A child’s bedroom is tricky for parents. While parents get to decorate the child’s room the way they want it, it’s not the same when their child grows into a teenager. Now they have input to give when it comes to their room design. After all, it’s the age where they are keen to set themselves apart from others and form their own identity.
So, how do you ensure the pieces you’ve invested in are worth it in the long run? Read on this list to figure out how you can transition a child’s room to a teen room.
1. Invest in long-lasting pieces
To save some money, invest earlier in long-lasting pieces such as good cupboards that can be repainted for an updated look. Teens can already use an adult bed and it’ll last until they move out! Look for furniture where you can either repaint or switch out the hardware.
In the picture above, a low bookcase that may have been used as a toddler’s bookcase can be turned into a bedside table for teens (and adults).
2. Think about the colours
As the child grows older, they may prefer colours that are less child-like and more grown-up such as the basic white and cream. Pastels are always a classic but there’s no harm in experimenting with bolder colours. If you can’t decide, go for a geometric pattern as it’ll suit both younger children and teens.
3. Decorate with removables
Removables such as wallpaper, wall decal and glow-in-the-dark stickon are perfect for an ever-changing children’s room. They can be removed easily when the child gets bored of it and it adds a little uniqueness to the bedroom.
4. Use their artwork
Invest in nice frames that’ll last long. When the child grows older, switch out their doodles with the current artwork or just add to the remaining collection on the wall! The frames can be hung above the bed or a section of the bedroom.
5. Create special nooks
Children and teens love their special nook where they can read and lounge on their own or when they have friends over. Set up a cushioned bench, put in a large pillow or throw in a few beanbags at the corner of the room and watch their eyes light up.
6. Don’t forget their study table
As the child grows, they’ll be faced with more schoolwork so it’s best to get a study desk that’ll last until they head to college. Also, give them the freedom to personalize their study table with accessories such as a table lamp or corkboards.