Accessorize an old mirror by hot gluing shells around the edges


The tween and teen years are a time when young girls are always looking for interesting ways to express themselves. While it’s important to support their budding individuality, the thought of a complete bedroom makeover can be daunting, as well as costly.

Here is a bedroom makeover plan that is really budget friendly. Your daughter will love the idea of creating a hang out place for her friends right in your home. Give her room a theme of its own by starting with a great looking photo mural of her choice. Have her choose the bedroom theme based on her unique interests. You won’t have to encourage her to be creative!

The theme can be anything she thinks is cool, and this can range from cows to castles! For simplicity sake, this article will use Hawaii as the theme. First, help her find the perfect photo mural, complete with palm trees, sandy beach, and tropical sea. Prepare the designated wall and install the photo wall mural on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Don’t forget to enlist the help of your daughter and her friends. You’re sure to have a memorable experience, and the girls will start to know right away that your home is a cool place to hang out!

Use the Hawaii photo mural as the bedroom’s focal point. Now, use smaller accent pieces to develop the theme and accessorize. You can head straight to your own basement or attic for props. Don’t forget to check out yard sales and even the Salvation Army for funky junk. Dollar stores are also a treasure trove for accessories.

Great old furniture pieces can be revamped for the cause. Wicker chairs and end tables are traditionally “beachy”. Spray paint the furniture white to freshen it up. You could also use actual beach chairs.

Accessorize an old mirror by hot gluing shells around the edges. Do the same to customize a hand mirror. Add shimmery bead curtains in place of regular curtains for a funky look. Hang flower leis from the corners of a headboard or drape from a lampshade. Use grass hula skirts in place of a traditional bed skirt.

If you don’t already have a rug, you might try an inexpensive indoor/outdoor carpet. This kind of carpet is easy to clean up if soda or snacks get spilled. Large floor cushions or bean bag chairs are great for hanging out in. Add brightly colored, stackable milk crates for storing CDs, videos, and books. Drape fisherman’s netting from the ceiling for a fun, nautical feel. Throw a few inflatable beach balls and a plastic shovel and pail in the net!

With just a few easy touches like those suggested here, you can give your daughter a room she will think is awesome. She will love her room’s new look. She will want to hang at home with her friends–mission accomplished! Now it’s time to celebrate. Invite a few of her friends for a beach party sleepover.

Great job, Mom and Dad; give yourselves a pat on the back! This project was done well and easily within your decorating budget. What to do with the leftover cash? Well, Little Brother would love an outer space-themed bedroom…

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