I’m a 36 year old mother of 3 awesome boys. My baby is 4, XXXX is 10 and my oldest is 14. I live in New Jersey with my husband XXX and our 2 yorkies Ren and Stimpy. My elderly mother has recently become ill and will be moving in with us shortly. I want to decorate a room for her that will make her feel at home and welcome. She loves flowers and very girly things and my house is full of boys and toys. I was hoping you could provide some inspiration for us in your ask Emma article.
I’m sorry to hear that your mother has fallen ill. It can be incredibly difficult, even as an adult, to see the person who raised you, age and need more assistance. It’s a beautiful thing that you and your husband are doing by trying to make her feel more comfortable and easing her transition into your home by redesigning a room just for her. If possible, I recommend trying to work a few of her favorite knick knacks and items into the design, to make her feel like it is truly her home as well as yours.
Since your mother is so found of feminine florals, try to find pieces that can work together to form an overall light, airy, and romantic feel.
When designing a space for a guest, great towels, bedding and sheets are an absolute must to make your home feel full and inviting.
Make sure to include baskets, trays and containers to allow your mom a place to organize her jewlery, wallet and other small personal goods.
Since her room is the only private space your mother has in your home, make sure to include a chair for reading, taking off her shoes, or just resting after a long hard day.
Include the whole family in welcoming her to your home by having the boys make cards for her (with hand drawn flowers) and pick her some wild flowers to fill a small vase on her dresser.
A little thought and preparation now can make everything go much smoother and transition seamlessly when the big day finally arrives!
♥ Emma Rae Thomas + The Pretty As Pie Team
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A New Room For Mom…Floral Guest Room Themed Home Decor
Plum & Bow Margot Climbing Floral Duvet Cover – Urban Outfitters
Peony Pink Glass Cube – Domino
Foraged Flora – Anthropologie
Jardin Botanique Gallery-Style Tapestry – Home Decorators Collection
Cyan Design Flora Side Table – Popmap
Antique Rose Bouquet Towel – Amara
Florencia-Woven Mina Chair – Anthropologie