Girl’s Room Corner

By Kate Riley October 14, 2013

Slumber parties, secrets, first crushes, and coming of age. It’s all happening once more with our nine year old daughter just as we witnessed with my older stepdaughter a decade ago. It is such a delight watching young girls grow, the way they forms ideas and opinions. How they possess that sweet innocence of youth but grow more mature and worldly each day. They talk of where they want to travel, the things they want to draw or write about, the adventures they want to have today and tomorrow.

I remember being a young girl and having similar dreams, listening to records on the floor of my bedroom and doodling in my sketchbook. Bedrooms for girls are special spaces, it’s there where they sleep and where they think, where they giggle about the present, and also dream of their future.

girls room peek

I truly enjoy the process of decorating for girls and a week ago finished a corner of the bedroom belonging to one of my daughter’s best friends – these two share a love of cheetahs, swim team, Scooby Doo, Harry Potter, and the color blue. All too soon that will change but for now I’m enjoying this moment in time.

headboard and sham


In just a few short years, they will be teenagers and so a few more mature furniture choices made sense from the small trunk end table to a sophisticated tufted headboard to a modern geometric lamp, yet the room still possesses the sweetness of the age.

tufted headboard and gold chest

tufted headboard and linen chest nightstand

Beyond the friendship, I love watching the larger group of girls at this age – the future artists and dancers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and scientists that will change the world. Creating a space where those dreams begin is one of my most favorite things to do!

girls butterfly bedroom

The gold trunk and butterfly bedding are from the new Emily + Meritt for PBteen collection, a collaboration of stylish room accents by fashion designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. The collection is full pretty and whimsical accents in a gold, blue, and white palette and I’m crushing on these favorite pieces too, which would be oh so chic in any space!


shimmer needlepoint pillow / gold dottie sheet / sequin pillows / pintuck beanbag / dottie duvet / pom pom blackout drape

The medallion rug used in the room was also on sale at PBteen. Ceramic lamp from Home Goods, scroll “S” from Charming Little Nest on Etsy.

*This post is a sponsored partnership with PBteen, many thanks to them for assisting in the creation of this special corner, all opinions are my own.




  1. Hi Kate, I love the bedroom. So soft and inviting. I particularly like the tufted headboard. I have a 9 year old granddaughter and I love watching her grow and change although it is a little sad too.

  2. You have a talent for creating such lovely spaces. I’m sure the girl for whom the room was created will enjoy it for many years to come. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. love it! I have been drooling over the emily & meritt collection too, I just got all of my daughter’s items in from it on Friday and am doing a post tomorrow off the deign board I did, love that gold trunk, that will be in my next order :) looks great!

  4. I love the color on the walls! could you share the info on it is such a beautiful color for a girl.

    • Hi Keegan, the headboard is from Overstock, my friend bought it online, I’ll ask her for the link!

  5. What is the paint color on the wall? My daughter wants to re-paint her room blue, and looks like the perfect shade!

  6. Oh how I love this – all of it, the room, the descriptions of the girls dreaming and growing and planning for their futures. I spent hours upon hours dreaming, writing and planning in my own room as a young girl and our daughter did the same in hers. Maybe one day she will have a daughter to do the same…

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