From tod­dlers to teenagers

Ban­ish child­ish decor and em­brace a more ma­ture look to please even the fussi­est of teenagers

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When kids reach their teens, they want a space that re­flects their style. It will be­come their hide­away where they hang out with friends, as well as a quiet es­cape for study­ing. But it’s also im­por­tant to cre­ate a room where they can ex­press their per­son­al­ity.

A teenager’s bed­room is a hive of ac­tiv­ity and cre­ative­ness, and every parent knows how tricky it is to get their child to tidy up after them­selves, so stor­age is es­sen­tial. Use boxes, bas­kets and bins to max­i­mum ca­pac­ity and choose items that are both ef­fi­cient and pleas­ing to the eye. If you get your child to help with the choices early on, they’ll be much hap­pier with how it looks.

Pick a theme

Every teenager has their own unique style and tastes, so themed rooms work well. If you’re wor­ried about them out­grow­ing the scheme, choose ac­ces­sories for an in­stant up­date in­stead. For in­stance, cre­ate a wall mu­ral in­stead of hang­ing wall­pa­per, or in­vest in new bed­li­nen and soft fur­nish­ings, as these can eas­ily be changed if needed.

How­ever, do re­mind them that they may have to com­pro­mise on some of their sug­ges­tions so it com­ple­ments the rest of the house. A teenager’s favourite things are di­verse and some­times dis­cor­dant, but with care­ful plan­ning and dis­cus­sion, all ideas can tie to­gether beau­ti­fully.

A Girl Can Dream by Jackie mag­a­zine mu­ral, from £55 per sq m, Sur­face View

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