Teenagers can spend a large majority of their time in their own rooms, so creating a comfy and welcoming space which can support leisure, study and sleep time is top of the list.
Every room should be a reflection of those that use them and in communal home spaces such as lounges and living rooms it tends to be a collective decision. When it comes to bedrooms, and in particular teenage spaces, it is important to create a flexible space that supports their style and interests. Teenagers can spend a large majority of their time in their own rooms, so creating a comfy and welcoming space which can support leisure, study and sleep time is probably top of the list.
We look at some of the key tips to help you get a room that helps your child to teen feel at home.
If they have a determined style then try and find ways of incorporating this within the interior scheme. This could be through colour (especially for sporting fans) or through accessories and pictures that reflect their music. If you don’t want to incorporate bright colours on prominent areas such as walls or floors, then consider incorporating it in curtains or soft furnishings.
From study to much loved items, storage is a key element to creating an organised space and especially in teenage rooms where various items can spill out into a scattering of clutter. Planning can be really helpful in zoning areas of the room, for example, looking at the uses of the space and what type of storage they will need is a great way to help avoid messy room syndrome. For clothing, this can be a mix of hanging and folded storage for clothes and for electronics, this could be stacking library systems or boxes for wires and games.
Teenagers love their gadgets and creating a useable space that allows for computers and charging points should be worked into the design. Before undertaking any transformation, have a good idea of where their bed and study spots are going to be so that any plugs are in the right place. This helps prevent trailing cables and results in a cleaner, uncluttered look.
If you have a teen which likes to change their trends from week to week then keeping a plain neutral theme on walls and a versatile floor is key. These can then be updated with accessories and soft furnishings that are easily rotated or updated to co-ordinate with the latest teen trends.
Bedding and scatter cushions are a perfect example of small elements that can be updated to add different colour accents, as well as creating a welcoming spot to relax and study.
Get them involved
Sounds really obvious but getting them involved with designing their room is a great idea. This could be from choosing one element such as bedding or accessories or if they really want to get hands on, to help with working out budget elements and helping out with the practical prep and painting.
Whether you are planning a project now or in the future, we do provide a free sample service so that you can test drive your look before buying.