Teens are tricky customers – they know what they like and, when it comes to decorating their rooms, they are likely to want to make their own mark. While some teenagers may have a natural flair for interior décor. Sensibly to offer up some of your own ideas if you want to make sure your home can be sold easily in the future.
The teen years are when kids get passionate about their interests and heroes, whether your youngster is male or female. They may want posters to make up part of the decorating scheme. Pins and Blu-Tack can be awful news for painted or papered walls, so compromise and provide a big pin board for posters.
If you want to choose a theme for the room, you might want to take some inspiration from the posters or prints they choose. For example, a teenage girl may like a themed room based on a classic Hollywood film, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Using a photo still from the film as a starting point. The walls can be painted in a Tiffany-esque blue and a vintage style single bed can be adorned with a luxury bedspread. When deciding on an appropriate bed it is important to keep in mind the size of the room. For most situations, a single bed will be adequate for teenagers.
To complete the look add a stand-alone dressing table and retro accessories, like an old telephone or luggage cases. Speak to your youngster about any ideas they may have to see if you can incorporate them to at least some degree. As they are more likely to keep a room tidy and take pride in it if they feel like it’s a product of their own efforts.
As well as considering a theme, you will need to ponder practicality. By their teenage years, children tend to come complete with a certain amount of ‘stuff’ and this stuff needs storing. If you are limited for space, you may want to consider incorporating multi-function furniture into the room. Such as a storage bed or even a bed and desk combo. As well as providing places to tuck away books. DVDs and game consoles, this clever use of furniture can also free up valuable floor space. Which can be a key consideration in smaller rooms or in those where clothes and shoes can frequently adorn the carpets!