Daughter’s Bedroom Inspiration

I’m getting ready to finally make good on my promise to my oldest (eleven year old) daughter.  She’s been asking me for months to turn her girlie “big girl” room into a more sophisticated stylish bedroom.  Since I’m not looking to redo the entire space, the hope is that with some thoughtful tweaks (for my tween), we can both decide on a few key purchases to upgrade the look of the room.  Today, I will go over these images with her, to see if we are at least on the same page.  Wish me luck!

In addition to these photos, I will be showing my daughter this post from Velvet and Linen.  The redo of Brooke’s daughter’s bedroom came out so beautiful.  And, we’ll take a look at Holly’s bedroom inspiration over at Things That Inspire as well.

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  1. They are all very stylish! That second room is my favorite. She's lucky to have a stylish mom like you who is willing to make changes! I hope you share the after pictures. 🙂
    abby

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  2. Love all of your inspiration images! I'm sure its going to turn out absolutely gorgeous.

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  3. Creategirl wrote:

    WOW that first bedroom is a great color combo! She is one lucky girl!

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  4. how i wish my mom had shown me inspiration photos before i picked out my hideous room as a child. those are lovely!

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  5. Cara wrote:

    these are all beautiful, but I have to say I am partial to the 2nd one!

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  6. With these cool pics as a guide and YOU at the helm on decor….your daughter's room will be the envy of all her friends!!!

    Can't wait to see the final reveal!
    xoxo

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  7. Kathy wrote:

    These are very fun, love how you always photos that have something unexpected in them…love, love, love..

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  8. What a fun time, the "in-between". Each of these inspiration rooms is just fabulous – can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  9. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I want!!!!!!!!! rsrsrs
    xx

    http://www.ilovenystyle.blogspot.com

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  10. Little Rus wrote:

    The "LOVE" room is my favourite here and the entire selection of ideas could make any teen girl super happy and inspired. Look forward to seeing the result. x

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  11. What a fun project! I love all these rooms and I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with.

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  12. i LOVE all of these!! but i think i would have to go with the first one. i'd be happy with that room now 🙂

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  13. We're doing the same thing for my almost 9-year-old! We had to obliterate the pink. She wants blue and green, so the first and fourth photos are really what we're going for. I'll have to share these with her! We've already painted her room and got the bedding but the rest is a work in progress. You can check out the before and thoughts on in it here: http://myinteriorlife.blogspot.com/2010/12/freedom-of-choice.html

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  14. I love all of these rooms and I am sure your daughter will too! Can'[t wait to see what you guys decide on and how it turns out!
    Hope you're having a fabulous week!
    xx
    Joanna

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  15. These are all so beautiful! What a lucky girl to be able to have input on her room – sure beats the orange, rust and gold paisley carpet I had to live with as a kid (which only matched with those same solid colours) – I SO wanted a pink room!

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  16. i love all of these rooms. I can't wait to see what you do!

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  17. Kathysue wrote:

    How fun, I saw Hollys inspiration and she had some really good images to choose from.I love doing childrens rooms they are my fav to do. I am having so much fun working on my playroom for older kids. It is going to be more of a little den for lounging!!! Can't wait to follow along with your progress. Kathysue

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  18. I hope she loves your inspiration photos b/c I do! Good Luck, can't wait to see what you do.

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  19. I Dream Of wrote:

    What a fun project. I would love any of those room for myself!!! Lucky girl!

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  20. Betsy wrote:

    So fun–love them all!

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  21. Good luck! WE are fixing up our boys spaces. They are in charge of wall colors. I'm nervous at this point!

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  22. These are geat inspiration photos. The 2nd one is my favorite

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  23. I love love them all- adore the idea of an upholstered headboard and the patterned carpet is so fun in an otherwise fairly neutral room. Can't wait to see what you both come up with.

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  24. The Buzz wrote:

    Am I too old to pass as your daughter? I would love any of these rooms and I promise never to talk back, put away my things and eat my vegetables…
    xxoo

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  25. Heather wrote:

    oh i love #1, #2 and #5. I wish my daughter could keep her room as neat though, he he he!

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  26. im sure it will be amazing Sue! especially if she has a nice headboard like any of these

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  27. With those pics as inspiration, she is one lucky girl! I love that you are going to work on it together! Can't wait to see what you decide on…

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  28. I love all of these rooms! She is going to be so excited! Love the headboards. Can't wait to see it all come together.

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  29. Sue,
    Love all the inspirations rooms, let us know which ones she likes!!

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  30. I love the fourth one.The colors are so soothing , but young at the same time 🙂
    Dora

    http://adropofindigo.blogspot.com/

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  31. I'm in the exact same situation!! I'm going to show these to my daughter today as well!!

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  32. oooooh, I know there is a winner in that batch! Cant' wait to see what you end up with. I'm giving my little one a 'big girl' room…I know it will be time for a tween room before I know it! 🙁

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  33. Number 2 and 4 are my faves…..number 2 for obvs reasons!

    http://amberinteriordesign.blogspot.com/2011/02/ok-coral.html

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  34. What fun! Good luck, I know how particular those tweens can be!
    May it last!
    Great inspiration rooms.

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  35. What a lucky daughter to have such a hip and stylish mom! I love the headboards in pics 1 and 2. xx

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  36. all lovely and inspirational rooms.

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  37. Beautiful inspiration rooms! I'm sure it will come out amazing. I'm off to check out the 2 blogs you talked about for more inspiration! Thanks. 🙂

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  38. Estelle wrote:

    Wow, that sounds like fun! Love it when kids are really into the look and feel of their own bedrooms. Can't wait to see what the two of you come up with. Looks like you're pulling from some pretty great inspiration.

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  39. Josie wrote:

    I love that second photo! All the luck, doll — can't wait to see how it turns out!
    xo Josie
    http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

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  40. great inspiration! Makes me want a new room.

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  41. Great inspiration, looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

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  42. Hi Sue!
    I did 3 bedroom Olioboards for a 10 1/2 year old a couple weeks ago. Have a look; let me know if you need info on any of the products!
    http://pillow-mint.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-husband-thinks-these-are-too.html

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  43. love all rooms, they are very stylish and unique, the first two rooms are my favorite. good luck!:)
    http://www.madebygirl.com
    madebygirl.blogspot.com

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  44. Lucky girl! Great options, but I especially like the first and last. Will be interesting to see what she chooses.

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  45. Love these images! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

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  46. Katie wrote:

    Is it sad that I'd love some of these spaces for MYSELF? Ha! Needless to say, the inspiration files are looking fantastic — I do hope you'll share the final product!

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  47. WOW – I love the pictures you unearthed for this post! I am showing my oldest daughter picture #4. Not her color palette, but I think she will like the overall style. I thought the cool chair might be from West Elm, but I don't see it on their website. Any idea where it is from? Great post!

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  48. Sketch42 wrote:

    I love blue for a girls room… I have a friend who is putting her boy and girl in one bedroom- its manhattan after all- and she wanted to know what to do. I had so many ideas! Navy + Red or Coral/ Navy and lavender and of course, powder blue.

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  49. Averill wrote:

    LOVE all these rooms — your daughter is one lucky girl!

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  50. They are all stunning! The second one is my favorite – something about that wallpaper! Just found your blog and love it! Wanted to stop by and say hey and that I'm a new follower 🙂
    Have a great night!
    Dana
    http://southerninspired.blogspot.com/

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  51. Gorgeous inspiration Sue, I would have DIED to have a room like any of these growing up :)))
    Nancy xo

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  52. How fun (and a little sad, in a nostalgic way) to upgrade your daughters room from girl to young lady..!

    I am sure it will be an interesting journey in many ways. Hope you girls have fun along the way!

    Happy Tween Tweaking. 🙂

    xx Charlotta

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  53. These bedroom inspirations are so chic! Your daughter is very lucky! Enjoy the day, Kellie xx

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  54. Debby wrote:

    How fun for you guys! I think Logan has the design bug too because she always wants to redo her room. Thank goodness for PB teen and all of the fun stuff they sell! xo

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  55. great rooms, but I really love that light blue floral carpet in the room (I might do that for my baby girl!!), can't wait to see what your daughter pics!!

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  56. Stacey wrote:

    These are all stunning and such great inspiration. How fun to be transitioning to a more "grown up" space! I know she'll love whatever you decide to do. XX

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  57. Michaela wrote:

    Loving all of these, so you can't go wrong!! The headboards are amazing!

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  58. liza wrote:

    So much fun for both of you! I hope we see the results!

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  59. I know it will be awesome 🙂 I am totally missing out on the girl fun when it comes to decorating! XO

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  60. Stephanie wrote:

    Love these. My little one is 10, and we made a few changes to her room, but we have some more tweaking to do.

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  61. Seema wrote:

    Love the bright pinks and greens in the rooms.
    Hope you would come up with something wonderful!!

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  62. These are darling rooms. Beautiful colors, fresh and light. I'm sure your daughter will love the inspiration!

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  63. I adore both rooms with the day beds, but I think the pink is my favorite for style and the blue is my favorite for function (the built-in desk is amazing).

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  64. Jenny wrote:

    I adore all these images! Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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