At any rate, before your eyes they have grown into towering teenagers and their once-cute nursery rooms now look rather awkward.
Don’t fret though; you aren’t alone on this fascinating and nerve-wracking journey of changing a teenager’s bedroom! Let’s explore ways of creating an environment which supports their unique individuality while providing parental oversight.
Discover Their Interests
Remember when your teenager was fascinated with dinosaur posters and fairy tale princesses? Those days have long gone extinct, and today their interests might range from boy band music to climate change activism.
Planning a bedroom makeover for a teenager requires taking into account their current interests, whether that is skateboarding, poetry or astrophysics. Make sure you incorporate aspects of their passions into the decor.
Your teenager might be hard to please, but this bedroom makeover could give them something they truly enjoy in their space – from making their room their own haven to adding touches that enliven it with personal flair. Think less “out with the old”, more about “in with the new-you”.
Finding a solution to the Colour Conundrum
Selecting an appropriate hue for your teenager’s bedroom can be just as challenging as managing their mood swings. Instead of painting their walls the same hue they had at age seven, consider opting for hues that reflect their changing tastes as they become adults.
Neutral or pastel tones offer the safest solution, creating a soothing yet versatile setting for their ever-evolving interests and hobbies.
Add accent pieces in bolder hues for added personality – remember this is not about taking an exam from Dulux; take this journey as an opportunity for creativity and patience to explore and let yourself become the Picasso of parent-led bedroom makeovers!
Furniture is at the core of every bedroom – and, let’s be honest, can be quite an obstacle in its transformational journey.
Don’t panic though; we have a plan! First consider what’s necessary and consider the space in which you are working with before starting to furnish it. Multi-functional furniture can be an ideal option for adolescents who have outgrown their race car beds but still need space for study and relaxation – like a loft bed with a desk underneath?
Be sure to include your teenager when going to the bed shop – after all, this is their room and preventing any serious eye rolls is key!
Please be mindful of your storage for that ever-increasing wardrobe and all those mysterious items that seem to accumulate overnight. An organised system could save you from accidentally tripping on an unruly trainer or drumstick in the middle of the night!
Privacy Is Essential!
Finally, let’s focus on one of the more challenging yet essential components: privacy. Your teenager’s room should serve as their personal sanctuary (or hell, depending on the laundry situation) so it is crucial that elements that provide privacy to this new adult-like space.
Curtains and blinds can be an invaluable asset here, not only as fashion statements but also for providing necessary privacy. Tech-savvy adolescents might benefit from installing smart curtain systems which can be controlled easily via smartphone app.
Room dividers can help teens seeking a quiet workspace create the sense of separation they desire in the room, though be wary – this may result in longer periods where your child retreats into his or her room and retreats into themselves – but it also provide some much-needed relief from answering “What’s for dinner, mum?”.
Conclusion: Collaborate and Conquer
Transforming your teenager’s bedroom may seem intimidating at first, but it can also be an incredible chance to bond with them as they enter adulthood – their bedroom being their first true space to express themselves! So brace yourselves, have some fun, and let the transformation begin!