When it is time to decorate a teen's bedroom, each room must be as unique as the teen who lives within those four walls. Each teen has a specific personality, interests, likes and dislikes. They need a place to integrate the thoughts and opinions of the influential people in their lives: parents, other caring adults, and friends, into their own likes and dislikes. This helps them establish their identity, one of the most important tasks of adolescent development. The eventual outcome is a teen who has a clear sense of their values and beliefs, occupational goals, and relationship expectations. People with secure identities know where they fit in their world and also where they do not want to fit! How can a teen's bedroom help with such a task?
Here are somee tips for a teen bedroom they will love.
Make it a Multipurpose Space. Teens pack most of their living into a single room, much like they will in a college dorm room. It serves as a sleeping space, a study area, a work niche, a place to hang out with friends, and a place to be alone with thoughts and dreams of their future. If a teen bedroom is comfortable and meets their needs, they are more likely to spend time in their own home instead of hanging out at a friend's house where those needs are met.
Fit their Organizational Style. Try to think like a teen. Think of organization as positioning something for its next use, rather than putting things away. This may mean adding a coat-type rack or pegs on the walls for placing those clothes they change into after school, or for that favorite pair of jeans that gets worn multiple times a week. A designated spot for dirty clothes is a must! This could be a hamper, a laundry basket, or a large laundry bag. Treat the bed as the sanctuary it is by positioning it for use every day. Spending three minutes each morning to tuck and fold the bedding will help develop a habit of keeping order in the room, which may translate into motivation for picking up the pile of clothes on the floor. Developing a respect for private space helps to develop pride in their possessions.
Create a Study Space. To help encourage a teen to complete their homework, it is necessary to provide a space conducive to studying. This space should include good lighting, a place for supplies and books and a comfortable chair. Computers are a must for the serious student, but need to be monitored according to age. Some families prefer to place the computer in a more public area of the house in order to monitor the social network and gaming aspects of the computer. An option is to create a reading nook or writing desk in the teens bedroom instead of a computer desk.
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