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QUESTION:

My daughter is 11 going on 20 and has expressed a great interest in making over her bedroom. She is still using furniture pieces and bedding from when she was younger and very much wants a space that reflects her age and budding style.

ANSWER:

The tween years are a time when styles mature and when creating one’s personal domain is of utmost importance. Satisfying both parents and tweens is often tricky, but we’ve got style tips to make the whole family happy.

3 DESIGN SCHEMES FOR SAVVY TWEENS & DISCERNING PARENTS

1. THE MODERN TWEEN
This aesthetic is all about clean lines, geometric patterns, graphic prints and colour blocking. Since colours can be changed along with ever changing moods, it’s a foolproof style for getting longevity out of one look.

MY TOP PICK FOR A MODERN BEDROOM
Create your own modern area rug with floor tiles by ‘Flor’. Lay any combination of their 20″  tiles in the arrangement of your choice. This is the perfect DIY for your tween and will give you piece of mind as individual tiles can be changed over time. www.flor.com

2. THE POP CULTURE KING OR QUEEN
Is your tween a pop culture aficionado? If they are anything like I was as a tween, their walls will be full of pop art posters, fan posters and pictures with friends and family.

MY TOP PICK FOR A ‘POP CULTURE’ BEDROOM

frame a large section of your tween’s bedroom wall and insert a panel of magnetic paint, fabric covered cork or magnetic board so they can create a collage of images. This simple DIY will be an ever changing reflection of their social life.

3.THE TWEEN GOING ON 20
Is your tween a sophisticated young man or lady who loves the finer things in life? Appeal to their classic palette with soft paint colours, layers of coordinated fabric, chunky mouldings and refined lighting.

MY TOP PICK FOR A ‘TWEEN GOING ON 20 BEDROOM
Install a custom fabric headboard and rails. A prominent feature of any bedroom, this custom combo will be the show stopper of the elegant makeover. Use a patterned fabric or luxe material and apply piping or a nail head detail for a polished finish. At Fia Interios, we custom make headboards to order! Contact us today for a free estimate.

Erika Floysvik is the Founder and Principal Designer of FIA Interiors, a boutique design firm in the heart of Toronto. A Designer for over a decade, Erika works collaboratively with her clients to create livable, personal, design. Visit her website at www.fiainteriors.com .

Are you worried how your tweens style will affect you while selling your home? Give us a call today  and we’ll be happy to help 416-291-7372.

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