14 Bedroom Design Ideas for Girls
Originally contributed by Stacey Nash
Stacey has been a freelance writer in the home goods and home improvement industry for more than five years, where she’s researched and tested products ranging from mattresses and bathroom cleaners to vacuums and drills. Her work has appeared on Bobvila.com, theSpruce.com, ChicagoNewsTribune.com, TheNewYorkDailyNews.com, and Greatist.com.
Bedroom design for girls can (and should) be fun, creative, and include a wide range of colors, not just pink. A few good bedroom designs for teens and girls can help you pick the perfect accessories for the girly girl who wants pink, fluff, and sparkle or an adventurer who’s ready to climb a mountain. Decor should first and foremost be functional, but then, it’s time for fun. Let it reflect the personality of the girl, teen, or nearly woman in your life. Read on to get inspired, and let the decorating and designing begin.
1. Cute, Functional Bed Storage
Kids need storage. Teen, tween, toddler—it doesn’t matter. Storage is a must. This cute hanging storage space has space for books, a small reading light, pens, or pencils. Fabric offers a washable surface, but you might consider a floating ledge for an alarm clock or charging station for older girls.
2. Build-In Desk
An organized study space can work wonders for a child’s ability to focus and get homework done. This triple desk offers shelf storage space, too. This design has a lot of open space, so it doesn’t feel heavy or weight down the room. If your girl’s bedroom isn’t large enough for a big built-in, a Murphy desk or reading space with a bean bag chair and a lap desk can be just as effective. But make the space fun, and your child might not protest about homework quite so much.
From The DIY Playbook
3. Books Within Reach
Children love books. Reading and comprehension are a vital part of their development and education. So when planning a bedroom design for girls, keep that need in mind. Book storage near the bed is perfect for reading before lights out. Book ledges by the DIY Playbook look sleek and light so as not to weigh down the room. Floating shelves, bookcases, and bookshelves are more options to help a budding reader develop her skills and imagination.
From The DIY Playbook
4. Patterned Wall Paint
Spice up those walls with a painted all pattern. At Vintage Revivals, Mandi did a Southwest-inspired motif with sunset colors for a cool, modern bedroom design for girls. If you’re not up for a complicated pattern, go simple with stripes, polka dots, or alternating geometric shapes.
From Vintage Revivals
5. Polka Dots
What says fun and whimsy more than polka dots? Today’s polka dots are more freeform than previous designs. Vinyl stick-ons let you create your own wall design, without the hard work (or permanence) of paint. Plus, the room’s occupant can change up the design whenever she wants. This design by Tidbits and Twine mixes and matches polka dot motifs so it’s not too matchy-matchy.
From Tidbits and Twine
6. Woodland Themes
Woodland themes hint at fairytales with just the right blend of animal and fairytale magic. These themes come in a wide range of color schemes from oranges and browns usually favored for boys to a more gender-neutral black and white. Strengthen the theme with a woodland wallpaper or mural for an immersive play background.
From Balancing Home
7. Open Clothes Closet
Clothes in the open—isn’t that what a closet is for? Technically, yes. However, small closets fill quickly, especially as your girl’s wardrobe grows as fast as she does. An open clothes closet isn’t meant to hold everything, but it’s a great place to catch overflow or for those pieces she uses most often. Her favorite sweatshirts, jeans, and t-shirts within easy reach can make it easier to manage her clothes.
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8. Painted Brick
Natural brick has a vintage, industrial vibe, but if that’s not your girl’s jam, paint it. White paint brightens the room and reflects rather than absorbs light. Other colors like gray, blue, and green in tones and hues your girlie loves are great options too.
From Tatertots & Jello
9. Decorative Hanging Storage
Storage, storage, storage—can you ever have enough? In case you’re not sure, no. You can never have enough, particularly when planning a bedroom design for girls. Stylish hanging storage gets double bonus points. It doesn’t take up square footage, acts as a decorative accessory, and (of course) provides extra storage space. If you’re hard up for space, look for pieces with top shelves, hooks, and baskets to maximize the utility.
10. Stripes, Stripes, Stripes
Stripes grab the eye’s attention and lead visual attention where you want it to go. In a girl’s bedroom, that could be the bed(s), an accent wall with a Murphy desk, or the entire space to elongate the room. For those who want to create an optical illusion of height, width, or definition, stripes are a fun way to do it. Use them to add a pop of color or make a dramatic statement. They don’t have to be on the walls either. Shake up florals or geometric patterns with striped throw pillows, throws, a rug, or curtains.
11. Sconces and Daybeds
This bedroom features a minimal woodland theme with all white accessories, simple and clean. Sconces add sophistication to a girl’s room in a way other lighting pieces just can’t. Sconces come in a variety of styles and designs, so you can really set a subtle tone in the room by changing them out.
12. Colored Trim
Natural wood and white trim are everywhere, so why not try something a little different? Meant for a girl that doesn’t mind straying from the norm, colored trim will definitely set the room apart. If blue and pink aren’t the right combination, what about white (walls) and black, or white (walls) and navy? Color schemes can grow with the child if you stick with neutral colors.
From Mom of 6
13. Stenciled walls
Stencils open whole new options in bedroom design for girls. This room’s hand-drawn (not actually hand-drawn, that’s the pattern) polka dots almost look like they dance on the wall. Go sophisticated with chevrons, whimsical with mandalas, Great Gatsby with art deco fans, or classic with lattices. Stencils take some patience, but they look amazing and give the room a custom feel.
From Kate Decorates
14. Gold Trim with Mixed Prints
A combination of gold accents with mixed prints takes chances but looks classy. Florals with cheetah or geometric with polka dots gives the design edge but keeps it young and flirty. Of course, gold carries hints of glamor too. This points out an important balance to strike when you’re designing a girl’s bedroom. Mix things up. All stripes or all polka dots get boring and ho-hum. Mix florals with animal prints or throw nautical and whimsical together. For the right girl, a mix of patterns complemented with a metallic accent will create a space that feels like a haven.
From Randi Garrett Design