One of the many parts of raising children that I marvel at is how much they change over the course of two or three years. Even in those moments when teenage hormones and those pesky misfiring brain synapses make my sweet babies into obnoxious beasts (it has been known to happen even with my little darlings), I always feel so grateful to be able to watch my kids grow up. It is, indeed, my greatest joy in life.
When we moved to our current abode in the summer of 2010, I immediately tackled my kids’ rooms. I wanted them to love our new home and feel settled. At the time they were 12, 10 and 8.
Now I have a freshman in high school, another one headed towards high school next fall, and my littlest finishing up his last year in elementary school.
I have no desire to rush this whole growing up process (except when the teenage beasts emerge….then I am happy to fast forward a teeny bit), nor do I have the desire to completely re-do my kids’ rooms, but a bit of tweaking is in order especially for the two older ones.
Last week I showed you how I had to designate a space in Hannah’s room for her studying vs. beautification (not that she needs any in her mother’s opinion, but she is a teenage girl after all.) I created a little makeshift vanity area and am still working on a new-to-Hannah desk with a hutch over it. This photo from Pottery Barn was our inspiration.
While we cleaned out her room a bit over school vacation, we chatted about some inexpensive things we could do to make her room feel a little bit less juvenile.
Some spaces that are girly with a bit of sophistication thanks to the details like lighting, wallpaper, window treatments, headboards and art…….