A Chic Tween Bedroom

Designer Tara Fingold shares her tips for a fun and girly bedroom that will grow with your child for years to come.

The wallpaper was the starting point for the whole design. It gives the room a pop of playful and age appropriate colour and even though it’s a bold pattern it’s still very sophisticated.  The large scale of the print means you only need it on one feature wall.

We went with a queen-sized bed because it will grow with your tween into adult years. The custom headboard is a definite investment but has a timeless appeal. It is channel-quilted, very luxurious and cozy. The tall height gives the illusion of height and grandeur to the entire room.

In a tween room you don’t necessarily need to add two side tables. Think about using a dresser on one side instead – it provides tons of storage and can be used down the road in another room.

The fun feathery lamps are a trend we are seeing with faux furs in fashion. They are whimsical and light and they also give the room symmetry and balance.

A mirrored piece like the desk makes any space feel bigger and the bench at the end of the bed adds a glamorous touch.  The soft velvet and lucite legs are elegant and provide additional seating when needed.

Accessories are where we bring in more personality. A hot pink poof and pillows scream “girly” and these smaller items are easily switchable if the look gets dated or tired.

Sources: headboard, chenille fabric from Maxwell Fabrics; throw pillows, pouf, blanket, Merben International Inc.; wallpaper, Crown Wallpaper & Fabrics; bedding, Brunelli; furniture, Elte

 

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