Which teenager doesn’t want a beautiful, exciting and special room? Of course all children and youngsters love having great rooms, but for those who are teenagers, both boys and girls, it is important to have that wonderful room where they can spend a good time by themselves or with their friends. Since they will be going to school too, their room should be functional, practical and peaceful too. So here are 7 basic interior design ideas you should consider while designing and decorating your teenager’s room.
1- Talk to the Teenager: This is the first step you must consider before designing the teens room. Communication is extremely important, and teens might get really upset if you don’t ask them for their opinions. Listen to the teenager and take notes about the opinions, wishes and suggestions. Learn what they want and what they need. How they are going to use the room is important in determining how it should be designed.
2- Observe or Get the Facts: Observe the teenager’s lifestyle, or get the facts about the functions of the bedroom. Don’t forget that the teen bedroom might be more complicated than any other room- it is not only a place to sleep, but also mostly a place to study, watch television, play games, use the computer, etc. Make sure that the room you are designing will be able to accommodate everything needed for those functions.
3- Organize: Teenagers have many clothes, stationary, and various types of clutter in their room. So make sure you plan the interior design in a way that it can store all of these belongings, and avoid the messy look. This will help you create a more peaceful and organized room.
4- Use Furniture that is Multifunctional: You’ve surely seen those wonderful multifunctional furniture pieces- isn’t the teen room one of the best places to make use of them? There are many types of furniture, for example beds that can also provide extra storage space, a dresser that can also be used as the computer’s desk. Use the advantage of these types of furniture in order to create a wider space providing many functions.
5- Add the Teen’s Personality: Make sure that the room’s design reflects the teenager’s personality. You might use their favorite colors, favorite objects (reflecting their taste in music or sports) and personal ideas. You should also put some frames for their photos, and make some space for their trophies or other awards.
6- Think Freely about Color: The teen’s room is one of the very few places that you could think of using the craziest colors on the wall or on furniture pieces. Just make sure that everything isn’t too colorful at the same time. You might also consider using neutral tones and let the teen himself add the extra color inside.
7- Accessorize: Accessories in the room also help the teenager reflect his own personality and taste. If you use too much, the teenager will not be able to move freely in the room. It’s a good idea to make use of wall stickers, photographs, posters, interesting clocks, shaped mirrors etc., instead of vases and other objects that can avoid action and can easily break.