My daughter is 8yrs old and officially in tween territory. Tweens are full of new ideas and independence, which I love but I also see my little baby slipping away from me. Elsie is all comic books, sports and video games but also isn’t ready to give up the pretties. She likes fluffy pillows, soft blankets, kawaii and all that is cute. So, it’s a bit of a mish-mash… hence the term ‘tween’ (short for ‘the in-between years’). How do you tackle the perfect tween girl bedroom?
I’m sharing some ideas to get the ball rolling on updating my daughter’s room. It won’t happen just yet but there’s a lot to think about… she’s a girl with high standards!
10 Essential Styles Tween Girl Bedrooms
Hang out Space
Play dates are being promoted to social hang-outs and there is some serious girl talk to be had. Your tween is going to start spending more time in their room because at some point Mom is going to lose any kind of cool-factor status. The ultimate tween girl bedroom will have space to house all your friends for the perfect pyjama party.
Dogs, Cats and Exotic Pets
Elsie is in a cat phase lately and I feel like that’s pretty standard for her age. Adorable prints, pillows, bedding and wallpaper are fashionably adorned with cats and dogs these days. And don’t forget the odd flamingo or unicorn…
I’m not sure exactly when it happened, but life got busy… The trend for cute memo boards has been around for a while and even as a tween myself I had a cork board to pin photos and ribbons, tickets and any other collectibles. Tweens are at a new age of independence and they want to have ownership of their walls. Save the paint and give them a decorative board to show off all their bits and pieces.
Somewhere to Work
As mentioned earlier, the want for privacy is on the rise during the tween years and so is the homework load. My daughter still needs considerable supervision to get homework done but I’m hoping at some point she can be a little more independent with it. Creating a little space of her own to work would likely help with this and a grown up desk space is the perfecaccompanimentnt for your memo board!
Fairy Lights and Hygge
Elsie is all about the blankets… pile them up and get cozy with knits, fluffy pillows and all things hygge. Lighting is so important in creating that cozy, girly space and rows of twinkly fairy lights make the perfect ambient space. I love the photo below for the feel of the lighting, lose frames, blankets, and colors… however, I do not recommend you give your tween a bottle of champagne (this girl is clearly older!).
Eclectic Wall Decor
If the memo board just insn’t enough, your tween may be looking for further decorative enhancements. Letters, mixed frames, arts and crafts and patterns all come together for a fun eclectic style. They’re probably creating some artwork masterpieces by now… frame a couple!
Boho, Macrame and Natural Collectibles
If your tween is less pink and fluffy and more outdoorsy, she may take to a more boho, festival, nature styling. Baskets, seagrass, bamboo and neutral tones can easily be kept young with some homemade pictures and collectibles from a nature walk. Encouraging them to look after their own plant is also a great idea, and as I have mentioned in the past, creates positive Feng Shui.
Closet & Dresser
Not all tweens have found an interest in fashion yet but many start to get picky with their outfits and enjoy a little fashionista spirit. If you remember my laugh-out-loud post about my daughter’s fashion sense, I’m feeling a little better, we’ve come a long way in two years. Closet space may be limited but find a way to fun and reorganize. A dresser space is also essential, even if it’s a shelf within the closet. Girl’s gonna be accessorizing!!
Neon, Color and Disco Balls
So maybe boho isn’t your kids thing at all… maybe they’re more of a beach babe and love to keep it colorful! The photo below is not a tween room but I love the mix of mayhem and neon, there are definiately cool ideas to be inspired!
Chandeliers and Feathers
We’re ending with a girly one… Elsie would love a chandelier in her bedroom. Whether it’s a classic glass drop chandelier or something like the pendants below, it feels luxurious, grown up and girly. The photo below also reminds me… don’t forget the pull-out bed for friends to stay over!
I hope these gorgeous rooms have given you some inspiration to create your own perfect tween girl bedroom. Whether you have a little princess, a music fanatic or a beach babe, your tween will be looking for more independence and a space that fits their personality!
March 12, 2019 at 4:34 am
There are some fab ideas on this page! Thanks so much for sharing, just lovely. Like that you linked to the original sources too.
October 27, 2019 at 8:15 pm
Where do you find that black and white polka dot wallpaper from?
October 27, 2019 at 8:27 pm
Hi Bridget! I’m not certain on which wallpaper has been used here. The spots are ‘cheetah spots’ so you can search for ‘cheetah spot wallpaper’ and lots come up. I particularly like this one from Etsy because the spots are not too close together:
Alternatively, I’ve seen this particular stencil used brilliantly on a ceiling… super cool! https://www.royaldesignstudio.com/products/cheetah-spots-wall-stencil?_pos=2&_sid=f68dca36b&_ss=r