Decorating Your Teens Room
Teens are not always easy to please and they are not embarrassed to tell you when you are making a mistake. When it comes time to decorate your teens room, they will tell you what they like or dont like so its important to take the first step and sit down with them and get their opinion of what they want in their room.
You want to find out their favorite colors; what makes them happy, what makes them feel relaxed, and what colors distracts them. Finding out the answer to these questions will help you decorate according to what your teen likes and what colors you want to avoid. Some colors will be distracting and make it hard to concentrate when they are studying so you want to avoid those colors. Around the area that they will be sleeping, you want to add calming and relaxing colors.
Next, you want to add curtains and an area rug. You want to accent the room with window coverings and rugs. Dont choose these as your centerpiece instead compliment your centerpiece with these areas.
You can paint the walls in several different ways. You may choose to paint each wall a different color, paint the walls all the same color or put paneling up in their room. Painting can make a big difference to the room so you want to make sure that your teen has some say so on the color.
Decorating your teens room can be done on any budget. Painting is usually the least expensive touch up you can make along with changing the curtains and adding an accent rug. You dont need to buy everything new to put into the room. Yard sales, swap meets, and eBay are great places to find just about anything your teen may be into.
Before you begin decorating your teens room, you want to make sure that you have everything that you need. You dont want to start a project and realize you dont have enough to finish it. Then your teen will have to sleep in the guest room or on the sofa until it is finished. Make sure that you and your teen clear your schedules for the weekend so you can both work hard to get the room done. Make the most out of your time together; order pizza, share some laughs and have fun.
Whether they leave the new decor alone for six months or they never change it again, you will have enjoyed planning and working with your teen to get the look that they want.
Author Scarlett offers a wealth of creative tips on home decorating and knows how to please the 'teen'. She writes for House Of Area Rugs, the place to go for black rugs (the most popular color choice of teenagers) and flower shaped rugs.
Ideas & Tips
If you cant get your teen to go shopping with you, sit down at the computer and shop online. Start by finding your focal point. For a teen, this is usually something that they like the most right now. It could be their favorite rock star, sports, game, or hobby. Set a budget and dont go over it. Make sure that you both agree on most of the decor.