Your child has just entered middle school and is starting to assert his or her personality? A new style of clothing, a new taste: the desires of a teenager take over the house and spread to the bedroom, a space of freedom par excellence. From now on, no more question of being surrounded by little cars and pretty fairies: your teenager wants to choose the decoration of his room. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some of the things you need to know about decorating a teenager’s room.
1. Define their decorating universe
It’s one thing for your teen to want to change. But you still need to know what style he wants to give his retreat (and rest area!). Leaf through magazines with him, take him to DIY stores and see together what the right combinations are to successfully decorate his room while staying within the budget.
2. Colors and prints: choices that stand out
The teenage years are often when tastes and character assert themselves, so your child will certainly tend to choose dark colors and fabrics with strong prints. In any case, it’s unlikely that he’ll opt for the pastel green that you love so much. Let him be the master of the house: after all, he’ll be spending most of his time there.
3. The right decorating tips
If you don’t want to spend a lot of time decorating, choose walls with white wallpaper that your teenager can decorate with frames, photos, and stickers. By playing with the details, you’ll avoid having to paint the entire room black, which is not only complicated to do but also difficult to change once they leave the family nest.
4. Rethink the space
Now that he’s a teenager, your child spends a lot of time in his room. To sleep, of course. But also to do their homework, to receive their friends, to listen to music… The night space must therefore leave room for the office space. And if the surface of the room allows it, it is nice to think of a “buddy zone” with a sofa bed and carpet on the floor while thinking of saving space.
5. The choice of desk
No, the little side table you picked up at a flea market may no longer suit your teen’s needs. To work properly, he will need a desk worthy of the name with a large work surface and drawers. Well-equipped and well-situated, he will have no excuse for not succeeding in class.
Why not opt for a custom-made desk that will meet all his needs? Thanks to its online 3D configurator, you can create the custom desk of your dreams. Combine storage spaces, whether it’s a custom bookcase, metal lockers, or custom shelves.
6. Sort and tidy
Your teen’s room is often a happy mess? Help them sort, get rid of useless or damaged items, and put away any leftover ones. Tip: invest in boxes, shelves, and storage units; your teen will know how to put them to good use.
7. The essentials for the cocoon side
The carpet will be the favorite place to welcome his friends. It’s a good thing: a carpet is easier to clean than a rug! The lights will also contribute to the style of the room. For usefulness, a desk lamp is a must. Think also of bedside lamps and sconces that will offer various sources of light.
Finally, as the teenage years rhyme with first love, the large mirror will be welcome in your child’s room, girl or boy, for the long hours spent getting ready before leaving for school!
8. A perfect custom dressing room
The mountain of clothes lying on the floor will be no more! Even if you’ve imposed a few golden rules on the storage side, the dressing room is still the essential piece of furniture for organizing your clothes. Wardrobe or dressing room: which solution to choose? To answer this question, you must first ask yourself the right questions. How much space is available for my wardrobe? What are the things I want to store in it?
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