One of my favorite things about Houston – the place my family and I call home – is the sense of community fostered within the city. I’m amazed every day at the many ways people come together to help their fellow Houstonians in need and the countless local organizations that were founded here to help fill a void, make the city a better place to live and lives a little easier.
One such organization, founded right here in Houston, is called Dec My Room. I personally love this fantastic organization because it provides an invaluable service that many people might not even think about until they hear about Dec My Room. Once you hear their story, it makes perfect sense.
Dec My Room’s mission is to create healing places for children and young adults who have been admitted into a hospital setting for a prolonged period of time. The fantastic Dec My Room team works closely with hospitals around the country to match young patients with volunteers, who then “dec” the child’s hospital room out with personalized décor based on his or her unique interests to create a more comfortable and cozy space during the hospital stay.
As interior designers, our team loves a good “decing” so we jumped at the opportunity to work with this awesome organization and were so excited when we received our matches! Together, we were able to ”dec” the rooms of three amazing patients at Texas Children’s Hospital in just one afternoon.
If you know of a child who could benefit from the services this remarkable organization offers, you can submit a patient survey here, or if you are ready to get to “decing”, you can sign up to volunteer here (interior design experience not required!).
Below is a glimpse of our day (and what may just be our three favorite installs ever) to give you an idea of what to expect!
The team ready to roll after a quick volunteer training!
Minion-themed room. Check!
We loved turning Destinea’s room into a pink and blue oasis and we’re pretty sure she loved it, too!
Sometimes, the cars are much more important than the décor, and that’s perfectly fine with us!