The walls of a teenage bedroom are usually covered with photographs, magazine tear-sheets, a tangle of twinkly lights, and the occasional inspirational quote. And we can’t forget the unmade bed! While we live at La Cressonniere, my teenagers’ bedrooms have remained charming and French, but they both talk about what they’ll put on the wall when we move back to The States.

Have you thought about your philosophy on older kids’ rooms? (Did that just make some of you with younger children panic?) Is it a space in your home where you’re willing to hand over creative control, or do you have rules and restrictions?

Lots and lots of real teenage bedrooms here.

P.S. — Do you remember your first “grown-up” bedroom? What design statement were you trying to make back then?