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Tips for Decorating a Teenager Bedroom

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October 19, 2018


5 min

Young girl hangs out after redecorating a bedroom to a teenage room

As your child gets older, you may be thinking about transitioning their bedroom from a childhood bedroom into a teenage bedroom. This may be a very sentimental time for you, because it means your little prince or princess is growing up. But, this is also a very exciting time because it’s something you and your teenager can do together.

There are many great ways to transition a bedroom from a childhood bedroom into a teenage bedroom. And, when you plan strategically, these upgrades will not cost a fortune. Try out these 6 tips below!

Tips for Redecorating a Bedroom for a Teenager

  1. Choose a new color: A new color can go a long way to turn a childhood bedroom into a teenage bedroom. While the bedroom may have started out pastel blue or pink, painting them with more vibrant and bold colors will make the room look older. Take your teenager to a local home improvement store and let them pick out their new color.
  2. Clear the clutter: Clear out old stuffed animals, childhood decorations, old clothes and anything that you no longer have use for. Place these items into boxes labelled “donate”, “store” and “throw out”. Items that are still useable, but you no longer want anymore should be donated. Dispose of any broken, stained or unusable items. Sentimental Items should be stored.
  3. Upgrade the bed: As your child grows, they may outgrow their bed. An upgraded bed will go a long way to make the room feel a lot older.
  4. Accessorize: Cool accessories can add a lot of character to a room. Allow your teenager to personalize their room with door beads, fun lamps, fuzzy rugs and a cool comforter.
  5. Add homework space: Add a desk and comfy chair to the room to be used as homework space.
  6. Create a hangout space: As your teenager gets older, they’ll be looking to have friends over after football games and school activities and to do homework with. Add beanbags or other seating options to the room.

Need Additional Storage Space? Rent a Storage Unit!

When your child is transitioning from a childhood bedroom to a teenage bedroom, it’s a smart idea to rent a storage unit. There may be some items that your child doesn’t want in their bedroom any longer, but you know will be sentimental to them as they get older. Place these items into a box labeled “____’s Memory Box”. If you or someone you know is thinking about expanding their family, it is a good idea to hold onto any rocking chairs, childhood beds or other items that can get some later use. A storage unit rental allows you to keep childhood furniture that will get later use and items that are near and dear to your heart in a safe location outside of your home.

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