Creating this fun mature teenage girl bedroom was a lot of fun. Now it can easily grow with my daughter.
The Perfect Teen Bedroom for My Teenage Daughter
My oldest daughter is not a little girl anymore. Why do they have to do that? She no longer wants the cutesy things that most little girls want. She wants it to be more sophisticated but still wants her room to be fun and show off her unique style.
The goal is to create a teenager's bedroom design that is fun and spunky for her teen years. Also adding in extra storage spaces and a study area would be great features too!
Teen Girls Have Their Own Unique Styles
I wanted her to be involved with the planning to find her personal style. So I decided a good place to start the design process was to let her pick out some things she liked so we could get a feel for her style. While we were still in the building process she picked out her light fixture.
It is a beautiful gold chandelier with round white bulb covers. I think it is gorgeous. She made a great choice. The light fixture she picked out provided an easy way to decide the style for her entire room. A mid-century modern bedroom with a touch of boho.
You can see the beautiful gold chandelier light fixture and then the rest of the room is fairly neutral. The perfect blank slate to add my daughter's own fun style to her room.
Adding Bold Colors and Molding to Create a Feature Wall
Adding a feature wall is a perfect opportunity to create a modern design. We drew this wall art up together and then got to work creating it. It didn't turn out exactly as we drew it, but it is a great idea to have a basic plan in mind before starting this teenage girls dream bedroom. This will add a fun and spunky look we are trying to create.
Adding Moldings to the Entire Wall
For the moldings on the wall I used MDF boards that I cut down to size. That is a budget friendly way to get molding in the size that you need. In the design phase of this wall I decided to stick with with 45 degree angles to make it easier on myself.
So, in other words every angle on the wall is either 45 degrees or straight. I used my bubble level to make sure everything went up straight and then my nail gun to nail the boards onto the wall. (check out other accent wall ideas here)
Prepping for Paint
Once the molding was all up I filled all of the holes and caulked all the seams. I can't stress how important this step is, it will make the finish product look 100 times better. It is a simple way to make the wall look like it was finished by a professional. It is definitely worth the extra time. Don't skip this step.
This is a perfect opportunity for the kids to jump in and help fill holes. My teenage daughter was a huge help on this part.
Fresh Coat of Paint
Painting is a great way for this wall to complement our interior design style and give the whole room a fresh look. Since we are going for mid-century modern style I thought this bold, earthy green would be perfect.
To paint this wall we used our HomeRight sprayer and Benjamin Moore paint in Backwoods. According to Benjamin Moore this shade of green is a "a blackened shade of forest green that bares a hint of welcoming warmth". I just love it!
When paired with our neutral colors on the wall it just pops and makes a gorgeous accent wall for this mature teenage girl bedroom.
This is now the perfect wall for my teenager's room. It is bold and spunky but also very stylish and has a sophisticated look that she will enjoy throughout her teenage years.
Mid-Century Bedroom Furniture
To help bring in the mid-century vibe, of course we need the right furniture to fit the style. And I love all the extra seating and accent pieces in this chic bedroom. It makes the room feel warm and inviting.
Check out the links below to see the mid-century modern furniture we used in this room.
- Fantol Storage Shelf in Oak
- Gabriola Bench in Ivory Boucle
- Turoy Chair in Ivory Boucle
- Gira Floor Lamp in Matte Black
- Meron Mirror in Black
- Tana Stool
I wanted to change things up a little in her room. Instead of a traditional nightstand we used this Tana Stool for a bedside table. It is always nice to have a bedside lamp for reading at night but since there is limited space on the stool we thought a great option would be a floor lamp. Which is the perfect place to give this small space a layered look.
We went with this Gira Floor Lamp in Matte Black .
To add a little texture and lighten the space up a bit I added this Gabriola Bench in Ivory Boucle to the foot of the bed. To extend the texture I added the Turoy Chair in Ivory Boucle to the corner.
I wanted both of these pieces to stay in the neutral color palette so it doesn't distract from the feature wall and brighten the room. The area rug on floor adds texture as well. It also complements the wall with the similar geometric shapes. I still wanted to keep colors neutral on the floor.
To make the corner feel cozy I added the Meron Mirror in Black and a fig tree.
Adding greenery to a mature teenage girl bedroom
It is always a good idea to add a little greenery to the room.
This is one the most overlooked design features. It adds a natural element and makes the room feel cozy. Adding plants is a very simple way to add a pop of color and unique textures to the room.
We added quite a few little plants around the room. There are a couple on the oak shelves and on the table next to the bed. There are even 2 plants hanging from the ceiling in macrame plant holders. This is one of the ways we brought in a fun boho element to the room.
Storage Space for Teen's Bedroom
Now let's talk storage. I fell in love with this Fantol Storage Shelf in Oak. It adds plenty of storage. Also the style is perfect for her mid-century modern bedroom and provides lots of extra shelves to her room which every young girl needs.
On one her shelves we decided to add a little more greenery and a couple woven baskets to help bring in the mid-century modern boho style we are creating in this teen's room.
I wanted to add a desk to her room as well. She needs a quiet place she can do homework so having a desk in her bedroom is a good option. I found this fun mid-century modern desk and chair at Target. Since she was using a stool for her nightstand on one side of the bed, I put the desk next to her bed to double as her nightstand on the other side. Now she has plenty of space for her study area. And the desk is the perfect size and style for this space.
DIY Mid-Century Modern Bedroom Accessories
I decided to DIY a lot of her accessories instead of buying which is a great solution to save a lot of money.
For her wall decor I found some great woven baskets to hang on her wall. However I could have easily spent over $300 on those baskets. Instead I found these placemats at target for $5 a piece and they still add the texture and style I want.
I then spiced them up with black and white yarn and some spray paint. I made all of these for under $40! This was a pretty cheap and easy DIY project.
This wall hanging I found at TJ Maxx helped split up the DIY placemats and to help fill up the whole wall. All together there is a nice grouping of decorations to add interest to this blank wall. However with their neutral colors they don't distract from the bold feature wall that is the main focal point of the room.
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I love how this room turned out! We brought new life to a neutral room with white color scheme. We added a feature wall and some cute budget friendly decor to make the perfect bedroom for my teenage daughter. She loves it too! It will be a great room to grow up in but hopefully she does not grow up too fast!
My daughter has great style and we enjoyed working on this space together. The room now goes perfectly with the light fixture she picked out while we were building the house.
Now she has the perfect mature teenage girl bedroom she can go to and enjoy her own personal space. She also loves to invite friends over and hang out in her fun and stylish room.
We also redid her bathroom to match. View the full tutorial here
You can view her bathroom here
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Nicole Ward says
Thank you so much for the inspiration for an accent wall in my 1960s ranch! I modified the design to work on a long rectangular wall and it came out awesome in just 3 hours.
Love to hear that!