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5 Tips For Transitioning a Kid Room to a Teen Room

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.
For LOTS more details and information check out the full post at the url below:

To see more: http://www.anoregoncottage.com/2012/05/5-tips-to-transition-kid-room-to-teen/

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  • 3popps
    on Nov 9, 2012

    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 nice.

  • Mel Lea-Wood
    Mel Lea-Wood Australia
    on Nov 9, 2012

    Love the room, working on my teen boys room, I'm going with minimum consultation with them :) @ 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
    on Nov 9, 2012

    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*

  • 3popps
    on Nov 9, 2012

    @Mel Lea-Wood, I know. I already can't believe how fast the first 2 1/2 years have gone by.

  • AnnMarie
    AnnMarie Canada
    on Nov 22, 2012

    What a great room!

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