Blog for Digs | My Childhood Bedroom Was…

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This post is part of the Blog for Digs charity event, where interior design bloggers have come together to raise money and awareness for Dwell with Dignity. Dwell with Dignity’s mission: to help families escape poverty and homelessness through design: one household at a time.

Now, I’m definitely not an interior designer! But there are several bloggers who have joined Blog for Digs in effort to help spread awareness, and as soon as I came across a post about this, I wanted to be part of it.

My Childhood Bedroom Was…

Shared. I shared a bedroom with my younger sister until I left for college, when I finally got my own room (our college dorms were single rooms).

We also moved around a lot, so our bedroom was sparse in terms of furniture (but definitely filled with our junk). We didn’t take many pictures (at least, not of our room).

It was certainly not… stylish. 🙂 But it was filled with laughter, tears, and memories. My sister and I played so much in that room – we played house, church, school, work, etc. with our cousin who is the same age as my sister. We would tear images out of Spiegel magazine and create imaginary lives for ourselves. It was a complete blast. I really miss it.

In middle school and high school, my sister and I listened to music every night -soft rock – 97.1 Wash FM. Because of that, I pretty much know every single song that was popular in the 70s, 80s, and 90s! 🙂 Our favorite, which came on every night and which we sang together, was More than Words by Extreme.

If I could have styled our room, here’s what I would have done:

These days I’m into the frill and fuss of this vintage look. It’s very feminine, quiet, and cozy. I have a coffee table book called Small Spaces for Modern Living, and in it there is a picture of a grown up room that looks exactly like this one! Except it has a series of shelves near the ceiling to display girly heels (love it).

As girly as it gets.

Happy Lady Decorates shared some awesome images of what she would have done with her childhood bedroom, and Yams Design is up next on January 5, so please stop by there and check out her post for Blog for Digs. You can check out the full schedule here.

Please consider donating to Dwell with Dignity and keeping this wonderful resource going.

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WoW_Account August 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Looks very stylish. I’d be happy with this!

Uratex - Bed March 1, 2011 at 2:05 am

The rooms look comfy. Reminds me of my teen days when my room was like that. I really like the vintage design on the 1st picture.

John from Electricians in Paddington January 7, 2011 at 4:54 am

Since I was 6 years old, my mother gave me my own room. And as a boy, I filled it with instruments posters, since then I am in love with music. I just create my own wall paper designs. Now, of course I am with my wife anyway. Your post is really awesome especially your dedication for the charity event, Keep it up Tia. The photos are great, I want this for my princesses.

Ron from Electricians Isleworth January 5, 2011 at 10:40 am

Good post, while reading this I just remember the time that I am still doing everything to make my room looks comfortable. So refreshing though.

Claudia @ StonehouseLove January 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

Hi Tia!

I shared a bedroom with one of my sisters too and it was great. I love your inspiration pics and vintage-inspired anything! Thank you so much for participating in Blog for Digs…your support means the world to us and to the needy families who will benefit. Happy New Year! xocc

Tia Peterson January 5, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Hi Claudia – Thank you for putting Blog for Digs together and for wanting to plan more awesome efforts going forward. I love the opportunity to have a blog that reaches people and to be able to spread the word about Dwell with Dignity! Now, I want to see Dwell with Dignity on HGTV! 🙂


Fran Aslam January 4, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Wow what a post. Reminds me a lot of times in the past when my children were young. and I used to try my best to add every thing possible in their rooms to make it more comfortable for them.

This post is much greater than that, because it is talking about all the children who can have better life if we think of giving to one child at a time. Sharing always brings many folds in our personal life so why not share and get more. A great reminder to all including me.

fran A

Tia Peterson January 5, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Hi Fran, I agree! Dwell with Dignity is an incredibly well-planned organization. There is so much emotion in a home; a beautiful environment can improve our well-being. I am grateful for the opportunity to spread the word.

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