How to decorate a 10 year old girl's room

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How to decorate a 10 year old girl's room
Create a bedroom for your 10-year-old that expresses her love for nature. (Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

If you've just moved into a new home, it's the perfect opportunity for your tween to decorate her room just the way she wants it. Or, you can add a few customised elements to your 10-year-old's existing room to personalise this area of the home and make your not-so-little girl feel inspired or relaxed. Tweens tend to choose bright colours and bold patterns when it comes to home decor, and your 10-year-old may also want to include a few personalised decorative items in the bedroom that will truly make her space one of a kind.

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Things you need

  • Paint
  • Stencils
  • Throw pillows
  • Desk
  • Large sponges
  • Throw blanket
  • Area rug
  • Curtains

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    Paint the room a new colour to start the decoration process. Ask your daughter what her favourite colours are, and work these into the bedroom's decor scheme. For instance, if she loves pink, paint all four walls a light or medium shade of pink like blush pink or magenta.

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    Use stencils to adorn the accent wall with images that fit the bedroom's theme. If your 10-year-old like butterflies or flowers, purchase large stencils in these shapes and help your daughter paint these picture on the accent wall, using the stencils as guidelines. You can also choose stencils shaped like the letters in your daughter's name or her initials, so she can personalise her accent wall. Or, dab the main wall with sponges dipped in paint in another of the bedroom's hue schemes. For instance, if your tween chooses a blue and green colour scheme as an ode to her love for plants and animals, adorn the kelly green wall with ocean blue sponge-painted patterns.

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    Add furniture that complements the bedroom's theme after the paint dries. For example, include a bed made of lightly coloured wood with a chiffon canopy in purple or silver for a princess-themed room. Additional pieces, like a mini vanity painted in a medium shade of pink, an indigo ottoman studded in silver or gold and a mirror shaped like a princess hat helps to make the room's decor scheme consistent.

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    Place a desk in the bedroom that complements the room's colours so your tween can do her homework comfortably. If neon colours are your tween's choice, choose a lime green desk, since this shade is a vibrant hue that still has a calming energy. If she's chosen a catchy pattern for her room, such as an animal print, a desk with zebra print is fitting.

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    Complete the bedroom's decoration with an area rug, drapes and throw blankets and pillows. If stripes and polka dots are the motif, add striped curtains to complement the polka-dotted accent wall, along with an area rug in the shape of a circle. So as not to overwhelm your 10-year-old's room with pattern, bring a couple of over-size pillows that fit the colour scheme into the room to put on the floor, and drape the corner of the bed with a colour-coordinated throw blanket in a different material than the comforter; for example, toss a tweed blanket over a cotton comforter.

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