5 Ways to Get This Look: Small But Fun Tween Girl’s Room

Over and over again, I hear how hard it is to decorate for tween-age girls.  I’m a long ways from that point, but definitely up for an imaginary decorating challenge!  When I saw this bedroom by stylist  Sarah Gunn featured at House of Turquoise, it seemed like the perfectly decorated solution to the tween girl bedroom dilemma.House of Turquoise Inspiration Photo

There are a lot of great ideas for tween bedroom decor in this bedroom.  It’s got a fresh color scheme that manages to be full of color without being overwhelming.  The furniture is simple, easily transitioning from child to teen.  It has some good storage options and fun ways to display projects and interests.  And I appreciate the reality of this room:  it’s a small space (like many of the bedrooms in our own homes) that is packed with style.House of Turquoise Inspiration Photo Numbered

Since this is such a great example of a tween girl’s bedroom, I went ahead and looked around the web for five ways that you could DIY elements of this room for less.  Enjoy!Girls Bedroom Look For Less Collage

1.  Pin BoardMy Simple Obsession bulletin board

Pottery Barn sells these patchwork pin boards like hotcakes.  My Simple Obsession shares a tutorial for making your own.

2.  String Art LettersJust Keep It Simple string letters

Just Keep It Simple shows you how to make funky letters from string similar to the ones in my inspiration photo.  

3.  Storage BenchAchieving Creative Order storage bench

In the bedroom pictured, storage doubles as seating, achieving a more grown-up look than the traditional toy bench.  See a tutorial for something similar at Achieving Creative Order.

4.  Pretty Side TableSavvy Young Something Side Table

The side table functioning as a bedside table manages to look super feminine thanks to it’s curvy legs.  Savvy Young Something gave a similar table a gorgeous update.

5.  Chevron Roman ShadeThe Remodeled Life Chevron Shade

I love the coral chevron shade in my inspiration photo.  Check out the no-sew tutorial for one at The Remodeled Life.  

What’s your favorite element in this bedroom?  What do you think of the painted ceiling?