Teen Girl Bedroom Makeover

Teenage Girl Bedroom Makeover

Hey guys! Thanks for stopping by to check out my daughter’s bedroom makeover! My daughter (Brie) is 12, so I think she is a year shy of being a “teenager”, but she sure does act like one so that’s the category I’m going to put her in Sarcastic smile I also put her in the pain in the butt category from time to time too… just sayin’…

As you may (or may not) know we moved from my hometown of Richmond, VA to Louisville, KY almost a year ago. It was a hard move on us all, but “poor” Brie had JUST had her bedroom updated in Richmond and she kept saying how she missed it (among other things). Even though it has taken us almost a year to get to her new bedroom, I think the wait was worth it!

Just to let you know we did all of updates while she was spending time with her Grandmother back in Virginia. She was gone for about a month (Party smile) so we had plenty of time to get it done… plus it was a whole lot easier to just do it without the interference… if you know what I mean. We also did a super cool update on her closet that you can checkout here if you want to see it.

This was her room before we moved in. It is a nice big room, good carpet, lots of light, but again with the beige on beige on beige! I think the owners painted most of the rooms this before putting it on the market…


BEFORE room makeover

We painted both the inside of her closet and her room with Benjamin Moore Galt Blue. It’s a pretty almost Tiffany like blue.

Galt Blue

Here it is the AFTER

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & gray

The bed is “new”, you can checkout the post on the restoration of it here, but pretty much everything else we had. Well, the cardboard ram head is new and it’s one of Brie’s favorite pieces she says! The vintage doors I updated for her last room and are very special to me, I also think they’re pretty cool!

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & gray

I bought the the “S” pillows from Etsy and made the mum’s pillow myself. The bedding is from Target and Bed, Bath and Beyond and the duvet cover is reversible. I would have had it showing the grey and white chevron side, but Brie is NOT a fan of the grey so I have to sneak it in where I can… I seriously don’t know what is wrong with that child Winking smile

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & gray

When Brie and I were discussing her room makeover she had said she wanted a chalkboard… Do you think this one is big enough for her?

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & gray

I bought the ART letters from Joanne Fabrics, they were originally plain cardboard and updated them with some different mediums to give them some interest. The wire is actually a curtain holder from Ikea that we had never installed. Seriously this works so perfectly to hang photos and pictures with the little clips! As she gets older we can take down the “ART” letters and make this a cool place for friends to leave notes, she’s soooo into this!

Art wall with chalkboard

I had this vintage seed packet holder in storage that now functions perfectly to hold her drawing supplies.

chalk holder

We added the curtain over the vanity doorway because this area freaks her out at night. So she closes these every night and it solves the problem. We had these curtains in her last room so all I did was paint the rod coral. I also painted her vintage plant stand coral to bring in some smaller punches of coral around the room.

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & grayCoral painted vintage flower stand

All of the furniture she had, but I did embellish some white Ikea curtains with the same mums fabric I used for the pillow and the valance in the closet.

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & gray

I love this window seat we made for her last room and it has a perfect place in her new room. I made a couple of little throw pillows for her in case she ever decides to sit on it…

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & grayTeenage girl bedroom blue, coral & gray

She is still using her vintage store shelving. If it were up to me all of this “crap” would be tucked away hidden somewhere, but she likes to see all of her stuff! I don’t know why because she is quite a messy girl, but this is her room so see it she will!

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & grayVintage shelving for toy storage

Just in case you’re interested, she LOVES her new room and closet!! She and her sister have been having fun drawing on the chalkboard and they both went gaga over her new closet! She also said she likes her new room better than her last room which is a big WIN for me!

Teenage girl bedroom blue, coral & gray

So that’s are latest finished room in the house. We are currently working on the laundry room, but I am having a hard time deciding on new countertops… I may have to share our progress to get some suggestions!

Well, I hope you enjoyed seeing Brie’s room makeover! I would love to hear what you think about it!

Until next time…


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  1. That gorgeous shade of blue sets the tone for a fabulous room! I especially love the shelving, the chalkboard and the fun pops of orange! And those doors are totally awesome – love the way they frame the bed!


  2. I’m so behind on my blog reading and I’m so glad this was the first one I opened. What a fantastic room! I kind of want it for myself. And I LOVE those antique doors behind the nightstands. What a great idea!


  3. Lovely room. Well done pleasing a 12 year old. We just did the same for my youngest who is also 12 so can relate so much to everything you said about preteen girls! lol


  4. What a fabulous size room and I love the color and decor. So fun and yet it can grow with her. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me.


  5. What a beautiful room and she must have been so surprised`! Gorgeous Galt color on those walls and that you could use most of what she did have. LOVE that cute lil’ stuffed owl on the window seat, always loved window seats so cozy to read books or daydream out the window. Would love to see the inside closet details but the link didn’t work.


  6. Lucky teenager to have such a spacious room, and that’s even before the great decorating job! I love that it reflects so much of her personality (the art area, the attributes on the door.) Beautiful inspiration. Mom, you ROCK!!!


  7. The room is so cute ! Makes me what to make over mine again. LOL You gave me lots of fresh ideas though. I loved everything that you did. Your daughter is very lucky to have a handy mom like you. Congrats on the room!


  8. Hi, I love the bedroom you did for your daughter. I would love to know also where you got the ram’s head? Any other animals they have? I love crafts. I love the bed…just gorgeous. I would love to find a bed like that for my daughter. She says she would love to have a headboard but… I have a feeling she would love to have more than that…. and she is 27. Thanks for any info you can provide. Appreciate it very much.


    1. Thanks so much! The cardboard Rams head I bought at a local store in Louisville, KY but the company that makes them is in Charlottesville, Va. Google cardboard animal head Charlottesville and it should pop up. They have several other animal options and sizes.


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