Cool rooms for boy: 51 Modern Kid’s Room Ideas With Tips & Accessories To Help You Design Yours

51 Modern Kid’s Room Ideas With Tips & Accessories To Help You Design Yours

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A kid’s bedroom is their domain to play, create, study and relax. It’s a do-it-all space for the youngest members of the household, so it’s only right that these spaces demand perhaps the biggest creative input when it comes to decorating. Kids will likely have quite a few ideas of their own when it comes to their rooms, not all of which you will agree with, but style doesn’t have to be compromised. This gallery of 51 kids room designs is packed with stylish kids’ decor ideas including modern bedroom furniture, minimalist kids’ room concepts, inspiration for unique kids’ beds, bunk beds and play bunks, practical kids’ study areas and active play spaces.

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  • Visualizer: Need Design
Create layers of fun. When ceiling height allows, play space can be increased by incorporating a play bunk into a kids’ room. This low floor bed design increases the amount of available vertical space. A simple ladder gives access to a hangout area and cosy reading nook above.

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  • Visualizer: Fenix Design
Contour with colour. This colourful headboard feature wall adds depth and dimension to the room, whilst inspiring colour block elements in the rest of the scheme.

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  • Visualizer: hilight. design
Another showstopping feature wall and bold bed combo.

  • 4 |
  • Visualizer: ArtPartner Architects
This floral wall mural is the inspirational spark for a collection of pink bedroom furniture and a matching pink racetrack mirror. A couple of grey furniture pieces balance out the sweetness.

  • 5 |
  • Visualizer: Alisa Solar
Shape up. If your kids are stuck on one single favourite colour, then shape things up with eye-catching silhouettes like this teddy bear themed kids’ bed and bunny ear kids’ chairs.

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  • Visualizer: DVOETOCHIE
Teenagers’ colour obsessions are easily worked into contemporary color blocking. A second accent hue will enliven the look.

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  • Visualizer: Rina Lovko Studio
Looking good in wood, this custom built kids’ furniture and integrated floor bed design keeps the room streamlined whilst highly functional. Ombre drapes add a wonderfully soft pastel hint to complement the light quality of the bare timber.

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  • Visualizer: Irina Maslova
The older the kid is, the more book storage they’re going to need for their studies. Be sure to include bookcases as an integral part of the room layout, like this boldly framed recessed design by the bed, and a handily situated stack by the kids’ desk.

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  • Visualizer: Diego Drews
Nurture with nature. Tree wall murals and animal themed decor elements will have your little one feeling close to the benefits of nature at any time of the day.

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  • Visualizer: Art Group
Kids will start every day with a smile on their face with a bed like this! After climbing the novel space-saver staircase at night, mornings begin with a swift trip down a spiral slide onto a colourful cushioned floor. Custom painted walls and bunny mobiles add to the fun.

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  • Visualizer: Abith Jos
If you don’t want to splash custom paintwork over the entire room, then just one or two concentrated areas are enough to build impact. Check out this large inspirational wall art piece and the quirky zoning technique around this kid’s study area.

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  • Visualizer: Studio VAE
Give your little cat lover a feline fix first thing in the morning with a specialised mural.

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  • Visualizer: Studio VAE
Get kids to work off some of that excess energy by installing their very own climbing wall. A patterned backboard and colourful grips will make it into a cool decorative piece too.

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  • Visualizer: Alive Design
There’s often a lot going on in a kids room; lay down a round rug to give floating chaos a grounded core.

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  • Visualizer: Studio VAE
Create zoning with solid colour blocking, like this red kids’ study area, grey dressing area, and a cosy green sleeping zone with a novelty kids’ night light.

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  • Visualizer: Ira Lysiuk
Monochrome and MIffy, what’s not to love?

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  • Visualizer: Olga Smetanina
Bring in Disney magic with a Mickey Mouse themed bed and party balloon ceiling lights.

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  • Visualizer: Maryam Shikh Ali
Somewhere over the rainbows. A little one’s love for rainbows doesn’t automatically lead to multicolour mess, This design tames the rainbow theme into elegant pastel arcs over the window, the kids’ study, the bed and bedside tables.

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  • Visualizer: KM Design Lab
This cute kids’ wall decor is the ever popular Mr Fox motif. Cushions and matching rugs are available too.

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  • Visualizer: Vu Viet Thang
Bump up the usability of a bunk. Not only does this custom bunk bed double sleeping space over the same footprint but it includes its very own closet area too.

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  • Visualizer: Manarch Studio
Elevate a cute kids’ room with a little elegance. A modern chandelier is a beautiful, sparkly way to add an upscale air to a white or pastel decor scheme. Balance out the mature piece with child friendly motifs to keep the space appealing to youngsters.

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  • Visualizer: Elena Sedova
Carve out a space for creativity. Kids will happily draw and create anywhere but if you set up a kids’ table for them to colour on, it might just save your best furniture, floors, doors, walls, and sanity.

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  • Visualizer: Fatma Çetin
Draw attention to the hero piece of the room. This criss cross paint effect lands right at the peak of an adorable house shaped bed; it also presents the opportunity to introduce strong colour without having to commit to a whole wall.

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  • Designer: Bogdanova Bureau
Split the space. A half exposed concrete ceiling makes an industrial vibe over the sleeping area of this bedroom, whilst a blue ceiling and colour saturated walls mark out a bedroom lounge.

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  • Visualizer: Elemental Design
In this room, a pale green backdrop embraces the restful side of the space, whilst the study area is painted as an undistracting section of white.

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  • Visualizer: Bevidut
Build seamless flow with adjoined furniture. This bespoke desk is interlinked with a custom bedside cabinet and built-in window seat to fashion one unbroken line.

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  • Visualizer: Stanislav Kaminskyi
Use lighting to accentuate wall decor. These scattered modern wall sconces seem to float along as part of a whimsical wall mural.

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  • Visualizer: Polina Afonskaya
Take your little explorers to the jungle with a tropical print wall covering. Bring the wild theme into the 3D domain with animal themed accessories like a quirky Seletti Monkey Lamp.

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  • Visualizer: Olga Kolesnikova & Evgenii Baisa
Two by two. A shared room can be the source of many a sibling argument but making everything even is a good basis for success. Be sure to double up on comfy seats and make it a double work space too.

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  • Visualizer: TOL’KO interiors
Embrace sloping ceilings as a design opportunity. This luxury kids’ room features a wood clad tier-fall with scattered lighting and a cool bubble hanging chair.

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  • Visualizer: N.Team
Chase away the nightmares with kids’ night lights like these adorable sitting rabbit lamps.

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  • Designer: ATO Studio
  • Visualizer: Halo Studio
Kids like to move around and change position a lot, so you’re going to want to give them choices. A children’s armchair makes a comfy little spot for curling up with picture books, whilst a fluffy rocker is good for giggles!

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  • Designer: Level 80 Architects
Make cosy corners. This floor bed has been encapsulated in a dark and glowy aesthetic to promote rest and relaxation.

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  • Visualizer: Studia 54
One whole wall has been transformed into a series of cosy nooks in this custom fitted kids’ room, including bunks, backlit bookcases and a playhouse themed daybed. A cute plush whale relaxes on the round kids’ rug.

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  • Visualizer: DA Design Studio
Mountains of fun. Liven up plain walls with an illustrative mountain mural to bring out a sense of adventure.

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  • Visualizer: Miha Cubicle
Live the high life with a lofted play space. This raised wooden volume is balanced out by a wood lined study space below.

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  • Visualizer: Anna Fedorenko
Layer up textures. Think fluffy rugs, pouchy bean bag chairs, soft upholstered bed bases, and even bushy indoor plants to bring layers of interest to a kids’ room.

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  • Visualizer: Lena Grytsenko
Coloured glass bedroom pendant lights add gently translucent contrasting colour, which looks just as precious in daylight as when lit.

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  • Visualizer: SK Interiors
Add a sense of grandeur to a little princesses room with a flamboyant bedroom chair.

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  • Visualizer: Render Vision
Often it’s open spaces that excite a child most, so where space allows don’t feel pressured to fill in the gaps.

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  • Designer: Special Project Venediktov
  • Photographer: Andrey Avdeenko
Little mice will love to scurry, climb and peep around this Swiss cheese-like kids’ furniture design.

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  • Designer: KC Design Studio
No outdoor area at your home? Construct a multilevel play space like this unique girls’ room design with fragmented staircases, play loft and swing.

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  • Visualizer: Buro
Delight your mini fashionista well into their teenage years with a dedicated dressing room.

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  • Visualizer: Nhật Vy
A green and brown colour palette feels all about the outdoors. Add rope nets and hessian fabrics to complete the rugged scheme.

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  • Visualizer: ZOOI
A world map wall decal and deer head wall lamp create an outdoorsy theme alongside a rugged rope net in this one.

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  • Visualizer: KM Design Lab
Put up a pretty penthouse, decorated with twinkling fairy lights.

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  • Designer: Cartelle Design
  • Visualizer: Aydar Kharlamov
Keeps kids focussed and alert in a brightly lit study area under a linear suspension light.

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  • Visualizer: Nika Gogolashvili
Bring colour to space decor with bold statement furniture.

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  • Visualizer: TOL’KO interiors
Team a lofted play space with a set of monkey bars and a rope swing to burn off some of that overflowing energy.

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  • Designer: Select Construction Studio
  • Visualizer: Diana Stoieva
Action packed play revolves around an activity block in this pastel kids’ room.

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  • Visualizer: Hamza Boghdady
Zone a shared kids room with colour wraps. Full height headboards and dropped ceiling panels exaggerate a colour blocked effect, and present opportunity for recessed mood lighting too.

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1. Eames style kid’s table and chair set
2. Stackable kids’ chairs
3. Mickey Mouse wall clock
4. Floating desk with storage
5. Thor hammer light
6. Superhero shelves
7. Moon light
8. Paper deer head
9. Kids’ house bed

Recommended Reading: 
50 Kids Room Decor Accessories To Create Your Child’s Creative Haven
Clever Kids Room Wall Decor Ideas & Inspiration
50 Unique Kids’ Night Lights That Make Bedtime Fun and Easy

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Coolest Kids Bedrooms: 8 Awesome Ways to Create

Table of Contents:

  • Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart
  • 1. Pick a Neutral Color Palette
  • Before
    • New Paint Color: Platinum by Behr
  • The Power of Paint
  • 2. Add Wallpaper to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms
  • 3. Choose Fun Pillows to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms
  • 4. Play with Pattern to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms
  • 5. Use Baskets to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms
  • 6. Add Cool Lighting
    • Designer Tip:
  • It’s All in the Details
  • 7. Focus on the Beds for the Coolest Kids Bedrooms
    • Stylish Bed Frames
    • Highest Quality Mattresses
  • 8. Add Personalized Details to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms
  • Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms: You’ve Got This

 Kid-Friendly Décor: Coolest kids bedroom ideas

Craving ideas to create the coolest kids bedrooms around? Well we’ve got eight easy, affordable, and fabulous decorating strategies to make it happen. Having learned a lot about decorating in the past few years, I knew exactly where to find what I needed. Better Homes & Gardens products at Walmart offer the usability and versatility to create the perfect new space for my boys.

Roan and Reese had long outgrown their bedroom décor. The room was originally inspired by bedding I purchased when my youngest was just two years old, which was ten years ago. Obviously, it was time to transform their room. This time around I wanted to be smart about my decorating choices. Their room needs to be able to grow with them. My goal? To give them one of the coolest kids bedrooms, one they will love for years to come.


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1. Pick a Neutral Color Palette

  • When decorating kids spaces think long-term.
  • Pick a neutral color palette so they can grow with the room instead of growing out of it.
  • Create a neutral base in things like walls and furniture.
  • Even though paint isn’t expensive it is labor intensive.
  • If you crave color, we recommend adding color in the accessories.

Here’s a view of the color palette that I chose ten years ago.


The first step was to update these walls. I wanted a neutral paint color. Since this room doesn’t get a lot of natural light, I made sure to select a room-brightening shade. The shade of gray I chose is not too cool and not too warm. Just a subtle shade of gray to play off the white trim and decor

New Paint Color: Platinum by Behr

As you can see below the paint color made a HUGE difference in creating a cleaner look. The entire room became instantly brighter. The new walls provided the ideal blank slate for a whole new vibe.

The Power of Paint

My boys’ room had become a safe haven for hand-me-down pieces over the years. We cleared away clutter and donated lots of books to the local library. My goal was to keep only the essentials. The boys and I decided they didn’t need their desk anymore. We decided to keep the two small bookshelves. They provide valuable storage for the remaining books and a few of their favorite collections. In my efforts to continue to lighten and brighten the room, I painted the bookcases. Now they look brand new and perfect for their new room.

Designer Tips:

  • Paint is a foolproof way to re-purpose old furniture.
  • Whether you choose regular latex paint or chalk paint you can easily breathe new life into old furniture with just a couple coats and a few hours.
  • Before you start painting give careful consideration to every piece of furniture to determine if it is really needed.

2. Add Wallpaper to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms

  • Adding a feature wall is an easy way to add style
  • Peel and stick wallpaper is a great new option
  • Easy to hang
  • Affordable
  • This peel and stick paper took less time that it would have to paint two coats of paint
  • Super durable (made of vinyl)
  • Walls wipe clean with a damp cloth, which is a bonus for kids’ rooms
  • Easily removed, unlike traditional pasted papers.

Note: If your walls have texture, peel and stick wallpaper may not work. 

3. Choose Fun Pillows to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms

Why we LOVE pillows so much:

  • Effortless decorating.
  • Relatively inexpensive, especially if you shop Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. Their prices are unbeatable.
  • Fun. Add character and whimsy to a space.
  • Versatile. Move them around for a fresh look.
  • Seasonal. Swap them out for holidays and seasons.
  • No Commitment. Play with pattern and color without high cost or commitment.
    • You may not want to paint Big Bird on the wall, but a big Bird pillow is an easy YES.
    • Create a neutral backdrop and add color/pattern with pillow accents.
  • Don’t forget floor space. Kids love hanging out on the floor. Add pillows to the floor to create an inviting cozy place to sit.

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4. Play with Pattern to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms

Designer Tips to Create the COOL factor:

  • Another fun way to add style and creativity to a child’s room is to add pattern with rugs, curtains and fabrics.
  • This modern rug from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart is the perfect choice. Do you see how much style it adds? I laid it down and literally saw the room transform. Can you say worth it?
  • I love how it lightens up the dull carpet, adds texture and pattern while still keeping the room neutral.
  • How to keep the black and white and neutral theme interesting? Play with patterns like buffalo plaid in the bedding, organic pattern in the Moroccan inspired rug and diamond prints in the pillows.
  • Define areas in your room by adding rugs, even layering them over existing wall-to-wall carpet as I did here.

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5. Use Baskets to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms

Baskets & Bins Combine Function & Style:

  • One of the best ways to update a kids bedroom is to find ways of storing toys and managing potential clutter.
  • Adding baskets is a great way to do this and keep things organized for real life.
  • I love these Better Homes & Gardens Fabric Cube Storage Bins. They are incredibly versatile, easily fit in all of their cube storage units, and come in an assortment of colors, textures and patterns.
  • And what looks ideal under the window? The Better Homes & Gardens 4-Cube Organizer Storage Bench of course. It fits the space and looks awesome.
  • In addition, it functions as the perfect storage solution. We are big fans of this versatile, affordable piece.

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6. Add Cool Lighting

  • Don’t forget about the power of lighting.
  • These gooseneck wall sconces add just the right amount of detail to play up the modern farmhouse vibe we love.

Designer Tip:

No need to hardwire your wall lights these days. Simply secure your lights to the wall and add battery-operated puck lights instead. They may not light up the whole room, but they give off enough light to highlight the signs. Most importantly they work, and they look great.

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It’s All in the Details

Once the wallpaper was up and the walls were painted the room was definitely bright, but it felt a bit sterile. Bringing the wood tones back in with the sign and the wood lamp really helped warm up the space. The warmth of the wood added a rustic, organic vibe that makes the signature farmhouse style so cozy and inviting. This lamp by Better Homes & Gardens is made of a rich honey-toned wood that looks hand-crafted. I love it.

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7. Focus on the Beds for the Coolest Kids Bedrooms

Stylish Bed Frames

Every room needs a focal point. The obvious choice for a bedroom is the bed. Therefore, replacing my boys’ mismatched wood beds was very important. When I found these black vintage inspired metal framed beds I knew they were perfect. The style set the tone for the whole room. They fit my budget.

And they created the modern farmhouse style I wanted.

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Highest Quality Mattresses

In addition to updating the bed frames I also wanted to upgrade the comfort and feel of the beds. I turned to Better Homes & Gardens for their amazing selection of high-quality mattresses. They have a mattress style suited for everyone, no matter how picky you are or what sleep issues you have. Each of my sons has very different needs. So, we carefully selected a mattress to fit them and their unique preferences.

Reese is an athlete who works out hard and pushes his muscles to their limit. He also runs very hot. He wanted an extra soft mattress that would help keep him cool at night. Together we chose Better Homes & Gardens Peaceful Purity Charcoal Gel Memory Foam Mattress.

For my older son, Roan, he wanted something that was soft but firm. We chose Better Homes & Gardens Peaceful Comfort Memory Foam Mattress, which he is loving. There is nothing quite like a high-quality memory foam to feel the perfect amount of support and comfort all at once.

My boys are just entering their teen years. Therefore, sleep is more important than ever. I am happy to say that since we got the new mattresses, they have not been arguing about their bed times or asking to sleep in their sleeping bags next to the dogs like they used to. They are jumping into bed and thanking me. Score a win for mom.

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8. Add Personalized Details to Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms

After creating a clean, neutral backdrop it was time to make it special. Especially for kids rooms it’s important to personalize the space. At this point I asked for my boys’ input.

  • What about special name signs above your beds?
  • What if we include middle names?
  • Or maybe just initials?

They really loved being consulted. Based on our color palette and the boys’ choices we came up with these. We really think they turned out great. And the proof? Roan and Reese love their signs.


Create the Coolest Kids Bedrooms: You’ve Got This

We all remember what it was like, don’t we? As kids, your room is your universe. It really is.

I still remember. It was the summer going into 7th grade when we built an addition onto our house and Julie and I got a brand-new room. The best part? Our mom gave us 100% say in the colors we wanted. We chose a golden yellow for the walls and a thick shag carpet in a deep shade of brown. We thought it was so sophisticated. It didn’t matter, because to us it was.

Our advice? Get them involved. Ask their opinions. You don’t have to put them in charge to make them feel like they have a say. Children don’t necessarily need to be hired as “decorator” for them to feel like the room is theirs. Involving my boys in the selection of their mattresses and their signs gave them just the right amount of “ownership.”

The other key to a successful room refresh is this: You don’t have to spend a lot to make it special. Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart products provide style and affordability, so you don’t have to choose one or the other.

You’ve got this.

Happy decorating,

jodie & julie


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