I’ll be giving you helpful tips on how to create a chic timeless room for your teen that will last well into their college years. It’s no secret that creating fun kids rooms are top on my favorite list of makeovers. Bella’s mom mentioned that she had grown out of her hot pink walls and little girl accessories and was ready to redecorate with a grown-up teen bedroom look. I’ve mentioned before that paint is the #1 cost effective way to make the biggest impact when changing the look of a room. The hot pink walls were painted a beautiful light silvery gray color. Bella wanted an off-white room so I chose Rock Candy SW6231 by Sherwin Williams.
These neutral walls are ready for when the time comes that Bella decides to change out bedding and/or accessories. I love to create mood boards for my clients so that they get to see how each piece fits in the overall look of the room. Simply clip out pictures from magazine and/or catalogs or start a designated Pinterest board.
Here we choose to keep Bella’s classic white sleigh bed, desk and nightstand.
It’s classic bright white color and timeless style allowed us to adapt with any look and stay within her teen bedroom budget. white and gold nightstand | Writing desk | pink iPad stand | turquoise ombre curtain panels | gold decal clock | similar turquoise comforter set | gold sunburst mirror | white and gold wall shelves | follow your dreams pillow | good vibes only art | ombre blush pillow | macrame wall art | clear lucite desk chair | turquoise lamps | white sleigh bed
Whether it’s a favorite bedding, artwork, accent pillow, or inspirational quote it’s helpful to have one piece that really speaks to you as a starting point. Bella fell in love with this tapestry called Sea Bliss from society 6. It’s an ethereal aerial view of turquoise waves crashing onto a blush pink beach. I always mix things up and eliminate some of the static of a square room by adding round elements.
Complementing the curves of Bella sleigh bed is a beautiful round jeweled starburst mirror. On the wall just left of her bed is the large tapestry called Sea Bliss from Ingrid Beddoes Photography that I mentioned earlier in the post.
I love reusing client’s existing pieces and giving them an entire new look as in Bella’s teen bedroom. Bella‘s mom felt that her armoire was too big and the wrong configuration and that a new dresser with multiple drawers would be more useful. It gave Bella more room to display photo frames and jewelry and hold all her essentials. Search for textured baskets, glamorous stacking and under the bed storage boxes, and fun functional wall and floor shelving pieces.
You might recognize this white and gold narrow shelf from my daughter’s bathroom makeover. We split up the set of shelves and placed one to the left of Bella’s dresser to hold beauty products and hair accessories.
We reused it as a nightstand, laptop desk and make-up table just on the other side of her bed. With the addition of a gold table lamp, pretty mirrored storage boxes and makeup organizers, gold and white trash can, inspirational art and a whimsical removable decal wall clock this area has become Bella’s favorite little multi-purpose cozy corner.
Her mom even told me that her room is now ALWAYS clean and that Bella proudly shows it off to her friends.