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Transitioning From a Child’s Room to a Teen’s Room

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The process of transitioning your child’s bedroom to reflect their looming teen years is bound to give you a sense of mixed feelings. It’s the end of one huge phase of their lives and the beginning of something entirely different. Even though you may not be looking forward to the process, we think these essential tips will have you coming away from the transition uplifted and excited for what’s to come. Use these simple tips and stop by our showroom to create a teenage room that’s tasteful and reflective of the young adult they are slowly becoming.

Don’t throw out the childish stuff – pack it away

You will be glad you did years down the road. So will your teen. From there, just ask them what kind of décor he/she wants to add to the room. It could be a theme, or a few elements of the things they are interested in. The important thing is to let them have input.

Add a desk and lamp to the room just in time for school

Just because you give them some independence to create the room they envision does not mean they have say in everything. Your teen is going to need a desk and lamp with the new school season in full swing. The desk should be large enough that they can fit their laptop and supplies on top, along with enough room to truly study and get work done. Be sure to include enough room for a lamp so they don’t strain their eyes.

A teen's office (with desk) under an overhanging bed.

Consider patterned – even if you’re on the fence

While a twin bed would more than suffice your teen, they’re also a teenager now: they’ll want the extra room. Ring in the new era with an elegant queen bed they will be proud to sleep in. If you’re not going to skimp on the queen bed, likewise pay extra for a good bed spread, bed sheets, and pillows/pillowcases. It complements the queen bed and reflects its overall elegance.

Don’t skimp – choose a queen bed

While a twin bed would more than suffice your teen, they’re also a teenager now: they’ll want the extra room. Ring in the new era with an elegant queen bed they will be proud to sleep in. If you’re not going to skimp on the queen bed, likewise pay extra for a good bed spread, bed sheets, and pillows/pillowcases. It complements the queen bed and reflects its overall elegance.

Choose a quality dresser that will stay with them into adulthood

Another thing you shouldn’t skimp on is the dresser. Not only does it look beautiful and make the room truly glow, but it’s also a smart investment. Buying a higher-caliber dresser made of real wood pays for itself in the long run: it will outlast at least a few cheaper dressers, and it will look gorgeous for years to come. When it comes time for the teen to leave the home and set out on their own course in life they can take the dresser and use it for the rest of its life.

A fresh coat of paint

Putting the final coat of paint on your child’s walls will truly transform and transition it to a teenager’s room. Apply your own best judgement if your teen doesn’t have a preference on the colour (though they probably will). Do your best to go with their best wishes and make it work. At the same time, while you may think you know what’s best, and what paint colours will work for their room, but getting your teen’s input will matter a great deal to them.

Have questions? We have the solutions you need! Stop by our showroom today and let us address any concerns you may have.