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Refreshing A Kid’s Bedroom Into A Teen’s Bedroom

Kids grow up so fast and before you know it, they’re no longer the newborn you were holding in your arms in what seems like was only a short time ago. If you have a child who is just entering a more mature age and no longer requires a toybox, it means you have none other than a teenager! Being a teenager means going on to a new stage of life and just as their needs change and personalities develop, it means it’s time to also update their environment. No teenager wants a childish bedroom and no parent wants their teenager to have a typical messy bedroom. The great news is that you can use this as an opportunity to get to know the person they are becoming and help them express themselves through design. Here’s how to turn a child’s bedroom into a modern teen’s bedroom.

Get To Know Your Teen’s Interests

Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: No teenager wants their parent to completely change their room for them. Remember what it was like being their age and the posters you had on your wall or the stacks of memorabilia you collected. Without their personal input, they won’t feel like it’s their room at all. Instead, find out what they’re passionate about. Music? Movies? Comics? Sport? Animals? Start by allowing for a theme that they relate to and think of ways that the space will accommodate for them to take part in their hobbies.

Remove Anything They’ve Grown Out Of

The thing about growing into a different age group is that many things are no longer of use to your teen. Not only clothes and shoes, but toys, nightlights, story time books, and more are things that turn into unwanted clutter. Get your teen to box all of the things that are in good condition and donate them to freewill. It’s nice to go down memory lane, so give your teen a hand and keep only a couple of items have sentimental value, like their first blanket or teddy bear.

Decorate Mindfully & Creatively

How does one decorate mindfully? What we mean by that is to decorate for function. The biggest blunder with decorating a teen’s bedroom can be not allowing for storage and empty space. Don’t forget that teens will inevitably clutter and need room to complete projects, homework, music practice and so on. Be mindful with the convenience of the space, and then get creative! The hands-on work is the best part, so let your teen grab a paintbrush and watch a feature wall come to life and transform what was once their childhood room. Incorporate a new bed, desk and décor to complete the look.


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