Bedroom For A Tween

Renovations at my own house are starting to move along (again) and I am getting ready to do up my daughter’s bedroom.

There is plenty of decorating material available for small children’s bedrooms but once they get past about 7 years old they are growing out of “cute”.
We are facing a challenge. She is not old enough for more a sophisticated look but doesn’t want bunnies and teddies. or cutesey icons either. She does love flowers and gardens so I think we will go with that.

There is an exposed brick chimney which is right in the middle of the room which, instead of plastering, I think I’ll get the carpenters to sheet up so I can make it into a wallpapered feature.
I am a huge fan of the way Designers Guild use colour and pattern so I thought I’d share my inspiration board with you.
I love the eclectic mix of old and modern furniture.
As far as colours go, I think I will be going for pink and orange, with accents of purple and green. Sounds a bit garish doesnt it?
Does anyone have any tips for decorating a tween bedroom?

Photos from Designers Guild and Graham & Brown

Author: rehan