How to Style a Pre-Teen Room

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Let’s face it, with twins they started out life sharing a room—my womb! And even for the first few years of life they shared a bedroom. As they grew, they of course developed their own styles and it’s always been fun to watch their style evolve.

Twins sharing room

We recently moved and I had a blast working with my 12 year old daughter to decorate her bedroom and bring her vision to life. It was amazing to collaborate on this project and have special mother-daughter bonding time in the process!  We found most of the items from Restoration Hardware Teen, Pottery Barn Teen, and Sugar Paper.  


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Elsie came up with a look that’s part sophisticated young lady with a few nods to childhood. I followed her cues with the main hope of carving out a space that reflects her hopes, dreams and inspires her on a daily basis.

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//GIRL PRINT//DUVET//BED (similar)//

The playful and feminine decor really brings the room to life, from the Sophie + Lilli Print to the Gold Heart Print and the pink and white bedding. I love how the floor mirror is a little more adult and elegant, that will serve her for years to come…I can just picture her getting ready for her first day of High School and touching up her hair for prom. 

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One of my favorite elements of her room is her color-coordinated bookcase, which she did all on her own. I started reading to the twins the day I brought them home from the hospital, and they’ve grown into voracious book-lovers. Although I miss the days where I read to them while they sat on my lap, I am so proud that every day they pick up a book and allow their imagination to really take flight.

Lastly, making sure your kid has a place to focus and work on their school work will make them feel more prepared when school becomes overwhelming. If you create a fun and young space, you may find that they enjoy sitting at their desk and being productive! Plus how cute is the Star Ring Mirror? You can never go wrong with white and gold decor!

What are your tips for decorating your kids’ room? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!



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