23 Stylish Decorating Ideas for Girls' Bedrooms

Turn your little girl's bedroom into her very own chic and playful retreat with these simple design ideas.

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May 11, 2020

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Monochrome Palette

You don’t need a busy color palette to create a dynamic space. This girl’s room is decorated in just one color: floor-to-ceiling lilac. By using various tones and tints of lilac, the room never gets boring. And the mix of solid color versus vibrant pattern creates a lively, energizing vibe perfect for sparking creativity and play.

See More Photos: Kid-Tastic Spaces: Lovely Girl's Room in Lilac

Vintage Inspired

If you’re redesigning your little girl’s room on a budget, take a look at what furniture you already have as you might be able to upcycle instead of buying new. A simple coat of paint can give old furniture a modern, whimsical twist for a kid’s room. This floral tween space features a bold, emerald bed frame that looks great against the light, peachy-pink walls.

See More Photos: Girl's Floral Boho Bedroom

Cool Big Kid Bed

If you’re transitioning your toddler to a big girl room, make the change fun with a playful bed frame. Or a bed house! This adorable tiny house bed from Crate & Kids doubles as a play area or reading nook.

Buy It: Crate & Kids, $899.00

Fun Headboard

Elevate a basic twin bed with a fun, upholstered headboard. We love this cloud-shaped headboard from Drew Barrymore’s Flower Home line. And bonus: it’s reversible! One side is white and the other side is a light denim blue, so you can change up the space later without spending a dime.

Buy It: Walmart, $139.99

DIY Headboard

Rainbows are everywhere in design right now, especially kids’ rooms. And you don’t have to buy pricey decor to get the look in your little one’s room. Jill Tenant from HGTV Handmade figured out a genius hack for creating this super-cute rainbow headboard with an unexpected item.

Watch the Video: DIY Rainbow Headboard

Display Their Art

Instead of buying a bunch of art to decorate your kid’s room, use their own art from school! Group pieces with similar colors to make a themed gallery or take different pieces from each grade to make a timeline of their creative skills.

See More Photos: Boho-Chic Girl's Room Takes Cues From Arizona Desert

Black and White

When you think of decorating a kid’s room, you probably don’t think of black and white as a go-to color palette, but the classic combo can work for little ones, too. This girl’s room features a mix of bold black and white patterns, from the wallpaper to the striped rug, that keep the eye moving around the space and create a whimsical, playful vibe.

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Creative Bunks

How cool is this shared bedroom? Instead of lofting bunk beds, two twin beds are placed side by side to create little nooks for each kid. This is also a great example of how to compromise on color in a shared space. If your kiddos have different favorite colors, choose two bedding sets that feature each of their preferred hues, and then choose an area rug that combines both colors. In this space, one bed has blue bedding, while the other has teal. The giant area rug features a color palette of blue, teal and pink that pulls the whole palette together.

Statement Wallpaper

Instead of painting every wall a loud, vibrant color, make a statement wall with a fun wallpaper. The quirky butterfly print in this shared bedroom makes a stunning impact on the wall behind the two beds.

See More Photos: Glam Girls' Room Enchants With Butterfly Wallpaper

Statement Ceiling

Try a statement ceiling instead of a statement wall. A kid’s room is a great place to play around with design rules, and we absolutely love the dainty paper cranes on this vaulted ceiling. And with so much pattern up top, the large, solid-colored area rug in the same blue as the print creates a sense of balance in the space.

Pattern Play

Maximalism is the hot home design trend for the new decade, and if your little girl is digging the new style, you can easily create a maximalist kids’ room by layering patterns. This girl’s room features a bold wallpaper, art print and tons of mismatched floral bedding, but it’s not overwhelming because each pattern is part of a specific color palette of blue, peachy-pink and white. This airy color scheme keeps the room from feeling too heavy or over-the-top even though it’s packed with tons of patterns.

See More Photos: Kid-Tastic Spaces: Girl's Bedroom With Posh Patterns

Dreamy Details

Who doesn’t love a good pillow fort? Make a tent a permanent fixture in your kiddo’s room for play and reading. We love the dreamy pink and white tent in this shared girls’ room. The bunting, fabric hangings and pom-pom trim on the floor pillows create a whimsical, bohemian-inspired scene that’s sure to spark the imagination.

See More Photos: Bohemian Kids' Rooms

Tropical Vibes

If you’re designing a tween or teen girl’s room, you can’t go wrong with trendy tropicals. Instead of palm wallpaper, we love the use of a big triptych of palm print panels behind the bed in this teen space. And in keeping with the theme, add a houseplant for your kid to look after.

Use Books as Decor

A kid’s room can look cute, but it has to be functional, too. These smart shelves incorporate a child’s books into a gallery art wall. The framed art blends seamlessly into the floating shelves of books. And the shelves are hung at a level low enough for kiddos to grab their favorite stories whenever they want.

Add a Chair

Even if your child’s room doesn’t have a large nook for a homework desk or play area, you can still add a small hangout spot in an unused corner. A simple chair gives your little girl a place to read and imagine, and a hanging chair is great if you’re strapped for space. Just make sure to review the guidelines for weight and use the appropriate tools to secure it.

Personalized Design

Designing a shared room can be difficult, but it’s important to make each child’s area feel like her own. These giant initials help divide the room into two separate vignettes and give each child a sense of personalization.

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Bold Color

If your kid’s favorite color is all of them, create an eclectic space with lots of bold color. This teen bedroom has a green statement wall, bright yellow bed frame, rainbow shelf of books and more loud pops of color, but it all works together thanks to the patterned area rug that anchors the room and brings all the colors together.

See More Photos: Kid-tastic Spaces: Colorful, Eclectic Girl's Room

Modern + Minimal

Sometimes you don’t have to use color at all. This modern, minimal preschooler’s room riffs off of popular Scandinavian design with lots of light wood furniture and canvas decor.

See More Photos: Kids' Room With Minimalist Scandinavian Style

Statement Quilt

Bold bedding is another great way to make a statement, especially if you can’t paint the walls or add wallpaper. And quilts are the perfect way to add personality to your little one’s space. You could make a quilt with outgrown T-shirts or focus on one color that makes an impact. We love this indigo, shibori-inspired quilt from Anthropologie’s kid line.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $228.00

Puppy Love

If your kiddo and doggo are inseparable, why not create decor based on that bond? This adorable kid’s room by Brian Patrick Flynn was designed for a girl’s love of her golden retriever and includes two giant prints of the furry family member as well as a lookalike stuffed animal and shaggy, plush desk chair.

See More Photos: A Colorful Dog-Inspired Kids' Room

Clear Separation

This child's room showcases youthful sophistication for growing girls. Offset from the bedroom, the lavender playroom provides plenty of space for playing games and entertaining friends. The lime linen settee is the perfect place to read a book while enjoying the sweeping outdoor views. The separation between the spaces means both rooms have a clear and defined purpose. Design by Jennifer Duneier.

In-Room Getaway

There's nothing like an in-house retreat to make a child's room more fun. This girly teepee tent is small enough to include in interior spaces, leaving ample space for her to sneak away into her own private hideaway. Design by Susie Fougerousse.

Homework Space

Designer Candice Olson created the ultimate girl's getaway by turning a small bay window into the background for an inspiring workstation and craft area. The white built-in desk unit provides plenty of drawers, cubbies and cabinets for keeping supplies tucked away and out of sight. Dramatic magenta track curtains create an easy separation between workspace and sleep space.

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