Your Guide To Decorating A Teenage Girls Bedroom

April 4, 2011 at 12:31 pm

When it comes to the war between parents and their teenage children taste and style are often at the heart of most arguments. Whether it’s what both sides feel is acceptable dress sense or what both sides feel are acceptable friends it can sometimes feel like a never ending battle. If you’re a teenage girl looking to decorate your bedroom or you’re a parent with a teenage girl who wants a bedroom make over there are a few simple things to bear in mind.

If you’re the teenager the bottom line is that it’s your parent’s house and the chances are they’re controlling the budget on this project so ultimately what they say goes. Any thought of a jet black room dotted with pentagrams is probably pushing it. If you’re the parent you’re going to have to remember what it’s like to be a teenager. Your child’s tastes are growing and developing and this might be their first chance to grab some real independence and you need to respect this.
Start off by setting a realistic and sensible budget; this alone is going to be a point of contention. The teen is going to want to spend more money and the parent is going to want to spend less. Now you’ve got your budget in mind work out what your priorities are for it. Do you simply want new walls? In which case are you looking for wall paper or paint? Maybe its new furniture you’re after in which case you need to break this down further. Do you really need to replace all your old furniture or could you simply give some of it a face lift with a new coat of paint and some new handles? If you’re working on a particularly low budget you could simply look at how you’re accessorizing the room. Something as simple as a couple of new rugs, a new throw for the bed, new lamp shades and a wall hanging or two can have the potential to completely change the look and feel of any room.

teenage girls bedroom Your Guide To Decorating A Teenage Girls Bedroom

Now it’s the teens choice, pick a theme or a colour scheme you want the room to follow. Try and limit it to just two main colours with maybe two more to accent them. If you start going crazy with dozens of different colours the room is not only going to look too busy and gaudy but it’s also going to make the room look smaller. If your room is quite small or it doesn’t get much natural light try and keep the colour tone to a light pastel. Colours like blues and greens can make a room feel colder but it will also give it a fresher look too. Whereas colours like yellows and oranges are warmer and can make a room feel cosier. If you want a busy pattern try and keep it to just the one wall so you don’t overpower the room.

Now you’ve got the walls and basic colors sorted you need to look at your furniture. This can quickly make your room make over costs sky rocket. If you have a specific theme you want for your room try buying plain furniture and simply customize it to fit the rest of the room. Things like buying special drawer handles and some stencils for a plain chest of drawers can be much cheaper than buying a more unique piece of ready made furniture. The same goes for lamp shades, buy a cheaper plain shade and customize it with your own material and accessories (just make sure the bulb isn’t completely covered as this could cause a fire hazard). If you’ve gone to all the trouble of decorating your walls it seems a shame to cover it with your posters and photos so get a large cork board and limit your pictures to that.

Now you’ve got your perfect bedroom all that’s left to do now is try and keep it tidy!

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