Decorating My Daughter’s Room

decorating-my-daughters-room-2Decorating your daughter’s room can be great fun when you string lights from the ceiling and make a gorgeous vanity. If you want to make your daughter’s room lovely, the first thing you’re going to want to do is to take everything out of the room and paint the walls a beautiful color that your daughter loves. My daughter happens to love the color pink. You might want to coordinate this with a bedspread and pillows that you will choose for the bed.

You will want to make some curtains. Curtains can be super easy to make. I do not like sewing, and I’m not good at it whatsoever. So you can do this, too. Get a piece of gorgeous cloth that goes with the bedspread and wall colors. Hem it all the way around. (Actually, you can iron the edges down, then use fabric glue for no sewing!) Then loop it and sew it across the top (or use more fabric glue.) The curtain rod goes through the tunnel that you’ve created on that one end. As you can see in the video, the colors of the wall and curtains were the exact same colors in the bedspread, even though I got them at different stores on separate days. Take a small pillow with you in the car. Then walk into the fabric store, showing the cashier that the pillow is yours, and you want to match it. They will let you go in and get the precise shade you need.

You can add a sweet canopy over the bed. If you can’t find one inexpensively, you can make one yourself with a hoola hoop and gauzy fabric. Attach it with a hook to the ceiling. Your daughter should be able to see it above her head when she is lying down on her bed.

decorating-my-daughters-roomNow you want to make a unique vanity for your daughter’s room. This is the piece de resistance of the bedroom, and it will help your daughter brush her hair so that it’s not looking stringy all the time. First hang up a mirror. Then screw a long basket under the mirror with two screws. This will hold all the brushes, combs, and hair clips that your daughter has. You can get a pencil holder for containing the brushes and combs. You can get other items from an office supply store that can be used for organizing desk drawers. Small containers help to divide head bands, pony tails, ribbons, and clips. If you have no money, you can spray paint some small boxes (like check book boxes) black. Wait overnight for the box to dry before putting it into the basket. Find a vanity chair, or spray paint a stool to match the mirror and other items in the bedroom. And don’t forget to hang up a string of silk flowers, hooking them around your mirror like a garden bower.

Last but not least, I hung up some Chinese lanterns across the top of my daughter’s room. They were actually two strings of Christmas lights surrounded by tissue paper boxes. I got a white extension cord and ran it behind the doll house and curtain to the ceiling, hooking it into the ceiling at regular intervals. Now her room looks magical, like a beautiful garden party whenever she turns off the light.

For more ways to decorate and organize your home, take a look at how I transformed a woman’s disorganized homeschool room in Homeschool Room Makeover.


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8 Responses to “Decorating My Daughter’s Room”

  1. Jen says:

    These are great ideas! I can remember when my Mom decorated my room – in beautiful purples and flowers. She made curtains from a sheet set that matched the comforter, got a dark purple rug, built some shelves in the corner with a larger shelf to make a desk and painted them white, and then had a matching curtain covering it. It was very neat :). It’s always fun to decorate.

    • Susan says:

      My mom redecorated my room when I was a teenager and let me choose all my own colors, bedspread, and curtains. It really brightened my life at a time when my best friend moved away.

  2. Oh that brings back memories! My daughter is in her late 20’s and moved out years ago. There was a condition that she had to primer her room back to white from hideous pink and burgundy she chose before she left. Well, of course dad let her off the hook and then didn’t primer for years. Until his wife threatened to burn the offending room right off the house. It’s white now.

    • Susan says:

      Oh, my! You should see some of the hideous colors in my house when I moved in: orange shag carpeting (I kid you not), pukey green bathroom sink and tub (still that color…) Orange and pukey green wall paper!! (removed a long time ago)

  3. Melissa says:

    The Chinese lanterns are cute. Would give a dreamy look

  4. How lovely – I can only imagine how much fun this must have been!

    My kids are grown now, and we’ve just helped our son and daughter-in-love to move into their first house. Finding ways to decorate and organize – cheaply – is so necessary no matter what stage of life you’re in!

    I love the idea of the lanterns – and using tissue boxes surrounding the Christmas lights is brilliant! Hah! – pun intended 😉

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