Your little girl is now all grown, and the Barbie pinks are no longer the most favorite thing about her room. Her room remains her haven, a place to sleep, meditate, escape from the pressures of adolescence, and just be herself. To help her fully express her true self, you want to eliminate all the childish items and replace them with décor that matches her personality. Even though her favorite things seem different and almost bizarre, your daughter will thank you for making her ‘fort’ a reality.
Her Room Should Be Fully Functional For Her
A teen’s bedroom is so much more than a sleeping place; she needs a place to sit and talk with friends, study, and explore her independence. As you work to transform her room into her space, work with her to create:
- A comfortable but cozy sleeping area
- A customized study area: a desk and chair where she will sit without straining and still accomplish a lot without distractions
- A place to lounge with her best friends
What To Do With The Wall
As the background, encourage the teen to select her favorite color and add some character with a bold print or geometric design. These wall decorations will be the first step in making her room truly customized to fit her desires. Next up, shop with her for removable wall décor (art, paintings, pictures, or posters) and help her create her favorite words using neon or lighted marquee signs.
Add A Hint Of Creativity
In addition to the wall art and the fixtures that make it work, consider adding an extra dimension to her room instead of the regular rectangular bed, try a hanging or round bed for that extra uniqueness. Other decorations that can add personality and unexpectedness include a swing or fish tank. To add an element of coziness, consider using curtains with soft colors and flowery patterns, soft throw pillows, faux fur rug, velvety wallpaper, and plush bedding.
How To Make A Small Room Work
Your teen will most likely not mind having a smaller room. If anything, she may love it better because it will be cozier and will be a fun place to hang with friends or a boyfriend. Use a more vertical study area to create space for her books, both above and below her desk. Also, place a small bench near her bed’s footboard or throw pillows and a rug at one corner for her friends to sit when they come by.
Your teenage daughter will have copious amounts of clothes, shoes, makeup, makeup brushes, souvenirs, and so many other products. You must ensure that all her items have sufficient space, or her room will look like a nightmare every single day. Consider having an in-built closet for her clothes and shoes, shelving for books and souvenirs, a dressing table with lights and drawers for her makeup and jewelry, and a cabinet wall around her bed for additional space.