Do’s for Successful Tween Bedroom Design

December 28th, 2011 Kim Proulx

SouthShore 4 Piece Kids Bedroom SetBelieve me, there’s definitely a right and wrong when it comes to Tween bedroom design. A tween is a child that is in be-TWEEN adolescent and teenage years, so around the age of 10, 11 and 12. At this age kids are quite particular about what is added or taken out of their bedroom, so when you redecorate their space make sure to keep that in mind.

Here are some other things to remember to make your Tween bedroom decorating experience a good one for both you and your in be-TWEEN child.

Tween Bedroom Decorating Dos

1. Always consult your child before making any decorating decisions. Make a check list of your maturing tween’s likes such as: favorite color combos, favorite images and pattern types, storage needs, current hobbies, things your tween wants to do in the room like listen to music, hang with friends etc…, plus list trends that he/she is into and anything else that your child wants to add to the list.

2. Decide which kids furniture or items your tween wants to keep and which ones he/she can live without, then get rid of the unwanted items to make room for the new.

3. Choose a color combo first…does your tween love green and purple, blue and red, black and silver? Once you get your color palette things get easier.

4. Make a “to scale” drawing of your kids bedroom and include sketches of all the kids furniture and other items that are in the space. Compare what’s there to what else is needed and figure out the measurements of open space you have for new items including floor, wall, closet and under the bed space.

5. List all your storage needs and possible storage solutions for things like books, clothes, craft supplies, shoes and more…with solutions such as a bookshelf, dresser, under-bed storage bins, display shelf, hamper, trash can etc…

6. Draw storage items that are needed onto your room drawing to see where they will fit best and write down dimensions that will work in that space.

7. Decide on additional furnishings that can add some fun to the space, like bean bag chairs for a friend hang-out, desk for crafts or homework time, plush chair for reading etc… Add those items to the drawing in scale.

8. Last is figuring out lighting. Does your child like to read in bed? Need light for doing arts and crafts? Need a bright light for chilling out time with pals? Draw the lights on your room drawing as well to see where they’ll fit best.

9. Now that you have the room drawing that includes furniture and accessories and their dimensions, plus color and theme it’s time to get everything you need to set-up that super cool Tween bedroom.

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