A Christmas Surprise: Decorating A Teen’s Bedroom




Happy December and Welcome Home For the Holidays with a festive bedroom blog hop where I share along with 10 of my blogger besties bedrooms in our home all decked out for Christmas. I play Santa this year with a bedroom makeover including a fabulous white Christmas tree and some other goodies. This is a talented group with different styles! I am sure that you will find loads of inspiring decorating ideas.

A Christmas Surprise

This past May we bid farewell to our daughter Chloe as she entered her first year in college. Although setting up her room at Ithaca College was fun and furnished with all the comforts of home there really was no replacement for her own bed and the room she grew up in. 

Comfort & Joy

As a gift, I decided to surprise Chloe with a fresh new look to her bedroom when she came home for Winter break.  Just as soon as she went back to college after Thanksgiving I brought up the holiday bins, her white Christmas tree, striped her old bedding, vacuumed, dusted and got to work! 

The Best Monogrammed Bedding

 Let’s face it our kids spend a lot of time in bed. Chloe does most of her studying, web surfing and watching Netflix on her laptop right here. I wanted to give her a fresh new grown-up look.  I turned to the luxury bedding company Crane & Canopy for the ultimate indulgence! If you follow along with my blog you may recall that last year I partnered with Crane & Canopy on my parent’s guest bedroom makeover. I was over-the-moon thrilled that Chloe would have a new duvet cover and matching monogrammed pillow shams. She loves black and white and the Linden black border cotton duvet cover and matching shams would be the perfect compliment to her bright colorful room. 

Attention to Details

The quality of these lines are unmatched. No button enclosures with annoying gaps.  Instead  a fabulous zipper and ties in the inside the corners to keep the down comforter from moving around. And who says that you can’t throw something for yourself into the Christmas shopping cart? Every year I receive new PJs so I saved Ross the guesswork and ordered these super soft and lightweight Embroidered Monogram Layla Loungewear pajamas Set. Now you’re talking the ultimate in comfort and indulgence! 

To make her “welcome home” extra special I added a white and gold leaf tray and stacked books in festive hot pink and turquoise. If you follow along on my Instagram you will know that fuchsia and hot pink have been an unexpected favorite color to decorate with in our home. A few oversized jingle bells and a Kate Spade ornament adds just the right amount of Christmas spirit. 

This is the view she will see next weekend when she comes home. 

Cozy Under Feet

Last month in anticipation of the bedroom makeover I removed the gold chevron decal border at the top of the wall.  We loved it for several years but it was time to have some breathing room up top and to declutter. With the busyness of the border gone we needed a rug to anchor the room. The previous white rug was warn and dirty. No more white rugs for me!  We just cant keep them clean and looking fresh.  I found a vintage oriental inspired turquoise rug at HomeDynamix.com in the SPLASH collection. The turquoise was the needed piece to the puzzle and the pops of pink, yellow and orange was the perfect amount of color. 

A rug can add so much dimension to a room, tying all the furnishings together with pattern, color, and texture. 

The Prettiest White Christmas Tree

Next up to decorate was her favorite Holiday tree adorned with her very own ornament collection. The white branches allows the vibrant colors to POP and the fun sentimental ornaments take center stage. 

Starting an Ornament Collection

Ever since Chloe was born my mother, sister and I have been gifting her ornaments. After 18 years it has grown to quite an impressive collection, with each ornament holding special sentimental importance. Added to these ornaments are dozens of hot pink, turquoise, black & white bulbs, jingle bells and gold glitter swirly picks. A faux white fur tree skirt adds warmth and tells Santa where to leave gifts. LOL!

I stashed away all her high school notebooks and brought out her collection of bottle brush, mercury glass and decorative table top Christmas trees. I opened up the striped blackout lined curtains and let the light in! Her room was so bright and the sunlight bounced all around the room. 

Here is a how her white Christmas tree looks all lit up! It truly looks magical and is so pretty to see from outside the house at night. 

A mini skier nutcracker makes the cut and finds a home just under her white ceramic pineapple lamp. The other nutcrackers are on guard and perched on her dresser. 

to the right of her tree nestled in between her window and closet door is a tall white shelving unit that Chloe displays her yearbooks, high school memorabilia and decorative boxes filled with whatever teens love to collect! I added small gold and glitter trees and a coil of twinkle strand fairy lights in a vintage vase. They illuminates the whole room with a warm glow. 

Feels Like HOME

The room is all finished and we can’t wait for Chloe to come home and see the changes including her white Christmas tree all decorated. Not too many changes but just enough to make it special.  Ever since I finished decorating her room our dog Bo has been going in there every night to see if his favorite person is there. In just two weeks our hearts and home with be filled with the greatest gift of all. FAMILY

Home For the Holidays Bloggers

Thank you so much for coming inside and seeing how we brought Christmas into our home this year. To see more of how this room has transformed over the years I have a blog post sharing all the details. Now grab a cup of hot cocoa and take the rest of the tour! You won’t want to miss any of these fabulous bedrooms!

Camila from Effortless Style
Jewel from Jeweled Interiors
Sara from Sincerely, Sara D
Yuni from Love Your Abode
Sarah from Sarah Sofia Productions
Angela from Unexpected Elegance
Ginny from Maple Creek Market
Janine Happy Happy Nester
Amy from Crazy Chic Design
Oscar from Oscar Bravo Home

 

Christmas Blessings,  

xoxo Amie  

*I have received products from Crane & Canopy in exchange for my review. All expressed opinions are 100% mine. Thank you for supporting the brands that I love. When you visit their site from my page it allows me to continue to provide you with design inspiration!

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10 Comments on A Christmas Surprise: Decorating A Teen’s Bedroom

  1. Sarah
    December 6, 2019 at 2:13 pm (6 days ago)

    Oh Amie Chloe will LOVE it! I love the black and white against all the fun pop of color! What a beautiful and festive bedroom you’ve created for your daughter! Many thanks for organizing this fun holiday blog hop! XOXO, Sarah

    Reply
    • memehillstudio
      December 6, 2019 at 7:31 pm (6 days ago)

      thank you for joining in Sarah! You are always on the top of my blogger list! You have been so busy this week with all the blog posts! You are a machine! Lots of love and thanks for sharing all your ideas. Amie

      Reply
  2. Chelly
    December 6, 2019 at 4:44 pm (6 days ago)

    Amie!!! Chloe’s room is so festive and absolutely gorgeous!!! I’m so in love with that stunning turquoise rug and all the fun pops of color! I’m fact I’m loving every inch. Such a special Christmas treat for your beautiful daughter. She’s going to be in heaven when she sees it. Merry Colorful Christmas to you my friend and to your precious family too!

    Reply
    • memehillstudio
      December 6, 2019 at 7:30 pm (6 days ago)

      Thank you so much Chelly! It means the world to me that you stopped by and left a comment! You are the best and I hope that our paths cross again the next time I am in Florida!

      Reply
  3. Camila Pavone
    December 6, 2019 at 10:13 pm (6 days ago)

    Amie, It looks beautiful! Chloe is so lucky! It’s going to be an amazing surprise for when she comes home for break! I know you are both probably counting down the days! I love all of the details! I would love to have a tree set up in my own bedroom!

    Reply
    • memehillstudio
      December 6, 2019 at 10:56 pm (6 days ago)

      Thank you Camila! She just walked in the door and ran into her room to see all the new additions. She was thrilled. Thank you so much for introducing us to Crane & Canopy! Such a wonderful indulgence. xoxo

      Reply
  4. Oscar E Bravo
    December 10, 2019 at 7:36 am (2 days ago)

    Ok what a TREAT to come home to this bedroom all decked out for the holidays! You’re such a cool Mom!! Thanks so much for including me in this blog hop, Amie 🙂 love that we’re twinning with the black border duvet, LOL. Happy Holidays!

    Reply
    • memehillstudio
      December 12, 2019 at 3:11 pm (1 min ago)

      Thats why we are friends Oscar! Your room is spectacular and you have impeccable taste all while delivering it with a big dose of humor! love you!

      Reply

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