coral tween girl bedroom

I’ve been designing my 9 year old daughter’s bedroom in my head since we moved in last year.  I knew I wanted it to be fun and eclectic yet mature enough for a 9 1/2 year old going on 12!  What we ended up with was a coral tween girl bedroom that I’m in love with!

  

I put together a Pinterest board with lots of ideas for this room specifically, love the mix of random colors and patterns I ended up with. 

Sadly, I lost all my before pictures in a sudden hard drive crash last week.  However, if you follow us on Instagram [@lollyjaneblog], you’ll have seen progress pics along the way!  We started off with the blue sleigh bed as the inspiration.  My girl loves blue but I didn’t want it to overpower the room.  Ry agreed an accent wall with giant 20″ polka dots would be fun so we painted it a fun coral color (Coral Bliss by Dutch Boy.)  She helped me apply the vinyl polka dots and she painted the whole wall while I did the edging, so proud of her!

For the rest of the walls, I decided a pretty gray would be perfect and wouldn’t take away from the pops of turquoise and yellow I was using everywhere else.  Dutch Boy Paint has the perfect gray shade, Timberwolf.  Best part?  I used Dutch Boy Refresh which is low VOC paint, meaning it’s less harmful to my family and the environment.  This paint uses Arm & Hammer odor eliminating technology to reduce household odors.  It is the ideal paint for beautifying rooms—like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements—and locking out odors.  I’m in love with it!

Next step was furniture and placement.  I got this desk from my late grandmother and gave it a fresh coat of white paint with elegant silver knobs.  My personal style would be an oil rubbed bronze but my daughter likes silver and clean lines so I tried to respect her style. [She constantly tells me she hates my "old" looking furniture and cringes whenever she sees me distress it, lol!!]

 I love the shelves.  They’re Ana White creations, she’s brilliant.  I made all for for $8!!!-insane.  They house all Ry’s trophies, books and knick knacks that typically junk up her small desk.

The only other furniture in her bedroom is an end table.  Ry is my pack rat kiddo, it’s difficult for her to keep it clean so I’m hoping less is more!  Any tips to keep her organized, btw?!  Her end table houses her cd player and her lamp and her journal is in her top drawer and that’s it.

The closet for this room came with ugly gold trimmed sliding mirrors doors.  Of course I replaced them!  I found this shower curtain at World Market on this visit along with a clearance shower curtain bar for $5, score!  I had my talented sis Katie sew a white band on the bottom for extra length.  And since she cut the strip that held where the slits to hang the curtain are, I recycled that by cutting in into 2 pieces and made tie backs for the curtain.  Reduce, reuse, recycle, baby!  The awesome mirror was a find in Virginia cleaning out my late grandmother’s house.  The coral frame is a 16×20 from Cut it Out Already.

My sweet girl Ry is so kind to others.  I knew I wanted display a small gallery wall full of inspirational pictures so I was really picky with what I chose.  [All of these cute prints are available to purchase in different Etsy shops].  The ‘Love’ one is because she’s just that, so loving.  The ‘A girl without freckles is like a night without stars’ is because she hates her freckles, even though she has a light sprinkling across her nose like her mama…and they’re not even obvious, silly girl.  The ‘Find Your Rainbow’ lets her know to find her own way in life.  And the ‘You are my Sunshine’ was made by yours truly, get it free here.  Frames: urquoise and pink frames are from Cut it Out Already, the other 2 were half off at Hobby Lobby, score!

Hope you enjoyed her coral polka dot bedroom tour!  It’s a fun and cheery room, now let’s hope she keeps it clean!!

 I have to give a GIANT thank you to Dutch Boy Paint!  They hooked me up with this beautiful shade of gray for the walls that got me motivated to finish this room!

Cost breakdown for the whole space:

  • Bed $40 from craiglist, refinished it.
  • Dresser and night stand and mirror: free.
  • Bulletin board: painted and chicken wire’d it: free.
  • Already had all the bedding but the sheets were from Target last year, $19/sale.
  • Curtains from Ikea, $9 for both panels.
  • Closet curtain from World Market + rod: $20
  • Frames, all from Cut It Out free from a review, $14 for the other 2 on sale from HobLob
  • Shelves: $8, I built them myself.
  • White spray paint for dresser, end table + shelves: $12 (wall colors both free)
  • Total cost: $122, not too shabby!

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  1. 1

    I love love love this!! Every little detail is perfect and I totally agree with you about less is more for kids. My boys are awful at keeping their room clean so I need to adopt your philosophy and take away all those avenues for collecting clutter!! =)

  2. 2

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! The colors are so fun, I love the inspirational quote area, so important for these beautiful girls!

    • 3


      lollyjane

      Glad you caught that, girls DO need all the confidence in the world!
      XO

  3. 4

    I love love love the color combo, what a fabulous room!!

    • 5


      lollyjane

      Thanks Megan! It’s pretty cheery!

  4. 6

    LOVE it! What a cheerful space.
    Quick question- what is the paint color you used on the bed? And did you make the orange patterned throw pillow?
    Love both!
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      lollyjane

      The bed is ‘Swimming’ by Sherwinn-Williams and the coral pillow is duck cloth from Hobby Lobby (:
      Good q’s, Kirstin! XO

  5. 8

    The bedroom turned out beautifully! Love the color scheme, especially. You added so many fun, colorful elements…it’s impossible to pick a favorite!
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  6. 9

    This room is beautiful. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com
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    Sandee

    GREAT job on Ryleigh’s bedroom! It is fun to see it on your blog. Now preeeeetty pleeeeease come help me finish Saira’s room once and for ALL :)

    • 11


      lollyjane

      YES maam!!!

  8. 12


    Amy Pellicer

    Happy Saturday! I just LOVE this room! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    • 13


      lollyjane

      Thanks, Amy!!

  9. 14

    you are too much kelli!!!!!!!!!!!!! so great seeing it all put together. seriously- you are a superstar.

    • 15


      lollyjane

      Thanks, Jihae! We need to get our kiddos together. I’d love to have you over!

  10. 16

    Cute and age-appropriate room! i bet she loves it -especially that big polka-dot wall! Nice work. (I’m coming to phoenix in October to do the Ultimate Women’s Expo with Paparazzi Accessories. I hope it goes well. Are you going to the expo?)
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      lollyjane

      If you’re going, we are! Excited to see you again!

  11. 18

    where do i get the freckles printable?

  12. 20

    I love it Kelli! You did a great job! I love all the thoughtful details you put into her room – I know she’ll love it for a long time! You both did a great job on the polka dot wall too – it’s so cute!

    • 21


      lollyjane

      Thanks, cute Katie! XO

  13. 22

    I just discovered you through Lizzy Jane and have to tell you how I adore the look and feel of your blog! And the quote on the wall about freckles is awesome. My mom used to say I had the map of the stars written on my skin. Love it!

    • 23


      lollyjane

      That is one cute mom you have, love it!

  14. 24

    What a cute bedroom! I love the color pallette!

  15. 25

    I so love the color combo! I came here from Frugal Friday.
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  16. 26

    I Love this!! soo cute! the colors look so good together! thanks for sharing!
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  17. 27

    very cute space! we have very similar style. :) and….i just noticed that you live in az too…small world! :)
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      lollyjane

      Thanks Rachel! Love when our readers can relate to our style! :) Where are you in AZ? Loving the weather right now!

  18. 30

    what an adorable room! love the color palette and i love that polka dot wall- so fun!

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    kim

    where did you get the large vinyl polkadots and how much did they cost?

    • 32


      lollyjane

      I cut them from my vinyl cutter. I don’t sell vinyl anymore BUT my good friend Marni does. Email her at sassy.sites@hotmail.com Easiest project ever (:

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    Jen

    What a gorgeous room! I love the shelves. I cheat and by the Ribba shelves from Ikea. We don’t have a lot of equipment yet, so they’d be a lot more that $8 for us. Someday I’ll learn to use the big boy tools! Anyway, we used the photo shelves for a heritage gallery. You can see it here: http://www.dejongdreamhouse.com/2013/01/heritage-gallery.html

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    Jessie

    Very Cute! Can I ask what name is the coral paint?

    • 35


      lollyjane

      Hi Jessie,
      Yes, thank you! We’ve updated the post to reflect that: Coral Bliss in Dutch Boy (:

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