Time to Redecorate Your Teen's Room

There comes a time in the life of your kids when they'll feel the need to transform their room to reflect their own personality and tastes.
Time to Redecorate Your Teen's Room

Last update: 15 November, 2020

The arrival of puberty can mean a change in lifestyle, personality, and behavior. It’s also a good time to redecorate your teen’s room and give it a drastic change in decoration.

We’ve all been through this age. Your adolescent might be feeling rebellious, but it’s also a time when they start to form their own identity. They’ll probably want a room that reflects their tastes and personality.

Without a doubt, it can be a great time to transform their bedroom. This is where they’ll spend most of their time. As a result, it’s important that their room suits them.

Before redecorating your teen’s room, what do you need to consider?

A teen's room decoration is important.

First, you need to value the idea of change. In other words, this isn’t just about introducing all kinds of accessories and overloading the decoration. As a result, it’s best to guide and direct your child in their redecoration plans.

When does this process of change usually take place? Generally, it happens when they start high school. Here they’ll spend hours each day with classmates with different characters and each child tries to define their own personality.

A bedroom is the main way of identifying themselves. However, don’t allow them to put everything and anything in there. It’s best to talk tactfully and offer solutions when you realize your child might be making a design error.

A teenager needs their own space, but they also need to remember that they live in a shared house.

A new, more personalized look for a teen’s room

Adolescents try to show their opinions and their character in the decoration of their room. New, exciting things begin to become important in their lives, to the extent that they want to make it symbolic in their room. Let’s look some ways to redecorate a teen’s room:

  1. Their room probably had some elements from childhood that haven’t been removed yet. When a child turns 12 or 13 years old, they being to feel closer to adulthood and further from childhood.
  2. Music usually becomes very important to shape their personality. The singers and bands they like begin to take on an important role in their lives and create a specific style. As a result, it might be a good idea to hang a poster or two on the wall, but not fill the entire space.
  3. This is also a great time to paint the walls a different color. You should let them give their opinion when choosing the shade. This is a great way to let them participate in the decoration and make it a family activity.
  4. When your child enters middle or high school, they’ll need a new desk or place to study as well as a place to put their computer. For example, you can choose a piece of furniture that has drawers and shelves to put books on. The goal is to make some space and create a comfortable study area.

Avoid overwhelming the room

A simple child's bedroom.

One mistake parents often make is letting teens organize their own rooms. This can create a poor design, or junk accumulating in a way that doesn’t look good at all.

While you want to avoid fighting over the design, it’s important to reach common ground. In other words, you should talk to show that the room will look better without so many things in it. This can also be a problem when cleaning up.

Regardless, the idea is to create harmony and give the bedroom a personality without causing contrast or aesthetic issues.

Change is good for a teen’s room

Helping your child transform their room can be a positive thing. Redecorating and offering another design can help them develop their personality and style.

Ultimately, your goal should be to help your child along while this change is happening. You shouldn’t forget that you’re a model for them and that they’ll appreciate the help and new look in their room.

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