Tween Girls Bedroom Makeover

Is your little girls bedroom decor ready for an update?  My daughter has been begging me to redecorate her room since the day we moved into our new house.  It’s been one of those projects that I just kept putting off because there were so many other ones that needed to be done. But, my daughter recently celebrated her 10th birthday and I knew it was time to finally tackle our tween girls bedroom makeover!

I have teamed up with Cricut to show you how you can transform a boring and ordinary room into a personalized and extraordinary room any girl will love.  You may already know how much I love my Cricut, it truly is my favorite craft tool because of it’s versatility, precision and the ability to help me be as creative as I want.  Like most of my projects this room makeover was fairly simple and I was able to complete it from start to finish in just 2 days.  

I will be honest, these pictures just don’t do it justice!  It turned out so pretty and is such a transformation from what it looked like before. It was really hard to get good pictures of this space with all the angles and terrible lighting.  

My daughter and I started a Tween Girls Bedroom Pinterest board so she could pin ideas and we could start collecting inspiration for her room. We had a pretty good idea of what colors she wanted, but inspiration struck when I was working on a word art project using the new DecoArt paint colors. We both loved the color combination and decided to go with the gold, aqua, turquoise, coral and pink.

We had just recently painted her room a neutral cream, and I didn’t want to mess with repainting it because quite frankly I hate painting.  I loved the idea of doing a gold polka dot accent wall and using my Cricut made it both easy and inexpensive.  I used 2 rolls of the gold adhesive foil and even had a few left over.  In the interest of time and ease I decided to go with more of a random, confetti pattern rather than evenly spaced rows.

Now that we had a focal point for the room, it was time to add all of the little details.  I absolutely love using vinyl when it comes to decorating.  I love that I can create and customize my own art to match our color scheme with the huge variety of vinyl available. I created a custom gallery wall with picture frames I already had and vinyl.  I simply painted the frames with my favorite DecoArt paint (cotton candy, sea mint, laguna and coral.)  I picked out some of my favorite quotes and added them to the different frames.  In one of the frames I layered a striped sheet of metallic foil acetate and the gold adhesive foil to help tie in the gold polka dots on the other wall. This looked awesome next to my hand painted canvas word art.

The wall opposite her bed is a chalk painted desk and dresser, but they were really quite boring against the neutral wall.  I decided to paint the drawers of the dresser in an ombre pattern with the coral and pink paint. I love how this turned out!  I added new hardware and painted the mirror above her dresser to match.  I also cut be.YOU.tiful out in the gold vinyl and placed it in the top left corner of the mirror to remind my sweet girl that she is beautiful and to always be herself.  The Cricut makes these little details possible, and those are what make the room feel complete.

We hung shelves above the desk so that she can display her trophies, artwork and craft supplies.  I am sure my little bookworm will also fill in some of that empty space with her favorite books.  

Speaking of books, I really wanted this room to have a personal touch for my daughter.  She LOVES to read and most nights she can be found huddling under her covers with a flashlight long after the lights have been turned out for bed.  I saw this pillow on Pinterest, but it was $20 and I knew I could make my own personalized version of it for much less.  I used the gold foil iron on and a light pink pillowcase from IKEA to make my version of the Sleep Less, Read More pillow.  It is perfect for my daughter and she said she can’t wait to curl up on the bed with it and a good book. And the best part, it cost me around $8 and it matches her room.

I used my Cricut for all kinds of projects in this room makeover, including custom tags to label the baskets in her side table, labels for the jars that hold her craft supplies on her shelf and even a custom dry erase board for notes and reminders.  

I still have a few things left to do to make it 100% complete, including deciding what to with the bed.  I am not sure the black is the right color, but it was her baby crib and I am having a hard time getting rid of it because I feel all sentimental about her growing up.  I am debating on whether or not to paint it or just put it in the attic and get a fabric tufted headboard.  What do you think?  

It’s amazing what a little bit of paint, furniture and handmade decorations will do to transform a space.  This tween girls bedroom makeover was such a fun project to work on and both my daughter and I absolutely love the bright, fun colors.  

Cricut has partnered with Hayneedle to bring you exciting new ideas to DIY your home. Plus, you can enter to win a Cricut Explore Air™ 2 bundle, a $2,000 shopping spree for home furnishings and décor on, and a personal session with a Cricut home stylist! Doesn’t that sound amazing?!? Click on the link to enter, 

Also, make sure you check out these other Cricut inspired projects to help you get started on turning the ordinary into extraordinary one create idea at a time!

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.  This post contains affiliate links.


Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.

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  1. Such a great room. I love the gold polk-a-dots. I may have to copy you for my daughters room. Those colors are perfect for any teenage girl.

  2. Mariah, this turned out AWESOME! Bet Aubrey is over the moon. Everything looks beautiful, but I especially love the focus wall and the ombré chest of drawers…such fanciful details! Ready to tackle Parker’s room?

  3. She has to be delighted. So much fun going on here. I especially loved that desk ( pinned it) 😀 but I also swoon for that pillow and the polka dots in gold were genius. Visiting via Our Mini Linky Party. I am fairly new to blogging and like finding other posts about decor and design. So glad I stopped by.

  4. This just turned out SO darling! You are so creative my friend!!

  5. Really nice room. Will show my daughter for sure. Her room’s almost the same color!

  6. Such a pretty room and fantastic decorations! I love how simple changes make a big difference! Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Sunday!

  7. What a fun room!! Everything is absolutely perfect!

  8. Where did you find the comforter. Your daughters room is adorable and love all the accent pieces you created as well. Thank You!

  9. Beautiful!!
    Where did you find the “Sleep Less, Read More” pillow – that would be perfect for my daughters room!

    • Hi Suzi, I made the pillow with my Cricut and iron on vinyl. If you have a cutting machine I can share the SVG file so you can easily recreate the pillow. Just email me at mariah(at)gigglesgalore(dot)net if you are interested in the file.

  10. Crisandra says

    What a cute room! Great job! Did I miss where you said that you purchased the bed spread? We’re doing the same with our daughters room right now as she’s heading into middle school and is totally o we the princess phase. She saw your daughters bedspread and was in LOVE!

    • Hi Crissandra, thanks so much for stopping by and the sweet comment. I found the bed spread at Target and it has been wonderful, we really like it.

  11. where did you get the ‘Sleep Less read more Pillow”?

    • Hi Jen, I made the pillow with my Cricut Explore machine and gold iron on vinyl. I bought the pillow cover from Ikea. I am happy to share the cut file if you have a cutting machine, just email me at mariah(at)gigglesgalore(dot)net

  12. I love this! I am planning to redo my daughters room and I love the desk and will be using some of your ideas for inspiration! Thanks!❤️

  13. Hi! I stumbled across this page on Pinterest and my daughter and I are in love with this room. Out of curiosity, what colors are in the paint palette that is pictured? My daughter would like to use this color scheme. Thanks!

    • Hi Lexi! I used DecoArt paint for most of the projects in that room and these are the names of the colors I used cotton candy, sea mint, laguna and coral. Hopefully that helps you, good luck decorating your daughter’s room!

  14. Super cute! What did you use to make the garland hanging on the mirror?

  15. Hi Mariah! I will be using your ideas for inspiration for my daughters room, this turned out so amazing! Can you tell me what size the gold foiled polkadots are that you used?

    • Thanks so much Mary! I made the polka dots 2″, I know you can also purchase them already cut that size as well if you don’t have a cutting machine to make them yourself.

  16. Did you make the pom Poms from the Cricut machine as well? What about the fabric banner by the mirror? My twins have this exact bedding but we have a lot of purple accent pillows so I’m trying to figure out how to put it all together. I also just got a Cricut machine for Christmas so I’m hoping that I can put it to some good use!

  17. This is so adorable! What font(s) did you use for the “follow that dream” quote?!? It’s perfect!

    • Thanks Amanda, my daughter still loves it! I actually bought that vinyl quote at Hobby Lobby, I picked it up on clearance and couldn’t pass up the good deal.

  18. Lyndsey Young says

    Love this! Where did you get the bedding from?

  19. This room is beautiful! Love all the personal touches. I have a question. Were you able to get everything in the room done with the 2 rolls of gold foil, or just the polka dot decals?


  20. I have a silhouette cameo which can do similar things to the cricut I was wondering what fonts you used for “follow that dream” if you cut that out of vinyl and where did you find the fonts? You can email me your response if you like. I’m redoing my daughters room and love this!!

    • Hi Shannon, I actually already had that vinyl quote that I had purchased from Hobby Lobby so I didn’t make that one with my Cricut.

      • Awesome! I found something similar. What about the board sign for you are capable of amazing things? Did u get a blank at hobby lobby and paint and vinyl it? If u did a vinyl stencil where did u get the font?

  21. I love this! What a change of the room! It’s adorable! Where did you get the wall shelves??

  22. The room is adorable. How did you paint the dresser drawers? My daughter has an all white dresser and desk. The color on the drawers looks great and adds that little extra.

    • Thanks so much Dana! I used DecoArt Paint in a similar color pallet and took the drawers out and painted each of those in a different shade to create the ombre look.

  23. Cyndy Howell says

    Ah! This room is such an inspiration for my daughters room! Beautifully done!

  24. Meghan Thorpe Bureau says

    Hey!! Can you tell me where you found your floating white shelves above the desk please? Thanks!!

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