Teens are not the easiest individuals to please – but there’s no getting round the fact that you have to. Easier on an everyday basis, it may expand into a huge problem when you address the issue of their rooms. There everything must be done to suit the teen’s tastes, serve as a perfect place for all kinds of activities and hold for years. So many factors to be taken into consideration! A little help would always be welcome in this matter. See which of the hints below will let you avoid the pitfalls that may cause dissent and strife for months to come.
Involve your teen in designing
First and foremost, the room should be perfectly attuned to your very unique teen. They must love it and use it happily as a playground, a workshop, and, by necessity, a sanctuary. Involve the young dweller in designing as much as you can to make sure you won’t bend to your own tastes overmuch.
Make it functional
Always bear in mind that the room must be multi-functional. It will be used for studies, time off with pals, pursuing hobbies like indoor sports, painting, or whatever. It’s up to you to make it comfortable and well-suited for all of the teen’s activities. Discuss what items must be there in the first place and fit other sticks of furniture in afterwards.
Create an atmosphere
It must be atmospheric. Let your teen hear how his or her friends love the room. Make it a matter of pride adorned with special articles, flags, and thematic decor. Teen posters will come in well even if the room isn’t as spacious as you would like it to be.
Add some glam
Don’t be afraid to bring in bright colors, realize glamorous ideas. While adults seek comfort, adolescents delight in stimulation. If it gets a bit loud, that’s all right. If you have enough room, you can make a more garish corner for activities and a quieter one for lounging around.
Strike the practical chord
The teen is going to accumulate personal belongings; make place for them by hanging shelves to excess or put in a large dresser (or a bookcase, or any other germane piece of furniture). You don’t want your teen to strew things about the floor for want of a good place to deposit them. Also, make sure there will be storage bins for soiled clothing, garbage, and stuff to do away with cluttering.
Provide enough light
Lightning should be in compliance with the teen’s activities. Study areas must be well-lighted, and there may be places that require extra lighting. Get at least one portable lamp to add more light where and when it might be needed.
Arrange for an area for grooming
Even if it small, make it comfortable, well-lighted, with sufficient storage for all necessary articles. Add some cute or glamorous touches for a good mood during the grooming process.
Make it Extraordinary
incorporate various items and things that will look playful, artistic, and sophisticated. Maybe even use exotic stuff. Infuse the room with different touches to prevent it from being too ordinary and grow dull as time passes.
Keep it simple
It’s so easy for the kid to clutter the bedroom! An excess of things purchased will allow them to hurl the room into disorder in the blink of an eye. Things unused but collecting dust should be removed; noticed-too-late items that nobody likes or don’t fit in well should be replaced. The room will need looking after long after it has been completed, and a parent is best for that task. Again, consult the dweller about stuff that is no longer needed or falls out.
Provide some bed storage
And, last but not least, consider the bed – whether it should be simple, or Bohemian a little, or carrying storage for things the teen will be using in bed, like favorite books, or the tablet, or the personal diary and a pen, or a bottle of water for the night. Don’t let the kid get out of bed should he or she require something to entertain themselves or lull them to sleep.