Your teenager’s room is their sanctuary, their refuge from the world. The teenage years can be tough to go through, as any adult will strongly remember. Having a personalized area that reflects their personality will help ensure they have a place they can really call their own.
However, the teens go through interests and fads faster than during any other period of their life, as they explore their interests and find their identities. This can make coming up with teen room ideas that will endure a bit tricky. Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make your teen’s room look great and still reflect their individuality.
The first step in redecorating a room is usually the application of paint. Avoid bright colors, as not only can they seem more childish, they are more difficult to coordinate with. You should also avoid any dramatic permanent choices such as murals, super dark colors, or other difficult to change options. Taste can be fickle, especially in the teen years, and it is also important to remember that a teen will soon leave the nest entirely, and a more neutral color palette will make it easier to redecorate the room when your teen has moved out.
Next up is furniture choices. You should opt for plenty of storage space, as this will help your teen keep their room clean and organized, or as clean and organized as possible for a teenager. A good desk is also another essential item, especially if your teen is college-bound. They will need an area that is conducive to the great amount of time they will spend studying for important tests and filling out college applications.
Finally, you will need to select a bed. If space is an issue, a loft bed is a great option that allows for the area under the bed to be used for either storage or studying, and they frequently can be found with built-in shelves, dresser drawers, or a desk.
When it comes to personalization, it is important to enlist the help of your teen. This will be their room, after all. Walls can be spruced up with the traditional teenage posters for bands or celebrities, or they could opt for the wide variety of wall decals now available, which can be easily put up and taken down or moved without harming the paint underneath. If your teen is fond of posters, make sure to either get them framed or use removable mounting putty if you hope to save your walls from numerous puncture marks from thumb tacks or stripped paint from tape.
It doesn’t have to be difficult to come up with teen room ideas. With some careful selection of colors and the help and input of your child, you can make their room into their sanctuary, while still leaving options available to make simple changes when tastes shift or your teen finally leaves home to make their own way in the world.