"Interior Styling a teenage girls loft bedroom" yellow pendant light and art by Emma Mullender

Teenage Girl’s Bedroom



Interior styling for teenage girls bedroom

Recycled furniture (2018) by Emma Mullender

"Interior Styling a teenage girls loft bedroom" upcycled chest of drawers and upholstered chair by Emma Mullender

The Brief

  • To style a teenage girls bedroom.
  • Unique upcycled pieces.
  • Grey and Yellow predominate colours.
  • (Wallpaper, Blinds and Carpet) to be unisex – Future room swap!
  • To include love of Owls, Butterflies and Elephants.
  • Wardrobe outside of the room on landing.
  • Light airy, pretty but not too girly, suitable design for older girls.
  • Snug and comfortable, with soft furnishings.
  • Storage.

The Process

With so many eaves and angles, storage was an issue. Unfortunately there wasn’t enough room for a wardrobe, so we chose to store clothes in 2 chests of drawers and compartment boxes under the double Ottoman bed. The bed fits perfectly under the eaves. Unfortunately there was not enough room for a bedside cabinet, but a floating shelf next to the bed works well in replacement.

We chose a mid grey as the predominate colour for the room, so flooring, walls and blinds will be suitable for future room swap. The fabric chosen to make the custom blinds is made by Andrew Martin fabric. I was lucky enough to find a remnant, so it was half the original price! Yellow Ochre accessories around the room, balance and compliment the grey.

‘Feather Fan’ wallpaper from Sanderson wallpapers, was used as the feature wall. The design has a subtle Art Deco detail, which adds interest without being overbearing. A great choice for a unisex room and for people of all ages. The duvet cover, cushions and throw team up together nicely and balance well with the rest of the interior.

Unique Recycled Furniture

Chest of Drawers

A white and grey gloss paint was used to paint the drawers and legs. The top was covered with the same “Feather Fan” wallpaper that was also used on one of the walls. The wallpaper was then sealed to a wipe clean finish. I painted the recessed handles the same colour that I used on buttons on the chair. I love the way circles have been repeated on the handles, buttons and bobbles on the rug.

Recovered Chair

I found the chair in a second hand shop for £10. It had a sturdy frame and its modern foam stuffing was in good condition, I just needed to recover it with new fabric. I chose a plain grey heavy cotton fabric and buttons that would tie in with the rest of the room. I’m really pleased with the finished result and I think the chair really adds to the overall design of the room.

Original Collage

The Owl and Elephant collage was made on 3 planks of wood, with a background of wallpapers and gift wrap. The colour of the collage compliments the accent colours used throughout the room and unites the interior scheme together.

Before Pictures

The room was a blank canvas with freshly plastered and painted walls. These two photographs show the eaves before cupboard doors were fitted. We chose to use soft-close fittings without door knobs, so the doors would blend in to the wall. Both cupboards only need to be accessed once a year (Christmas decorations!) so having furniture up against them is not too much of a problem.


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