4 Easy Ways to Upgrade + Update a Tween Girl’s Bedroom

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Oh Eight Oh Nine

 

My daughter who just turned 8 has been requesting an update to her room -she’s had the same set up since age 5 so it’s time. Her taste and interests have changed.

Our changes will have to be in the details, because we won’t make any major furnishing changes, and we just painted about 3 years ago -and it’s in perfect condition.  I also invested in high quality shades and curtains.

There are new fun ways to update the look without getting rid of the big investment pieces.

 

1. Add a High Quality Poster or Photo that Changes the Mood

 

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Interior Philosophy gets this look right.

 

 

2. Change Those Drapes!

 

 

I am loving these Boho style Pom Pom curtains…..from Susie Watson Designs + Serena & Lily

 

3. Add Throw Pillows that Say Fun!

 

 

Zazzle,  Aelfie, + Plusheez

 

4. Add Sheepskin for Cozy Style

 

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Aelfie

 

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Devita

Curated by Kids -Beautifully Fun Rooms Part II

Hello! Welcome to part 2 of our popular curated by kids decor series! This is a fun collaborative effort by Rosalina, her daughters, and a occassionally random group of neighborhood kids, mostly girls age 5-12. We noticed that if something seems magical or fantastical it’s a winner. Case in point, a rabbit leaping over a mountain in gorgeous graphic wallpaper  in the sweetest of muted pinks,  or an eyelashed pillow….or even a pear dollhouse…

 

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Ferm Living

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Pear House by Little Earth Nest Eco Toys 

 

 

 

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Emily Merritt Collection, From Pottery Barn Teen. I find that PBT sheets are a huge investment but they last a lifetime, the percale cotton seems to get better with age.

 

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Engel & Bengel

 

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Yellow is a unifying color and brings these patterns together beautifully. Not a lover of pinks? Not a problem. The blossom duvet is classic and on trend. Mix and match styles, like this eclectic white bed with retro floral designs. Image courtesy of Serena and Lily.

 

 

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Classic white desk that can go to an apartment when your little gets older, or stay @ home for holidays. Image courtesy of The Land of Nod.

 

 

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Oh baby, who doesn’t have a panda crush, and guess what these are from H&M which means they are super inexpensive.

Check out the irresistible prettiness is this Takotomo bedspread in polka dots with gold piping!

How about an  adorable bedside table ? Large Round Wooden Side Table in Mint with Contrast Colored Legs from Sisters Guild.

 

 

Put your stuff away please! Bins, bins +more bins. By RiceDK from Sisters Guild.

 

Decorating Ideas -Swans

 

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I never really thought about swans -as a decorative element, or a favorite animal until my daughter requested a stuffed swan for her birthday -and I was astounded by how hard it was to find a nicely made one -I had to order one from Germany. I realized in fact they were the perfect bird for the animal crazy primary schooler -and they can add a touch of sophistication and the vintage as well. I hope you will be absolutely inspired by this collection of beautiful artistic designs, antiques, and eclectic swan decor items. 

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Hanna Nyman, Sweden -Hanna is a paper artist who is worth knowing about. Check out her amazing Back to Poetry Instagram for more extra prettiness!

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No need to be a baby to LOVE this amazing mobile and this super swan pillow. Mmm..sweet dreams sugar..from Little Cloud, UK. You can find tons of custom items made with yes, Liberty Fabrics.

 

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I may in fact, need one of these for my dresser, how delightfully sweet, hand made ballerina swans….artfully crafted by hand using a family heirloom sewing machine by Nacotopocoto, Etsy.

 

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Via Instagram/ Pinterest

 

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Design by Eveline Tarunadjaja, an extraordinarily talented illustrator, and designer from Melbourne. Enjoy more of her work on her beautiful site

 

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Frankie’s Bedroom….A little romance mixed with a vintage settler’s bed + Swedish Style..via Blonde +Bone.

 

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And more wonderfulness, Swan prints, and check out the amazing whale stuffed animal on the bed. Via Little Dwellings, Australia. This design firm’s site is full of delights, including “mood” or e-boards, and tours of makeovers. Masters of the cool pastel and whimsical, yet tasteful children’s decor, their site is a must see.

 

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Image via Pinterest, Top Home Decor.

 

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Swan Nightlight via Modcloth