For a teenager, a bedroom is so much more than just a place to sleep. It is their escape; a place where they can relax and express themselves freely. Decorating their space is a fun project that you can share in together – it’s time to get creative!
Keep in mind that regardless of size, a teen’s bedroom needs to be versatile enough for them to study and get homework done, hang out with friends and get some much needed rest – all the while reflecting their personality.
1. High energy is key
While adults might crave an oasis of calm, teens tend to be best suited to bedrooms that are vibrant and fun. When it comes to décor go for bright, punchy colours and accessories that add an element of interest. Whether it’s a cheerful feature wall or a kooky light fixture, create a space that will lift their mood the minute they open the door.
2. Create a study space
Although they might try and convince you otherwise, being a teen isn’t just about fun, games and partying – they also need to get some work done. This is why a teen’s bedroom should have a designated study space where they can retreat and get focused. Be sure to invest in a good quality desk and decorate it with plants and inspiring books – as seen in the Rawson Kingsley home.
3. Make it personal
Design conscious and up to date on the latest trends, your teen is likely to have a strong opinion on how they want their room to look. Before decorating, consider sitting down together and making a look book of ideas and inspiration. Personal touches such as framed posters are a wonderful way truly make the room their own.
4. Books and favourite bits
A feature bookcase is not only a great way to store your teen’s multitude of books, it also acts as the perfect display case for their favourite items. Use its shelves to show off their special finds, from framed photos to all of the bits and bobs that make them happy.