We recently created a more inviting space in the basement where my son and his friends could gather. Decorating for Teens is so much different than anywhere else in the house!
I needed something teen-friendly for the basement where you’；ll often find my son and his friends.unique gifts for men
I needed something that was easy to clean， sturdy and could be used as a sleeper sofa for frequent sleepovers.
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Since our daylight basement has a kitchen， bathroom and media space， it’；s also a great place to make into a guest area when we have family staying. It gives privacy and space. We only lacked a bed or a sleeper sofa and my dreams of having a Murphy’；s Bed installed just haven’；t happened.
I shopped around looking at a few sleeper sofas and found a great selection for my budget.
I loved so many but knew most of the ones I was drawn to weren’；t the right choice for teen boys. I needed something easy to clean and practical for our basement needs. I decided on a black faux leather convertible sofa that can fold out into a sleeper. Here are several at Walmart ？(affiliate link) that are very similar.
I surprised myself by choosing something more on the modern sideaccent pillow case baby canvas housewarming gift， but thought it would be kind of fun to add more dimension to my decorating style， especially in our daylight basement where so much young energy resides. I love that it’；s not going to stain and I can just wipe this off， because you KNOW they’；re going to eat and drink on it. That is one less thing for me to worry about.
Because my son has a few friends over once a month for a Monopoly showdown (yes， they really stay up late playing monopoly instead of video games)， the convertible sofa really comes in handy. It’；s one less inflatable mattress we have to get ready. It’；s super easy to convert and super easy to return to its sofa state.
I ordered it to be delivered which was so simple.
It arrived within a week and all I had to do for assembly， was put the legs on with the allen wrench they supplied. Everything about this sofa is EASY! This would be a great college sofa!
I thought this matching storage cube would be the perfect side table and of course great for storing extra throws or gaming equipment. A mom can only hope it will help keep things tidy， right？
I’；m liking the way the basement is slowly coming together after we stained our concrete floors.？Decorating for teens doesn’；t have to be difficult， they really don’；t require much.
Keep your eyes peeled for more makeover magic.
Aren’t pinwheels so much fun? ?I couldn’t stop making these because they were so cute and I wanted to keep playing with them. ?This tutorial will show you how to make the patterned pinwheels you see on our tablescape. ?We used them as a table number and also as place cards but they can be used to line your aisle, as guest favors, or just to add an element of playfulness to any wedding or party!
This year’s 2016 Southern Living Idea House is a celebration of the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Set in Southern Living’s hometown of Birmingham, AL, and built from the ground up by a team of designers with roots in the south, this year’s house celebrates traditional southern design with modern detail.
I recently asked my 3 year old what color she would like us to paint her room. Her response, “Colorful.” On the one hand, trying to explain that “colorful” was not an actual color was an exercise in futility; but on the other hand, we were fortunate she did not respond with a request for hot pink or neon yellow.? Ultimately, we painted her room in the latest Benjamin Moore beige and decorated with colorful drapes, pictures, and other accessories.