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My almost-nine-year-old daughter has been bugging me to redo her bedroom. It's due for an overhaul (even I've grown tired of it) so I've been pulling together some ideas to show her. I don't want it to feel too grown-up, but (to keep her happy) not too sweet either — a room that will hopefully make it into the teenage years. Let's see if I get her stamp of approval!

I've always wanted to use John Robshaw's Shali Lotus linen. I think it would be great for the roman blind and shams for her twin beds.

I'd also like to do simple upholstered headboards in John Robshaw's Aleppo Lotus linen.

Vancouver's Orling & Wu had a booth at the Interior Design Show in Toronto last month. I love the Sandberg wallpapers they carry. This pattern, called Mia, is perfect in the dark grey. The polka dots are fun and light, but the colour keeps them from feeling too juvenile.

In between the two twin beds I want this double sheepskin rug from DwellStudio. How lovely to step out of bed onto this!

I love this carved wood stool from West Elm. It's nice and sturdy, and could sit between the two beds.

Perhaps topped with the Atelier task table lamp from Restoration Hardware?

That's where I'm at right now. I still have to determine bedding, but will likely go with simple, white cotton duvet covers. I don't want things to get too busy. I hope I get her official stamp of approval — wish me luck!

For more ideas, see our Trendy Kids' Bedroom Ideas photo gallery.

Photo credits:
1. Shali Lotus linen, John Robshaw
2. Aleppo Lotus linen, John Robshaw
3. Mia wallpaper, Sandbergab
4. Double Sheepskin Rug, DwellStudio
5. Carved Wood Side Table, West Elm
6. Atelier Task Table Lamp, Restoration Hardware

Author: 

Sally Armstrong

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