When it comes to decorating your teenager’s bedroom it can seem daunting and difficult. It’s so easy to decorate a child’s room, all you have to do Is think of their favourite colour or character and design a room around that, fill it with teddy’s and toys and you’re sorted! Teenagers on the other hand, are more particular, not to mention their constant changes in likes and hobbies. Here are a few ways in which you can decorate your teenagers room, making it the perfect place for them to chill, relax and feel at home.
First things first, think about the future. Your teenager may have exciting plans to travel or go to university in the near future, and in that case you’ll need to ensure you design a room that will be suited for them when they come home to visit or stay. Sticking to a colour scheme is always a good idea, as you’re able to design around a core colour and mix and match the way the room looks from time to time. Colours such as creams or whites will enable you to add colour through furnishings, artwork and accessories. You don’t want to spend lots of money decorating one colour, for your teen to have a change of heart halfway through and want a completely different style. Cream is also a very good colour for sparking productivity, creating a soft, relaxing atmosphere and also keeping the room feeling fresh and clean, which we all know can be a challenge when it comes to teenagers!
Whether your teenager is at school, college or working full time, it’s always good to provide them with a workspace style area. Introducing a space for your teenager to work, study, read or simply sit and relax is important to give them a dedicated space for these things. It’s annoying having to carry work through the house to use the first available space, having somewhere with all of your bits and pieces in one place makes a huge difference, and may also create a desire to work as they have their own space to do so. Try to keep this space personal and fun too, you don’t want to create a dull space that will become neglected or ignored. Adding items such as a computer, stationary or even books will add character to the space as well as make the space more practical and appealing to your teenager.
To keep the room neat and looking complete, investing in some furniture from the same range is always best. Having a range of furniture that matches will enable you to keep the room in the same layout and form even when your teen moves on. Having matching furnishings enables a room to feel complete and tidy. Oak furniture works very well with lighter decorating, such as creams and browns. Having an oak wardrobe that matches the oak bed and oak desk will really create a strong, bold look and add character to the room.
No teen wants a plain, boring bedroom. As easy as it is to create a space that fits in with the rest of your home, you want your child to feel at home, relaxed and comfortable in their own room. Adding personality to the room is therefore a huge part to consider, and these features can always be changed around if they become tired or bored of the style they currently have. Introducing personal items such as artwork can really have a great impact on the room and create a really nice atmosphere. Dependant on your teenager’s interests, you could go for art that suits them and their style. Other features such as photographs, books, magazines and other personal items will help to keep the right atmosphere and ensure your teenager enjoys their room properly.