TOP TIPS TO CREATE A PERFECT ROOM FOR TEENAGERS
A teenager’s room is mostly an apartment compacted into one, as they tend to do almost everything in there.
An important thing to remember when designing a teenager’s room is to let it be an expression of themselves, say the experts at IKEA. It’s also probably a good idea to get them involved, so you don’t create something they don’t like.
Here are some easy tips to follow:
Walls always define how a room looks and what you should get for space. Paint the walls with a bright color or invest in removable wall decals – this is probably the better option, as the walls will most likely get covered with posters anyway.
Wallpaper is another great way to bring a fun and cozy environment to the room.
IKEA recommends you try an accent wall too: that way, you won’t have to go all out on all the walls and yet bring in that “wow” factor.
This could be any part of the room, but make sure to create a space, preferably a corner, where your teenagers can cozy up and get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to read, listen to music or even catch up with a friend.
Think a fun hanging chair or a plush little couch (if you have space) or a window seat. This is also a great space for them to show off, so perhaps get a neon sign or a statement piece that is versatile and playful.
World of work:
Late-night study sessions will be aplenty, so make sure your teen is comfortable while doing homework every night.
A simple setup of a desk, a good lamp and a comfortable chair do the trick. The wall above the table can acquire its own life with a piece of artwork, or even a memory board or shelves where they keep their collectables on display.
The bed is the main star of any room, so make sure to invest in some new bedding that will upgrade your teen’s room almost instantly.
Start with a duvet cover in a bright or pastel shade, and then layer on with covers and pillows that match.
Make sure to purchase bedding that is comfortable and is made of a material that will not disrupt your teen’s health or sleep in any way. Pillows and throws are a must as well!