I can't remember exactly what my room looked like when I was a pre-teen, but I can guarantee it didn't quite compare to this bedroom belonging to 8-year-old Ruby. What a lucky kid!

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I'm really digging the color palate of soft grays interspersed with pops of bright yellow. It's calm without being boring, and has enough color to keep things lively. 

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Love the rounded edges on this clever little nightstand, and the subtle pattern on the wallpaper is so cute.  

There's that faux taxidermy I've been seeing everywhere. You either love it or you hate it, I suppose, but I think this deer mount with its yellow antlers looks right at home.  

Here's a sweet little study nook complete with a Lucite chair. All the yellow accents and desk containers are super fun, too.  

What a great hutch! Perfect for stashing knick-knacks, photos, and other treasures. 

Decorating for an older child can be a bit of a challenge, especially if your kid is prone to their own (rather strong) opinions, am I right? I'm interested to know how you've handled this sort of thing with your own pre-teens and teens. Let's discuss!

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