Teen Bedroom Furniture
Decorating teenage bedrooms
Moody teens can be a nightmare to deal with and such sensitive subjects as teen bedroom furniture can be a minefield to navigate. After all they've got friends coming round and if their temple of teenage angst and trashy music doesn't quite live up to their image they'll probably blame you for the embarrassment and subsequent social exclusion wreaked upon them by their discerning but not-so-loyal friends.
The other problem with teen bedroom furniture is changing tastes. Your sweet 13-year-old daughter who still loves ponies, pop stars and everything pink may soon become a demanding diva herself and request a complete refit of her room in a more sophisticated style. The key here is to buy teen bedroom furniture that can be flexible as you're teenage son or daughter finds their place in the world and swaps football posters for glam rockers and pink organza for retro chic.
This means buying furniture that is contemporary but neutral. Let the wall colors, duvets, lampshades and pictures add the style that your teenager demands and leave the more expensive furniture items unchanged regardless of passing fads. This means it's easier to give in to the constant moaning about how embarrassing that Britney duvet and lampshade set is when last year you were promised eternal love and gratitude if only you'd buy it.
Space-saving ideas for your teenager's bedroom
Most teenage girls and boys will want some sort of desk in their room to do homework, but if you haven't got much space this can be hard to manage. Opt for a desk that has an expanding leaf on runners or maximize space by buying a loft bed which is raised off the ground and allows space for storage and a desk and chair underneath.
Storage is another important consideration with teenagers' bedroom furniture. The constant battle to get your teenager to clear up the mess in his or her room will be much easier if the storage solutions are right. Having enough storage space is one factor, making it easy to access and use is another. Closets and dressers with closable doors and drawers are preferable to open shelving as mess can be contained behind the doors. If nothing else you can bargain with your teen to get all the mess off the floor and into something that hides it.
When you're buying teen bedroom furniture plan ahead, think about the changing needs of your teen and their fickle tastes. Invest in a good bed that will outlast your teens' long hours of gazing at the ceiling, a desk for them to work at and good storage to encourage mess-free living. After that let them go wild with accessories and just remember the horrendous poster boys you had on your bedroom wall all those years ago.