However, it can be done. With a little bit of compromising and some of these great ideas, your teenager will be over the moon with their new room.
This is going to be a tricky issue with a lot of teenagers. You’ll find that they may want to paint their room in a colour you can’t stand the thought of. Like black. This is where that compromising is going to come in handy. Let them pick which colour they want to paint the walls. If you’re happy with it, then fine. If not, let them know they can have one wall in that colour. Like a feature wall. The rest of the walls can then be in a more neutral shade. One black wall is better than four black walls!
2. Wall Stickers
When you’re a teenager, you tend to change your mind a lot. What you thought was really cool one month may be so lame the next. This fickle mindset can be a nightmare when it comes to decorating. If you want to keep up with all their latest fads, consider wall stickers. These are easy to put on and take off, whenever your teens’ mood changes. It means they could have a cute quote one month and then Banksy art the next. Super simple!
As your child gets older, it’s likely they will want friends to visit more often. Sleepovers are something you’ve got to look forward to! If you don’t want a group of teenagers cluttering up your living room, you need to make their bedroom friend-friendly. Buy bean bag chairs for them all to lounge around on. Invest in a camp bed for them to sleep on. You could even get a bunk bed if your teenager has a smaller room. Some come with a little desk space where they can do their homework. Which obviously they have to do before friends are allowed to stay!
4. Get Creative
A lot of parents are frightened about decorating their teenager’s bedroom. They don’t know where to start or what to do. Our advice? Be as creative as you like. And rope your child in too! Look on Pinterest together to come up with quirky ideas. Do they want fluoro floating shelves? Perhaps they want fairy lights on the ceiling. Whatever it is, work on it together. This will make the two of you closer and make decorating more fun. They’re also far more likely to love their new room if it’s got a creative edge.
The best thing to do is work together on this project. Don’t go decorating their room without them knowing. Not unless you want tantrums! There are so many incredible ideas around the web; they’ll surely find something they love. And don’t be too worried about their wild choices. They’ll soon change their minds and want something a bit more chilled.