As your child grows older, he or she will begin to figure things out on their own terms. Beyond a bedroom that just looks cool, teens need a space where they can relax, unwind, and escape from life’s everyday demands. Today in the Ellecor Interior Design blog, we’ll talk about some ways to make your teenager’s bedroom into a sanctuary that’s both practical and peaceful.
A teenager’s bedroom is the perfect place to create a space that fits their lifestyle. Your teenager enjoys particular types of music, movies, and extracurricular activities. These likes may not always be in sync with each other, but the variety and contrast will add to the overall style. Most importantly, your teen’s bedroom is an expression of who they are, especially if there is an eclectic mix of styles.
A Little Bit of Everything
A teenager’s bedroom serves as a miniature apartment because your child is taking their first steps into an adult world. Create nooks and crannies to take advantage of every bit of space in the room. A hamper may have a small storage rack on top. A headboard also serves as a bookshelf. The loveseat doubles as a study area and place to hang out with friends.
To Desk or Not to Desk…
Having a desk in your teenager’s room is, perhaps, the toughest choice to make when it comes to interior design. Your teen may think they need a desk, but perhaps they study better at the dining room table. If you put a desk in the room, make it unobtrusive. That way, your child can use it if they want but don’t feel obligated to do so.
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Don’t skimp on the bed. Your teenager needs a good night’s sleep. If you need to save space, purchase a headboard that mounts to the wall instead of one that goes on the floor. Consider a full-size or queen-size bed that allows your child to spread out their study materials as they’re reading textbooks and taking notes. Remember, they can take the bed with them when they move out on their own.
Teens love bold, contemporary colors. Use bold colors sparingly, such as with a poster from their favorite band combined with accents in an area rug. Bold colors can lighten or darken the room as well as create specific effects, depending on what you want to achieve.
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Choose Ellecor Interior Design
Let Ellecor Interior Design help you with the layout and look of your teenager’s bedroom. We can customize and personalize the room with your teenager’s sense of style in mind. We also offer custom-made furniture for any size room. Contact us today for more information and to get a free estimate.
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