How to design the perfect teen bedroom

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For a teenager, their bedroom is their safe space. They spend most of their time in this space, especially now that school classes are online rather than in person. It is important that their bedroom is a place they feel happy and inspired in, fits their style and aesthetic, and has enough space for them to personalise and change it as they grow and learn new things. Involving your kids in the design process is a fun and easy way to understand their current perspective and work with it. Here are some ways you can design the perfect teen bedroom.

 

Colours and Tones

The first step in designing your teen’s bedroom is choosing the colours and tones. Involving the kids while doing this is extremely important. An easy and interesting way would be to create mood boards with them. Pinterest is an excellent source to gather material for them along with Instagram. You can also look in magazines and books that discuss interior designing for young adults.

You can also follow the three-colour theory which suggests choosing a combination of three colours for the entire bedroom. One colour for the walls and ceiling, one for bigger accents like the bed and tables and one for smaller décor like bedsheets and pillows.

Teen bedrooms are always changing because they are always changing. They will want to move the furniture and rearrange the place multiple times, decorate it differently and change it according to their growing personalities. The best way to enable them to do this in the future is to go for neutral-coloured walls. Neutral colours work with every colour and are therefore very adaptable to change. Wooden furniture is also a good place to start as it can be painted over.

For the small décor, let your kids go crazy and choose whatever colours they like. These are temporary décor that is easy to change.

It’s important to remember that they are teenagers and as they grow and learn, they change and so do their choices. Choosing colours and tones that allow them to express their current self while also being adaptable in future is important when designing the perfect teen bedroom.

 

Lots of natural light

Teens love being cooped up in their bedroom, it’s their hub! And often, this space can get dark and dingy. If your teen prefers it that way, they might not like it in the future. Having large windows that provide enough sunlight is therefore important. If your teenager wants to keep the room dark, install some blackout curtains over some sheer or linen curtains so they have the option to experiment at their convenience.

If the room does not get enough sunlight naturally, you can opt to get a skylight that will allow them to get direct sunlight.

Young adults are still growing and are hence going through a lot of confusing and scary phases, which can make them feel down. Natural light is, therefore, considered extremely important for teenagers as it helps in reducing stress, increasing positive vibes, and providing inspiration.


A space for the study

Teenagers have a lot of schoolwork- especially now that they are working from home. Dedicated space for studying enables them to not procrastinate. Moreover, this is also a place where they can sit and complete their homework and study for exams. With homeschooling, and home classes, they need a space where they would not be disturbed. Decorate this study area with inspirational quotes and art pieces that make them feel motivated to study. Make sure there is plenty of storage for them to store away their books and notes as well as have anything open on the table with multiple other items. It’s good to have a neutral-colored or cool-toned study space as it stops the eye from losing focus. 

Make sure your choice is practical and the chairs being used are comfortable. Include a fun space as well where you kids can take a break. You can get a TV wall mounted to save space as well as make a break-place for the teenagers. To get your TV wall mounted by professionals, click here. 

Define the study area by painting it a different color or using different colored furniture. You can also add a rug to define the zone and make it separate from the bedroom. If the room is small and it’s not possible to install a proper study area, you can opt for a foldable study table that can be used when required. Paint the study area, wall to ceiling, just a little wider than the desk to create the illusion of a separate zone. Make sure the desk is facing either a natural light source (like a window) or has good lighting via lamps and fixtures. This will ensure that your perfect teen bedroom does not suffer from the lack of light needed for studying and working.  

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