Do you remember when you first bought furniture for your son’s or daughter’s bedroom? Chances are it was when they were very young, and now, only a few years later, they’re teenagers! And somehow with all the wear and all the years, the room is looking drab and no longer reflecting the child that resides there. Time to update.
I believe that a good time to update your teenager’s bedroom is between the ages of 14 & 16. The trick is, to decorate the room so that it reflects’s your child’s current personality, AND still be appropriate (with economical and minor changes) as a guest bedroom when the child leaves for college. That was one of the requirements on this “Artsy Teen Bedroom” project.
A poster of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn was the inspiration for this artsy teen bedroom. The print holds a personal meaning for the teen girl that lives here, who is a talented musician. Her criteria was simple…a room that was uncluttered and “artsy”…and one that promoted and encouraged her talent.
A dedicated playroom in your home can be a great benefit for keeping the kids occupied and safe, while allowing you to concentrate on life’s daily chores. But to accomplish this, it is critical to properly plan and design the room from the onset. All kids have different likes and needs, and the playroom must be designed to address those interests.
In addition, you must consider that your kids will grow faster than you think, and the playroom will no doubt be used less and less as the kid’s get older and develop other interests. So unless the budget is not a factor, you probably don’t want to invest in expensive kid’s furnishings at this early age, since the room may change purpose and personality in only a few years.
Recently, I had the wonderful privileged of decorating a nursery for Triplets!
Being a multiple myself (I have a twin sister), and having HAD multiples (I have twin girls), this project was dear to my heart.
Mom and Dad decided not to know beforehand what the sexes were, so that meant a neutral color scheme. Paper lanterns hanging from the ceiling serve as colorful mobiles. The butterflies and dragonflies were hand painted in colors inspired by the crib bedding from Caden Lane. Continue reading…