How to Design a Bedroom for a Teenager
While you may find your kid’s bedroom cute still, by the time they start hitting double digits they might start finding their room a little uncomfortable. Before the hormones start firing in earnest, it may be best to redecorate their room to save yourself a headache. There are lots of aesthetic options you could opt for, and in this month’s article we’ll be highlighting a few.
Get Your Teen Involved
You might think of the home as yours, but your kids live there, too. What’s more, you don’t have to live in their bedroom – your child does. Making decisions on their behalf is one way to all but guarantee that they hate how their bedroom looks, so get their opinion. Ask your teen what they want in their room. If it’s a bit unreasonable, work with them to bring it more in line with what’s reasonable and workable. Below are some of the key areas that you’ll need to work with them on.
Most adult-aimed furniture, let’s face it, can be a little boring to young and energetic minds. Wherever you can instil something different and quirky, go for it. A round bed is a simple adjustment that would differentiate your teen’s room for the others. Gaming chairs often resemble those in sports cars; they are extremely comfortable while also giving great posture support. Other fun designs involve installing hanging chairs or bay window seating. Overall, there’s no one better than your teen to ask what they want in their room and how they want to personalise their space. Bespoke fitted furniture would work exceptionally to set your teen’s bedroom apart from all others.
Although teenagers are renowned for having messy bedrooms, that isn’t a rule your kids have to adhere to. Ensuring that they keep their rooms tidy is easy so long as you provide adequate storage options. Get creative with the storage you install. It’s essential for you to combine function with an attractive aesthetic that gels with your teen’s personality. Dressers, shelving, bookcases, under-the-bed storage boxes, storage benches/ottomans, wardrobes and wall cabinets are all excellent choices open to you.
Young minds require stimulation to grow, which is why we recommend embedding and using different textures throughout the room to stimulate your teen’s senses. Some ideas to spice up the textures in the bedroom include:
- A variety of pillows
- Space dividers such as curtains and fringes
- Faux fur rugs
- Plush bedding and soft blankets
Colour can also be employed to create textured designs in your teen’s room. Instead of painting the room all one colour, try combining patterns and having paints created for an individual feel. Posters and pictures can further personalise the room. Also, think ahead: what will the room look like when it’s full of books and DVDs? When the TV is set up? Books in particular create an atmosphere all their own, so think not only about how you’re going to redecorate the core components of the room, but also how it will look when full of all of your teen’s things.
Clearly, there are a lot of things to consider when you set about redecorating your child’s room from that of a kid to that of a teenager. Fortunately, you don’t have to go about it alone – Ebberns are here to help!
Ebberns provide bespoke bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms to the Hemel Hempstead and Watford area and beyond. We also offer an expert plumbing service tailored to your needs; our 35 years of experience means we can always recommend the best radiators and boilers for your home. To find out more, contact our friendly team today.