Because the tween market is now highly targeted by retailers and manufacturers, tweens of today have a lot more choices for styling their environment than the preteens of older generations. Today's tweens are starting to explore a maturing aesthetic, and they're no longer interested in the "baby" stuff that probably inhabits their current rooms.
Your tween wants something that reflects his or her individual personality, interests and style, and should have a say in the décor. But if you're not careful, you can wind up footing the bill for a trendy room that won't appeal to them in a year or two. Advertisers are all too happy to give you tween decorating tips, but here are some tween-tastic ideas that you'll want to avoid.