Tips for decorating a teen girl’s bedroom from Bodie and Fou

My friend Karine from Bodie and Fou got in touch last week to share her recent before-and-after renovation project of her daughter, Mila’s bedroom. Mila is the same age as my eldest (and she’s also really into surfing!) so it’s always interesting for me to see the girl version of twelve years old. (I often marvel at how grown-up Mila seems compared to Easton — perhaps the difference between girls and boys at that age? A topic for another day maybe…)

Anyway, I love Karine’s style — I’ve always felt she has such a modern, minimalist decor style, all the while maintaining her ‘Frenchness’ with an effortless knack for accessorising. The way she’s decorated Mila’s room is no different. I love what she’s done with it, and thought it would be fun to share with you here for teen bedroom inspiration. I love how she’s incorporated Mila’s passion for surfing and travel into the decor.

You can view the full makeover over on Karine’s blog here.

Courtney x


Comments (3)

September 19, 2017

Love this all babies grow up ! so lovely your posts move on with the children too! 🤗

September 20, 2017

I second that. Thank you for some older kid content!

Florence F
September 21, 2017

It’s a really beautiful room. I would also like to see more teenagers rooms for inpiration.

On a side note, I was also surprised Mila is only 12. The images images on her Instagram made me think she was closer to 16-18. I would be grateful for a post on child safety in the future. It’s now the norm to expose children to strangers all over the world through social media. Mila is simply beautiful, but I find her pictures quite mature for her age. How will our children feel as adults knowing thier childhood photos are documented forever and owned by Instagram/Facebook. An interesting topic for another time perhaps.

This really isn’t meant to be negative. I’m just genuinely interested about the issues ahead for this new digital generation.

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