Making the transition into a new home presents the perfect opportunity for you to transform your child’s room into a teenager’s room. It allows you to take inventory of the items you have, get rid of the things you no longer want, and replace things your teen has outgrown. Here are five steps to transform your teen’s room in your new home.
Paint is often one of those items that parents cringe over when their child wants the bedroom walls something other than what they like. But paint is something that is not permanent, and it easily satisfies your teen’s desires to display his or her unique tastes. Consider letting your teen choose the colors of his or her new room even if it is not your favorite. Remember, they aren’t at home forever, and you can repaint it after they move out.
If you haven’t noticed, your teenager is larger than he used to be, and thus he has likely outgrown his childhood bedroom furniture. Consider upgrading that old twin bed to a full or queen size. Think about how much studying your teen does now that he is older, and find a desk that is fitting. A larger dresser is useful for all the larger-sized clothing. Simply consider his size and age, and adjust furniture accordingly.
Teenagers are at a time in their lives where they are between being a child and being an adult, and therefore, they accumulate a lot of stuff. Although they may be content with dumping their belongings on their desk or floors, you should consider adding storage to their new teenage room. Storage options include shelving, baskets, organizers, and more. No matter how big or small their new room, you can find a storage option that will accommodate the space.
The topic of laundry is often a point of contention among teenagers and their parents. Why not find a way to end the stressful laundry situation in your new home by creating a laundry-specific area in their room. You can set up a designated area for laundry in their new room, including a hamper or color-specific baskets. Not only does this offer a place for your teenager to put their laundry in their room other than on the floor, but it also opens the door to teaching your child to do the laundry.
Teenagers enjoy having a space where they can hang out. Although you may think there is plenty of space in your family room or other rooms in your home, your teenager most likely doesn’t see it this way. He or she doesn’t think of your family room as a personal space. So, create an area in his or her new room where they can hang out. This space can have a chair and television, or if it is small, you can put pillows in a corner where they can sit and visit with friends or play video games.
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Taking this time to transform your teen’s room in your new home will make your child feel special and go a long way in making your new house feel like a home.