Stylish schemes for tweens

Think about your child’s per­son­al­ity, in­ter­ests and style, and plan a space where they can hap­pily grow into fully-fledged teenagers

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Dec­o­rat­ing for tweens is much more stylish than their previous years – they’ve out­grown the char­ac­ters and toys they once loved and they know ex­actly what they want. Bold colours and funky wall­pa­pers are the name of the game for these 9-12-year-olds. It’s an ideal time to or­gan­ise space for home­work sta­tions, no­tice­boards and dress­ing ta­bles.

If sib­lings are sharing a room, it can be a daunt­ing dec­o­rat­ing task as you need to ac­com­mo­date enough stor­age and space for two, while still re­flect­ing their in­di­vid­ual styles. Cre­ate de­fined zones by sec­tion­ing off ar­eas us­ing di­vid­ing shelves, or, if you’re re­stricted with the lay­out, try paint­ing dif­fer­ent colours on each side to give the im­pres­sion of sep­a­rate rooms.

Fit­ted fin­ish

White bed­room fur­ni­ture is al­ways going to stay in style and will last as they grow up, and the more cab­i­nets you have the easier it is to keep a tween’s room clean and tidy. Sharps Flex­is­pace range is per­fect for kids as it fits the max­i­mum amount of stor­age into even the tini­est of spa­ces.

Con­sider how you can turn items into mul­ti­func­tional pieces, too. For in­stance, us­ing a drawer unit as a dress­ing ta­ble and seat­ing area means this room will last right through to their teenager years. And don’t for­get to leave wall space for a full-length mir­ror and in­stall suit­able light­ing.

De­li­ciously dark

This age group want to feel like they’re grown up, so choos­ing a more ma­ture scheme will help. Bed­rooms with a dark, bold colour pal­ette are pop­u­lar as it cre­ates a cosy en­vi­ron­ment where they can re­lax and play. Paint fur­ni­ture in a sim­i­lar hue for a co­or­di­nated look.

Down­time den

Turn a cor­ner into a chill-out zone with bean­bags and over­sized cush­ions. If you’re tight on space, beds on low bases or win­dow seats with heaps of cush­ions are just as ef­fec­tive. It will pro­vide a great space to en­cour­age them to read, too.

THEMES ARE POP­U­LAR AT THIS AGE – MAKE SURE IT LASTS UN­TIL THEY’RE OLDER BY CHOOS­ING EL­E­MENTS THAT CAN BE CH ANGED, SUCH AS CUR­TAINS AND RUGS

Choose fit­ted stor­age. Flex­is­pace range, from £2,000 in­clud­ing de­sign and fit­ting, Sharps

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