Most teenagers want the chance to redecorate their own room. They want the ability to change their room, that is probably suited for a child, to a room that works for them. They want a room that they can call their own. This is a time that they are finding their personality and they want to show off the things that they like. Redecorating your teenager’s room can be a fun activity that you and your teenager could do together. Here are some tips to help you while you are redecorating their bedroom.
- Let them Express their Personality
If you are planning on redecorating their room, make sure that they have a say on all new furniture and decor. Give them the chance to choose the colors that they want to repaint the room. If they want a certain theme, let them choose. Go to the store and find some posters that they like. Find some pieces of furniture that they may want to take with them when they go to college or decide to move out.
- Don’t Make Everything Permanent
Believe it or not, teenager’s tastes can change very quickly. One week, your teenager may like a pop star, and then the next week they may decide that they no longer like them. Use some poster tack to all posters up, so if they decide they don’t like the posters, they can take them down without damaging the walls. Wall decals are also very helpful for decor, because they can be removed very easily. If they want to hang multiple pieces of artwork, you don’t have to damage your walls with a bunch of nails. Command hooks usually can hold a the weight of artwork and can be removed easily.
- Install a Murphy Desk or other Multipurpose Furniture
Consider some multipurpose furniture. It can save space and be very helpful if they want to invite guests. A Murphy Desk is the perfect option for your teenager’s room. Every teenager needs a desk in their room. High school is very difficult, and teenagers need an area where they can place their computer and study. A Murphy Desk is very convenient because you can convert it to a bed without disturbing the papers, books or electronics.
- Prepare for the Future
Teenagers grow up. They become adults, and they go to college or they move out to live their own lives. Parents are often left with a room that is decorated for a teenager, and they need to go through the process of buying furniture just to repurpose the room. You may want to consider what you want to do with the room once they move out. Many parents decide that they want to make the room into a home office. A Murphy Desk is an good option for this as well. They can have a desk in the room while still having a guest bedroom when guests or your teenager comes to visit.
Redecorating a bedroom can be a very fun activity. Enjoy the experience and keep these tips in mind throughout the process.