Having a teenager can be both a wonderful and a tricky experience. Older children can be superb companions and their arrival into adulthood can be a source of joy.
Equally, this is the age at which all they want to do is to assert their independence. One way of both respecting their fast impending adulthood and showing them how much you care about them is to ensure they have a great space of their own to enjoy.
Help them to make it stylish and special through perfect accessories, giving them a bedroom they can be proud of.
When planning a teenager’s bedroom think about the accessories you would like them have to help the space function usefully. Then consider how these can be made stylish.
So, firstly, you may well be keen to encourage your teenager to work hard for their exams. He or she will therefore need a good desk complete with accessories.
Spend time perusing on line or in the shops. Pick out a stylish computer desk. There are some very reasonably priced models that have sleek, minimal finishes and interesting surface shapes. Choose one that has a moveable keyboard shelf as well as space to spread out books.
Accessorise this with a trendy-looking desk light. Here you have all sorts of options, from Anglepoise and LED models through to upright styles in exciting finishes.
Then look out for a selection of other unusual, perfect accessories that will look stylish alongside the desk– pen and pencil holders, book stands, paper clips, for example. These can all be very reasonably prices but will set off the look of the work area – and will hopefully make studying a more pleasant pastime.
Teenage Clothing Areas
Many teenagers are very fashion conscious, so next turn your attention to their clothing areas. Once again, it is relatively easy these days to find simple yet stylish looking wardrobes, chests of drawers and shelves.
Accessorize these by bringing in trendy extras. Try upright, full-size clothes hangers, for example, stylish rows of modern-looking hooks or even a contemporary take on an old hat stand. These will make storing clothes part of the look of the bedroom space as a whole.
What is on the Walls?
Teenagers’ bedrooms are typically covered in torn posters and hastily tacked up photographs. Give this process a tidier and altogether more stylish look by investing in some simple frames.
Even plain glass clip frames will make posters and pictures look good search about and you will find some great examples for hanging on walls, as well as standing on surfaces, in Perspex, metal and even wood.
Look for unusual shapes that will be perfect and make the display look stylish in its own right, before the pictures are even put in.
Finally, teenagers like to look good – so whether you have a boy or a girl, the odds are they will be wanting a mirror. Resist the temptation to buy a basic model on a standing frame and go for a look that is a little more modern instead.
An oversized wall mirror propped against a wall could look perfect in your teenager’s room or opt for a hanging model with an eye-catching frame, in an unusual shape or with careful lighting that makes it an interesting and stylish feature for the bedroom.