Planning my ten year old daughter’s bedroom makeover

My eldest daughter turns 10 in just a couple of months. 10. T E N. While I try and get over how fast time is whizzing by I’m working on changing up her bedroom and making it feel more like her space. Like most of the rooms in our new build home it’s a black canvas of a white walls with neutral grey carpet. She’s got a few new bits of IKEA furniture but she still needs a desk and lots of accessories that reflect her personality.

Our inspiration for the room comes from her love of Harry Potter, Star Wars, oh and unicorns (!) and the colour scheme we’re going with is monochrome with a splash of turquoise. I’d ideally like this room decor to see her through her teen years so I’m trying to keep the big pieces neutral and the accessories and soft furnishings themed as these can be easier updated and replaced in the future as her tastes change.

Her previous room in our old house was really small and so she had a cabin bed but in this one she’s got a single white metal frame bed as she has a lot more space, in fact she’s got the biggest bedroom in the house. As I mentioned earlier, we’ve bought her a MALM IKEA bedside table and chest of drawers in light turquoise to replace the storage she’s lost since moving, but the room still feels unfinished.

The most important thing she needs is a space to do homework that can also be used as a dressing table. Then it will be the accessories and soft furnishings needed to pull it all together.

Here are a few ideas for her bedroom make over








The wall stickers will go on the wall at the head of her bed where her bedside table and long mirror are. I think the Wayfair desk and Eiffel chair make a great match and will be perfect for homework and make up. I just need to get a mirror, a Hollywood style one with bulbs all around it would be perfect.

We’ve also spotted some Star Wars bedding by George at Asda that will definitely be added to the list! I can’t wait to get started once she’s back at school and of course I’ll be sharing the results right here so you can expect to see it in October.

You can get more of a feel for the space we want to create by taking a look at my Pinterest inspiration board for pre teen bedroom decor ideas.

This is a collaborative post

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  • Jess Soothill - August 17, 2017 reply

    It’s going to be SO cool 🙂 Can’t wait to see and read about it! Good luck xx

  • Kim Carberry - August 17, 2017 reply

    Ahh! I love these ideas! My girl is 10 in a couple of weeks and would love a room like this. I have bought her a unicorn light very similar to the one in the first photo. I love that bedding…I would have that on my bed. hehehe x

  • Jane Taylor Maflingo - August 18, 2017 reply

    Ah, time flies! Our daughter is 10 and we made a DIY Ikea Hack cabin bed with secret den (see Then, because her bedroom is small, we used some of the leftover MDF to make a desk on Ikea Krille legs on castors to fit the space whilst being easy to wheel out of the way when she wants to access her drawers. #HOMEETC

  • Chloe: Picture Taker Memory Maker - August 19, 2017 reply

    Love these ideas! My ten-and-a-half year old wanted a Harry Potter themed room and has now changed it to ‘Tropical’ which I think might last her a bit longer into her teens. So it’s all pineapples and flamingos and bright colours for the accessories, with white walls and furniture. Your girl’s bedroom will look fabulous I’m sure!

  • Wilma - August 19, 2017 reply

    This sounds just like the brief my just turned 11 year old would give! I’m sure it’ll be amazing!

  • Caro | The Twinkle Diaries - August 21, 2017 reply

    TEN?! That is SO grown up isn’t it? Double figures!! I love your ideas for her room Morgana. I think the monochrome with a splash of blue will work so well. I can’t wait to see what you do with it all! 🙂 #HomeEtc

  • Fionnuala - August 21, 2017 reply

    I love the combination – Star Wars AND unicorns. It sounds like you are on top of it with those plans. #homeetc

  • Jenny - August 25, 2017 reply

    Oh I think it’s going to be such an amazing space and bet she is excited with all that room to design, be creative, read, and be in from her last room. Love what you choose out too. #wrc

  • Kara - August 25, 2017 reply

    This sounds perfect for that awkward age between girl and teen. I love the colour scheme and can nt wait to see the finished room xxx

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