Design Ideas From an Incredibly Sophisticated Kid's Bedroom

Design Ideas From an Incredibly Sophisticated Kid's Bedroom

Adrienne Breaux
Jul 15, 2016
(Image credit: Carissa Miller )

Carissa Miller of cc&mike writes: "My 9-year-old daughter is fashion obsessed. She currently wants to take a sewing class and learn how to make her own clothes so she can have her own fashion label. So, when my husband and I built our latest home (we are a husband and wife team who builds and flips houses in Tulsa, Oklahoma), I knew what my design inspiration for her bedroom would be—VOGUE."

(Image credit: Carissa Miller )
My favorite thing about her bedroom is how it is eclectic—mixing both the old and new perfectly. Her bed has been used five different times and has been painted five different colors. This time I spray painted it gold.
(Image credit: Carissa Miller )
(Image credit: Carissa Miller )
I love the vintage VOGUE magazine covers framed above her bed mixed with the new, gorgeous pillows from Little Design Co and bedding from Pottery Barn Kids. I love the vintage Pagoda dresser I painted black and white and the brass estate sale lamps that my sister found.
(Image credit: Carissa Miller )
(Image credit: Carissa Miller )

I also love that I framed her very own lips, which I photographed, and hung them in a white and gold frame above her desk area.


(Image credit: Carissa Miller )

I had so much fun planning and designing this space for my daughter and I love how it perfectly fits her little personality.

Ideas to totally steal for your own space from this 9-year-old's bedroom:

1. Go ahead, layer rugs over carpet
Hate your beige wall-to-wall carpet? No problem! Why not layer a rug—perhaps leopard print?—right over your carpet. Even if your bedroom is on the smaller side, you can still use rugs to create distinct areas.

2. Mix patterns fearlessly
Mix stripes with polka dots with floral patterns with animal prints with geometric patterns. As you can see in this bedroom, you can mix lots of patterns and still have a balanced space by using multiple patterns in moderation. The result isn't just sophisticated, it's playful, too. (A combination great in a bedroom for any age.)

3. If you're wondering if you should add more gold, you should.
Or whatever metallic you've chosen to add to your space. From fixtures, to accessories to even graphics, adding more metallic surfaces to a room adds more glam (which can definitely make a space feel refined).

4. Consider more black details to define
Choosing elements that have a black detail—a black edge on a white curtain, black lampshades, a comforter with a black graphic—is a great idea in a room with a lot of white. Instead of surfaces visually melding into one another, black details helps define edges.

Thanks, Carissa ! You can see more on the blog cc&mike.


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