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a colorful bedroom for a tween girl...

A Colorful Bedroom for a Tween Girl... / via Oh Joy!

Today we have something super fun for you...how to style a room for a tween! For those of you with older kids and need some room inspiration, we used lots of bright colors and unexpected details while keeping the space functional and practical. Here's how... 

A Colorful Bedroom for a Tween Girl... / via Oh Joy!

1. Color and texture —  When styling any space, color and texture are super important! We wanted this space to be fun, playful, and sophisticated, so we used lots of both. We used the bedspread as the color inspiration and styled the space around that using teals, corals, and yellows. We brought in extra color with the lavender walls (this purple has grey undertones that help keep it feeling more sophisticated to contrast all the other bright pops of color). We also added in lots of pops of gold, which instantly makes a space feel more modern and chic. To add texture, we used faux plants and flowers (no upkeep required!), faux fur blankets, and a mix of knitted and faux leather pillows.

A Colorful Bedroom for a Tween Girl... / via Oh Joy!

A Colorful Bedroom for a Tween Girl... / via Oh Joy!

A Colorful Bedroom for a Tween Girl... / via Oh Joy!

2. Storage — Having space to create and keep everything organized is super important in a tween bedroom, so we made sure this room had LOTS of it. We put a tall vertical shelf by the bed to house books and smaller decor items, a bedside table for daily essentials, and a desk to keep school and art supplies. We also added a rolling cart and a rolling cubby for extra storage. Rolling storage is fun because it's practical but also SO easy to switch things up. Want to rearrange? Want to make space for a dance party? No problem! 

A Colorful Bedroom for a Tween Girl... / via Oh Joy!

A Colorful Bedroom for a Tween Girl... / via Oh Joy!

3. A dose of whimsy — Being a tween (or a teen) can be a confusing stage of life, so we wanted to make sure that this room always felt bright and positive. We kept it light and playful with details that sparkle and shine like: disco balls, iridescent details on the rolling cart, and gold metallics. The daisy rug is also a fun detail that helps brighten the room and makes it extra cozy.  

A Colorful Bedroom for a Tween Girl... / via Oh Joy!

4. Artwork — No room is complete without some artwork! We continued the color palette in the room to the art pieces, and instead of one large piece, we used three smaller ones to create a statement. We chose colorful, playful pieces that help cultivate a creative, calm space.  

Sources shown: Benjamin Moore Purple Haze paint, Target desk, Target tape dispenser, Ban.do pink wooden box, Anthropologie purple desk organizer (past season), Ikea wall grid (past season), Target chair, Oh Joy x Lorena Canals rug, Minna Parikka sneakers, Joel Penkman popsicle print, Jo Chambers floral print, Framebridge frame, Malissa Ryder abstract print, Framebridge frame, Oh Joy! DIY rainbow cart, Ikea bed, Meri Meri sheets, The Little Market pink pillow, Meri Meri flamingo plush, Juju & Jake knot pillow, Target quilt, My Comfy Zone faux fur, Urban Outfitters green cubbies, Loeffler Randall brown purse, Zara yellow purse (past season), Amazon disco ball, Target end table, Le Sunday swan lamp, Target bookshelf, Angie Stalker abstract painting, Ikea pink planter, Kendall Kirk girl painting, Oh Joy! for Target HI vase (past season).

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong.}  

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