Teenage bed­room de­sign tricks

Lesotho Times - - Property -

There are a few of these de­vices avail­able on the mar­ket, how­ever, they will only keep ro­dents away for a short pe­riod of time. They are not an ef­fi­cient long-term so­lu­tion to get­ting rid of rats and mice.

One of the big­gest is­sues that home­own­ers should con­sider when us­ing an ul­tra­sonic ro­dent re­pel­lent is the place­ment of the de­vice.

The de­vice must be plugged into an elec­tric­ity socket to work. If there is no plug point TEENAGERS spend a lot of time in their rooms, which is why they need a place to hang out with friends, do home­work and chill. Not ev­ery teenager has the lux­ury of hav­ing a large bed­room so some­times you need to be cre­ative with the space. Get some tips…

1. Choose the ideal wall colour The first step in dec­o­rat­ing any room, es­pe­cially one for a teenager, is to choose the per­fect wall colour and to in­clude your teen in the de­ci­sion.

It is im­por­tant to al­low your teen to join the con­ver­sa­tion when it comes to mak­ing paint colour, fab­ric se­lec­tion and fur­ni­ture choices.

A room with colour has more per­son­al­ity than one in neu­tral or a sin­gle colour, but try not to go over­board by bring­ing in too many colours in large doses.

Work­ing within the 60-30-10 ra­tio, choose a sin­gle, re­fresh­ing colour for the walls (60 per­cent), a neu­tral hue for fur­ni­ture (30 per­cent) and a few colour­ful ac­ces­sories that cre­ate a co­he­sive feel (10 per­cent).

2. Keep the clut­ter at bay Chil­dren of all ages can be messy. This messi­ness be­comes dif­fi­cult to keep to a min­i­mum, es­pe­cially in a small bed­room.

To tackle clut­ter and un­tidi­ness, use wall shelves above a desk to help cor­ral es­sen­tial sta­tionery. It’s easy to make your own float­ing shelves with lit­tle more than a hol­low-core door.

Ex­tra stor­age is pro­vided with a rail and hand painted re­cy­cled plas­tic con­tain­ers for

Mice and rats are known to gnaw through just about any­thing, es­pe­cially if they think pens and pen­cils.

Re­cy­cled cans can be wrapped with fab­ric and colour­ful bunting made from fab­ric scraps, and these can be used to house sta­tion­ary sup­plies that are es­sen­tial for home­work.

Next to the desk you can place a book­case that houses a col­lec­tion of favourite reads and school books.

Par­ents can also con­tain clut­ter in card­board stor­age boxes, which can be dis­played on shelves or hid­den un­der the bed.

3. Make prac­ti­cal fur­ni­ture and dé­cor

choices Prac­ti­cal fur­ni­ture is al­ways a good in­vest­ment and can be used un­til your chil­dren move out. If you have the tools and the DIY skills, you can eas­ily make your own fur­ni­ture.

Al­low your teen to dec­o­rate their room. They can put to­gether a mini art gallery us­ing a se­lec­tion of frames in var­i­ous sizes in black and white frames. Your teen can cre­ate his or her own col­lec­tion of pic­tures, posters and photos, make their own frames, and change them as of­ten as they like.

4. Cre­ate the il­lu­sion of space Cre­ate the il­lu­sion of space by ad­ding a few mir­ror squares to blank walls. These not only serve as dec­o­ra­tions but also bounce light around the room and make it feel larger.

As an al­ter­na­tive, you can also mount a long, rec­tan­gu­lar mir­ror. Use heavy-duty, dou­ble-sided mount­ing tape that is suit­able for mir­rors to se­cure it to the wall.

— Prop­erty24

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