Decorating a teens room is a true challenge. I am in the process of redecorating Inès’s room, and pfffou,
It almost happens overnight. Your teen tells you that their room looks baby-ish, embarrassing to show to their friends and not to their taste anymore. The problem is the ever-changing taste and preferences of teenagers: what is awesome today may not have so awesome tomorrow.
Here are a few things I am learning right now to redecorate Inès’ s room on a budget and make a room that fits her ‘teenage” life:
- I am planning lots of storage – in drawers, because the dusting and housecleaning in my teen’s room does not happen very often. I am thinking that if her stuff is stored away from dust and we’re limiting the shelving situation, she’ll have a much easier time to clean.
- I am also trying to incorporate a seating, chill-out area. She often has friends over and needs more areas to hang out in addition to her bed : low bench, bean bags, etc….
- Finally, I try to invest in small accessories to create the mood : funky and shaggy pillows. These will be easy – and cheaper – to upgrade if she changes her mind about the style of her room in a few months.
Do you have any other tips you think I should know? I’d love your input!
I’ll be sharing pics of Inès’s finished room soon. Wish me luck, she’s a tough client to please! ;-) Xo, Si-