Pretty Tween Bedroom

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Jules' bedroom is small but, like most tweens, needed a ton of practical storage. She wanted to be able to display photos, posters and treasures, have a desk for schoolwork and banish any sign of pink. I created a room that reflected her personality and functioned to suit her needs. It is a room that will grow with her.

Design Inspiration

My inspiration for the space was the colour of the bedding that Jules really loved. I used that to select everything from the wall and ceiling colours to the patterns throughout the room. The overall look is girly yet sophisticated.

Project Details

The bedding and wall diplay system are from PB Teen. The desk, pendant light and bookcase are from IKEA. The gorgeous dhurrie rug is from West Elm. The headboard, bedside table, mirror and bench are all vintage or kijiji finds that were then spray painted professionally by Paint it Like New. The roman blinds and seat cushion are from Tonic Living.


If want to achieve a similar look, start with one item {bedding/fabric for window treatments} and use that to set the tone for the rest of the space. In a small room, such as this, choose three main colours and use them throughout the room. Use a combination of modern and classic pieces to make the room feel as though pieces were collected over time.


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    We love this room. We need the photos to please be high-res to be considered for our weekly/ monthly contests.

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    I have been looking everywhere for that chair do you know what that chair is called thank you.

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    Our 3rd daughter just recently turned 11yo as well and has been asking for a room very similar. Would you please be willing to share the paint colors you chose for this room?

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    Hi There, what is the name of the ikea book case and where did you get the cushion for it. Thanks

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    LOVE everything about this room! Could you share all the paint colors that were used? I’m hoping to create a similar look for my daughter’s room.

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    i absolutely love the room! Just wondering, where did you get the
    Seat/Bookcase from and it’s name?

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    Love this room! I will attempt to duplicate it for my daughter. Could you please provide the paint color/brand? Thanks very much!

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    could you please give me the name of the bedspread and where you got it? Also would you mind giving me the colors of the paint? She would also like to chevron curtain

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    To everyone wanting the paint color, including myself, I don’t believe the author is going to respond to our paint color requests. This article on the room is very old.

    I ended up duplicating this room myself and found everything on my own. Some of the items I got the closest to the picture as I could and some of the items are identical. My daughter was beyond thrilled and I have to say, I think some of my items were better quality than the ones in the picture. The paint color is so beautiful and serene.

    As far as the paint color, I went to Home Depot to the paint swatches. Sadly, I threw away the lids which had the exact shade so please forgive me. But, here’s what I did. I selected Glidden for the ceiling and the walls. The paint swatches were under the blues and lavenders. I selected the lightest shades for both — so light they are almost a few shades from white. Be careful and error on the lighter side. Get a sample size if you’re nervous and try it out. Also, remember the lighting of the room. My daughter’s room has two huge windows that face West. In different light, the walls take on a darker hue. But, the paint is so light.

    Here’s what I purchased for the other items in the room and where I found them, if you’re interested:

    Desk: white parson style from World Market, I topped it with glass for protection.
    Desk Chair: Pottery Barn, swivel desk chair, covered in fur.
    Hanging Light: Ikea
    Bedding: All from Pottery Barn — I duplicated the author’s picture, Pottery Barn has a lot to choose from which are similar and the quality is better than most.
    Rug: West Elm. The rug at West Elm was a fortune — $400+. I found a near duplicate at
    Bench: The bench we decided not to use because with my daughter’s other furniture, it was just too much for the space. I saw the bench a million places online though. One place for the bench I remember was

    Anyway, hope this helps someone out there. I didn’t have anything to go on for the paint color and I did it on my own. You can too! Good luck. I wish I could post a pic … if I knew how, I would. =)

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    I am 10 and I would love that room,I might think of borrowing some of those room ideas for redecorating this weekend.?

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    Sophia were did you find the window shade? Are the colors light gray, teal and corral accents?

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    Hi Amy,
    Per your message to me, I actually didn’t replace the blinds in my daughter’s room. She had brand new white wooden blinds and I couldn’t bear the thought of another expense, so I skipped it and left her white blinds. As far as the gray? I think it is less gray and more lightest lavender possible. The lavender may have a tiny gray tint, but it definitely is more lavender. But, be careful … lavender can become purple really fast! When you look at the paint swatch of the lavender when you go to pick out the paint it is likely the one you think is too light. The same goes for the light blue ceiling, if you choose to do the ceiling. Both the wall and the ceilings were super light … almost an ice blue and ice lavender. The coral is a true coral as well as the teal. Both the coral and the teal are pretty true to the picture. Those two colors are pretty easy to find. Pottery Barn seems to have bedding with that teal color in a variety of different options. Also, has bedding with that teal too. Hope that helps! p.s. I just noticed under the Designer’s “Project Details” above she references where some of the items came from: the roman shade came from Tonic Living! Good luck. ~ Sophia

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    Found the paint and colors the designer used in this room.
    Ceiling, cubbies and inside of shelf unit: Benjamin Moore (BM) “Light Touch”
    Wall color: BM “Whitestone”

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    Hi I’m doing this in my daughters room and I was wondering if you remember what the rug was called looking for that exact one and the bench. Thanks

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