Sarah who tells us:
“This room has come together in several stages. The shelves and window seat were part of a birthday re-do. We installed everything after she had left for school and it was ready and waiting for her when she came home. We have four kids, so we couldn't afford to do everything at one time...but doing it in stages has kept Maddie excited about creating her space and keeping it tidy!"The 14 x 12 room seems more than ample enough with a dresser, lovely window seat (which is Maddie's favorite part of the space, "...it makes the room cozy."), twin bed and several small touches. The room seems even brighter with Behr’s Song of Summer paint. Of course, decorating a bedroom is a whole other ball of wax as the input is mutual -- parents can share ideas as well as the children. Sarah tells us that Maddie picked out the paint color and bedding and insisted she wanted a cushion for the window seat.
from Amazon and curtains from Ikea. The cross-stitched rabbit, in the green frame, was made by Maddie’s aunt. Finally, when we asked Sarah for advice for the ‘tween or teen parents on how to approach the decorating process, she said:
“I think the important thing is to keep it simple. I prefer kids' rooms (and adult rooms for that matter) to be free from distracting clutter. With that being said, teens like, and perhaps need, to display memorabilia. The shelves, a white board, and a small bulletin board keep her photos and special items corralled to a few areas around the room. I like Maddie's room because it is pretty and peaceful, which is a nice place to return to after the trials of junior high."Thank you for sharing, Maddie and Sarah!