If you have children you will know that sometimes they just seem to grow up a couple of years overnight. One minute your little boy is charging round the garden in his favourite stegosaurus top and the next he is advertising some band you’ve never heard of on his t-shirt and spends his days glued to a handheld gaming device. It is a real eye-opener when this happens and can be a bit of a shock to the system!
When this happened to me I had to take a good long look at his bedroom too: the dinosaur theme just wouldn’t do anymore and I also reluctantly started to rethink the single beds. Checking out the options for new bedroom furniture on www.furnishinghomes.co.uk or check out their blog: Furnishing Homes Blog to get some ideas and buy cheap solid oak furniture online. I actually managed to engage the grunting one with thoughts of some retail therapy, and he even started to follow them on twitter! Amazing – perhaps there is an interior designer lurking within him dying to get out…
My sons way of dealing with his juvenile wallpaper has been to do his best to re-cover the whole room in posters, the very thought of which has me wincing. ‘I’m sure we can do better than that’, I said, diplomatically, ‘what colour would you like it painted’? ‘Black’ came the reply – oh no, can it get any worse?! We finally settled on a very pale dove grey which didn’t upset either of us and I even managed to persuade the offspring that just a few of his favourite posters would look better in clip frames. By this time I think he had given up on arguing with me – I can be very insistent!
The issue of beds was resolved easily as well when I spoke to other Mums and discovered that teenage rooms with double beds in is pretty common and I wasn’t inviting trouble by letting him spread out a bit – he is over 6 feet tall after all. The final effect was pretty pleasing to all I think, and so far has remained fairly tidy too; wonders will never cease. I am on the look out for the first of the extra posters creeping onto the walls though and have hidden all the sticky tape in the house in a determined effort to make it more difficult for him to ruin those beautiful walls. Wish me luck!