Girls Bedroom Makeover – Tweenifying Miss 10’s room

I have not made any dramatic changes to Miss 10’s room since she was 2.  I originally painted the wall pink, which was and still is her favourite colour.  Over the years we have changed the doona covers and added tid-bits to her desk and dresser.  But she is growing up too quickly before my eyes and as expected her taste is changing.

This picture below is what her room has looked like over the past few years, see how I’ve organised inside drawers and cupboards here.

Earlier this year we put a gorgeous quilt on her bed that her Nanny made.  However, the quilt wasn’t keeping her warm now that it’s becoming chilly at night.

 Being that it was winter I wanted something thick that would keep her warm, I came across this lush Tuscan Pink Lazy Bones Quilt which I thought would go perfectly in her room, Miss 10 agreed.  But there was something about this quilt that spilled elegance and maturity, it was then that I realised I needed to make a few more changes to her room to de-babify and tweenify (ues I know I totally just made up words, but you know what I mean).

I painted the artwork for her wall when she was 2.

I removed the colourful butterflies and artwork from the walls.  We changed the quilt, added some new art, dainty flowers next to her bed, some new cushions and string lights along the bedhead and under the window.  I’m not certain that her pink wall matches the quilt (despite it looking perfect in the picture below).  I’d also like to add a few more teal accents to the room.  And perhaps at Christmas she can upgrade from the hot pink CD player to a nice white iPod dock.

I still need to find some time to update this area, I’ll remove the flowers and tinkerbell pictures from the wall and find some nice white penholders, this will help to make it look less cluttered too.  I’ll share photos with you when I have finished this area.

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Elizabeth May 29, 2013 - 7:21 AM

This is a beautiful “makeover”. My little one is not quite up to this stage but I do need to update her desk. Where did you get your daughter’s desk?

Lisa May 29, 2013 - 11:54 AM

Yes – I love the desk. Where did it come from?

Rasha February 5, 2016 - 12:52 AM

lovely room ! Where is the desk from please ?

Lynette Kemeny May 29, 2013 - 7:23 AM

wow, how do you keep that room so military ?? my daughter is 11 and I’ve been working on her room, but most of the time its a tip….but I like the lived in feeling, your DD’s would be nice with curtains to soften it up more.

Katrina June 18, 2013 - 9:31 AM

sadly she can’t have curtains, I agree they would really soften up the room. She has dust mite allergies and dust mites really love curtains, so blinds it is!

Rachael May 29, 2013 - 8:18 AM

I love this room!! Just wondered where you got her desk from?

Renaye May 29, 2013 - 12:24 PM

i reckon paint the wall teal, the pink will all pop and it will look AMAZING, be brave : )

Katrina June 18, 2013 - 9:30 AM

I do like that idea Renaye, I think it would look really nice too!

melissa February 10, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Adding a bit of gold would be nice as well and very on trend

Kim May 29, 2013 - 12:28 PM

My daughter has the exact same desk that we are updating the look of her room (she is 8) …. the desk came from


Katrina June 18, 2013 - 9:30 AM

yes that’s were we got ours from too, it’s a gorgeous desk!

Teresak May 29, 2013 - 11:15 PM

Very lovely

Alyce May 30, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Gorgeous bedding!

Lisa Warren May 31, 2013 - 9:41 AM

Loving the makeover so far! Great job Kat. Your daughter must be so happy.

karen February 7, 2014 - 9:48 PM

looking for inspiration for my tween and came across your room – beautiful – am de-desking mine and looking for some other special pieces but still not sure what exactly to “bling” the room…………any suggestions – I live in Nth Qld so trawling the net for stores for more variety? TIA

Emma June 4, 2014 - 12:19 PM

Looks very pretty and functional! Just wondering how long ago you bought the Butterfly print from Belle Collection. Can’t seem to find it online.

Lisa February 10, 2015 - 12:45 PM

Where did you get the bed side lamp- think I want it more for my room not my daughters.


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