Teen bedroom ideas for girls

Written by megan cook, c.p.a., c.f.e., c.m.a., m.accy
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A well decorated teenage girl's bedroom showcases her personality. A teenager's style is more modern than a child's style, but still hasn't reached the sophistication of adult taste. Allowing your teenaged daughter to design her own bedroom is a fun project that she will appreciate. The proper teen bedroom ideas for girls help you style and create her perfect personal space.

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Paint

Paint is one of the most inexpensive ways to allow your teenage daughter to showcase her personality. Painting her room a bold colour brightens the mood. For less adventuresome parents, painting an accent wall a bright colour is a great compromise. The accent wall adds a certain pizazz to the room without affecting all the walls. Paint can also be used to create decorative patterns on the walls. Stripes and sponged effects are two of the most popular designs created with paint.

Bedding

Bedding can be one of the least expensive decorative elements in a teenage girl's bedroom. The bedding chosen depends on the overall style :animal prints, shabby chic and Hollywood glamour are all popular bedroom styles for teenage girls. Once she chooses her bedding, buy or make accent pillows to decorate her bed. Consider installing a canopy over her bed using sheer fabric in a bold colour or an animal print or hang bead curtains for an extra punch of glitz and glamour. Purchase a reversible bedspread that features a solid colour on one side and a decorative design on the other, especially if your teenager might change her style before you are ready to purchase new bedding.

Flooring

Flooring options are often overlooked when designing a teenage girl's room. If you have wood or tile floors throughout your house, choose a decorative area rug that suits the overall theme of the room. Animal print shag rugs and area rugs featuring bold colours with geometric designs are popular choices for a teen hangout.

If you have carpeting, change the carpet to a bold colour to match decorative accessories in the room. If that's not possible, an area rug can be placed over carpet to add colour to the floor. Likewise, wood flooring can be stripped and painted a bold colour or even white to add to the decor.

Decorative Accessories

The best part of decorative accessories is that they can be removed from your daughter's room as her tastes change. Wicker furniture, shelving, and fun artwork are all decorative accessories that add to the overall look of a teenage girl's bedroom. Wicker furniture can be spray-painted bright colours to match other decorative elements in her bedroom. If she loves animal prints, animal print pillows and seat cushions can be used to accent the overall theme of the room. Paint shelves bold colours to match other decor For simple and easy artwork, frame a section of decorative fabric and hang it on her wall. You can also hang posters, prints, and removable wall stickers for extra decorative touches. Make sure to allow your daughter to help choose what is hung on her walls. This will ensure that she is excited about the overall design of her room.

Lighting

Funky lamps and hand-decorated lampshades make great accent lighting in a teenage girl's bedroom. To create a flowery lampshade, buy several silk flowers and cut the stems off at the bud of the flower. Then, hot-glue the flowers onto the lampshade. Use a solid-coloured lampshade and make stripes of flowers, or cover the entire lampshade. Instead of using standard light bulbs in light fixtures, use colourful light bulbs to create a unique party effect.

Window Treatments

Window treatments are another easy way to dress up a teenage girl's bedroom. Curtains or drapes can be made out of the same fabric as the bedding or can be a solid bold colour or print that fits the overall design of her room. Bold-coloured mini blinds or roman shades can also be used as decorative window treatments. Some teenage girls prefer hanging bead curtains over their windows instead of blinds. In this case consider installing a shade inside the window to block out the light when she is trying to sleep.

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