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Budget Friendly Girls Bedroom Ideas : Light Blue, Coral, Pink

Posted on September 7, 2014 by KylieMawdsley


Girls Bedroom Remodel for Under $650

Believe it or not, I finally let go of my control freak tendencies and ACTUALLY let my daughter pick the colour for her bedroom.

Just joking, I didn’t. I asked her what ‘colour’ she liked and she said blue’ and I said ‘alright then – blue it is’ and I picked a blue that I knew she would like, but more importantly – a blue that I could live with…because it’s all about me.

I set myself a pretty strict budget with her room. Just joking, I didn’t. However, I have to admit that I even impressed myself with some of my uber-affordable purchases via Target (pronounced with a soft ‘g’ and silent ‘t’ at the end for those in the know) and a few other local haunts.

spare bedroom before

The previous owners had used this room as a den. And while the tan suited their style perfectly, we were ready for some moody blues!

I cannot even TELL you how awesome the look on her face was when she saw it. It took me 2 days to completely paint it and redecorate it and I didn’t let her in that entire time.

young girls tween bedroom decorating ideas using icy moon drops by benjamin moore light blue and cil duo paint

I chose Icy Moon Drops by Benjamin Moore which is THEEEE perfect soft blue colour with just a weeee dab of green in it which stops it from becoming ‘icy’. And it was actually Cassie who chose coral as her accent colour and I threw some hot pink in there just because a few of her old things were that colour and it saved me some moola.

bedroom paint colour ideas including horses for young girl or tween using light blue green, teal, coral and benjamin moore icy moon drops with cil duo paint

Along with ‘blue’, another thing she mentioned was a mild obsession with horses and weiner dogs. And while I wasn’t about to paint hoof prints on her walls or hang wieners from the ceilings, I was able to find some artwork and accessories to support this temporary fetish. This makes things affordable to change in the future when she loves push-up bras and Justin Bieber (which will hopefully never happen).

girls or tween decorating ideas with benjamin moore light blue green called icy moon drops with hot pink, coral and white accessories

Storage for hanging necklaces, pens and crayons

There’s lots of room here for treasures and knick-knacks, including pens, necklaces, books and crayons thanks to this organizing rod with containers and basket (which will be chatted about more in an upcoming post)

ideas to organize kids school stuff using pen holders and necklace holders in a girls bedroom

A place for everything and everything has its place…

I’m not a huge fan of artwork, posters and random crap barfing all over my freshly painted walls. By creating this homemade bulletin board (well not COMPLETELY homemade – I bought the corkboard and bedazzled the heck out of it with fabric, ribbon and paint) I was able to satisfy my need for order and her need to display her paper treasures!

homemade corkboard or bulletin board decorating ideas for girls room using fabric, ribbon and paint


For $150 I got the following from Target:

  • 2 gorgeous lamps
  • A comforter with 2 shams
  • Body pillow and coordinating pillow cover
  • Accent cushions
  • Drapes
  • Desk Chair


The rest of the items added up to $450:

  • Dbl bed frame/side table/desk : 2nd hand
  • Paint to refurbish furniture : Home Depot
  • Rolling book cart : Ikea
  • White dresser : My garage
  • Long bookshelf : 2nd hand
  • Various frames : Misc stores
  • Accessories : Home Sense
  • Horse Artwork : Quilted Duck
  • Handmade bulletin board : Misc stores
  • Trunk for stuffed animals : My garage
  • Paint and supplies : Home Depot
  • Throw blanket : Thrift

This means that I ended up decorating her room INCLUDING FURNITURE for under $650!  This is where I high-five myself.

So I’ve got one happy camper around this house – and it’s Maggie’s room next so stay tuned!

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    1. Hi Bailey, thank you for asking! Unfortunately it was just a random piece at a local knick-knack store. I do know they order some of their things through Indaba if that helps??

  1. Revisiting this again since I’ll be redoing my daughter’s room & I love this. We are, however, hoping to move soon. Would the paint color work with pine (amber-ish) trim or do you suggest something a little more neutral for selling purposes? Thanks for all your inspiration!

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