Published by Roxane Wesley, Aug 01, 2016
Teenagers are awesome creatures. Unfortunately, we often misunderstood them, think they’re hard to please, unreachable in their edgy, bizarre taste. But thankfully, we’re all once a teenager and if we want to look back to those golden years, we will eventually see what those lovely teenagers want and need.
Unlike adults, teenagers see their bedroom beyond a place to sleep. It’s like their small kingdom where they escape the world of demands and rules and a place to bring friends in to have some fun. So, one thing to keep in mind when designing a teen’s bedroom is that their bedroom is an expression of who they are. It’s like a place for a holy grail for them.
Although it’s easy to see your teenagers as mere children, the time of stuffed animals and cute wall decals is gone. But they aren’t ready for a crystal chandelier either. Even if you can put some details in certain spots, you need to think generally simple.
Don’t be confused, we’ve got your back! Here are some essential design tips to create a terrific teen’s bedroom:
Combine bold colors. Red, white, and black is a classic combination to represent a teen’s bold spirit, while yellow and blue are a sophisticated choice for edgy teenagers’ bedroom. For teen girls, don’t be hesitate to use bright pink, fuchsia, lemonade yellow, turquoise, and other girly colors.
Provide some decent shelving. Teens have busy lives; school, sports, language courses, piano, ballet, music and movie collections, book collections... make sure their room has enough space to accommodate all aspects of their life. Consider using closed shelves system to make the bedroom effortlessly tidy.
Bold geometric prints are funky. Not only fun and eye-catching, bold geometric prints also add some structure and balance. Two aspects a teenager needs besides fun and freedom.
Play with oversized wall decorations. You can either paint the wall and create a super-cool mural, adding wall decals, or using wallpapers to make a striking statement in the teenager’s bedroom. Discuss with them to decide the best choice. If they like it, you can also use photo-frame formation to embellish the bedroom’s wall.
Use bright colors. While you are free to use some black accent in the bedroom, remember to use bright colors to get a balanced design. Bright, colorful details provide a positive, happy energy to teenager’s life. If your design is mainly simple and light-colored, you can add some colorful posters as decorations. Do you think eclectic décors are cool? OMG yes!
Incorporate a hang-out spot and work-space. They need them so much! Dedicated workspace (or creative space, if you like it) will help teenagers to be more focused when studying or working on projects, while a hang-out spot is essential when their friends are hanging around. Provide a simple desk and comfortable chair for their workstation, and add a pair of wing chairs or bean bags to create a hang-out spot.
Add balance with some plants and woods. Nature and green colors are soothing. Some flowers or cactus in pots will add balance to a boldly-designed teen bedroom. Do not hesitate to add some wood elements to the bedroom. Use wooden shelves and cabinets if you like.
Add some details. For teen boys, you can add a set of miniature cars, Lego brick characters, or some band posters as decorations. As for teen girls, a beautiful table lamp, pretty pillows and lace curtains will delight them.