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Teenager’s Bedroom Makeover!

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With my eldest entering her teenage years and her interests changing, it was time to celebrate this new life stage with a bedroom revamp! Gone are the tired old fitted wardrobes that came with the house and in is a fantastic new dressing room worthy of being the backdrop in any Instagram selfie! Let me share with you what we did…

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Brighten and lighten!
Even though the room was a decent size before we built the extra dressing room within it, the pink walls and brown carpet made the room feel quite dark so we went straight to Graham & Brown’s colour charts to sort that out!

We chose this lovely modern shade called Oakville which provided the neutral palette my daughter wanted. Her hobbies include photography and video production so it was important to her to have bright and clear walls to act as a blank canvas for these activities. The wall shade inspired the colour choices for the rest of the room and she opted for a cream day bed and white bedding to keep the whole look fresh and clean.

Complimentary accents:
Key areas of the room were highlighted in a complimentary colour – in this case, shades of oatmeal, buff and gold. The blinds from Hillarys were chosen for their colour but also the unique way that they operate. They are a roller blind that in my opinion, looks like a shutter and are called Day & Night Roller Blinds! Watch this video to see a demonstration and more information about the Hillarys fitting service.

The service was very friendly and quick too! From the home visit to the day of installation, the time passed was just two weeks, and the Day & Night blind we selected cost £251.00. My daughter also chose a neutral tone for the ceiling light shades, rug and wooden flooring so everything blends in really well and the whole look feels very ‘grown up’!

Hillarys design visit montage

Adding personality:
A teenager’s room wouldn’t be finished without personal touches so my daughter selected a few fun cushions to add some flair. She adored the New York cushion from Graham & Brown and as we walked through Primark one day she spotted the fun emoji cushion too and had to have it! She also wanted to display a photo of her best friends, so we chose this cute picture frame (pictured below) by online retailer, Frame Again. They are a great idea for a gift or a fun addition to a room – simply upload a photo to their website, pick a frame and purchase for £12.99. The picture is printed, framed and delivered within 48 hours making it super quick to add a last minute finishing touch!

Graham & Brown NYC cushion

Graham & Brown NYC cushion set against Graham & Brown Taylor’s Grey painted wall

cushion & photo frame

What you can’t see…
Hidden from sight in this fabulous bedroom but extremely important to a teen, is her bed mattress. I say extremely important to a teen given how long they like to spend in their beds of a weekend – have you ever tried to get a teenager out of bed when there is no school to go to?!

Two Leesa mattresses- size single

Two Leesa mattresses- size single

As we were getting rid of my daughter’s old hand-me-down bed and treating her to a gorgeous new day bed, we needed a couple of new mattresses to go with it! The day bed is a single size and there is also a trundle underneath so she can have a friend over to sleep who will enjoy her own pull-out single bed! Have a look at my mattress unboxing video for more information about Leesa and to see this ‘mattress by mail’ in action!

Leesa has one mattress for all sleepers! The only thing in their range that differs is the size: single; double; king-size and super king-size! Plus, they have a unique guarantee. You get to try the mattress at home for 100 nights and if you are not sleeping better you can send it back to them for a full refund! They also have a social conscience. For every ten mattresses that Leesa sells, they donate one to a shelter – I love their mission and their story. You can learn more about Leesa here.

My daughter loves her new mattress and sleeps very well on it. Leesa have made it possible for JuggleMum readers to purchase their own luxury mattress at a discount if you purchase via this link to get £50 off!

In this #MumsLikeUs Google Hangout, I talk about my teenager’s bedroom makeover with my blogger friend Mari from Mari’s World and show her what we did with this bedroom revamp!

I have really enjoyed improving my daughter’s room and we are both really pleased with the result. The whole room was practically done by mail and it is certainly a bedroom fit for a teen!

Let me share a montage of our rather sad ‘before’ shots!

bedroom before montage

finished bedroom

Disclosure: Thank you to Graham & Brown; Hillarys; Leesa and Frame Again for the samples provided to create this bedroom makeover. All opinions within this post are my own.

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Comments to Teenager’s Bedroom Makeover!

  • I am loving the day bed with the area under for another mattress that would have been perfect when I was younger. x

    Sarah Bailey 1st December 2015 2:54 pm Reply
    • She can have her mates over and they can sleep in comfort too – it’s a win-win! x

      Nadine Hill 3rd December 2015 7:35 am Reply
  • The room looks really fresh nad much more grown up. Great choice in decor.

    Nayna Kanabar 1st December 2015 7:37 pm Reply
    • Thank you – it’s certainly very fitting for this next big life stage.

      Nadine Hill 3rd December 2015 7:34 am Reply
  • What a fantastic transformation. Be coming a teenager and feeling grown-up, is such a big thing.
    I really like your choices, the blinds are lovely, fresh looking and importantly for a young lady she keeps her privacy.
    The Leesa mattress looks cool, I cant believe how it arrives, it’s amazing. I wanted to see you dive on the mattress (I’m such a big kid)

    Lucy Zelazowski 1st December 2015 11:06 pm Reply
    • hehe I wish I had dived on the mattress but I suspect I would have tripped over myself and you’d have seen my butt taking up the screen on the video and no-one needs to see that!! x

      Nadine Hill 3rd December 2015 7:34 am Reply
  • Those mattresses are brilliant and the room itself looks amazing – perfect for a teenager x

    Cass@frugalfamily 2nd December 2015 10:33 am Reply
    • Thanks Cass- the mattresses are sooo comfy! x

      Nadine Hill 3rd December 2015 7:33 am Reply
  • It looks so much better than before! Nice job, gorgeous blinds x

    Sonia 2nd December 2015 10:46 am Reply
    • Thank you Sonia – it really needed an update! x

      Nadine Hill 3rd December 2015 7:33 am Reply
  • I think the double day bed is ace and those blinds are genious!

    Jen Walshaw (@Mum_TheMadHouse) 3rd December 2015 11:01 am Reply
    • Thank you – I wish I’d had such a great room when I was a teenager!

      Nadine Hill 5th December 2015 10:32 am Reply
  • Wow the before to after are quite a trasnformation. I do like that table she had over her bed in the old room though, very convenient! lol Mich x

    Michelle Twin Mum 4th December 2015 10:50 am Reply
    • It was very convenient so I nabbed it back for my own bedroom until we get a fab makeover too!! It was an Ikea table from years ago! x

      Nadine Hill 5th December 2015 10:31 am Reply
  • It looks fab, I bet she loves it. I would love to do a bedroom makeover for my teen but sadly he has to share with his brothers

    Kara 6th December 2015 8:49 am Reply
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  • An astonishing number of the requests we get for carpet & upholstery cleaning comes from the mothers of teenagers. It’s great to get the entire room looking fabulous, but please have a professional clean those grubby carpets and that upholstered chair that has had goodness-knows-what spilled on it for years.

    https://www.reliablecarpet.ca 29th March 2017 7:08 pm Reply
  • Hi
    Please can you help me. I’m plannnig to put these blinds but was not sure how much light comes in the early morning during summer time. If I set to night setting it is completely blacked out or does light still come in……

    Aiza 3rd February 2019 6:01 pm Reply
    • Hi there, these blinds are not blackout so they do still let light through. If you wanted total darkness I’d recommend blackout blinds.

      Nadine Hill 6th February 2019 12:24 pm Reply
  • I will implement those for my nephew

    Gautam 26th June 2021 7:19 pm Reply

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