5. The secret to teen and tween rooms.
Your son’s or daughter’s room might not be the most trafficked area of the house, but your inner style diva would still like to avoid walls plastered with images of pop stars. How do you add style that stands up to your teen’s or tween’s sense of independence? Let him or her take the decorating lead, with guidance.
For this room, Jennifer Agus, owner of Agus Interiors in New York, took its 13-year-old occupant shopping and ran the choices by her mom after. “It wasn’t me imposing the mom’s ideas on the child,” she says. “We let the child put her artistic touch on it.”
No budget for a designer? The same approach might work with a favorite aunt or uncle.