During the early to mid-teen years, children are beginning to grow and develop their own personal identity and a desire to revamp a private living space is likely to strike. Just as adults enjoy decorating after certain milestones such as recent marriage or a new baby, a teen may be celebrating an event like the beginning of middle school or high school or inner discovery.
However, this isn’t a time to stress over costs and hard work, it’s a time for a family to celebrate and embark on this next step toward maturity. Whether you’re an adult wanting to manage and help decorate a teen’s room, or a teen yourself, this five-step guide will help make the process of developing unique teen décor a more enjoyable and easier process.
The process of creating a new teen room décor takes effort from both the adult and the teenager. It is just as important that the teen is able to voice his or her opinions and artistic ideas for the new space as it is for the adult to voice concerns about color, furnishing, and whether it complements the scheme of the rest of the home. Possibly the most important part of any new decoration process is the planning stage. Instead of just sitting down and starting to plan which could result in arguments, slowing down the process and putting a damper in the mood, try creating an outline of everything that will need to be discussed such as functionality, color, theme, and accessories, then separately make lists of what you have in mind.
Some of the more important items to come to an agreement on are necessities like teen bedding, desks, and window treatments. There are many options to discuss such as loft versus castle bedding and whether the customization of window treatments is a possibility. These are the important furnishings that will most likely diminish the majority of the budget and establish a feel for the rest of the room – so try to get this knocked out first.