DIY Home Decor Project – Girl’s Room to Teenage Retreat Makeover

  • Liana 
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Before and after photos of teenage girls room makeover.
Before and After of bedroom makeover

Everyone gets to the stage where they no longer want a themed kid’s room and want something a bit more grown up. This was the case for Promise – an eleven-year-old girl from South Australia. She previously had a Frozen themed room which she had had since she was 5 years old. Now a tween, nearly a teenager, she was due a makeover and she had a budget of $1000 to renovate her room however she wanted. 

Old bedroom photo - dark blue wall with Frozen themed icicle wall stickers
Before - blue walls with icicle stickers reminiscent of old Frozen theme
Before - a mixture of furntiture
DIY Bedroom Makeover - bed with pink throw, hanging plants and picture above bed. Light bulb bedside lamp and book shelves.
After - A sophisticated bedroom with a neutral colour palette.

As a parent, one might be a little worried their daughter would choose hot pink walls and matching accessories [as I did once upon a time], Promise has kept the colour palette neutral with cream walls and pale pink accessories. The result is a sophisticated bedroom perfect for studying and relaxing. 

After - reading corner with stylish (bargain) armchair
DIY Bedroom makeover - close up of bedside table with lamp and clock.
After - Stylish bedside table decor & new bed frame

The $1000 budget had to include all furniture including the bed, desk, armchair and all accessories. Bargain hunting was key and Promise managed to grab the stylish armchair in the reading corner for $30! The last remaining armchair of its kind in Big W, Promise picked up the display item for a hugely discounted price. 

DIY Bedroom makeover - desk with plant and mirror above.
After - study area featuring stylish desk & round mirror
DIY Bedroom makeover - bed and wardrobe view.
After - new bed with white bedspread and pale pink accessories

For an eleven-year-old, I think Promise has done a fabulous job creating a stylish and relaxing space for herself. The plants add sophistication and the neutral colour palette feels grown up. A future interior designer in the making? Watch this space. 

DIY bedroom makeover bookshelf with sophisticated accessories
After - sophisticated bookshelf & accessories
DIY Bedroom Makeover - reading corner with stylish armchair, hanging wall shelf and fireplace
After - Reading Corner with stylish armchair
DIY bedroom makeover - whole room view of bed, bookshelf and chair. Hanging plants and fluffy rug.
After - completed bedroom renovation with all new furniture for under $1000
Liana x

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