Friday, December 28, 2007

More ideas for decorating the teen's room.....

This room was decorated for a 15 year old girl. She wanted the room to be purple and some accents of animal prints. The comforter wasn't easy to find but luckily this one has both elements in it.

Zebra seems to go best with the purple backdrop so that's what was used for the accents.

Have you taken a good look at gift bags lately? They make them so cute these days-cute enough to frame. The four little frames above the mirror are actually framed gift bags.

One of the most creative elements in this room is the beaded curtains. These beads are available in retail stores like Target, JC Penney or Pier 1 . They are meant to be hung in a doorway, but in this case they act as a curtain. They are attached to the back of the cornice board with staples.

These two beaded curtains were purchased at JC Penney for $5.00 each. I was looking around the Internet to find what was available and was pleasantly surprised to find a nice selection of beaded curtains at amazon. Some start at $9.99 and go up from there.

Here is another view of the beaded curtains. They really don't provide any privacy but that isn't a problem if there are shades up. A creative alternative to standard curtains and there are so many styles and colors to pick from.

The vanity is the latest edition to this room. I built this to coordinate with the Zebra print. My next post will show you how I went about creating a vanity for this teenager's room. Naturally beaded curtains aren't a good choice for a child's room, but great for the older gang.
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Christy,

    I never thought of framing cute gift bags! They look wonderful grouped above the bed.

    One thing I love to do is frame decorative notecards. I buy a simple pre-cut mat and frame and have instant artwork. Hint - museum gift shops have some great note cards suitable for framing.

    I'm going to take a second look at those gift bags from now on! :-)