Thursday, September 3, 2015
Cool Ways to Decorate a Teenager’s Bedroom!
Teenagers can be very particular about their bedroom. Since they spend a huge amount of time in their sleeping, playing computer games, studying, and chatting to friends, they need a multi-functional bedroom that caters for a range of different things.
Girls and boys often have different ideas about design. Girls tend to prefer feminine colors and pretty soft furnishings whereas boys like minimalist designs with bold colors and functional furniture. It can get even more complicated if more than one sibling is sharing a room, especially if they are wildly different ages. But whatever issues you have to deal with, here are some cool ideas for decorating a teenager’s bedroom.
The bed is one of the most important features in any bedroom, but in a teenager’s room it is even more important than usual. Teenagers spend way more time sleeping than most people. Because they are going through an intense stage of growth and maturation, their bodies need the extra sleep, so the average teenager can quite easily sleep for 12-14 hours a night if left undisturbed. For this reason a bed needs to be both comfortable and large enough.
Many teenagers are as tall and broad as a full-grown adult, even if their emotions have not quite caught up yet. Younger children are comfortable in a single bed, but an older teenager will have more space to stretch out in an adult-sized Popular Number bed. Go for a King or Queen bed if you have the room. If the space is tight, consider a loft bed to allow for extra work space beneath.
Study space is essential if your teenager is still at high school or college. A desk will give them a place to work, but they may also need some shelves to store files or books. Look for a purpose designed desk, or if you want something a bit more bespoke, have a custom desk constructed. The other option is to buy a loft bed, which as we have already mentioned combines sleep and storage space very effectively. Many have built in desks, too.
Teenagers are not always good at putting their belongings and clothes away, but if you ensure there is plenty of storage space they would not have any excuses. A walk-in closet is the ideal arrangement, but if there is no room in the bedroom, you might consider investing in fitted wardrobes and drawers. They are a more expensive option, but once your teenager leaves home, you can convert their bedroom into an attractive guest room and make good use of the storage space.
A Room to Relax In
Since teenagers, especially girls, love to socialize in their bedrooms and invite friends over, it is sensible to give them comfortable seating. A sofa can double up as a spare bed for sleepovers if you buy a sofa bed; alternatively, buy a few large floor cushions for a more flexible seating arrangement.
Color schemes are a highly personal thing, so it is good idea to consult with your teenager before buying paint and bed linen. Just because you think they will love a particular color, it does not necessarily mean that they will – and if you get it wrong you could end up being forced to re-do the room.
Whilst a central ceiling light is the norm, mood lighting, bedside lamps and desk lights are all fun ways of personalizing a teenager’s bedroom. You can have great fun with the lighting, so use your imagination and experiment.
Blinds are a good choice because they are easy to operate and come in a wide range of different fabrics. Blackout blinds are perfect for bedrooms. That way your teenager can sleep all day long, without being disturbed by the sun. You may want to consider roman blinds, venetian blinds, or vertical blinds. And if you have a Velux window, look for blinds that is designed to fit the opening exactly.
Carpet is warm underfoot, but laminate or wooden flooring is easy to keep clean in the event of food and drink spillages. If you do opt for laminate or wooden flooring, look at underfloor heating for a seamless way to provide warmth during cold spells.
There are many ways to decorate a teenager’s bedroom, but it is always better to consult them before you make any major design decisions. If you give them a say in the process, they are more likely to treat their new bedroom with the respect it deserves.