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Grown-up bedrooms for your older teenager

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In our last post we wrote about how young teens require a bedroom that makes them look cool to their peers; a sanctuary safe-haven place to go to when they’re stressed. But what happens when they get a bit older?

A few years can make a lot of difference to your teenager’s attitudes and outlook on life. As they get older, they’re more comfortable in their own skin so there’s less of a need for the cool factor. Now they need a bedroom suitable for the adult they’re fast becoming.

So today, we’re taking a look at grown-up bedrooms for your older teenager.

1. Go bright

Make the room a vibrant and happy place for your older teen to be, but introduce adult accents to highlight the fact that they’re growing up.

We love this room from hgtv.com. The bright colours keep it looking fresh and energetic while accents such as the chandelier, posh headboard and artwork adorning the walls add grown-up glamour.

2. Make it into a mini apartment
It’s only natural for your older teen to invite mates over and there will come a time when boyfriends / girlfriends are on the scene. Turn their bedroom in to a multipurpose bedroom / living area so they have space to entertain guests.

This room screams grown-up. The seating area is perfect for entertaining mates – you could even buy a sofa bed for when people stay over. The filmy curtains separate bed from living space, while the cushions pick up on the décor and tie the room together.

3. Plenty of storage
As your teen gets older, they will acquire more and more stuff. That means they need somewhere to put it all that isn’t the floor so make sure you invest in plenty of storage to at least give them the option to not leave their clothes strewn everywhere.

Freshome.com has the right idea about teen bedrooms. This room has storage space underneath the bed, above the bed, and next to the wardrobe. What’s more, there is a double wardrobe so there’s no excuse for clothes on the floor.

Why not consider transforming your unused loft in to a bedroom for your older teen. Encourage them to add a touch of their own personal flair to make it homely for them. That way they’ll have their own personal space; let’s face it, they’re practically grown-up now, so they need it.

Here at Econoloft we’ve been converting lofts for 40 years so we’re experts in the industry. Take a look at our client testimonials to see how much a loft conversion can transform your home.

It may even add considerable value to your property – see how we tailor our conversions to the client specifications.

To book your FREE estimate contact Econoloft on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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28.03.2013 No Comments

What’s important for a young teenager’s bedroom?

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If you’re the proud parent of a teenager, you’ll know that they spend the majority of their time in their bedroom. Teenagers see their rooms as a kind of sanctuary, somewhere they can go to have their own space and escape from the troubles of everyday life.

It’s often the case however, that a young teenager’s room still contains remnants of their childhood. Sometimes they even have the same wallpaper as they did when they were younger – that’s hardly going to make them seem cool to their friends, is it?

So today we’re focusing on three of the most essential bedroom design ideas for young teens, so you can turn your teenager’s bedroom in to a cool chill out space.

 

1. Express Yourself!

 

If there’s one thing young teenager’s love, it’s expressing their opinions. At this stage of their life, they’re going through puberty, experiencing greater stress at school, and pressures from friends. Let them take control of their bedroom and show off their personality.

If your teenager is arty, take a leaf out of this Pinterest.com user’s book and give them a blank canvas and let their minds wander. Alternatively, get your hands on a noticeboard so they can pin photos, memorabilia and concert tickets to really make their room personal.

 

2. Study study study
As your teenager goes through school, homework, essays and other assignments will start piling up so make sure you section off a quiet area of their bedroom to give them space to study.

We love this teenage girl’s bedroom from hgtv.com. This desk would provide your teenager with plenty of space to do their schoolwork, whilst the drawers would be really useful for storing pens and paper and other useful stationery items.

 

3. Space to relax
It’s a depressing reality that your teenager’s social life is far busier than your own. They’ll need somewhere to chill out with their friends so create an area of their room perfect for the occasion.

Check out the size of this teenage room from freshome.com. As well as an en-suite bathroom and two beds, the elevated area provides ample chill out space. We appreciate that not everyone will have the space for such an area, so if your teenager’s bedroom is fairly small, make it cosy and comfortable with a cosy rug and plenty of floor cushions.

As your kids get older, they’ll need more room to spread out, not to mention store the mountains of belongings they’ll accumulate. So why not consider transforming your unused loft in to a young teens’ paradise?

Here at Econoloft, we know that everyone’s needs are different – that’s why we tailor our designs to meet our client’s specifications.

Have a read through some of our customer testimonials to see how converting your loft can make a world of difference.

To book your FREE estimate, contact Econoloft today on FREEPHONE 0800269765 or fill in a call back form and we will contact you when it’s convenient.

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25.03.2013 No Comments