Teenagers love to spend the bulk of their free time in their rooms. Perhaps it is the amount of time they spend in there, or the quickness in which teens change their styles and interests, but these young adults are notorious for wanting to change the look of their rooms every time you turn around. If you recently updated your teenager’s room or you are simply short on cash at the moment, this article is for you! Read on for several ways you can offer your son or daughter a little perking up of their bedrooms without breaking the bank.
Give Your Teenager’s Room A Bold New Color. If your teen still likes almost everything about their room, but just wants a fresh new look, you can’t go wrong with a couple coats of paint. Encourage your child to go bold with the color. Nothing instantly updates a room like painting the walls a vibrant shade of pink, red, blue or orange. The new color will freshen everything up and give the room a brand new look.
Hang Christmas Lights In Your Teenager’s Room. A few strands of white or colored Christmas lights hung around the ceiling, off the bedposts or arranged around the doorways will liven up the room and give the space the air of fun and festivity. You can go a little more wild and choose chili pepper or other themed hanging lights. Check out discount department, arts and crafts and holiday decor stores to choose the lights most reflective of your son or daughter’s upbeat and vibrant personality.
Add A Pair Of Lava Lamps To Your Son Or Daughter’s Room. Lava lamps are fun, funky and very reminiscent of years gone by. Colored lava lamps placed on either side of a dresser or bookcase will give the room a nice bohemian look. If your son or daughter already has some fringed pillows or posters of sixties and seventies musicians and pop icons, the lava lamps will further extend the retro look of the bedroom.
Add Some Funky Throw Pillows To Your Teenager’s Bed. Patterned throw pillows with a zebra, cheetah or polka dot design will beautifully and inexpensively update the room. The addition of the pillows may inspire your teen to eventually change the entire look of the room, when time and finances allow.
Hang A French Memo Board In Your Son Or Daughter’s Room. A french memo board can be purchased for around twenty dollars and can be filled with photographs of friends, family and pets. The wonderful thing about this decor item is that the pictures and other small memorabilia items are slipped underneath the ribbons, allowing for quick and easy changes.
Purchase Your Teenager Several Battery Operated Candles. Teenagers are generally too forgetful to be allowed to burn real candles in their bedrooms, but battery operated ones will give the room a soft glow and release a refreshing scent as well.
Add Some Classic Movie Or Music Posters To The Walls. Teenagers are notorious for becoming passionate about certain movies, particularly ones they consider “retro.” If your son or daughter has suddenly become a great fan of “Rebel Without A Cause,” The Godfather” or “Scarface,” purchase some classic movie posters and hang them on the walls. Music from the 1980’s has become quite popular again. Hanging a few Michael Jackson, Duran Duran or Sting posters can instantly give your teenager’s bedroom a fun new look and feel.