The past few months have been so difficult for all of us and one group who have really struggled are our tween and teens. My own children struggled with their mental health with now, as cases grow and restrictions are being increased for Dublin again, who knows what lies ahead. We decided to give each of our children projects, to give them a sense of control in this unsettling time.For our son, who just started fifth year, a place to study and do homework is important. With 3 sisters to annoy him, his bedroom was the obvious choice. He picked a black grain wood desk and matching wardrobe from lovefurniture.ie. Due to Covid, we had to assemble it ourselves and this took him and his Dad 2 days which was great, because it gave him a sense of achievement when it was finished! Our 15yr old daughter really missed her friends and playing sports. We allowed her a TV and said she could redesign her bedroom, to give her a boost. She went with a mix of Rose Gold metallic paint and pale pink from Murtaghs of Drogheda. For the bed, she wanted a grown-up room. She helped put the bed together and made up her bed with accessories she picked herself. If we do have more restrictions coming, she will have a nice bedroom to be cooped up in! With our two youngest, 8 & 12yrs, we decided to let them loose on the garden furniture! We had some shabby patio furniture that really needed a lick of paint and we said they could pick the colour paint from Arro Balbriggan (who had a brilliant delivery service during lockdown!) and that’s how we ended up with a Cherry Blossom & Bright Pink table & chairs! They were delighted with the end result and in fairness, it does look a lot better now! Already we are working on the living room and the youngest are heavily involved! There are lots of other little home décor recommendations on our mams.ie website so hop on over for inspiration and ideas!