As your child gets into their teenage years, you’ll likely find that they get more and more insistent about expressing their individuality and having their own space within your home. While they might have allowed you to decorate their room when they were younger, giving your teen the chance to have some say in how their space is set up and decorated can help them feel more comfortable and even give you some insight into parts of their life that they might be less willing to verbally share with you.
So to help make sure that the style of their room works for them and the rest of your household, here are three tips for helping your teen redecorate their bedroom.
Let Them Be Creative
Although you might have some great ideas about how your teen should decorate their room and what will look or work best for them, try to resist the urge to take over this project. Rather, let your teen be creative about what they want and how they want things to be set up.
Many times, your teen may be able to find solutions to problems of space or design that you may not have thought of yourself. And since they’re going to be the one who will be spending the most time in this space, you want it to be a place where they feel like they played a part in making it what it is.
Know Where To Compromise And Where To Stand Your Ground
Now, letting your teen be the lead designer of their bedroom decorating doesn’t mean you have to give them everything they want, especially if it’s something very specific that you don’t think will last long as their tastes change.
In situations like this, you can always find some way to compromise. One thing you might try to do is to allow your teen to pick the paint colors for the room while you choose the flooring. Since the flooring isn’t something you’re going to want to change around often, keeping this as something you can live with once your teen is no longer in this room is a good idea.
Make Storage A Priority
When it comes to how your teen uses the space in their bedroom, you’ll want to make sure that they have ample amounts of storage for their belongings. This likely won’t be something that your teen prioritizes, so it’s up to you to make sure they have what they need.
While storage for clothes is obvious, you may also want to look into more custom storage options for things like their sports equipment, memorabilia, photos with friends, musical instruments, and more.
If you have a teen that’s wanting to redecorate their room, consider using the tips mentioned above to be a helpful part of this process.