Is your daughter bugging you for a bedroom redo? Is she tired of her baby pink room? It does not have to cost you a fortune to take her space from sweet little girl to growing teenager. Help give your daughter a room that is a true reflection of who she is and the both of you can have fun in the process.
The fastest and most cost effective way to update that space is with paint. Let your daughter pick out a color that she loves. Faux finishes can be fun and add some dimension to the room. If she wants something bolder than you are ready for, then an easy compromise is to paint the lower half of the room (chair rail height) one way, such as fun stripes, designs and colors and go with a more neutral effect for the top Half of the room.
Paint can also instantly update tired furniture pieces. Take a chest of drawers, armoire or a desk and make it a focal point. Take one piece and paint it a bright color and then lacquer it. Change out the handles or knobs for more drama.
New bedding is another quick change. Purchase an inexpensive bed-in-a-bag & add your own creative twist to it. Hot glue or sew ribbon or beading to it. Add fun fringe or feathers. Let your child's inner artist bloom by using fabric paint to create a one of a kind work of art.
And finally sometimes all it takes are some new accessories. A rug, new lamps or lamp shades can make a huge impact. Throw pillows, a funky bulletin board or new wall hangings can help your daughter feel like the space is really her own.