Though making and decorating a ‘modern’ room for a teenage girl may seem like a daunting task, in reality, it can not only be rewarding but fun. Here are a few suggestions directly from a teenage girl to help you along.
1: Take The Girl’s Taste Into consideration
Although you may assume all teenage girls appreciate similar things, you could be drastically wrong. Ask her what favourite colours, bands, celebrities, hobbies, patterns and room styles are. Get as much information about the girl as possible before beginning. Though not all of it may seem useful, any shred of information can be helpful.
2: While Shopping For Furniture, Remember That There Are Three Necessities When It Comes To A Teenager’s Room.
One: a comfortable bed.
Two: a desk and chair to do homework and keep up on hobbies.
Think wall-shelves, bookshelves, bins, and dressers with plenty of drawers. Teens are known for their messy habits and if you have not given them a place to put their things… well, don’t expect the room to remain clean. Beyond that, good lighting (especially around the desk) and other sitting provisions (who doesn’t love beanbags?) for friends are nice to have. Like a lounge area almost!
3: Flesh Out The Room’s Style
A bedspread is a good place to start with the room’s colour scheme. Make sure it doesn’t clash with the wall/carpet colour, it is comfortable, and the girl will like the colours. Obviously, stay away from any colours or patterns she particularly dislikes.
4: Follow Through On Your Chosen Colour Scheme And Add A Few Matching, Decorative Touches To The Room
Bright drapes/curtains, rugs, desk accessories, and new lampshades are easy ways to add colour. One great idea that many ‘hip’ teens do is to put up while holiday lights in their room. It works best if the strands are white and that the lights have swag to make it look better. Another great idea is to write her favourite song or poem in another language such as Japanese or Chinese and hang it above her desk. Don’t forget, this is a teen, so keep it funky! How about some lava lamps or funky wall art?
5: Add Your Finishing Touches
This is where the girl’s interest can come into play. A few posters of choice and photographs on the wall really add character to the room, and will make your teen feel right at home. Get her 2 to 3 posters (that she can hang up herself in case she wants them in a special place) of her favourite band, celebrity, movie, or anything else she may have mentioned to you!
So what are waiting for? Geer up to decorate your room.