How to decorate for a teenagers bedroom
If you have children who have out grown their current bedroom it may be the time to redecorate. Once children leave primary school and move to secondary education having a cool room when their friends visit is essential. If you don't do this you may cause your child some embarrassment when they do decide to invite their friends round. This page has information how to decorate for your teenager or child for their move to secondary school.
Before making any changes to your child’s room make sure that you ask your child what colours they like and what they would like out of their room so that you can use these colours to change the look of their room. If they want a vibrant colour you do not have to put this over all of the walls you can incorporate it into the room by using the colour for soft furnishing such as bedding and other accessories.
Once you have decided on the colours which you wish to use you could even use them in conjunction with patterned wallpaper which is incredibly popular at the moment. If you are decorating for a girl you could choose to have a flowery pattered wall paper for the feature wall but prior to putting this up you should make sure that you paint all of the other walls a neutral colour such as white or off white so that the feature wall stands out.
If you do not want to commit to wall paper if you think that your child will want to redecorate again in the future you could choose wall stickers which are highly effective and can be removed incredibly easily. Not only are they easy to remove they are also easy to apply and can take minutes rather than putting up wallpaper which can be hard to remove and put up. There are so many different styles to choose from including flowery prints to more subtle stickers which have names on them!
Once you have finished decorating the walls you should then concentrate on furniture and accessories. If you are keeping the same furniture as you had before you can paint it to fit in with the room or even cover the existing furniture with fabric which is not only easier but also much cheaper. You can easily do this with a staple gun and pull the fabric tight to create a whole new look.
Looking into the future it is best to purchase a desk and chair for your child which fits in with the room so that they have somewhere which they do their work without being disturbed. Fitting some shelves which they can keep their possessions on is also essential. If you have a girl you may also want to put a large mirror in the room or instead of a desk a dressing table which has room to put makeup on and to do their homework at. Desks can vary in price but usually are quite cheap depending on the size of the desk you wish to buy.
After you have purchased exactly what you want you may want to then focus on small accessories such as lighting and extras. Having pillows and bedding in an alternative colour will give the room even more of your child’s personality. If your teenager said that they like certain colours you should buy throws and cushions in this colour so that they know that you have taken their tastes into consideration.