Teen Girl Bedroom Ideas – My Teen’s Bedroom Makeover
I want to share these fun and easy teen girl bedroom ideas that my daughter and I worked on together.
Trying to put together teen girl bedroom ideas can seem like a difficult task, but it’s not as bad as it seems. Mostly.
A lot of teens tend to have their own personal style, which, most of the time, clashes with your own. But there are compromises that you can both be happy with.
My daughter Bailey most definitely has her own style. Luckily it’s not too crazy. At least, not yet. Her room has been a challenge, as she has a small room with limited space to work with.
We also had to work with a limited budget, so we really had to get creative.
There are tons of DIY projects for some awesome teen girl bedroom ideas out there, especially if you’re decorating on a budget.
The first thing I did was talk over some ideas with her. What were some of her bedroom ideas? Which things were most important to her?
It is, after all, her room. It’s her own personal space to get away, relax, and hang out with her friends when they come over. I wanted to be able to do as much as I could to make her space as enjoyable as possible.
Here are some of the ideas we came up with:
- A new bed, more suited to her bedroom size, as well as her style
- Dresser makeover
- Address storage issues
- A furniture piece that would look good, be functional, and help with both storage and organizing
- Some of her own personal touches
These were some great ideas that made it easier to help get us started and headed in the right direction.
One important thing I wanted to tackle was her dresser. In all honesty, it wasn’t a pretty sight. It was an older, stained wood dresser with old school style handles.
Not at all what a teenage girl would want in her room, for sure. She is currently in the “dark colors” phase of teenagerism, so of course, she wanted it to be black.
I compromised, getting super lucky at the Home Depot, and found a discounted quart of paint called ‘Almost Black’ for FIVE dollars! Then found a more modern style of pull knobs for a pretty good deal as well.
After some sanding, a little more sanding, and around four coats of paint later, it ended up turning out quite well. We both ended up absolutely loving the color!
The brushed nickel pull knobs I found go really well with this color, and fit right in with her other decor.
To address her storage issues, we opted for one of these cool storage cube organizers, which worked perfectly. It’s not too deep, so it didn’t take up a ton of space in her already small room, and gave her lots of extra storage space.
As you can see…it’s quite full. Even teenagers have certain things that are sentimental, that they just aren’t ready to let go of. Totally ok with that.
Bailey wanted to keep the cubes open, and opted for only one storage bin, which was fine with me.
We hadn’t hung any curtains in her room yet, and although there were the faux wooden blinds up that didn’t look bad by themselves, I felt that a room just wasn’t a room without curtains.
Because these curtains are sheer, I chose to hang four panels together, just to give it a little something extra. She didn’t want them tied back, so we left them down. (For now.)
The bed debate –
Ok, so this part we struggled with briefly. Bailey wanted to just have a mattress on the floor (apparently this is some new trend), and I just…I couldn’t get with that.
Instead, we met in the middle. I looked for beds that were low to the floor, that would fit a mattress that wasn’t too thick and bulky.
In my search, aside from being able to find one in black, I ended up finding the perfect platform style bed. Not only was it low to the floor, it also had built in drawers. More storage space, yay!
It also has an optional bookshelf/headboard, but she decided she just wanted the bed.
Here’s an example of the bed with the optional bookshelf, just so you can see what it looks like –
It was a great deal, and she has absolutely loved it. I got an amazing deal on the memory foam mattress as well, and she raves about how comfortable it is!
If you’re unsure about what kind of mattress to get, there are great mattress guides that can help.
Bailey’s personal touches –
This is the part where I allowed her to add her own personal flair, the most important part of course. After all, she has to add her own special touches that officially make it her space.
Destined to be a rock star, she wanted to show off her collection of musical instruments, which include an acoustic and an electric guitar, and her keyboard.
I found some guitar hangers to help her with this idea. This keeps them out of her floor, and prevents them from getting damaged – bonus!
In case you were wondering, yes. The electric guitar has an amp. And yes, it is a little loud. But in the spirit of encouraging her passion for music, we embrace it.
I actually thought this was pretty cool, as far as teen girl bedroom ideas go.
To help her keep up with her busy teenage schedule – as well as homework assignments – I bought Bailey a cute chalkboard calendar to hang on her wall.
They come in tons of different styles, but this was the one she wanted, so…here it is.
She had a little shag style area rug that she threw in, mostly because she already had it, and it added a little extra decorative touch.
Although her room isn’t perfect, Bailey and I are both happy with the way it’s turning out. We still have a few more things to work on, but overall, it’s coming along quite nicely.
Now if she could just keep it clean…
A few more ideas for the future –
As this is an ongoing project, I wanted to share some of Bailey’s future thoughts and ideas for her bedroom.
She still wants to:
- Add her picture collage to her wall
- Find a cool new bedding set
- Replace her old lamp with a newer one
- Work on closet organization
- Add her favorite band posters
- Hang some pretty string lights, for fun
- Paint her night stand table to match her dresser
We still have a little bit of work to do, but as we all know, great ideas take time (and money) to put together!
As we accomplish more of these projects, I’ll update y’all with the results, so you can see how it turns out!
To finish up, honestly, this was a lot of fun for both of us. It was great being able to spend time together while working to accomplish her goal for her bedroom.
I enjoyed seeing the smile on her face with each addition to her bedroom, and that’s what’s most important to me. I’m very lucky to have her as my daughter, and she deserves a space to show off her personality and style.
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to follow us on this fun adventure, and I’ll see you in the next post!