so...i have a been a mom kind of a long-ish time now.
17 years is long enough to have gained a bit of experience i would say.
i have learned that at about 10 years old (4 of mine have done this...) kids want their rooms the way THEY want.
no matter how perfectly decorated you want it...they always want their own flavor to their room.
and by now...17 years in... i am all for it.
it was SOoooo clean.
i said "let's take pictures in the morning."
they were so proud.
(name pillow made by the fabulous chrissie grace)
i thought i would share these with you because when this first happened with lauren 7 years ago i kind of freaked out.
i didn't want her covering her very cute room that i had designed with magazine pictures.
not at all.
i let her but i didn't like it.
and i probably commented every time i was in her room about it not looking nice anymore.
then my son did it and then my next son did it and i realized something...
OHhhhhh...they are growing up and want THEIR style.
and now i get it.
i am completely on board with my kids decorating their own rooms.
if they want to hang up more posters of justin bieber... i help them find the tape.
because really....it is their room.
why should i be trying to decorate it for them?
they know what they like.
they enjoy the freedom to change it, choose what they like and make decisions on their own.
if the piano bench looks better to them covered in a blue cheetah blanket...GREAT!
so i guess i am saying today.... i know that better homes & gardens isn't going to come knocking on my door to photograph my kids awesome bedrooms.
and i don't care.
perfect bedrooms for my kids don't work.
pottery barn kids is not happening here.
and it's not a battle worth fighting to me.
why would i want to stiffle creativity?
as long as they clean it up on saturday mornings...
they are free to decide on their wall art & what is on their shelves.
happy friday peeps!