From Little Girls Room…
The years are flying by; it is hard to believe we are talking about a girls tween bedroom! I remember decorating my 2 year old daughter’s bedroom several (ahem) years ago. The new baby was on the way, and it was time for her to move up to a “big girl” room. We needed to free up the crib for the new baby, and create a great baby room for our next child. With just one child, more time MUST have been available because I thought of every detail of that room! I poured through fabrics and options. I took it upon myself to make the window treatment, a few pillows, the bed skirt, and put personalized touches throughout, while 8 months pregnant. That room has lasted until now… but no more! The comforters are beyond worn, and the colors just aren’t her style anymore. She is ready for an update, and I don’t blame her!
…To Tween Room
However, my ideas are starting to take a backseat as she enters the “tween” years!! I’m sure, if you’re in this season with me, you can relate. She has her own ideas of what a girls tween bedroom should look like, and while we agree on some, not all of my ideas pass her test! Thankfully, I’ve found great resources to bridge the gap between us. These girls room ideas are budget-friendly, and I am so thankful for that. Decorating her new tween bedroom has truly been a fun project for us to do together, and I’m excited to share it with you today!
Budget-Friendly Resources for Girls Tween Bedroom
Every idea is sparked by some inspiration, and for her room, Hobby Lobby gave her a good starting point. That store is so full of inspiring ideas; I could get lost in there! Here are 10 simple takeaways to help you:
Use popular colors for tweens: we chose aqua, coral, and gray. Purple, pink, and teal are also popular girls colors.
Find inspiration and go from there: Lamp!
Use inexpensive fabrics so you can have fun and change it easily down the road.
Buy square cork boards from Amazon and cover them with the fabric and tacky glue to make this design.
If you’re from the south and love monograms, this custom monogram is from Build-a-cross.com. It came natural and we spray painted it white. Not cheap but might be usable for many years to come.
Repaint an old desk with aqua chalk paint and replace the drawer pulls with fun knobs.
Saving Money Tip: Hobby Lobby has tons of knobs to choose from. Wait until they go on sale to purchase if you can.
Find fun, coordinating accessories like this canvas bin, arrow, and Create in Me sign (a gift from her aunt and uncle) from Hobby Lobby.
Find a fun desk chair (a must for a tween!). The one linked to above is from Walmart, and we even got it on clearance! Woo-hoo! (Walmart.com has TONS of desk chair options to choose from. For more deals from Walmart, check out our deals page)
Use bed risers to create more under bed storage. This frees up floor space and creates a space for off-season clothes, shoes, toys, and is HUGE in creating space in a girls tween bedroom.
Space- Saving Tip: Use Bed Risers to Create More Under Bed Storage. This frees up floor space and creates more space.
Like I mentioned previously, always check our page first to find the deals before making a purchase online or in store. Many times, the sales cross over and you don’t want to miss out! Hobby Lobby, for example, is infamous for their 40% and 50% off sales that vary from week to week. It pays to check for the deals or a coupon. You can find those here. If you shop around, you can pull off a fun, custom girls tween bedroom without spending too much and have fun with your daughter in the process!