Thursday, October 21, 2010

Inspirations for a 10 year old girl's room

My daughter turned 10 in May and it's probably time that we update her room a little bit.  She has a daybed, which she loves, and would like to keep.  I would love to get her a double bed, but for now I will concede the bed if I can update the room.  I haven't locked in yet exactly what I want to do.  I have been looking for inspiration everywhere.  For me, it usually is a fabric that gets me off and running.

Here is what her room looks like currently:

I painted the entire room when I was 8 months pregnant with my daughter.  The walls are in dire need of an update.

I decided to try other furniture arrangements the other day to see if I would like her bed in front of the window.
Took a picture the day I moved all the furniture just to see how it would look
Try to picture everything put back together, humpty dumpty no longer up on the wall, the cornice and valance gone from the side wall.  It may look kind of nice in front of the window.  Still undecided on that.

In the meantime I have been searching everywhere for some inspiration.  Here are some of the pictures that are inspiring me for her room.

images from Land of Nod
I love the combination of these colors from Land of Nod.  I don't think this is age specific and may be a great way of bringing in all of the colors she loves.   Can't you picture that beautiful bedding with these beautiful drapes:

Image from potterybarnkids
I love this room.  I find myself looking at it over and over again.  I love the wall color.  My daughter wants her walls painted blue and when I see this, I tend to agree.  I love just the few pops of pink instead of a whole pink room.

Image from Baby Bedding
I'm in love with these fabrics, but my daughter isn't.  I guess it may be a little too juvenile for her now.  But aren't these just so pretty?

Image from Pottery Barn Kids
The Humpty Dumpty in my daughter's room looked great when her crib used to come out on an angle from the corner.  I've tried the bed that way.  It would work for a twin bed, but if we are keeping a twin bed we might as well keep the day bed.  A full bed just takes up too much room if put on an angle.  I do love how this bed looks out on an angle.  Unfortunately, it eats up a great deal of space.  It's a consideration.  The door to her room is on an angle, so by putting the bed on an angle, I would be working with the natural architecture of the room.

Image from Posh Tots

How about this gorgeous rooms from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child

Image from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child
Image from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child
I am open to any ideas out there.  Would love to hear your opinion.



Vanessa said...

Hi Judy! First of all, let me just say that your daughter's room is absolutely darling and I scrolled over the pics several times just to take it all in! That being said...10 years old?...hmmm...I kinda like the idea of going with something like in the bottom pics (pink and gray) with maybe hints of black like in a chandelier or something. It just has that hint of sophistication that a pre-teen would love now but also can grow into through the teen years. Whatever you do will be gorgeous and I'm sure she will love her new "bigger girl" room! :-)

Traci said...

Your daughters room is GORGEOUS!!! Such a lucky little girl! I can't wait to see what you decide to do.

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