I recently had someone ask me this question and I thought I would share with you today my response and give some visual guidance with it.
My son is turning 12 and wants a more grown up room. I am really stuck on ideas and don’t want to have to change it again when he is in High School. Any suggestions?
Here is my answer to her…
Buying classics pieces from places like Pottery Barn, West Elm, or Crate and Barrel are great for transitioning.
Bedding that isn’t themed is always best Nautica has a great line that is well suited for boys of this age and older.
Photo from Bed Bath and Beyond
Quicksilver has a line of bedding if he is the designer type.
Photo from Quicksilver
Just going with fun solids like these from West Elm are a great option.
Photo from West Elm
This is learned from experience. Trying to get your child’s room to be a magazine photo isn’t reality. I feel that a child should have a say in some of the design aspects… especially with posters, photos, collectables and awards/trophies they have… Shelves are great and letting the posters and photos really cover the walls is what being a kid is all about.
Love the photos grouped on the wall tightly together. Have your son pick his favorite photos or take some for the wall…