Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Colorful Teen Bedroom

My 14 year old daughter was getting tired of her bedroom and frankly, so was I. It was starting to look a little busy and not very restful. The purple was creating a lot of noise and the posters looked tacky thrown up on the walls. That phase was over and she was ready for a more sophisticated "artsy" look.

Here's the after: 

Here's a before with my daughter's friend being goofy. LOL


Bringing in more white into the room helped tone down the purple walls. By changing out the nightstands to lighter, less bulky pieces, it helped balance out the dark dresser. New bedding added interest and texture. I love the black and white pattern in the pillows!

A couple of years ago, I made these collages from thumbnails I found on a friend's Myspace profile. I printed them off into 3" X 3" squares and made a collage. The frames I found at Walmart on clearance. 

I made the paper wreath after seeing some amazing wreaths I found on etsy but couldn't afford. 

Most of the accessories she already had. We bought new nightstands, white comforter and curtains, and black & white pillows at Ikea for under $200. She loves it but is begging me to paint the walls a blue grey like my Master bedroom. I like the purple now and I think it works well with her new decor. What do you think?

1 comment:

  1. I love the transformation! I like the purple too but I vote for a new paint color. Not the same as your room though she should go look at all the colors and pick one out she likes.
    I just updated Jered's room and I love the new color. I let him pick it out cause I'm kind of strict about what he can hang on the walls
    (everything has to be in a frame) lol so I felt like this way he had a choice about what it looked like. Awesome job Suzy! I especially like the icon pictures ;)


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