Ah, the big-girl bedroom: an all-too-brief pit stop between your little one’s nursery days and the “how-the-heck-are-you-a-teenager-already?” moments to come. The secret to getting it right is finding the right balance.
Your self-pronounced “big girl” will be a whole lot bigger before you know it, so you want to create a space that reflects her advancing maturity and anticipates her future needs. But while your daughter may be growing up, she’s not there yet. Being a “big girl” is fun, and a big-girl bedroom should be too!
Start with a beautiful room—the kind of room you can see your future teen enjoying—and then focus on introducing the key element of fun. Add a touch of whimsy with polka dots or a glittery accent wall, and build on your daughter’s passions. If she’s a book-lover, consider creating a cozy reading nook. Prima ballerina? How about her very own dance barre? It’s doesn’t take much to make your little girl’s dreams come true, and you can always update these elements as she grows.
Need a little inspiration? These 21 fun and creative bedroom ideas for girls will help you make your daughter’s space as special as she is.
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Costume Play Stage
Give your little diva a place to strut her stuff by recreating this adorable costume play zone designed by Erin of House of Turquoise. With an elegant costume closet and curtained-off stage—complete with seats for an adoring audience—this simple DIY idea is a little girl’s dream come true.
Are you looking for a cheap an easy way to put your little girl in the spotlight? Instead of spending money on expensive curtain hardware, pick up a curved shower rod and try mounting it directly to the wall.Continue to 2 of 21 below.
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What better way to encourage creativity than with a beautiful purpose-built art center?
With plenty of attractive storage for arts and craft supplies, a simple desk that doubles as a homework zone, and a place to display your daughter’s one-of-a-kind creations, this colorful little workstation, spotted on Color Made Happy, is as practical as it is pretty. What’s more, rollaway storage carts make it easy to move the crafting party to a bigger space when needed. Genius!Continue to 3 of 21 below.
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She puts the sparkle in your life. Why not add a little sparkle to hers with a shimmering gold glitter wall.
According to Ashlee of Little Lovelies, this DIY masterpiece was a labor of love, but it’s doable if you’re willing to invest the time. The results? Positively swoon-worthy!
See Ashlee’s full tutorial here.Continue to 4 of 21 below.
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A Swinging Good Time
Sweet, pretty, and playful, this beautiful double rattan swing, spotted on Nesting With Grace, adds a touch of play-inspired whimsy that any little girl would love. And with room for two, it’s the perfect place to share a story or a cuddle!Continue to 5 of 21 below.
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Cozy Reading Nook
Want to encourage your daughter to read? Why not create an inviting space where she can curl up and get lost in her favorite book?
A simple tent furnished with comfy cushions makes for a cozy little nook in this dusty pink girl’s room designed by The Grit and Polish.Continue to 6 of 21 below.
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Ombre the Sea
This enchanting mermaid-themed girl’s room, created by Nagwa Seif Interior Design, boasts an underwater world of sun-kissed aqua blues that get lighter as you emerge from the deep.
Prefer a more blended and organic Ombre experience? Create your water-colored world with this detailed tutorial.Continue to 7 of 21 below.
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Every girl—grown-up status notwithstanding—loves feeling like a princess, and a lux bed with lots of soft, billowy fabric will give you that royal feeling every time! Need a little DIY inspiration? Check out these 21 canopy bed ideas you can recreate yourself!Continue to 8 of 21 below.
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Want to create a truly dreamy space for the little lady in your life? Go Boho!
Bohemian-inspired décor is back and boasting a fresh and modern vibe. Modern Boho blends Bohemian traditions with clean, contemporary appeal, creating a cleaner, more casual look.
With its airy color scheme and rustic-glam approach to lux living, this beautiful girl’s room, designed by Urbanology Interiors, couldn’t be more Boho chic if it tried!Continue to 9 of 21 below.
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The Bright Idea
Clean, bright and beautiful, this vibrant hot pink and orange girl’s room by Andrika King Design has a fun, fresh feel. Bold colors enjoy a certain infallible trendiness, never really going out of style, and with a clean white canvas as a backdrop, it’s easy to update the space as your little girl grows.Continue to 10 of 21 below.
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What girl wouldn’t love the idea of a secret attic hideout where she can get up, up and away from it all?
One lucky little lady is the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind space designed by Jenny Tamplin Interiors, which features an envy-inducing passage to peace, cut and framed into the attic above her room.Continue to 11 of 21 below.
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Have a glam girl on your hands? Give her a space that shines with shimmering metallic accents.
With its glitzy accents, this gold-dusted girl’s room from Forbes Masters couldn’t be more glamorous!Continue to 13 of 21 below.
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Under the Canopy
Swaths of gauzy white fabric draped from the ceiling give this bold hot pink and grey girl’s room from The Frosted Petticoat a palatial feel, making it the perfect space for a little princess.Continue to 14 of 21 below.
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Are you looking for a way to boost your bedroom’s wow-factor? Look up!
This lovely cottage-inspired girl’s room by Kristian Salmon Design lends a bold new vibe to a traditional style with a statement-making candy-striped ceiling in vibrant coral.Continue to 15 of 21 below.
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Board and Batten Beauty
Wainscoting lends a touch of farmhouse charm to any space, but installing it can be tricky and expensive. Want to create a traditional look for less? This bright and beautiful girl’s room, designed by Kelly Stivers of Bungalow Blue Interiors, uses inexpensive wood trim painted and mounted directly to the walls to create a traditional “board and batten” look without the traditional cost.
Love this look? Get Kelly's full DIY "board and batten" tutorial right here.Continue to 17 of 21 below.
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On-Point Ballet Barre
Want to create a space your little girl will love? Start with the thing they are most passionate about.
Lauren, DIY genius and devoted mom behind the popular blog Bless’er House, created this beautiful ballet-themed space for her tiny dancer, Olivia. The pièce de résistance? Her ballet barre and dance area where she can practice her passion every day.Continue to 18 of 21 below.
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Nothing makes a room pop like a dramatic statement piece in a bold and unexpected hue. Just ask Shaunna, the design maven behind the inspired blog, Perfectly Imperfect, who turned a vintage piece from her childhood bedroom into this show-stopping vanity for her little girl.Continue to 19 of 21 below.
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Half-Pint Paint Job
A partial paint job is a great way to add a touch of color and interest to a clean, contemporary space. It can even make a small room look bigger.
With just the bottom third of the walls painted in light pink, this sweet girl’s room, designed by Kathryn of House of Hawkes, gives the impression of high ceilings, making this small space look especially bright and expansive.Continue to 20 of 21 below.
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Paint Pop Bookcases
Are you craving a little color? Try painting the inside of your bookshelves.
A girly shade of hot pink adds pop to this simple and beautiful space, spotted on One King’s Lane. The vibrant hue also provides a nice contrast for the shelf décor, making each item stand out.Continue to 21 of 21 below.
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This lovely little loft bed spotted on Brit & Co, offers the perfect hideaway for your sweet girl. Just install a tension rod and some adorable curtains, add some comfy cushions and some twinkling fairy lights, and you’ve got one happy little lady! Best of all, IKEA’s KURA loft bed is a steal at just $179.
Wondering what else you can do with this ultra-versatile bed frame? Get inspired with these 12 Amazing Kura Bed Hacks.