There’s nothing sweeter than designing a dreamy girls’ bedroom. You might be picturing a traditional whimsical design complete with ruffles, extravagant chandeliers, or even endless shades of pink. However, I’m about to change all that by bringing in feminine modern elements, for a timeless look that grows with your child. Today, I’m adding a modern twist to a classic traditional design, creating the perfect modern classic girls’ bedroom. So, follow along for a sweet bedroom space that’s still fit for a princess!
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Designing girls’ bedrooms can seem like a daunting task! Let’s face it, most of our efforts go into creating the perfect nursery, but she quickly begins to out grow her swoon-worthy space. As she transitions from child to teen, things are further complicated by what seems like favorites changing weekly, extracurricular equipment on display, and maybe even a “Warning Do Not Enter Unless You Have Chocolate” sign as bedroom door décor!
To solve this problem, I designed a modern classic girls’ bedroom that’s timeless and grows with your child. The key is investing in more grown-up classic pieces vs. items specifically crafted for children, keeping her room looking a little more grown-up!
To create that timeless look shop for adult-size furniture, flexible storage, and quality décor such as lighting, accent mirrors, art, or a good rug that can become signature pieces of her childhood room. This will make minor adjustments, like wallpaper and accessories, easy when her favorite color inevitably changes, therefore avoiding having to start from scratch!
The bed is the signature piece of any room but is the staple piece in our modern classic girls bedroom design. After all, she’ll likely be spending countless hours dreaming, reading, and playing, which eventually turns into studying, sleepovers, and endless hours on the phone with her current crush!
Use room measurements as a starting point, before selecting furnishings. This will help ensure you have adequate space. Choose a neutral color and design, which allows you to build out the décor and accessories, creating the overall desired look.
For this design I selected an upholstered bed, which stands out nicely against the floral patterned wallpaper. It has a light and airy appeal, seeming to effortlessly float above the floor. The soft contours and wingback silhouette add the perfect modern girly touch! THIS bed from Crate & Kids is simply dreamy! With its clean-lined modern design, wood legs, and creamy hues, it provides endless styling possibilities!
Functionality and design are important when choosing a dresser. Functionality for obvious storage reasons and design choice for visual variety. Consider measuring where the dresser will go, navigating any potential space limitations.
I paired the neutral upholstered bed with THIS modern unique dresser, in keeping with our theme. Its sage hues and mix of earthy tones add that subtle feminine charm, while the knob and leg detailing create visual appeal. It even boasts a cubby that includes a removable shelf for extra storage!
Another personal favorite is THIS 4-drawer dresser from Crate & Kids. Its sophisticated dark olive finish blends beautifully with this space. It also offers a bold burst of color and antique brass pulls that will never go out of style.
Bringing décor accents with modern elements, like mirrors, lighting, rugs, or even art into this space will give our modern classic girls bedroom a dash of grown-up appeal.
Beveled accent mirrors are on-trend and the perfect way to add gorgeous texture to our girls’ bedroom, really bringing it to life! The ornamented wood balls offer a spherical accent and welcome liveliness to this space. This ROUND BEADED WALL MIRROR from Target is a great option, especially with its incredibly affordable price tag!
I’m wrapping up this sweet bedroom with my favorite part…WALLPAPER!! These fun textile patterns, in soft whimsical shades, create the ultimate bright and cheery space!
The gorgeous eye-catching ARBUTUS WALLPAPER by McGhee & CO. blends both classic and modern design flawlessly. The vibrant berries and blue tones elevate this bedroom space while adding a soft feminine touch.
To keep the room from looking too overwhelming, stick with neutral ceilings and floors to frame the bold wallpaper. A neutral-toned floor rug will also add balance to the lively wallpaper design.
Before ordering wallpaper, measure your wall space to determine how many rolls you will need. Combine the width of each wall, multiply that number by the ceiling height, and then divide this number by the square footage of one roll.
I hope this design inspires you to create a timeless modern classic girls’ bedroom that your little one can enjoy for years to come! Happy designing!
For more kids’ bedroom designs check out my MODERN COASTAL KIDS BEDROOM blog post!
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