Do you have a tween who has outgrown their current perfect room? Perhaps it’s still stuck in their younger years and no longer appeals to them or works functionally. It’s only natural that, as your kids’ age, their room needs to transform to meet their needs. So before you tackle the project, here are some tips that will help you to design the perfect room for your tween.
Choose a More Sophisticated Colour Palette
One of the most impactful changes you can make is to change the colour palette. Now is the time to choose something more sophisticated and modern that doesn’t feel so childish. Your tween can, and should, be included in the colour selection process, as they may have a palette in mind.
Don’t worry about how their room flows with the rest of the house. This is their space where they can express themselves so flow shouldn’t be an issue.
Some great colour options include:
- Soft brown
- Neutral beige
A Theme Can Pull Everything Together
If you’re struggling to pick the perfect colour palette, you may want to start with a theme instead. A theme works to pull everything together, inspire creative choices, help you pick the décor, and set the overall tone. This isn’t something you’ll want to do without your tween’s input. Often they will pick a favourite movie, character, video game, sport, team, animal, hobby or interest as their theme.
Is It Time for a Larger Bed?
If your tween is currently sleeping in a twin-sized bed, this is a great opportunity to upsize to a larger bed. They have grown, so their bed needs to match their current size. Because you probably don’t want to replace it a couple of years from now, choose one that will carry through to their teen years.
Create a Homework Nook
Another must-have feature in your tween’s room is a homework nook where they can focus on their studies without interruption. They will need a comfortable desk and chair as well as a laptop for doing their schoolwork. You can check out options like these Lenovo school laptops. Keep in mind your tween may also want to use their laptop for streaming and gaming.
Be sure to add a lamp on the desk and their needed school supplies to complete the look.
Choose Creative Storage and Organisation Options
Storage and organisation have to factor into any room transformation because every item needs a place to go. This is how you prevent clutter. But rather than choose the typical storage options, you can do some research to get your creative juices flowing. Again, this is something your tween can help with and contribute ideas. The storage has to be functional and efficient, but there’s no reason it can’t also be fun and unique.
By embracing all of these tips and being open to creative ideas, you’ll be able to transform your tween’s room into the kind of space they love and that better speaks to their interests and age group.