Colorful Boho Tween Bedroom Reveal
I can’t wait to share this boho tween bedroom reveal today! Six weeks ago, I started this makeover in my daughter’s room. I’m thrilled with how it turned out.
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DIY Projects in this Room
- Painting a Galaxy Mural
- Painting an Ombre Wall
- DIY Dream Catcher
- Building a Modern Canopy Bed
- DIY Bone Inlay Stencil for the Bed
We started with a room full of furniture that she had outgrown or didn’t use. The room didn’t show her vibrant personality. She wanted a colorful room to inspire her artwork.
Despite being a very creative person, she never used her desk. It just became a spot to place stuff. She prefers to work on the floor, so I stopped fighting her on it.
Boho Tween Bedroom Reveal
Working with purple is not my favorite. However, it’s her favorite color, so we kept it and even added more shades of purple with a galaxy wall.
We made her canopy bed dreams come true with this modern canopy bed frame that’s sturdy enough even for my craziest monkey child.
I stenciled the bed with a custom bone inlay stencil to make it look more high-end.
I repainted this small dresser to use as a nightstand. It has plenty of space for her collections, a glass of water, and a book.
Before we started, I had her make an inspiration board on Pinterest. It was full of dream catchers and twinkle lights, so I made those happen for her.
I originally had a pink rug picked out, but my daughter hated it. She loved this rug instead. And I have to admit, it’s perfect.
She’s the kind of kid who loves playing in cardboard boxes. I’m the kind of mom who can’t handle how they look.
A play tent is our compromise. It’s filled with pillows and a bean bag, plus a faux fur rug to make it extra cozy.
This is her art supply storage, along with the Raskog cart. It drives me crazy when I see a kid’s art space with no visible storage.
The truth is, art supplies multiply overnight and not all of them are photogenic. Now, they’re accessible but still put away.
She tends to accumulate art, so this wooden bin is my solution to her growing piles of paper. The purple boxes are filled with her “make-up” and other special things.
She’s had the Darth Vadar poster for a while. The llama picture (similar) and the eye mirror (similar) are new.
I also added faux succulents (similar) to her room. Did you notice that the light switch cover matches her wall?
I organized her markers and other art supplies in a raskog cart. There’s something so pretty about buckets of markers.
She picked these items out recently, so they got a special place on her built-in desk.
This moon chime is one of her favorite details. She literally gasped when she saw it.
This is my favorite view. Also, it’s not a tween room without the ubiquitous sequin pillow.
Her closet is so fun with the ombre-painted wall. I hung her boho garland over the doorway too.
The top of the closet is always a mess with extra blankets. I tied them with ribbon and stacked them in baskets (similar). Now her extra bedding is contained.
This might be my favorite room that I’ve ever finished. It truly feels like my daughter and I’m so proud to have collaborated with her.
And I’m so proud of how the bed turned out. I’ve been calling it my Taj Mahal, a dedication of how much I love my sweet girl.
Boho Tween Bedroom Sources
- Bed | Tutorial | (similar)
- Bedside table | vintage (similar)
- Twinkle lights
- Purple sheets
- Sequin pillow
- Play tent
- Faux sheepskin rug
- Raskog cart
- Chandelier (similar)
- Darth Vadar poster
- Llama poster (similar)
- Fabric bins (similar)
- Eye mirror (similar)
- Faux succulent wall hanging (similar)
- Light switch cover
- Wooden bin
- Rattan baskets (similar)
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it’s such a fun space, emy! the bed is by far my favorite element! it turned out so well!
It came out perfect! My 13 yr old self is loving all of this, especially the canopy bed! Well Done, Emy!
Oh what a fun space!! I bet your daughter just loves her new room. Working with a colour scheme that wouldn’t necessarily be your first choice can be tough, but you pulled everything together beautifully. Great job Mama!
Emy, I love your bedroom! It is so unique! And I definitely think you should market beds like that one. It is absolutely stunning! Would you believe me if I told you my daughter asked for purple as well with a space theme? : ) I suggested light blue (for the same reason, I do not like purple) and she agreed. I was stomped regarding space theme for girls but I did my best with incorporating pops of purple in the room.
She loooves it so much which makes me happy. Our daughters must really be kindred spirits though 🙂
Such a fun and colorful bedroom! Your daughter is a lucky young lady to have a mom as creative as and talented as you!
Wowza Emy! The galaxy wall mural and that inlay stencil bed, seriously killer! Fab job!!
What a beautiful reveal! That bed is incredible. The detailing you put on there is ah-mazing! Your tween must be SO happy! Congrats on another wonderful ORC reveal!
Emy!! Wow!! That bed is incredible! The walls!! The way you brought your daughter’s vision to life and made it all pretty and awesome!! You outdid yourself, what a lucky girl to call you mom.
What a great bedroom! I love the design you did on the bed and the galaxy wall mural is sooo good! That’s one lucky girl – I hope she loves it 😀
Love all the colours and boho vibes! Well done!
This room turned out so beautiful. I bet your daughter LOVES her new room. I am in awe over that bed and your daughter is going to remember this space forever! Love it all.
Your room turned out great I love the overall look with the paint and the bed together which looks fantastic. I am so your daughter loves it!
love it emy!
Emy- everything turned out so good! I am in love with that bed. Congrats on a great makeover!
Oh that bed is everything!! What an awesome imaginative space for a tween.
Omg, that’s so fabulous! Really well done. I love the golden eye mirror. J would have to put a big triangle around it – Illuminati Confirmed! LOL
Gosh this room turned out so cool! My favorite elements of the room are the bed and mural. You did so much work and it paid off!
Thanks Corinna! I’m thrilled with it too.