Designing teen bedrooms explained
In the Philippine society, most Filipinos have a culture at home where
they all sleep together in one room. They prefer associating in
groups rather than practicing individuality in regards to sleeping
arrangements. As much as Filipino families value the traditional ways
of living, they also welcome new ideas to their lifestyle such as
creating a personal space for their children and giving personality
to it. Just
as adults love the idea of decorating their home with aesthetic art
and sophisticated furniture, teenagers
grow the mutual interest of giving their bedroom a more embellished
character as well. The desire of these young folks may hit around
their second year in high school where they discover the teenage
stage of being cool and unique. Parents know it’s not as simple as
choosing a paint color or a gender-appropriate theme but it doesn’t
have to be that hard. Decorating a room can be a fun project you and
your teen can share. Let your child know you support his or her wish
for self-expression through room decor and uniqueness.
on designing your teen’s bedroom
teenagers, these kids grow up having their interest on things that
catch their attention. That includes sports, music, art, fashion, and
even famous actors they see on television. Know what your kid’s
interests are and that will give you a heads up on ideas on designing
your kid’s room.
teenagers are brand conscious and that they have no desire for the
high-end looks that adults crave. They appreciate fun, quirky, and
free-spirited designs that show the celebration of their youth.
choosing a color scheme is also essential. Filipinos are known for
their practicality, thus,
painted walls are a practical choice at this stage of the game. Paint
has a fresh contemporary feeling, and, better yet, it's the least
expensive, fastest way to make a big change in a room. Some
teenagers, especially girls would prefer a vivid color, but some like
it neutral too. Some prefer not having a bold, powerful paint color
because they like to bring their personality out more through their
wall décor and accessories in the bedroom.
just all comes down to your child’s interests and wants. Ideally,
the bedroom must reflect your teenager’s personality so that the
room exudes his or her character.
furniture with style
is a place to sleep, play and work, hence, plan for adequate study
space and play space when organizing it. Keep in mind that visual
organization and stylish appeal is just as important as clutter
control, so make sure the room has a sense of continuity. Here's a
breakdown of the components that need to be addressed when organizing
and suggestions for tackling the job:
and mattress: The
teenager’s body is still developing, so you have to provide him
with an orthopedic mattress that will keep the proper form of his
back. Of course, the length and size in general should be chosen upon
his looks, ideally bigger in order not to replace it as the kid
grows. A twin-sized bed may be ideal for a 13-year old boy at first,
but his body will grow until he’s 18. Settle on a Queen-sized bed
right from the beginning to avoid purchasing as the kid grows older.
Style the bed with your kid’s favorite color or patterns, though
you have to make sure it still matches your wall paint color. A good
tip is keeping the comforter and pillows with similar patterns.
look more organized when they are situated on the rear edges of your
kid’s bedroom. Typically, cabinets are more popular than closets in the Filipino home setting, so all
clothing should be well-folded in the cabinets. In addition, while
wooden cabinets are traditionally used in the Philippines, fashion
cloth wardrobes are becoming a new hype because of its functionality
and affordable price.
clothes that are easily crimped, racks are helpful to avoid the
wrinkles. Clothing racks should be right beside the cabinets. Again
it is best looking when situated at the edges of a typical 12-sq ft
beds and chairs:
A teen’s bedroom is not only for sleeping and studying, but could
also be an area where his or her friends can gather and hang out.
Ideally, two comfortable chairs would look good in your kid’s
bedroom so that it wouldn’t look crowded. Another great and cheap
alternative is placing a sofa bed in your kid’s room. That way, it
can serve as a seating fixture for his or her friends and can be
turned into a bed during late night study group sessions or
sleepovers. Your kid would thank you for that!
good, sturdy study table would complete your kid’s bedroom. Place
it near a window for natural light or a quiet corner of the room
where your kid can focus on his or her homework and projects.
creative with storage
there is one general feature that describes all teenage rooms, that’s
notorious mess. One of the reasons why this is happening is the huge
pile of personal belongings they have no room for, and that’s at
least something you can think of in advance. Here are some storage
solutions for you to optimize in your teen’s bedroom:
is imperative to place desks and drawers in the bedroom to avoid
a desk with adequate drawer space. Drawers keep items organized that
tend to clutter the desk.
Install wall-mounted adjustable shelves that will grow as the needs
of your teenager change. These shelves would look great with your
kid’s books and encyclopedias as well as little knick-knacks
Label all containers, not the shelf where items are stored. That way
if containers move, the items are still put in the right one.
pegboards or memo boards to provide contained spaces for notes,
photos and calendars. No more looking for that invitation or phone
number-it's right there on the wall.
set the perfect mood for your teen’s bedroom while providing
adequate light, you need a plan. Just as you plan your color scheme
and furnishings, it's important to take into consideration your kid’s
needs, as well as the features and limitations of the bedroom, when
you design your lighting plan.
developing your bedroom lighting design, first consider the size and
ceiling height of your room.
Next, it's time to get personal and consider the style of your
bedroom. Light fixtures are available in an almost endless range of
sizes, styles and prices. Know if your kid prefers a traditional
style, a modern touch, or a little bit of both.
ceiling fans can provide light and climate control, and wall sconces,
placed high enough on the wall, can offer some ambient light.
Layer your overhead lighting with table lamps on your nightstands for
bedtime reading, or install hanging lights or wall lights with swing
arms over the tables to free up space for books. If your kid has
artworks or photographs hanging on one wall of the room, you might
consider accent lighting there. These areas should be part of your
overall lighting plan to provide a well-lit room for your teenager.
decorations that pop out
is where the fun happens. Wall decorations give any bedroom a touch
of spice as it complements the wall color and any other part of the
room. Teenagers show their personality through the wall decorations
they want to put up and it shouldn’t even cost much!
lovers, for an instance, would love to put posters of their favorite
rock band or maybe stickers of musical notes. Boys who love to play
the guitar could even hang their instrument on the bedroom wall for
that “wow” factor.
enthusiasts could hang a painting of their favorite sport or even
hang a picture frame with their idol’s jersey in it. Now that’s a
teenagers are fond keeping memories through photographs. They could
print out a collage of their most loved pictures with family and
friends and hang them on the wall.
teenagers who are just genuinely fond of art and aesthetic, they
could hang portraits of whatever they find beautiful in their eyes.
Creative kids could even make DIYs made from scratch and recyclable
materials. You could hang glow-in-the-dark stickers or sticky notes
with your kid’s favorite quotations and verses. Even a wall clock
and a pretty wall mirror that makes a statement would definitely pop
are so much fun and inventive ways to make your walls stand out with
the wall decors you put up! Of course, it should always reflect your
kid’s personality and show what he or she is passionate about.