how-to-decorate-a-bedroom-for-a-chic-christmasTeen Room Decorating Ideas

When it comes to Holiday decorating how do you decorate a  teen room that’s been pinned over 40K times on Pinterest and still keep it fun, festive and playful?  You stick to the same formula: black, white, gold, hot pink and loads of polka dots, stripes, and glitter. Are you feeling you need some more home decor inspiration? Follow me on Pinterest and I will follow you back!

Although the traditional red and green themes are still the most popular, thinking “outside the box” with unusual color themes for Christmas decor is becoming more and more acceptable. So welcome to Chloe’s Whimsical White Winter Wonderland sprinkled with a touch of pink and glittery gold.


Bedroom Christmas Trees

I have always loved white Christmas trees! Growing up we’d visit our grandparent’s home during the Holidays. I adored their silver metallic tree but we were never allowed to go in the living room and touch it. We could only admire from afar. We would sit at the top of the stairs and stare up at all the beautiful colored ornaments and flickering lights. Now, we have one of our own and I spend the same amount of time sitting in Chloe’s room staring at her white tree and getting really close.

Our idea was to sprinkle the gold white and pink around the room. We added this white pineapple lamp with a lucite base to Chloe’s desk along with two gold ceramic Christmas tree and a hot pink bottle brush tree enclosed in glass to match her gold desk chair.

White Christmas Tree

A mix of black, white and gold ornaments in stripes, ombres and chevrons were found at HomeGoods. I then mixed in matte and shiny hot pink, turquoise white and gold glass bulbs from Michael’s. While there, I purchased pink sequined ribbon and and these whimsical gold glitter scroll picks.  We then added some of Chloe’s collectible keepsake ornaments that she’s been collecting since birth!


The perfect hot pink and white polka dotted wrapping paper was waiting for me at HomeGoods. The polka dot theme is carried throughout the room with the bedding and Santos accent chair from Raymour & Flanigan.  I love wrapping paper and am always collecting quality and festive designs, colors, and patterns. It’s even sweeter when I buy paper after the Holidays at deep discounted prices!


How to Decorate a Tree with Ribbon

It’s important to weave the ribbon in and out of the tree. Never wrap the ribbon solely on the outside of the tree.   I cut the ribbon in large pieces and tie a bow at the end of each strand then attach it to the closest branch.


Pink and Gold Girls Room

The white nightstand is adorned with more trees.  When we were shopping, I told Chloe “If it’s gold and a tree, put it in the cart! ” We also found a large euro sized  black and white striped accent pillow with oversized pom-pom fringe. I love how the pom-poms echoes the polka dots of her Kate Spade bedding set. We kept the hot pink agate accent pillows from Society 6 and added a Merry & Bright script pillow from Hobby Lobby.


We added more black and white storage boxes and an addition to her POSITIVE VIBES gallery wall. A turquoise and gold framed print: WHAT YOU THINK ,YOU BECOME by Buddha is at eye level.




Black, Gold and Turquoise

If you follow along on my Instagram stories, you’ve had a chance to see this vintage vase filled with a strand of striped bulbs from Anthropologie. I added loose silver and white jingle bells and it has become the ideal night light.  The sweet little gold and white penguin was a last minute impulse purchase from the check out aisle at HomeGoods. It was filled with potpourri but I emptied him out. He was that cute all on his own!


The vintage black and gold Italian vase was purchased at the Ronald MacDonald House sale for just $4. It was one of those items that you ask yourself “Do I really want it?” I’ve never regretted buying it. It’s graphic shape, hand painted gold accents and nod to mid century modern design is classic and unique.



Ready for Santa

Chloe’s room is the first room ready for the Holidays and the first of three trees to be decorated in our home.  She said to me the other night, “Mom I loved my room before, but I love it even better when I turn off the lights and just leave the tree on.”


If your looking for resources or would love to see the transformation that this room has made click here to read  Black, White, Gold and Chic all Over: Teen Room Makeover.

Maybe if your on Santa’s Nice list you may get a chic room makeover too. I’m asking Santa for a new camera. I new 35 mm camera. Are you reading this, Santa? It’s me Amie.


I’d like to send a special thank you to my niece Charlotte. She helped me decorate, rearrange and take photos of Chloe’s Christmas teen room. I don’t know what I would do without her and click here to see how Chloe’s room went from Tween to Teen. 

I’d love to hear how you decorate for Christmas. Whats your favorite ornament? Or do you have a family story like my grandmother’s cherished silver tree that no one could go near?

Lots of love, Amie


White florals pendant chandelier.



  1. Reply

    Mary Beth

    November 24, 2016

    The obsession is real. This room is so bright and light and funnnnn!!!!! I love your style!!!
    Mary Beth

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      November 24, 2016

      Thank you so very much!

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    Brett G

    November 24, 2016

    I love all of this! Christmas decorating is the best! Come to Florida and let’s go to Home Goods– I could spend all day there!

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      November 24, 2016

      Brett! Im coming down in Feb. Yes we need a shopping trip!

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    November 24, 2016

    I LOVE, LOVE Chloe’s gorgeous Christmas room! That tree is perfect. She is one lucky girl!

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      November 24, 2016

      Thank you Kathleen! I love me some white Christmas trees. Bright and cheery! xo

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    November 24, 2016

    Love the whole thing, but I’m an accessory junkie! So much fun!

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    November 24, 2016

    So love all those colours together. You both did an amazing job.

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    November 24, 2016

    Oh my ! That merry pillow is to stinking cute !!!

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    November 24, 2016

    Such a fun and pretty room any girl would love! The white tree is perfect. I love the story about the one at your grandparents house. Happy thanksgiving!

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    Lisa Joseph

    November 24, 2016

    Love your website! Beautiful.

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    Chelsea N

    November 24, 2016

    AHHH! This is the definition of #RoomGoals! Even though it’s designed for a teen’s room I would just die to have this as MY room and I’m 25 years old! Happy Holidays!

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      November 24, 2016

      Im in my 40’s and I would love this room too Chelsea! Thanks for stopping. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    November 24, 2016

    Amazing!!! I would be just like Chloe and lie on the bed for hours with the lights out and the tree shining beautifully! Dreamy! Amie, you are one talented lady my friend!

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    Andrea P.

    November 24, 2016

    If my mom could whip up a room like this for me I’d probably never leave the house. Definitley room goals !

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    Raina DelRio

    November 24, 2016

    My daughter would LOVE this room! So fun and colorful.

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    Karley Kiker

    November 24, 2016

    I absolutely love this color palette! So much fun for the holidays (and always)!

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    December 19, 2016

    I Absolutely Love this room

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      December 20, 2016

      Thank you Sacha! Have a great day. Amie

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    November 10, 2017

    Where is the desk and gold full length mirror from In her room? Love it all!!

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      November 10, 2017

      Good Morning Mandy! The desk is from HomeGoods and the full length mirror is from Pottery Barn, Its about 15 years old though….. Happy Friday. Amie

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    Deana Perry

    June 27, 2018

    I love this room! Do you know the name of the wall color?

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      July 3, 2018

      Hi There yes the color is Rhinestone by Sherwin Williams.

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"Life's too short for white walls .." Amie Freling-Brown, a Rochester, NY-based designer and artist who transforms ho-hum spaces into works of art. Her creative designs can be found in many fine homes, restaurants and businesses. Her work has been featured in national magazines, on HGTV and has been sold through retailers nationwide from True Value Hardware to Nordstroms. She proudly offers such professional services as design, staging, color consultations and fine art.

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