5 Tips For Transitioning a Kid Room to a Teen Room

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There comes a time in every child's life when they outgrow the little kid room you always thought was so cute. When our kids reached this milestone, however, we did not have a budget that allowed them to just pick out all their favorite things from a PB Teen catalog. But by using simple DIY projects, organizing, and buying some key items, we were able to upgrade them into affordable young adult rooms, spending just about $150-$200 each (and that included new flooring!).

Here are 5 tips we used to make it easier:

1. Consult with your teen...or not.

2. Clean out the clutter.

3. Eliminate what isn't working in the room.

4. Freshen with paint.

5. Provide some "grown up" accessories.

  • Steve G
    Steve G Fort Collins, CO
    What? My toddler is going to become a teenager, and he's going to outgrow his stuffed animals?

    Just kidding. Good tips, and your kids' rooms look

  • Mel Lea-Wood
    Mel Lea-Wood Australia
    Love the room, working on my teen boys room, I'm going with minimum consultation with them :) Steve G you are going to be amazed at how quickly that toddler will grow up!
  • Jami @ An Oregon Cottage
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage Pleasant Hill, OR
    Ha! Sometimes they have the stuffed animals longer than they care about them because WE don't want to admit they're growing up. *sniff*
  • Steve G
    Steve G Fort Collins, CO
    Mel Lea-Wood, I know. I already can't believe how fast the first 2 1/2 years have gone by.
  • AnnMarie
    AnnMarie Canada
    What a great room!
Jami @ An Oregon Cottage

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