Monday, August 15, 2011

4 Teen Inexpensive Dream Decorating Ideas

How to make your teenager happy?  Well that would be the question of the century...probably nothing but to possibly keep the peace and see a small smile cross their cherubic faces you could offer to update their childish bedroom to one that suits their ever changing attitudes and personalities. 
Teenagers love bright colors with playful details that reflect the way their constantly changing and evoloving brains and of course what is popular and cool.  So be that "cool" parent at least for a few seconds that it will last and bask in the glory....

Here are 4 tips that will help you along the way without too many fights on decor decisions:
1.  Paint: This is the most inexpensive way to dramatically change your teenager's room.  Let them choose the color but one at least a few shades lighter than the actual color sample.  Paint will give the room a fresh, contemporary feeling.  Stripes are also a cool way to express personality.
2.  Incorporate Funky Accessories:  Try cute pillows or masculine patterns if a boy, jewelry displays, decorative lamps, unique art pieces & crazy rugs. 
3.  Closet Organizers:  Instead of your teenager throwing items around the room and turning their newly decorated room into a tornado or hurricane just traveled through it, incorporate closet organizers that will optimize space and organization.
4.  Wallcoverings:  Wall decals for teenagers are the hip and inexpensive way to add pizazz to any room.  I love these as they are a matte vinyl, they don't leave permanent residue, and don't damage the surface.  They also give white walls the color they need.  They look like they've been painted right on the wall.  Simple to apply, clean and easily removable.