My Daughter’s Room Reveal: Before and After

Before and After My Daughter's Bed Room


My Daughter’s Bedroom Reveal with Before and Afters



Talking all about my daughter’s bedroom reveal today – with some before and afters too.
My daughter’s bedroom glow up is done! 
Back in March I posted the “befores, the little girl room that I lovingly put together for my daughter when she was just two years old. 
Now that she is almost twelve, this new grown up version seems much more appropriate, despite the fact that seeing her old room here still gets me emotional! 
We’re both thrilled with the way it came out. 
I re-posted the inspiration room below.
Also, below are all the sources…everything we used in this transformation except the custom headboard from Ethan Allen was ordered online!
Hope you found some helpful inspo from my daughter’s before and afters and this room reveal!

Before and After Daughter's Room
Inspiration for the final room from Before and After Daughter's Room
the inspiration
her old “before” room-sniff!


Daughter’s Bedroom Source List:

bedside lamps from Shades Of Light
area rug and throw from PB Teen 
night stands fromWilliams Sonoma Home 
Moroccan  pouf from
throw pillows from Jonathan Adler
starburst mirrors from
ceiling fixture from Design Within Reach
bench/bookcase: TheLandOfNod

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  1. Looks great. As you know, I have a daughter the same age. I just showed this to her and it got a thumbs up! Peer approval – the ultimate sign of success!!

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  2. Love your daughter's "big girl" room and I want one of my own! That headboard is gorgeous and the colors are so happy and chic.

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  3. Oh, looks fabulous….I am sure she will create many new memories in this hip space. Love it!

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  4. DAvid TOms wrote:

    What a brilliant interpretation of the inspiration. She must be one very happy 12 year old!

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  5. Debby wrote:

    So fun and grown up… she must LOVE it! How great she has such a stylish and cool mom!! xo

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  6. Sue, love it! Its so fresh and hip and still very elegant, love the crisp white bedding and the builtins along the wall make for a lot of storage (very important to a teenaged girl) I could see that this will be a room she will really enjoy hanging out in with her friends!! Great looking…..thanks for sharing.

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  7. Sue, It is fabulous!! I would move in there myself in a skinny minute!!

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  8. anita wrote:

    love it!

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  9. Cara wrote:

    It looks great-almost EXACTLY like your inspiration! Does your daughter love it?!
    Lilac and Grey

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  10. What a fantastic room! It has the same feeling of your inspiration room. Well done!

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  11. designchic wrote:

    Absolutely love the new room. You both must be thrilled with the result. Adore the happy colors, the green pouf and the fabulous clocks – just love it all!!

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  12. sue! what a wonderful adaptation of the inspiration room. beautiful colors in just the right combinations. great job… donna

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  13. Kathy wrote:

    Love the headboard. It's height and color make the space. Lucky girl….k

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  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Im in this predicament too. Tweens are so difficult! You've done a marvelous job! Very stylish!

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  15. It's so great to see a kid's room that shows what they are growing into. She'll love this room for many years to come. Lovely job! I know she's thrilled!

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  16. Paula wrote:

    What a fabulous room!

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  17. Wow it looks amazing!!! I love it.

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  18. that's a "wow" from me!!! love it!

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  19. I Dream Of wrote:

    You did just a fabulous job! Your daughter must love it. A perfect refuge for a teenage girl.

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  20. Kwana wrote:

    I love it! Great job.

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  21. Nuha wrote:

    Great job sue!! I love the white trimmed walls

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  22. What a great transformation to a big girl room! I love that color combination. And major kudos for no pink (I think my daughter would have a heart attack!)

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  23. Nuit wrote:

    aww how sweet! and what a huge transformation!!! you did great, I like yours better than the inspiration room 😉 x

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  24. cafenoHut wrote:

    your daughter is very lucky.. This room is wonderful..

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  25. Mai wrote:

    She's a very lucky girl This is is super duper gorgeous. Well done!

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  26. Is it appropriate to be jealous of a young lady of 12? Love her new room and it looks so grown up. Her old room was wonderful too but it was a little girls room I hope your daughter appreciates what Mom has done for her. It really is fabulous!

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  27. I adore the new room but my old childhood wishes really really wants the old one for myself. Your daughter is so lucky to have such a talented mother!

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  28. Kathysue wrote:

    Sue it looks fantastic, even this big girl would love a room like that!! Kathysue

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  29. Wow!! That is amazing!! WHat a lucky girl! We're in the process and buying a new bed ourselves and I'm loving your Ethan Allen! BTW…my 2 year old princess would DIE for your daughter's old room.


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  30. SUE!!! It's perfection…she's going to be the envy of all her friends!! What a lucky girl to have such a talented and stylish mom!!!

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  31. Julip Made wrote:

    Wow Sue, I'd say that your re-do looks even better than your inspiration source. What a lucky little lady!

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  32. Beautiful! Such a nice colour scheme. I think those night stands are so wonderful. They can grow with your daughter. Well done!

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  33. CDS wrote:

    WOW! What a great job! Kudos to you on being able to make such a transformation. xoxo

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  34. Gorgeous! uh oh… when Riley sees it she's going to beg for a new room!

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  35. pve design wrote:

    I love it – love it – love it!
    Thanks for sharing and I must ask is that a full size or queen size bed. My daughter wants a queen size and my husband thinks that is "over the top!"

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  36. Jessie wrote:

    Love that gorgeous headboard, the beautiful nightstands and throw pillow! The room looks so chic and elegant. Your daughter is so lucky!

    P/S: Come by and enter my giveaway for a chance to win a $50 gift cert from My Urban Child!


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  37. Stunning and all grown up! Where's her old crown? I could use one over my bed! 🙂

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  38. Sarah wrote:

    Very pretty and grown up – love the white, blue and green!! 😉

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  39. Beautiful indeed! I could not add anymore what has not been said before! She is a lucky 12 year old!

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  40. Karena wrote:

    Sue, I love everything you pulled together so beautifully for your daughter!!

    That luxurious headboard is the crowning jewel!


    Art by Karena

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  41. Wow, that's quite a change! You did an amazing job putting this together for her – she must be thrilled!

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  42. annie wrote:

    Looks absolutely gorgeous…you both must be so happy! Love the colors!

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  43. It looks great and so much more "grown-up" – great job! 🙂

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