The teenage years are a unique time of life. Teenagers aren’t quite adults but they aren’t little kids anymore either. They have a need to explore and express themselves. By decorating their own bedroom they can show their style without doing anything extreme. Plus, teen bedroom decor doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are so many things you can do to update your teen’s room that don’t cost a lot of money.
Teen bedroom decor is something that teenagers and parents can both have fun with. It can be a great bonding experience that will bring parents and teens closer together as they work to create a great living space. However, parents need to let the teen have the majority of control over the project. Sure, you can rein them in if things get too drastic, but decorating a bedroom is a great way for a teen to show their style. In a few years you can change the paint and bedding, but your teen will remember their great room forever!
So, where do you start? There are several things you can do that will update a room without breaking the bank. One of the least expensive things you can do is paint. A fresh coat of paint can really go a long way when you are updating. Paint fades over the years, plus your teen might want to try a vibrant color on one wall. After painting, add a few vinyl decals to the wall. They are a great way to create visual interest in a non-permanent way.
Does your child still have a comforter that was their favorite in the fourth grade? It is time to update the bedding as well. You can find fun and funky teen bedding sets that are perfect for a teen bedroom. There are so many different bedding sets to choose from. From bright and wild to smart and sophisticated, just about every style and pattern in covered when it comes to bedding for teens!
When you are looking at new bedding, keep in mind that there are many different types of bedding sets that you will find. Generally, a comforter set will have a comforter and a sham or two. You may get a bed skirt or a window valance, but usually it is just the comforter and shams. You will need to buy sheets separately if you choose to go with this type of set. However, buying sheets and comforter separately lets your teen express themselves even more. Instead of everything coordinating perfectly like it would if purchased as a set, you can get contrasting sheets and other accessories and create a look that is totally your teen!
After paint and new bedding, fun accessories can really make a room. Fortunately there seems to be a lot of great accessories on the market that are inexpensive, yet they are perfect for a teen bedroom. You can get bright, colored desk lamps and trash cans, not to mention fuzzy rugs and fun throw pillows. There is an abundance of bedroom accessories on sale in the fall as college students are starting to furnish their dorm rooms. This stuff would be great for your teen’s room as well.
You are only a teen once and teens would love to create a bedroom that is totally their own. Let your teen express their style and decorate their bedroom their way.