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10 Tween-tastic Decorating Ideas You Should Avoid

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Too Grown-up

Tweens don't want a room that's too childish or too grown-up. They just want their own private getaway.
Tweens don't want a room that's too childish or too grown-up. They just want their own private getaway.
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While your tween doesn't like cutesy, childish décor, you still want your tween's room to feel like a young person lives there. Kids like color and fun patterns, even well into their teens, so choosing grown-up patterns or a color palette that's too sophisticated will make them feel like they live in their parent's living room rather than their own private getaway.

This isn't the time to give them the antique furniture they'll eventually inherit. It's important to make sure your tween's room reflects his or her individual tastes so it's a place that feels like home.

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