Teen bedrooms and college dorm rooms serve as multi-function spaces for young people. To be sure, they are used for rest and sleeping, but these spaces are also used for studying, socializing, dressing and much more. So the furniture and décor in such a room must be functional, allowing for all of these uses to take space simultaneously in an often-small area.
But that doesn’t mean the teen rooms and college dorm rooms have to be boring. There are a variety of furniture, lighting and décor options available today that are not only useful and space-efficient, but also beautiful or even whimsical, reflecting a teen’s personality, preferences and interests. When crafting the perfect teen hangout in a home bedroom or college dorm, consider incorporating these elements:
A seating area: Chairs in this space can be used for desk study, at a makeup vanity or in a grouping to encourage cozy chats. Your space may only allow for one chair, so choose something that is both beautiful to you as well as useful for the space available. Floor pillows and beanbags may also be used in flexible seating arrangements.
Adequate lighting: Since teen bedrooms and dorm rooms serve multiple purposes, it’s important for these spaces to feature lights to illuminate different areas. A lamp on a bedside table can illuminate a book while reading in bed. A desk lamp will provide light for late night study sessions. Overhead lighting provides ample lighting for dressing and general room use. Accent lights such as floor lamps, wall sconces or string lights can also add a fun accent sparkle to this space, as well.
A beautiful place to slumber: Most teens like to sleep…a lot. One of the largest items in any bedroom or dorm room, beds are useful to be sure, but they can also be beautiful. Consider not only the bedding that you place upon the bed, but the bed itself. A unique bed frame sets the tone for a fun and unique space and is an investment that can be treasured for years to come.
Personalized décor: Unusual and striking décor really allows a teen’s personality to shine in a room. Whimsical frames, funky art, peculiar trays, jazzy pillows and other items blend to create a unique yet lovely space. Don’t be afraid to mix styles and colors. These distinctive combinations can create a lovely yet useful space that is unlike any other.
Ample storage: Storing school books, office supplies, personal hygiene items, clothing, shoes and other items in a small area can be a challenge. As space allows, incorporate a dresser, bookshelf, desk, night stand and other storage components into the room in order to stow important items. Storage pieces don’t have to be boring. Consider boldly colored dressers, unique desks, unusual shelving units, useful boxes and other items in order to add style to the room while amping up much-needed storage options within the space.
A mirror: Useful when checking your hair, makeup or general appearance before dashing out the door to class, mirrors also help to make any space look larger. Mirrors reflect light and also add a decorative element to any area. Some mirrors feature dramatic and unusual frames, so they can also serve as works of art, reflecting personality and design preferences.
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