Your child won’t want to sleep in a room decorated in dinosaurs and unicorns forever, sadly. There will be a time in their life where they will want a more ‘grown-up’ bedroom so that they can invite their friends over without getting embarrassed. We are currently transforming my not-so-little boy’s bedroom as we speak, as he is just going into his teenage years, so I thought I would share five tips on how to create a cool, teen hangout.
Get a Grown-Up Bed
It might be time to give up your child’s bunk bed and invest in something a little more grown-up and bigger. Bunk beds don’t exactly scream out ‘mature’ and ‘young adult’.Going from a single bed frame to a double bed frame will mean that your child will have more space to grow and to starfish throughout the night. Plus, teenagers spend as long in their bed as they possibly can, so you want them to be comfortable.
Allow Personal Memories
Teenage bedrooms are normally filled with their own personal memories such as photos of their friends and families, or little things they’ve collected over the years. Letting your teenager add their own personal stamp to their bedroom is a great idea as it will allow them to show off their personality a little more.
Teenagers have plenty of exams that they will need to revise for, and plenty of coursework. A desk is an important addition to a teenager’s bedroom as it will give them space to revise and study, rather than having to go to the local library or working in the kitchen where a lot of noise could take place.
Invest in Storage
Teenagers come with plenty of baggage, quite literally. Their bedroom should be filled with storage options for their clothes, school books, shoes and whatever clutter they acquire on their journey. Some added storage options include storage beds, shelving for books and investing in baskets and boxes that can be stacked on top of each other.
Keep it simple
Teenagers can be fickle when it comes to their likes and dislikes and will probably want to change their mind about their favourite prints and patterns a few times before they reach their 18th birthday. The trick to get around this is to opt for a simple colour or design of wallpaper at the beginning of the renovation, that’ll save you from redecorating in the future.