Is your little girl’s 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 girl’s 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. It is versatile, precise and allowsthe me to be as creative as I want. Like most of my projects this room makeover was fairly simple. I was able to complete it from start to finish in just 2 days.
An Extraordinary Transformation
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 to to start collecting inspiration for her room. She had a pretty good idea of what colors she wanted. However, 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.
Add a Polka Dot Accent Wall
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. Using my Cricut made it both easy and inexpensive. I used 2 rolls of the gold adhesive foil and even had some left over. In the interest of time, I went with a random, confetti pattern rather than evenly spaced rows.
Create a Focus Wall
Now that we had a focal point for the room, it was time to add all of the little details for a fabulous room makeover. I absolutely love using vinyl when it comes to decorating. The ability to create and customize my own art to match the color scheme is a giant bonus. With the huge variety of vinyl available, you can match any color palette.
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.) Then 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.
It’s All in the Details
A chalk painted desk and dresser sits on the wall opposite her bed. However, they looked quite boring against the neutral wall. My solution: 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. Finally, I cut “be.YOU.tiful” out of 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. Because the Cricut makes these little details possible, our tween girl’s bedroom makeover feels more 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.
Personalized Reading Pillow
Speaking of books, I really wanted this room to have a personal touch for my daughter. She LOVES to read! 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. Using the gold foil iron on and a light pink pillowcase from IKEA, I made my own version of the “Sleep Less, Read More” pillow. It is perfect for my daughter! She said she can’t wait to curl up on the bed with that pillow and a good book. And the best part: it cost me around $8 and matches her room.
The Finishing Touches
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.
There are still 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.
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