10′.
My daughter wanted English cottage, but without flowers, so I thought of this rug as bringing in a sort of grassy meadow feel to the room.
I happened to already have a blackout curtain on hand that was thrifted from Goodwill (and originally from Target) that looked perfect on her window.
I used a BEKRAFTA curtain rod from IKEA that matched the one in my younger daughter’s room.
I found these great gold plant hangers that had the white pots already included and bought greenery stems from Hobby Lobby when they were having their 50% sale to fill each one up. We hung four of them around the room for a more garden feel.
I really wanted gorgeous bedding to be one of the main focal points of the room, so I found some lovely pumpkin orange sheets, and some in bright white, all from Bed Threads. Not only do their sheets feel lovely, but I love that you can mix and match the colors!
I went on a bit of a decor rampage trying to find the perfect orange plaid duvet for this space! I ordered a LOT of different options and they came out either highlighter orange, or too yellow.
In a last minute decision, I decided to check Joanns and found not one, but two beautiful fabrics that I was able to sew into a reversible duvet cover.
I even had enough of the darker orange to create a coordinating pillow case as well.
The finishing touch on the bed was this perfect fox accent pillow that I found at Tractor Supply!
I knew that I wanted to update the lighting in the room as part of this teen girl room reveal, so we actually covered over one of the previous sconces to the right of the window with a blank cover plate, and covered that with a pretty butterfly picture from IKEA in a gold & glass frame.
On the other side of the window we added a lovely modern sconce for a reading light near the bed.
We swapped out her princess chandelier for a more grown up globe light, and I hung some repurposed butterfly hair clips (I removed the clip portion and strung them up with fishing line) around the light to make it look like they were fluttering by.
On her nightstand, I added the gorgeous SOLSKUR table lamp from IKEA that I’ve had my eye on for a while! I was so excited to have the perfect space to use it in.
Also on her nightstand I put her beautiful vintage look record player which I had carefully spray painted green to match the accents in her room.
Final Details of the Teen Girl Room Reveal:
On the other side of the room on her closet door I added a bird hook that I had painted gold.
And behind her door I hung a lovely gold “pill mirror” above a really pretty simple dark wood shelf my husband made for her.
Beneath that I added an IKEA SNIDAD basket for her to store extra blankets.
On the back of the door we nailed (yes, with a pin nailer!) one of my recent thrifted treasures, this cute bulletin board, up for her to store papers and her artwork.
If you’d like to see her reaction when we did the big reveal of her new teen girl room after a weekend away, head over to my YouTube channel for the full video!
**Giveaway is Now Closed**
I’m giving away another design consultation, similar to the ones I’ve done previously that includes a 1 hour zoom call with me to chat about your space and answer some of your questions to get you off on the right foot!
If you’re curious to see how that works, you can view the past giveaway winner’s posts here:
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