“How do you make a kids room into a tween room”? Color. I added hot pink to Teddy’s room, and a shocking green rug to take my 10 year old room from a kiddie room into a tween room. I bought her a cool modern lamp from Crate and Barrel , some art from an artist on the street and she’s ready to get creative. For Sea, I painted her walls a soft purple. We put her painted surf board up, some of her art work, a cowhide rug from Williams Sonomahome outlet, a colorful glass Crate and Barrel lamp, and her butterfly collection. Her room looks cool, but still has that youthful touch. Inspire your children, don’t foster obsessions for them to be adults. Coloring and decorating with what you love makes any room reflect the person. Decorate with what you love.
Yes, I am obsessed with making my living environment reflect my life. We change our look every few months and why not embrace that change in our living environments. Light can change a room in a second. Two tricks of the trade for me this season are: paint your floors and add light. I painted my bedroom floors white to keep the room crisp and a sanctuary, and I painted my main floors in my apartment black and shiny. They are easy to clean and look great. As for lighting, I went to the outlet malls in Riverhead, NY in search of purple Converse and I fell upon the Williams Sonoma outlet store. I scoured the store and bought four Desmond lamps. The glass and the shape of the lamps gives light to the room and also adds a chic airy feeling. The entire cost of the lamp plus the shade was 100 dollars. Make a change, get painting.