You remember your teenage years, don't you? You were coming into your own and searching for your true identity. You were maturing into an independent young adult. You needed a space of your own to think, read, watch TV and gossip with friends. No one over 20 could possibly understand what you were going through—especially your parents! Really nothing much has changed, except YOU are now the parent.
Lucky you. You have taken on the challenge of transitioning a juvenile bedroom to one of a teenager. This is quite an undertaking. What was cool when you were a teen is probably not so cool today. Before you go out to buy paint, bedding and furniture, you should understand one important thing: you are not completely in charge of this project.
While you may not agree with all of the details, try to strike a compromise with your teen as to the bedroom’s general design direction and key elements. Obviously, a spot for a computer is mandatory—whether for homework or social networking. A bed and clothing storage are also points on which both parties will likely agree.
Creating a cool bedroom for your teen doesn’t need to be a test of wills. Try throwing out of a few of these ideas to help bridge the generation gap and hopefully you can find some common ground!
Gobs of Pillows
Fresh Duvet Cover
New Paint Scheme