With the new school year around the corner, now is a good time to think about re-designing your teenager’s bedroom. There is a lot to think about, so we suggest considering separate spaces for sleep, study
Creating a hard-working, multi-purpose room
A separate study space is ideal for a teenager to help them focus on their work away from distractions. We’d suggest plenty of storage for files/ stationery accessories is important here, as well as providing a dedicated desk area, even if it’s a small one. We recommend including a dedicated digital zone, with USB charging ports, for example. This will hopefully encourage a screen-free area nearer the bed – this is an excellent life skill to foster from an early age.
Ensuring good quality,
Having a dark, calm sleeping environment is one of the key components of bedroom design. Teenage years are a period of much physical and emotional growth, so adequate good-quality rest is important. Fitting blackout blinds will help
Unless you have the luxury of space in the teenager’s bedrooms, choosing multi-functional
personalised & private space
Encourage your teenage child to express themselves, within reason, by allowing them to choose colours, design styles and objects to decorate the room.
Teenager’s tastes and interests can change frequently so it’s a good idea to build in opportunities to alter how these are expressed in their rooms. You could facilitate this by incorporation of pegboards, magnetic panels or chalkboards, where interests can be constantly updated while keeping walls free from blue-tack or tape, and thumbtacks.
Dedicated hang-out space
If there’s room, incorporating a dedicated relaxation space into the bedroom is an excellent idea. Many teenagers seek privacy, so having a spot for them away from the rest of the house gives them just that. This area could include beanbags and soft rugs to create an inviting chill-out zone.
We love incorporating greenery into any teenager’s bedroom to add an air-cleaning and biophilic component, encourage nurturing and taking responsibility, and they also look great from a decorative point of view.
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