Guest Picks: Suggestions for a Sophisticated Girl’s Bedroom

If I could design girls’ rooms all day, I would be one happy designer! Anything goes at a young girl’s room, especially pattern and color. A mixture of investment bits with cheap items, picture elements and storage solutions will result in a classic room to last from the tween to adult years. — Vanessa from Decor Joyful


MP3 Alarm Clock Docking Station and Speakers – $59.95

This combination alarm clock/iPod charger with speakers is just perfect for your own tune-loving girl.

Conventional Bedding – $125

What woman, young or old, doesn’t adore Kate Spade? The embroidered dragonflies and grosgrain ribbon trim with this Egyptian cotton duvet cover include a note of whimsy.

Contemporary Upholstery Fabric – $21.95

Fabric is almost always a great jumping off point to get a colour scheme. I would upholster a curvy headboard with this gorgeous, floral fabric. The turquoise, citrine and gray-brown colors are fresh and pretty.

Traditional Headboards

If you are a savvy DIY-er, you could easily make a custom headboard. Otherwise, an upholsterer can make your vision a reality. I adore the simple curve of this one.

Conventional Nightstands And Bedside Tables

Solid wood pieces are an investment that can be handed down from 1 generation to another. All these Canadian-made bedside tables possess ample storage, and the wood tone pops up any space. The clean, simple Shaker layout gives this piece longevity.

Contemporary Table Lamps – $228.91

I’m a longtime lover of gourd lamps. This peacock beauty picks up on the colors in the headboard fabric and makes a significant statement.

Contemporary Dressers Chests And Bedroom Armoires – $799

The softly bowed drawer fronts onto this dresser include femininity and elegance.


2 Tone Round Mirror – $315.01

I would hang this big, gorgeous gold tone mirror over the dresser.

Eclectic Rugs – CAD 1,800

When I watched these Second Life carpets at ELTE, I couldn’t help but wonder whose home they’d graced during their 40-plus year lifespan. Each conventional Turkish carpet is stripped of its own colour and given a new life with vibrant dyes in a rainbow of colors.

Contemporary Pillows – $39.95

I would place two of those velvet cushions in front of white pillow shams on the mattress.

Eclectic Pillows – $50

This pillow adds a picture punch to the bed when put in front of the two chartreuse upholstered cushions.

Contemporary Chandeliers

This chandelier is a touch on the expensive side but I’m sure you could find the look for less. It is glam and edgy at the exact same time and will bring sparkle to a bedroom.


Teramo Curtain Panels – $79.95

Every room can use a tiny zigzag. I would hang those drapes with pins on the rear tabs, which will make the look of a pleat as opposed to the rod pocket. They will seem more luxe and not as casual as a result.

Contemporary Desks – $299

If the bedroom has space for this, a desk or vanity provides additional storage and a place to apply cosmetics or do homework. This one is simple, practical and cheap to boot.

Conventional Chairs – $299

A comfortable upholstered seat seat will ensure your girl spends time required on her research!

Eclectic Bookcases Cabinets And Computer Armoires – $594

An area to store books and exhibit accessories and treasures is essential in a young girl’s room. I adore the distressed wood and white lacquer finish with this piece.

Mediterranean Ottomans And Cubes – $249

A Moroccan pouf adds that well-worn, traveled feel to a space and provides seating when friends are over. All these are sewn by hand by artisans in Marrakesh.

Vanessa Francis

LUXE FUME Diptyque Print by Anne Harwell – $40

Every room needs art! These perfume bottle prints will up the woman factor in any area.

Eclectic Accessories And Decor – $49

This jewellery holder reminds me of a tiered cake rack. It has a lot of space to store earrings, necklaces and the like.

Eclectic Toilet Storage – $28

These glass jars will be perfect to store little girly things such as hair accessories.

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Brand New Take: Pendants and Sconces as Bedside Lights

One memory I have of this shack-y cottages my family used to rent on Cape Cod was that the wall-mounted reading lamp. Regularly swing arm, sometimes shaped like a ship’s wheel using a kitschy lampshade, they had been a good solution if there wasn’t any room for a table with a reading lamp atop it. Now this space-saving solution has inspired a posh trend of using ceiling or wall-mounted light fixtures at bedsides. Let’s look at a range of choices.

Elizabeth Gordon

How amazing are these hanging luminous globes? I love the way they play off the fixture at the center of this space, and all of the a variety of metallic finishes used throughout.

By the way, do you know whose house this is? I’ll give you a hint: He’s the funniest man on E! — unless you believe Chris Franjola is the funniest man on E! (Personally, I believe Chris is the second-funniest).

Studio William Hefner

These contemporary hanging lanterns in extended cylindrical shapes draw up the eye, while also adding feel.

Marie Burgos Design

Similarly, these hanging paper lanterns are a good match for this particular Japanese-inspired bedroom and its shoji screens.

Mark English Architects, AIA

This architect utilizes all kinds of visual and physical space-saving tricks, from the white palette into the wall-mounted high headboard. The slim swingarm sconces can be adjusted and add an interesting architectural detail.

Mark English Architects, AIA

Another space-saving detail within this room: incorporating wall-mounted shelves that serve as nightstands without taking up floor space.

Zack|de Vito Architecture + Construction

These hanging globes draw up the eye, without taking away in the spectacular view.

The Red Jet

This metallic pendant adds classic modern style for this room. Because the nightstand is correct under the window, a table lamp would have left opening and shutting the window along with its own color cumbersome. The wall-mounted sconce is a great solution.

Jennifer – Rambling Renovators

This metal sconce adds classic modern style as well, particularly when paired with this classic team picture. Also a good detail to note is the way the molding around the fixture’s base was planned for the wall mounting.

Ian Moore Architects

These adjustable sconces add contemporary sculptural components to the wall and stand out because of the black . They also permit the designer to utilize small tulip side tables in the bedside.

Vanni Archive/Architectural Photography

These sconces are mounted low, just enjoy the mattress. This strategy allows the massive painting to be the star and blocks as little of it as possible.

David Churchill – Architectural Photographer

All these tiny sconces are mounted right into the oversize upholstered headboard, which keeps them out of distracting from the clean and simple lines.

John Lum Architecture, Inc.. AIA

These small reading lights are unobtrusive on the massive wood pattern on the wall.

Dufner Heighes Inc

These brass lamps add a little metal into the space. The colors can be tilted to provide more light when reading in bed.

Keeping this nightstand’s surface apparent gives the space a more streamlined look.

sarah & bendrix

These extended white swing arm lamps blend right into the wall, permitting the ornate black chandelier to have the attention it is due.

Where do you fall on the bedroom sconce vs. table lamps debate? Are there some other unexpected places in which you utilize sconces around your house? If so, please discuss with us in the comments section!

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