Every tween girl dreams of having her own room that is decorated just the way she likes. But that girl may eventually become a teenager with completely different tastes. This is why it is best to avoid spending too much money on decorating your tween’s bedroom, and to do it in a way that can be altered to fit a teenager’s tastes, as well. As her mother or guardian, you may want to give her some decorating and theme ideas that both reflect her personality and your budget. I have come up with a few bedroom theme ideas for tween girls that you might consider:
Gone Wild. An animal-print theme seems tacky to adults, but it may be super cool to the tween girl who will soon be a teenager. The key to keeping it from becoming tacky is to keep the actual animal prints to a minimum. And none of the matchy-matchy stuff, either. Incorporate different patterns into a just a couple places in the bedroom: the bedspread, throw pillows, floor rug, curtains, and so on. Here’s an example: There is a zebra print rug on the floor with cheetah print throw pillows on a solid-colored bedspread, with posters of giraffes and a couple other wild animals on the walls. Keep the rest solid neutrals, with perhaps a hot pink bed skirt reveal her feminine side.
Disco Party. A disco themed room is fun for tween girls; plus, it can easily be changed to a less outrageous look once they get a little older. A disco party is all about the color and the sparkle, so begin by hanging a disco ball from the ceiling. Paint the walls a dark color; black is too risque for a tween, so take it down a notch with navy blue or royal purple. If you want to keep the darkness to a minimum, paint the ceiling one of those colors, and the walls a lighter version of it. Stick glow-in-the-dark stars to the ceiling. Hang tube lights around the room (either white or colored), and if you can find posters reminiscent of the disco era, hang them on the walls.
Beach Vacation. What girl doesn’t dream of spending her summer vacation at the beach? Turn your tween girl’s bedroom into a beach vacation all year-round with some white and shades of blue to begin with. It will look even better if she has sand-colored carpet or hardwood floors in her room. Choose three or four different shades of blue for the bedding, rug, window treatments, and each of the elements in her room; make sure to accent all the blue with some white. For accessories, fill jars with sand and seashells and place them on her nightstands or bookshelves; you can even decorate a mirror with seashells to further the theme.
Color Themes. If your daughter cannot decide on any particular theme, let her choose her three to five favorite colors and use them to inspire her room design. Mix bold patterns and solid colors, and throw in some neutrals (white, black, brown, beige, etc.) to help balance all the other color that is going on. Accessorize with her favorite things, whether they are spelling bee trophies or photos of her friends. Remember to provide places for her to display these things, such as: bulletin boards, bookcases, and nightstands. Give her advice, but allow her personality to shine through.
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