Teenagers have got their own interests, tastes, school tasks to commit, hobbies and friends. They are in the middle of turbulence of growing towards adulthood having to make important future decisions. This time is very exiting for a young girl or boy, but it can be stressful at the same time.
A disorganised and disturbing space can take the focus away which is well needed when learning new things or studying for exams. Not being able to relax can lead to too much stress or depression. A room should provide both support and feeling of safety, allowing to snuggle up when needed. Your teen should not be left outside of the decision making about room decoration, neither should you make her do it completely alone. At least you should discuss about it together first.
4 Things To Avoid
1. Choosing An Extremely Unconventional Decoration
Teens tend to change their tastes time after time. Decorating a room in a too personal style will not leave much flexibility for your teen to express herself in the future, and you might find yourself having to redecorate the room every year. Instead you would like to be able to rearrange with small updates.
2. Not Compromising The Colour Palette
A strong colour can really burst energy and give a grown up impression. But as the room usually serves both working and relaxing, the colour needs to be chosen to match these basic needs. The space can still be made dynamic with neutral wall colours by following a functional furniture plan and adding wall art.
3. Buying Bulky Furniture
A cumbersome furniture makes it difficult to change the room order and can make one item too overpowering. Favouring furniture with both storage space and flexibility, makes arranging easier and offers more choices for a cohesive look. It would be great to use a storage system that can be built up using stackable units to create a practical yet visually pleasing entity.
4. Selecting A Low Key Style
Because you think being a teenager is temporary and she might change her mind doesn’t mean you can’t afford some high quality. Think twice, as you don’t have to decorate all the room with expensive items. Just a couple of exclusive items, like a high quality bed set and a comfortable chair can make your teen feel that extra special.