Decorating & Design

May 3, 2011

Furniture & Accessories For Teens

I just finished working on a kids’ room photo shoot for our June 2011 issue. I have to say, it’s a tough go finding age-appropriate furniture and accessories for the preteen/teen age group. You want to incorporate all the lovely classics, but really, do you want to pay for them? And the vintage nod is a good fit, but there is a fine line between a few key pieces and making your kid’s room feel like a tag sale.

Well, the good news is that Pottery Barn Teen now ships to Canada — yay! I recently attended a press event and saw first-hand a lot of the products, and they’re great. Quite a few pieces could even cross over into basics for the home — desk lamps, for example. As yet, there will not be a stand-alone shop in Canada, but just about all products are available online, and Pottery Barn has been very careful to ensure shipping is reasonable.

Have a look below. I’m ordering a beanbag for my 10 year old this week.

Hi-Light Task Lamp, on sale for $86-$99.

Applause Light Box, $49.

Charcoal Washed Twill Beanbag, $75-$236.

Ruffle Rings Drape, $74-$111.

Locker Bins, on sale for $29-$94.

For more inspiration, see Kids Rooms: 18 Designs, and Suzanne Dimma’s blog post on kids’ spaces.

Photo credits:
1-5. Pottery Barn Teen