20. Sweet and simple
Picking a central animal theme – for example, elephants, as they have done here – is a nice way to tie elements of a room together for your little one. Opting for a a neutral primary shade, like soft grey, gives you room to play when it comes to secondary colours. While this bedroom features pink, grey works well with any colour of the rainbow and will help deliver a chic and timeless feel to the room.
Shop the look here.
19. Teenage dream
The addition of different lighting can create a relaxing, ambient atmosphere that your teen will love to soak in, whether they're ready, studying or just hanging out.
Fairy lights draped around a window frame is a fun, cost-effective way to change the mood in the room, and the same goes for festoon lighting draped from the ceiling. Fun prints and natural fibres and earthy colours all keep the theme going; and printed photos with friends and family on the walls give the space a personal touch.
Find different styles of fairy lights here.
18. Adventurous souls
There's nothing quite as cool as a cubby house when you're a kid – and a cushion-filled teepee in the corner provides a magical home-within-a-home that will set their imaginations alight!
A gelato-inspired palette of soft pink, vibrant yellow and aqua blue is fun without being overly 'girlie'.
Find similar items here.
17. Scandi simplicity
Scandinavian styling is a trend that is here to stay, and one that works perfectly for nursery decor. It's gender neutral, meaning it's perfect if you don't know your baby's sex ahead of time, and can be re-used for future children down the track.
Shop the look here.
16. Butterfly princess
A whole lot of hot pink is perfect for the ultimate princess bedroom. An upholstered bedhead gives a room a royal lift, while bright, bold shades keep it fun for younger minds.
It's easy to DIY this wall decoration: grab some packets of butterflies from your local party store or $2 shop, and affix them above the bedhead (or anywhere you like!) using removable glue dots – they're acid-free, so they won't damage walls.
Shop this bedroom look here.
15. Fashion forward
As tween girls move out of their childhood years, they're starting to really lock down their identity – and a huge part of that is fashion. The addition of some clothing stands that they can try out and show off their favourite looks is a fun way to help them explore their and develop their own unique sense of style.
For extra room to put away those toys that are coming out less as they get older, an ottoman that doubles as extra storage is an excellent option.
Shop pieces from this room here.
14. Small space solutions
If you need smart room design for small spaces, we have two words for you: Loft bed. Like a bunk without the bottom bunk, loft beds make use of the height of the room, giving you so much additional space to play with.
You can use the area under the bed for a desk or workspace, clothes storage, or even just a cool chillout area with cushions or a small couch for your teen. The different designs of loft beds are seemingly endless, ranging from empty space to do with what you like, to built-in desks and even wardrobes.
Shop IKEA's range of loft beds here.
13. Bright baby
Some prefer their baby's room to be decked out in soft pastels – but for a look that packs more punch, why not try pops of bright colour?
Whether you try a take on traditional pink or go for a very on-trend and gender-neutral sunflower yellow, choosing one bold hue to accent a grey-and-white primary palette is striking and so chic. For a truly modern look, swap out the soft grey for a charcoal.
Find these furniture pieces here.
12. Sophisticated styling
Wall decals are a great budget-friendly way to transform a girl's bedroom as she gets older.
From cute animals in the nursery to butterflies and pretty florals through childhood, and even slogans like "Hello, beautiful" that are perfect for teens and tweens, this artwork won't do any damage, either – making it perfect for home-owners and renters alike.
Shop a range of decals here.
11. Safari time
Spark a love of travel and nature with wild animal details – and even inspire imagination and play with a safari-themed bed.
The earthy tones in this room are classy but no less fun for young, enquiring minds, and a plant in the corner not only brings an element of nature into your child's space, but also helps improve air quality.
Shop the look here.
10. Special feature
If you're not keen on giving the entire room a paint job but want to bring new life to the walls in your girl's room, a feature wall is a fun design element that speaks to their personality. Either go for a solid colour, or even try out a patterned wallpaper.
While black might not spring to mind instantly as a 'bedroom' colour, dark bedding adds intrigue and a level of sophistication that could suit your teen perfectly.
Shop this furniture here.
9. Pretty in pink
A baby girl's nursery outfitted in soft pinks and creams is a beautiful traditional option, and the bed canopy hanging from the ceiling is a sweet classic touch.
A big armchair, like this white one complete with a dusty-rose cushion, is a feature piece that can remain in your girl's room as she grows. It offers the perfect space for reading bedtime stories with Mum and Dad as a toddler or simply relaxing as she gets older.
Shop armchairs here.
8. Barbie girl
If your little girl can't get enough of Barbie, a matching bedroom furniture set is an easy way to give them the space of their dreams in an instant!
You can go all-out with a full set, from bed to bedside tables and chests of drawers; or choose neutral big ticket items (think: plain white bed frame) and accessorise with Barbie-themed cushions, lamps and bed linen.
Find a full range of Barbie bedroom pieces here.
7. Sleepovers & siblings
Bunk beds are, of course, a great space-saving option for kids sharing a bedroom – but far from the standard single top and bottom bed, designs these days have all sorts of additional features to get the most out of your space.
Built-in shelves help make this double bunk bed feel like a real little sanctuary, and if your girls love having friends stay over, an in-built trundle bed makes sleepovers super easy.
Shop this bed here.
6. Screen queen
Bare walls don't have to stay that way, even if you're not keen on sticking decals or hanging pictures. A mini projector gives you the option of ever-changing wall art – and also makes for the ultimate cool sleepover perk. A trip to the movies without leaving the bedroom? Genius!
Grab a mini projector here.
5. Clever storage
For more sneaky storage than you could ever dream of, an IKEA bedroom offers up the goods. Choosing a bed frame that offers enough space for storage boxes underneath is a great way to keep your girl's room tidy, and many of their items are not only created to fit together perfectly, but designed to look smart when they are on display.
Buy pieces from this room here.
4. Power neutrals
Whether you're waiting to find out the gender of your new arrival or simply want to give your baby girl a gender-neutral space to grow up in, skipping the traditional pink is a popular option. But it doesn't mean you have to go colour-free!
From soft mint to subtle sage or even a deep emerald, consider green your new neutral. According to the Sensational Color website, it has calming and stress-relieving effects, and is also – paradoxically – invigorating. Studies even suggest the colour can improve reading ability and creativity!
3. Boho vibes
Decorative wall hangings are a clever way to bring a different feel to a space without the permanence of a new paint job. For a bohemian space that your teen or tween girl will feel at home in, think rustic wooden pallet furniture and woven accessories.
Fairy and festoon lights complete the relaxed Coachella-inspired desert vibe.
Find this cactus wall hanging here.
2. Chic metallics
Rose gold has been having a moment for a while now, and it's not going anywhere in a hurry. Choosing bedroom furniture that features rose-gold hardware – like this offers a sense of chic sophistication.
Bring a younger feel to the room by accenting with pastel shades, or bring in crisp white linens to lift the maturity factor for a teenage girl.
Find this king single bed frame here.
1. Rainbow brights
There's nothing that says a girls' bedroom has to be girly pastels! Bright, bold hues teamed with patterned black-and-white decor give a space a fun, high-energy feel that's perfectly suited to younger kids, tweens and teens alike. Just change up the accessories to suit the age.
Don't be afraid to mix different patterns either, for instance, pairing a polka-dot quilt cover with the diamond rug – maintain flow by keeping the black-and-white colour palette consistent, and accent with rainbow accessories.