Equestrian Bedroom for teen girl

My daughter, Sarah, is very much into horses.  We don’t own one, but she does lease a horse at a nearby barn and does barn chores in exchange for being able to take the horse to our local county fair every summer to compete for ribbons in competitions.  So far, over the last couple of years, she’s done really well.  A couple of second, third and fifth place ribbons.  She places, which is what she wants to accomplish!

Sarah is 14 and wants to redo her bedroom from the kiddie-looking space she’s had since birth.  I knew she was going to request a horse-themed room, which she did, but how do I make it age-appropriate for a teenager?  Most designer rooms I’ve looked at in this theme are very youthful with pink horses and rainbows definitely geared towards young girls playing on rocking horses.  That’s not going to work.  Sarah needs a room that’s a cool teen spot for her and her friends with a touch of sophistication thrown in the mix.  Time to create a design board…


A design board is just a layout of your room and a visual of how you want it to look when it’s done.  It doesn’t have to be complicated.  I create my boards in MicroSoft Word using the drawing menu.  There are many apps online though that offer free design boards for you to use.  We are going with teal walls and a beautiful bright white horse mural for the feature wall.  A feature wall is the one you automatically look at when you first walk into a room.  Always on a budget, I will offer two choices of each major anchor piece for the room…bed, bedding, light fixture and area rug for Sarah to pick from.  This way I can shop for sales but give her the option of choices so she really feels like she designed the room herself.  Off to shop…


Once she makes her selections, it will be easy to start filling the room with fun accessories to finish out the look.  UPDATE:  Sarah selected everything from the right column.  I’m so glad she picked the cactus bedding.  So cute and different!  The small details really add to the vibe of the room so adding in a few of these…

I hope you enjoyed seeing the vision of the new teen space.  Drop me a comment and let me know what you think!  I’d love to hear from you.

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