One of my very best friends just moved into a new home, some of you will remember Laila from a few makeovers we have given to her- her boys shared bedroom, laundry room, pantry and eat-in dining. They moved for a better location to a 1990’s home that needs some updating to match her families fun personality! When Walmart.com reached out to partner, Kevin and I decided to gift this makeover to her oldest daughter Naomi.
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Girls Pre-Teen Bedroom Before-
Girls Pre-Teen Bedroom After-
The bed is still yellow but went from a twin to a full! And this bed is more of a gold, really sturdy and great for a $200 bed! I did love the yellow in the room, and knew it would be even better with purple walls and bedding! Purple is Naomi’s favorite color, and I didn’t even know that, I just put together a design plan that I thought looked like her and matched her personality!
Typically how I work is look for one item to kick off the look of the room (my inspiration piece). For this bedroom it was the purple tie dye comforter set I found online at Walmart.com! I thought it was so fun and perfect for a pre-teen. I personally want a sweatshirt made out of that bedding! Anyone else??
Then from there I found these yellow floral pinstripe sheets and the soft white quilt. I had the yellow euro shams from my girls old twin beds and thought they pulled in the yellow bed perfectly. The round pillow really just completes the look!
After I picked out the bedding I searched for a colorful rug that would pull in the other colors in the room and especially the pink in the curtain panels. This rug really adds so much and I love that it doesn’t look too “matchy”.
Naomi loves it! She has more of an opinion on her room than most kids her age, and some of you have asked me how to find a happy medium with kids ideas and parents! A. good place to start is to look at a magazine or Pinterest together, to help narrow down a look. With Naomi it was more of a surprise, Laila showed her my plan and she really loved to see it, and felt included.
We painted the room a dark purple called, Brassica from Farrow and Ball (color matched at local paint store). Then, the top part of the wall a bright white. Since it is a dormer bedroom, Kevin added a piece of wood trim on the wall and one on top of that to create a shelf that was the same height as the dormer. (The white is Pure White Sherwin Williams).
The shelf is also a really fun way to display art! Most of the art is from consignment or thrift shops that Laila and I have found over the years!
The nightstands ($200) are so great, again from walmart.com!!! I was thrilled with how they looked in person. She will use all the drawers for clothes, plus she has a good size closet. Also found these marble table lamps at walmart.com too!
I love to decorate with everyday objects and things that have meaning. Books, a camera, plants, diffuser, framed family photos of grandparents are extra special to put in kids bedrooms.
She loves a diffuser in her bedroom (from here) and painted that wood house purple for her oils!
In this corner we added a chair to sit and put shoes on and a place to hang coats and bags.
And lastly I hung three paper lanterns over her bed to create the look of a chandelier! She has can lighting in here, so she doesn’t need a chandelier, but the look of the lanterns draws your eye up and makes the room look bigger!