Romantic Country Tween Dream Attic Bedroom

When we bought our house, the attic was started, but hardly finished. It’s an odd space as it also houses a walk in cedar closet, an electrical box, and a door to the rest of the attic. We had to paint it, add molding,  finish out the closet, add carpet and update the lighting. Its long hall and limited windows where also a challenge.

Romantic Country Tween Dream Attic Bedroom Design

But we like challenges! So we turned the attic into a tween dream! Because my daughter is smitten with horses (understatement) and likes a mix of rustic and “light and airy” we went total Romantic Country. Come with my on a before-and-after tour of her new room!

First, the hall leading to her room (it gives her room more privacy). We painted the walls Behr White Sapphire (very pale blue) and the ceiling and trim white. I picked up some magnetic paint to create a gallery wall in this hallway. I will get to that project…sometime.

bedroom hallway before and after

Halfway down the hall it widens to allow for a dressing area.

dressing area of tweens bedroom

The mirror below shows a sneak peak at what else is in the room.

dressing area

The focal point of this room is the canopy bed (which had to be shortened about 1.5” due to 7 foot ceilings).  Yes, the electrical box is a bit of an eyesore. Over time we may come up with a creative way to camouflage it. Any ideas?

canopy bed in romantic country attic bedroom

I love the muted colors of nature, the romance of the sheers and mini white lights, and the swag of an old western hat.

canopy bed in romantic country attic bedroom

As hinted in the mirror earlier, she has a lounge area, perfect for homework or hanging out with friends.

lounge area in bedroom

The table was a thrift store find, and we’ll refinish it this spring.

study lounge area in bedroom

We finished the closet, and the built-in shelves were a perfect place for her to display her Bryer Stablemates horse collection.

bedroom view of closet and storage

We may have fun with this down the road with paint and/or wallpaper accents.

bryer stablemates collector

She loves her new room, and I loved putting it together for her. Some rooms are just more fun to design than others, and this is one of my favorites! Almost makes me want to be a tween again. Almost. 

Giddy up!

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Comments

  1. Amy Loviska says

    Her room rocks! I love rooms with nooks and crannies. For the electric box, you could build a wood (painted) cabinet around it that swings open (kind of like a medicine/bathroom cabinet). We did that in our finished basement & since a girls room you could paint the door with magnetic paint & display photos, concert tickets, etc.

  2. says

    Thanks for liking my blog on Facebook! I liked u as well. You have such a great blog too. I love what you did to her room! It’s a real dream room for a teen! Great job!

    I will be visiting again soon…

    Linda

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