Girl Room Ideas

The other day I shared how I kept my formal living room and dining room somewhat casual AND today, Girl Room Ideas.  My little girl is ten.  She goes back and forth between wanting to put all her ‘baby toys’ in the attic to being fully wrapped up in imaginative play.  Instead of putting the toys in the attic, we’ve put them out of site, but kept them available for days she’s okay with still being little.  You may have seen this picture before when I showed my favorite shoe storage solutions!?!

Hanging Shoes-ItsOverflowing

The poof in Little B’s room was a thrifty find (she is totally grossed out by thrift store finds so I have to speak in code).  In my defense, my favorite thrift store in Fort Worth receives brand new merchandise from furniture stores often — this being one of those ‘new’ donations.  The chair is from IKEA, and the little table was a HomeGoods find — gotta love that store!

Tween Girls Room 7 @ItsOverflowing

One of the many things I love about my little girl is she is borderline obsessed with books!  I can’t even tell you the joy that exuded from her when her sweet Sunday School Teacher (one of my good friends) stopped by spontaneously one afternoon last summer with a box of the entire Nancy Drew series…the originals!  I’ll admit, I got a little giddy, too!  You may have seen my Fabulous Book Storage Solutions already!?!

Girls Bedroom @ItsOverflowing

On the shelves are toy baskets with DIY Labels to keep Little B organized.

Girls Bedroom 2 @ItsOverflowing

 I shared all my get organized using label tips here.

Girls Bedroom 3 @ItsOverflowing

 The drapes are from IKEA — I love all their options from totally basic to patterned fun!

Girls Bedroom 4 @ItsOverflowing

 And Little B’s collage wall holds her most favorite friends and family — she chose each picture!

Tween Girls Bedroom @ItsOverflowing

Most of these friends she’s known her entire life…we may need to add a few frames as she starts to make new friends in our new sweet little town.

Tween Girls Bedroom 2 @ItsOverflowing

 Above Little B’s bed is a photograph of her on stage during one of her ballet performances — melts this mommy’s heart!

Tween Girls Bedroom 3 @ItsOverflowing

Back when I was going through our Easy to Understand SLR Lessons, I did a special tutorial on Photographing Stage Performances and this is the picture I used for that post.  As you look at the picture, the ballerina on the far right is Little B.

Photography Stage Performances ItsOverflowing Photography

It’s hard to see in this picture, but the furniture at the foot of Little B’s bed is a hope chest.  It was custom built for my mom (Nana) as a little girl.  Little B loves to fill it with special memories and refuses to let me “touch it up” one single bit.  She likes it completely original!

Tween Girls Bedroom 4 @ItsOverflowing

The other hidden piece of furniture is Little B’s desk.  The room had a perfect recessed wall, just begging for a built-in.  Stud lined the walls with bead board and then added shelves.  After an active search on Craigslist, I finally found a desk that fit precisely in that open space.  Little B loves the natural wood tones so this desk also is in a completely pure state (for now).

Tween Girls Room @ItsOverflowing

She loves painting…especially flowers!  This is one of her originals.  The sweet tea set was a birthday present from a friend last year and painted by Little B —  Take Note — awesome gift idea for a tween at World Market.  Sometimes she’s too old for her American Girl dolls, but when she’s not, this is the perfect size for Samantha and Lacy!

Tween Girls Room 2 @ItsOverflowing

This candelabra is from Anthropologie.  You may remember when I gave it a makeover for my family room?!!

Tween Girls Room 5 @ItsOverflowing

One of Little B’s favorite items on her wall is her DIY Wall Art Display…clothespins for all her cute pics and artwork!

Tween Girls Room 6 @ItsOverflowing

 The vintage mirror on the right side of this pic is almost too cut off to notice.  It is from an estate sale and then I painted it.  You can see the mirror in it’s original state here.

Tween Girls Room 8 @ItsOverflowing

I love the hooks that we made for Little B to hang her ever growing collection of jewelry, especially necklaces!

Tween Girls Room 9 @ItsOverflowing

And last, but not least, the white quilt reverses to be a black and white quilt.  For a year Little B only wanted black and white bedding.  Then one day I was at HomeGoods and saw this gorgeous set!  I bought it, brought it home, and as I laid it on her bed she told me she had just been telling Daddy that she wished she had picked out a more colorful bedding the year before.  Great minds thing alike, right!

 I’ll be sharing more of my rancher real soon!!!

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  1. LOVE that quilt!! What is the brand??

  2. Sarah says:

    Hi Aimee,
    I have just spotted you beautiful little girls room and absolutely love the quilt cover, blankets, pillow etc.
    I have just had a look at your link to the shop, however I am from Australia and want to know how I would obtain it for my 8 year old daughter?

    Any help appreciated.

    Kind regards

    Sarah Kuch

  3. kim says:

    Ciuld you share who the quilt is by. I am in love w it. Can I purchase it online?

  4. Cam says:

    I love how the clean neutrals with some pops of color and pattern keep this room relaxed and versatile…would be easy to change things up with accents. Could you please share the paint color you used for this room?

    • Absolutley! It’s Glidden, Eloquent Ivory from Home Depot. They may or may not have the paint square in the store, but they should be able to make it (and probably could make you a sample). XO, Aimee

  5. Your daughter’s room turned out so cute! I love the bedding!!

    I spy a little pillow that I recognize too! 😉

  6. Nat & Holly says:

    Oh my goodness, this whole room is AMAZING! I loved having all the links to all the different parts in one place! Great job!

  7. Such a lucky little girl to have such a pretty room. I really like the shelves for her books and all the framed pictures on the wall.

  8. Sarah Kenny says:

    I love her sweet room. Its so pretty with a collected feel. Perfection

  9. I love, love, love that quilt set. Would you mind giving me the brand or any other information you may have on it. I’m wondering if I could find it somewhere online? Love it!

    • I will totally look when I get home Laura! It was a HomeGoods store I couldn’t pass on!!! Info coming soon. 🙂 XO, Aimee

  10. Jessica says:

    I just recently found your blog and have really been enjoying checking it out for the last few weeks. I love your shout out to Berry Good Buys. I actually work at SafeHaven which is supported by Berrys. I agree you can find great stuff there.

    • No way Jessica! That’s fabulous!!! Yes, Berrys totally ROCKS!!! XO, Aimee

  11. First of all, Nancy Drew is the bomb. I need to get myself an original set. Second, I love love love the bedding! I want to make something like that for our guest room.

    I love that you display her artwork. I remember when my mom put one of my drawings in a frame and I just felt so special.

  12. What a gorgeous room!

  13. I like I like I like……………….

  14. Krista @ the happy housie says:

    What a bright pretty space Aimee! I love it… that art/photo display project is a new favourite of mine; I love it with the book display shelves. Pinned! Oh, and her quilt is gorgeous!

  15. What a perfect room! I love it! any girl would love to spend time here that is for sure!

  16. Julia @cuckoo4design says:

    Adorable! I can’t believe that you found the pouf at the thrift store.
    Have fun in Florida.

  17. Diana says:

    What an adorable and functional room Aimee. OK, I’m ready to see the third house!

    • I’m in Florida this week with my family, but I have it set to go live on Thursday when I do my house tours each week. 🙂 I’m so glad you’re having fun choosing with me!!! XO, Aimee

  18. Lisa W says:

    What a beautiful room! There are so many great ideas. Thank you for sharing!