Perhaps understanding the modern teenager becomes even more difficult than women’s logic. Yes, and trying to change the worldview of the forming personality, in any case, is impossible, at least so say, professional psychologists. But what to do and how to understand your child? Probably, a separate room and its proper design can help you find common ground. And to make it easier for you to navigate this matter, we give a few simple rules.
1. The teenager’s opinion comes first.
Having given the room at the mercy of a teenager, prepare for the fact that this part of the house will be lost to you for a period. From now on do not even try to learn the look of the room and impose their tastes in the arrangement of this den. Trust the child’s preferences, whether it be posters, neon curtains, or a statue of a stormtrooper from “Star Wars”. After all, the room is not for you to live in, but for him, so let it become a personal space where he can safely express himself.
2. A comfortable bed – the key to success
Choose a bed that is commensurate with the size of the room. If there is a lot of space, do not hesitate to make a double bed, but if space is limited, you can make do with a single bed. In any case, it should be comfortable not only for sleeping but for a teenager to read a book leaning against the headboard. For high school students, a folding sofa is quite suitable. So, during the day it will be possible to sit here with friends, and at night to have a good night’s sleep himself. Choosing the right mattress will help a teenager to socialize don’t forget that.
3. Comfortable work area, or how to arrange to study
It’s probably easier to teach a chimpanzee to sing than it is to get a teenager to do “homework.” But learning is light, which means you have to try. To do this, at the very least you need to buy a comfortable chair and an ergonomic desk that will have room not only for the monitor and keyboard but also for lab work.
4. Minimalism and the secret of its popularity
Most teenagers, both girls, and guys, like minimalism very much, and there is a reason for that. In an uncluttered room, they subconsciously feel free, and the lack of control for them is almost the most important thing in this period of life. So take this fact into their arsenal and unobtrusively propose to decorate your room in this style – perhaps your child will like such an idea.
5. Transformers: the age of growing up
Unfortunately for teenagers, we are not talking about Autobots, but about multifunctional furniture. It is designed to significantly save space and create additional usable space. So look out for transforming beds with hidden compartments, folding tables, moving out shelving units, and other interesting furniture innovations.
6. Good lighting will make life better.
It’s a well-known fact that with the advent of new devices and gadgets, the burden on the eyes of the younger generation is only increasing. And if you add to this and poor lighting, everything can end with a sad diagnosis from an ophthalmologist. To create a room with diffused lighting, the power of which should be adjustable. And be sure to equip the workplace with additional lighting!
7. A place for hobbies
Depending on the interests of the teenager, it is necessary to arrange a place for these hobbies. For example, if it is reading – arrange a well-lit cushioned corner, if you play musical instruments – get a rack for notes, if it is sports – make a wall bars, and even if it is computer games, do not install a chair with spikes – still, a child will play, no matter what.
8. The right to privacy
A teenager’s room is his microcosm, where he feels comfortable and liberated, safe to keep his secrets, and can relax. So don’t resist if your child asks for a tight door – go along with it.
9. Simplicity of finish.
Do not bother and do not bother with the repair in the room of the teenager, because if you’re not a psychic, you’ll never guess what he can get into his head in a minute. So limit yourself to a single-colored light wall or wallpaper for coloring, because soon they may have graffiti or even the entire wall will be passed over with posters.
10. Good Soundproofing
Guitar playing, big speakers, or strange inhuman screams during computer games – are you sure you want to listen to all this with your neighbors? It’s better for everyone if you do quality soundproofing in the room, which will save your nerves from unnecessary worry.