Bedroom

Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Image: Ashley Capp / Styling: Christine Dovey

Bedroom

Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Five ways to fashion a space that will easily suit your daughter as she grows into her 20s

Your girl's bedroom is her oasis — it's where she escapes, unwinds, tackles challenges, and grows. So, this should be a room that grows with her, instead of a room that has to be made over every few years to suit her changing tastes. Below, five tips on designing a space for your girl that she'll love now and then.

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1 Pick a palette with staying power


Pink isn’t only for youngsters and bubble gum. Designer Matthew Meisner made the “it’s a girl” hue more grown-up in his step-daughter Milena Bettencourt’s room by combining it with black and gold. He also ensured the pink items were easy to swap should the 16-year-old ever tire of them.

 

2 Make it special


Custom pieces don’t have to be pricey. Matthew upgraded a big-box-store desk with funky geometric-print vinyl wallpaper for added charm.

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3 Give a little push


"Persuade your kids to try looks that will mature with them," says Matthew, noting that the Rorschach-inspired wallpaper that resembles a haute French damask wasn’t an easy sell. “I don’t think Milena would have chosen this wallpaper on her own, but she loves it now.”
 

4 Know where to splurge


“Invest in neutral pieces that have longevity, such as an upholstered bed frame,” says Matthew. “And have fun with pieces like toss cushions, which are inexpensive to replace.”

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5 Add meaning


Establish an eclectic aesthetic that looks collected over time by grouping items that have personal significance. Take, for example, the pink-undertoned artwork on Milena’s desk: Many of the pieces reference her dad, Rick Bettencourt, from the photo of a Missoni fashion show he attended to a print of Jimmy Choo shoes that nods to his work as the vice-president of shoe empire Nine West Canada.

 

To help you create the perfect room, we've rounded up some cool accents that will make your daughter's space equal parts cute and chic.
 

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Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Colouring book

#OOTD: Fashion Flat Lay colouring book by Laura Hickman, , $21.

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Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Toss cushion

Cotton velvet Bianca toss cushion with down alternative insert, 20", , $70.

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Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Patterned wallpaper

Heirloom & Knot Regency wallpaper in Neapolitan, , from $5 US per sq. ft.

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Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Patterned wallpaper

Heirloom & Knot Rorschach wallpaper in Noir, , from $5 US per sq. ft.

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Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Rose bowl

Kate Spade New York crystal Hampton Street rose bowl, , $90.

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Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Ceramic figurine

Ceramic antique-look medium Staordshire dog figurine, , $95 US.

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Get the look: Girly and glamorous bedroom

Black and white rug

Polypropylene Sillerup rug, 7' x 10', , $159.

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