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Tween Girls’ Bedroom

Eleanor has little interest in a room makeover. We painted her room dark blue when she was five, and she still loves it five years later. Great for her! Less fun for me (because hooo, do I have ideas!), but I’m not going to push something on her. So instead, let’s indulge in a bit of fantasy, yes?

I imagine this as a shared room, but double twin beds are also nice for kids’ rooms that do occasional guest room duty, or for kids with the luxury of a large bedroom that hosts frequent sleepovers.

Tween Girls' Bedroom with Two Twin Beds | Making it Lovely
  1. Crosby Tall Dresser, Pottery Barn
  2. Davi Six-Light Pendant Chandelier, Clarkson Lighting
  3. Ceramic Nature Rabbit Table Lamp, West Elm
  4. Pirouette Arch Mirror, Anthropologie
  5. Padma Wool Kilim Rug, Annie Selke
  6. Modern Velvet Liliana Armchair, World Market
  7. Swing-Arm Sconces, Lamps Plus
  8. Regina Headboard, Ballard Designs with Emma Scalloped Bedding
  9. Pleated Velvet Round Throw Pillow, Target (Opalhouse)
  10. Painted Nightstand, MegMade
  11. Havenview Mural Wallpaper, Anthropologie

Why yes, that IS the rug I designed! And the headboard is also available as a queen size. It basically looks like two of the twin headboards joined together.


Tweaking the design for a less girly girl or transitioning from sweet and pastel to a bolder look is easy. Eleanor is not a big fan of pastels, so something like this would suit a kid like her more.

Tween/Teen Girls' Bedroom: Edgy vs Girly
Tween Girls' Bedroom with Two Twin Beds | Making it Lovely
  1. Crosby Tall Dresser, Pottery Barn
  2. Luna Pendant, Schoolhouse
  3. Black Woven Oblong Table Lamp, Target (Project 62)
  4. Pirouette Arch Mirror, Anthropologie
  5. Padma Wool Kilim Rug, Annie Selke
  6. Noemi Tub Chair, World Market
  7. Swing-Arm Sconces, Lamps Plus
  8. Regina Headboard, Ballard Designs with Emma Scalloped Bedding
  9. Pleated Velvet Round Throw Pillow, Target (Opalhouse)
  10. Painted Nightstand, MegMade
  11. Havenview Mural Wallpaper, Anthropologie

This was fun to put together! Which version would you pick?

I would love to execute either version of the design, but I don’t have a good fit with any current clients or my own kids. That does mean I get to share it here though! What other types of spaces would you like to see coming up?

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    Cassidy
    May 1, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    Pretty! The florals and black/white remind me of this Miles Redd bedroom (pretty certain featured in Domino) that was my very first Pinterest “pin” circa 2010 :) Still love it, despite the chevron rug (little did we know in 2010 how ubiquitous those zig zags would become in suburban interiors . . . and clothing . . . and purses . . . and listerine bottles).

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/30368801@N02/5709646299

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      Making it Lovely
      May 3, 2019 at 9:47 am

      Yes! Chevron aside, I do still love and think about that room.

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    Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    May 1, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    This is going to be fabulous. Love those beds

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    JUDITH J STREPELIS
    May 1, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    your young girls bedroom doesn’t seem comparable to the one mentioned above except for a bed and a white bed covering,yours is as usual-genius. Can’t believe how fast your kiddies are growing up. Been with you since your first pregnancy and your darling first house. I still remember the art work of the pretty girl over your sofa.

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    Caroline
    May 1, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    Oh boy, do I love the first design! I like the second also, except for the red nightstand–it is too much for the rest of the room, to me.

    • Reply
      Making it Lovely
      May 3, 2019 at 9:49 am

      It’s all pretty mix-and-match between the two versions, too. I showed E, and she surprised me by choosing a combination of the soft and bold designs!

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    Brooke
    May 2, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Boys room next! Or gender neutral nursery!

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      Making it Lovely
      May 3, 2019 at 9:48 am

      You’ve got it! I’m up for doing a boy’s room (or both).

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