mattress - 4Sleep | bed- Amazon | wicker stool- HomeGoods | basket- AllModern | desk- Target | chair- AllModern | lamp- The Land of Nod | rugs- Rugs USA | comforter- Target | navy quilt- Target | throw pillows- HomeGoods | pouf- Wayfair | dresser- IKEA | animal head- Anthropologie | mirror- Target | art- Minted | D hook- Anthropologie | scripture art- The Graced House | American flag- Amazon

Preteens are hard. I can't tell if Drake will be in a good mood when he wakes up or as grumpy as they come. I don't know if he'll have a day at school respecting his teacher and abiding by all the rules or one he acts out and I get emails from the teacher. They're unpredictable and moody. I didn't think I'd have an emotional, puberty adjusting boy for a few more years but I think it's upon us.

Because of the constant guessing and weird phase of not quite being boy yet not quite being a teen stage, it was evident to me when we moved I really needed to adapt his bedroom to now being in middle school and something he could grow with. Neutral colors, simple design but functionality. A tall dresser to house his sports gear and folded clothing, a simple white desk to do homework at and spend time in his devotional, a large flag honoring our country and of course, greens! Anything to add some texture and dimension even with some layered rugs.

Overall, I love the vibe it sends when walking in. Not too stuffy or styled but simple enough he can maintain it and keep it organized and clean on a regular basis. You know, if he listens to me and does his chores. ;)