Trendy Tween RoomsPosted 06/24/2014
As all parents know, children grow up all too fast. One moment your little girl is playing house in her powder pink room and the next she’s asking for more storage for shoes and a fiercer shade of fuchsia. And perhaps the trickiest stage of all happens somewhere in between: the tweens.
Decorating for tweens can be a delicate dance. Their bedrooms should be both age-appropriate and boast a certain cool factor. They should be whimsical but also somewhat sophisticated. And perhaps most importantly, from a parent’s perspective, they should be easy (and affordable) to transition from one stage to the next as your child and their taste grow up together.
Just as your child is in a type of evolution in being a tween, their bedroom can just as easily fluctuate with proper planning. Here are a few creative kids room ideas to design the ideal domain for the tween under your roof:
Create A Canvas
As in all home decorating, walls are an incredible canvas. Seen in this room at Rancho del Cobre, a Tucson new homes community, consider a base color palate in a cool pattern. The chosen hues are easy to play up or tone down based on how bold (or subdued) your child may be feeling. Yet the creation of a geometric pattern allows for a background that might start out as quirky and transition into a more modern style. The key to making the shift? Accessories. Bright, bold patterns are great for younger years and are easily swapped for clean, softer shades that might appeal down the line. Swapping out bed spreads and curtains are easy enough but the painting walls isn’t always so fun.
Some things never really change. There are themes we’ll love as children that will still pull at our heart strings as adults. In decorating, showcasing these subjects in a more classic style can help keep them relevant for much longer. For example, Barbie is the theme here in this tween room at Northlands in Peoria. But rather than opting for the bubble gum pink version, selecting the silhouette and sophisticated details such as chandelier-inspired lamps give this room a timeless look. Creating a more grown-up way of showcasing whimsical themes extends the shelf life of your tween’s style.
What’s black, white and full of endless possibilities? Monochromatic designs! A palate of black, gray, white or beige allows for an ageless elegance that will appreciated by any tween. This girl’s room at Tucson’s Deseo at Sabino Canyon is classic enough for girls of all ages – though this trend is also especially great for boys’ rooms too! Even better, should your tween get the urge for a pop of color, it’s easy to add a few throw pillows and accents in the hue of their choice.
No matter which way you go, it’s important to consider the long haul. Choose furniture that has clean, classic lines. Select a few key accessories like lamps or art that have some staying power. Think about the longevity you can lay with a few foundation pieces and use less expensive, more temporary items to switch out as the years go on.
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