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Decorating Ideas for Teens Bedrooms

When decorating a teens bedroom you’ll need to ensure that they are included with the decision making and while your budget may be restricted or their room lacks space there are some great interior design tips to help you achieve a room in a style they love.

It’s probably easiest to start with a colour scheme or theme. Themed bedrooms can make the whole process of decorating much easier. Whether your teen wants their latest sports or a theme built around their interests and hobbies there are plenty of themes to choose from; you never know you may strike lucky and your teen chooses to go for specific colours rather than an actual theme which is usually much easier to cater for. Don’t be alarmed if they choose black as this can be pepped up with bright neons, such as electric blues, hot pink or ultra violet.

Pay particular attention to flooring as it needs to be practical as well as affordable. Wooden or laminate flooring is a cost-effective choice and you can always take the starkness off by using area rugs.

Storage is another important issue and one that shouldn’t be overlooked. Beds with storage drawers are great options, along with shelving for displaying books etc. If friends frequently arrive for sleep overs bunk beds or beds where one slides directly under the other are also effective ways of managing small beds.

Window dressings are a great way to add colour and pattern to a teens room and they’ll thanks for Terrys Curtains which have a blackout lining! If you’re looking for a window dressing which doesn’t need any attention eyelet curtains are easy to pull open or blackout roller blinds which can be used as the sole window treatment or used along with curtains. Either ways should be considered and chosen to suit the style or theme of the room.

Once flooring, painting, wallpapering and window dressings have been decided it’s wise to step back and let your teen add their own choice of accessories to their room. Placing a litter bin in a corner may help solve the problem of strewn rubbish left on surfaces and floors and you could also use a laundry bin to encourage them not to leave the dirty clothes laying around!

Wall decals are on-trend at the moment and are an ideal way of bringing a theme together; most of them simply stick on the wall and will peel off relatively easily when they need to be changed or swapped for the newest trends. Bedding is another area where colour and patterns can be bought into play. Duvet covers are also a way of introducing a theme into the room and can be replaced when one fad dies and another takes its place.

Older teens may also like to change their bedroom’s furniture. A double bed rather than a single are most commonly asked for and whether the size of the room or your morale principles allows for this is a matter for each individual household.