Teenager’s Bedroom Makeover with Grey, Marble and Copper

Teenager's Bedroom Makeover with grey, marble and copper on Falcondale Life blog. Makeover of teenager's bedroom with white and grey walls, marble accents on new furniture and grey marble, copper and rose gold accessories. New wardrobe, bureau desk and ideas for a more sophisticated room style. Product list included. Image description: bedroom in grey and white with marble and copper, copper globe, word light box and blog title.This post contains sponsored and affiliate links.

It is Belle’s 13th birthday this Spring and she asked use if she could have a bedroom makeover as a gift from us, her parents. We thought this was a good idea as her room was still decorated in the pale orange and teddy bear stencils which we had put up before she was born. I don’t think a teenager’s bedroom looks right with teddy bear stencils!

Teenager's Bedroom Makeover with grey, marble and copper on Falcondale Life blog. Makeover of teenager's bedroom with white and grey walls, marble accents on new furniture and grey marble, copper and rose gold accessories. New wardrobe, bureau desk and ideas for a more sophisticated room style. Product list included. Image description: Before the makeover, an untidy orange bedroom.Colours and accents

Belle chose colours and patterns. She wanted white walls with one grey accent wall. I was apprehensive as grey is the colour of rainclouds, gloom and John Major’s spitting image puppet. I thought a white room would be cold like living in an igloo. When the grey went on the wall I was surprised to find I really love it! It’s Chic Shadow from Dulux and the effect is soft and calming. We replaced the yellow vertical blind slats with off-white and we still plan to get some mid-grey curtains.

She also wants accents in grey marble and rose gold. There were four birch wood sections of the built in Ikea drawers and wall cupboards. We covered these in grey marble sticky backed plastic from Homebase. We got her a new bedside drawer unit from Amazon and before putting it together we covered the top in the same marble sticky backed plastic. That has the advantage of being easy to wipe clean if there are cup marks.

Teenager's Bedroom Makeover with grey, marble and copper on Falcondale Life blog. Makeover of teenager's bedroom with white and grey walls, marble accents on new furniture and grey marble, copper and rose gold accessories. New wardrobe, bureau desk and ideas for a more sophisticated room style. Product list included. Image description: Marble accents on furniture and bedding.Teenager's Bedroom Makeover with grey, marble and copper on Falcondale Life blog. Makeover of teenager's bedroom with white and grey walls, marble accents on new furniture and grey marble, copper and rose gold accessories. New wardrobe, bureau desk and ideas for a more sophisticated room style. Product list included. Image description: Grey wall, white bedroom furniture, marble bedding.New Wardrobe

Belle’s bashed old hand-me-down wardrobe went to charity and we ordered a new one from Worldstores which is part of Dunelm. Sadly on the day of delivery they texted to say it was out of stock which was infuriating. We decided to shop elsewhere.

We looked at the Ikea website and were surprised to find a new wardrobe range has just been launched called Platsa. The dimensions are perfect for our teenager’s bedroom so Mr Falcondale and Belle dashed to Ikea to buy it. They also got the integral top box and chose sliding doors which will always be easy to open, even if Belle’s floor gets untidy. The wardrobe was so new to Ikea that the staff had not even made one for display. We made it first!

Teenager's Bedroom Makeover with grey, marble and copper on Falcondale Life blog. Makeover of teenager's bedroom with white and grey walls, marble accents on new furniture and grey marble, copper and rose gold accessories. New wardrobe, bureau desk and ideas for a more sophisticated room style. Product list included. Image description: Ikea Platsa wardrobe with sliding doors.Focus on a bureau

Belle was concerned about the sight of a messy desk so we agreed to get her a bureau. She can close any mess out of site and the lower shelves mean she can keep more things tidy. We found one on the Wayfair website which was a little pricey but the perfect size. Wayfair delivery was problem free and the bureau is fantastic, really solid and smart. It makes a wonderful centre focus for her room.

Teenager's Bedroom Makeover with grey, marble and copper on Falcondale Life blog. Makeover of teenager's bedroom with white and grey walls, marble accents on new furniture and grey marble, copper and rose gold accessories. New wardrobe, bureau desk and ideas for a more sophisticated room style. Product list included. Image description: Wayfair Cuuba Curve bureau desk.Teenager’s bedroom makeover – the product list

Here’s the list of products pictured in Belle’s bedroom:

The globe and the duvet set are from George at Asda.
The world map money box and the word light box are from New Look.
Both lampshades (ceiling and bedside) are from B&Q .
The sticky backed plastic is from Homebase.
The bureau is from Wayfair.
The wardrobe is Ikea Platsa
The grey paint colour is Chic Shadow from Dulux
The brown waffle cushion and the fluffy grey cushion are Primark.
The vertical blinds are blackout from Hillarys .
The bedside drawers are from Amazon.

We already had the black folding chair from Ikea, and the tall drawers and fitted cupboards are Stuva from Ikea. I don’t remember where the bed is from and we did not change the carpet.

Some of these items and more from Belle’s wishlist are linked in my “Shop” page or below.

Teenager's Bedroom Makeover with grey, marble and copper on Falcondale Life blog. Makeover of teenager's bedroom with white and grey walls, marble accents on new furniture and grey marble, copper and rose gold accessories. New wardrobe, bureau desk and ideas for a more sophisticated room style. Product list included. Image description: white and grey bedroom with marble and copper accents.Finishing Touches

Belle’s birthday list was full of marble and rose gold accessories. She’s still planning to spend some pocket money on a few more things and she’s also found lots of items she likes at Old English Prints where there is a competition to win enamel pins.

I think this is quite a sophisticated and practical teenager’s bedroom now, and the new furniture should last until she grows up, moves out and nicks it off us! Would you go for a room makeover in white, grey and marble? Let me know in the comments.

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14 Comments

  1. 11th May 2018 / 9:24 pm

    The room looks amazing, definitely something I would go for! When I was a teenager, I insisted on having my walls painted white and grey, never been a fan of colour haha. I love the little copper globe, it’s so cute!

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  2. 9th May 2018 / 11:03 pm

    It’s beautiful! I love the idea of using the printed sticky back plastic for an easy transformation! The bureau is absolutely perfect for hiding away mess too!

  3. 8th May 2018 / 11:41 pm

    Oh wow it looks great! Im a huge fan of grey and we are currently doing our bedroom in the same colour scheme!

    • 9th May 2018 / 7:35 am

      I think it looks classy! Never thought I’d say that about grey 😉

  4. 8th May 2018 / 8:19 am

    That looks beautiful. We are about to do our six year olds room which still has a horrible wallpaper and carpet from when we moved in

    • 8th May 2018 / 10:59 pm

      I’m sure it will be worth it and you will enjoy the transformation!

  5. 8th May 2018 / 7:58 am

    This looks amazing! A perfect teenagers room. I love all the storage x

    • 8th May 2018 / 11:00 pm

      Thanks, we are really happy with how it worked out.

  6. 5th May 2018 / 11:20 am

    This looks great, I’m personally not a fan of grey, but I know it is very fashionable at the moment for furnishings. A very cool bedroom

    • 5th May 2018 / 12:10 pm

      I wasn’t expecting to like it. Up close it’s lovely.

  7. 4th May 2018 / 9:56 pm

    Looks like a fantastic transformation and marble is pretty on point at the moment too!

    • 8th May 2018 / 11:01 pm

      My teen has done some good research for her style ideas I think! Thank you.

  8. 4th May 2018 / 1:12 pm

    Wow her room looks lovely!! I absolutely love marble and grey! Such a gorogus colour scheme. Well done on the transformation!!

    • 8th May 2018 / 11:01 pm

      Thank you, it is such a nice room to be in now.

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