For many mums, it can be challenging finding the right approach to interior design for their child. Generally, the older the child, the more willing you may be to consider their input; however most received suggestions may very well clash with your own decorative flair.
However, teenage years, particularly during late puberty, can be transformative for teens. Spending an increasing amount of time alone in their rooms, teenage children must have a private environment in which they feel most at ease to flourish.
As a mother, giving your teenage child some autonomy to design their room helps you familiarize them with home-making, and making and upkeeping a pleasant nest out of the space they have. Here are a few affordable, temporary decoration changes your teenager could make to revamp their room.
1. Encased Posters And Inspirational Messages
If there is something modern marketing has taught us, it is that young people gravitate towards strong, memorable citations. From the Nike slogan being as famous as its logo, to the popularity of quote-prints on t-shirts, it’s evident that youthful minds love a snappy, inspiring line.
Finding an inspiring and witty message to have printed on an A1-A2 paper is an affordable way to create this decoration yourself. Working with a professional printer, you can turn your message into a cool, striking poster and have it encased. You can also use a similar encasing style for your child’s favorite posters, creating consistency in the room’s design.
2. Flower/Plant Pots
Plants have been linked to serenity and wellness by everything from decoration magazines to ancient Asian religions. Gifting your teenage child with a plant is a simple, non-pressuring method of teaching them responsibility and a care routine that may increase their discipline.
It can also be therapeutic for them to care for a living thing, particularly when the latter does not require too much strain. To make your child more excited about the plant or flower, you should encourage them to choose a species with you, either online or in an excursion to your local greenhouse.
3. Wall Murals
Wall murals and Photowall prints are a fantastic way to offer your child the chance to design their universe, without the inconvenience of permanent paint. Murals can depict abstract colors and shapes for the creative teen intrigued by metaphorical art, or the brightest cherry blossoms for the fantasist looking for simple beauty.
You can choose among thousands of designs, and some manufacturers will even allow you to choose your own photography to print on the mural, or to draw your own. Opting for teenage wall murals can make a drastic change without the need for supporting furniture, therefore they are ideal if your teenager is looking for a completely fresh experience.
4. LED Lights
LED lights are trendy, funky and cool, because they have a “grown-up” edge to them. They may be reminiscent of the gleaming signs of busy city restaurants, theaters, cinemas and similar establishments pulling in evening customers.
LED lights are highly personalizable, and can be shaped into the letters of your child’s name, or a quote, or any other figure they find appealing. LED lights come in varieties of shades; therefore, they can be chosen to match the other color themes in your child’s room.
Interesting Benefits of LED Lights
Lesser Bugs and Environment-Friendly
Switching your porch lighting to LED bulbs significantly reduce bugs in your area, although it will not entirely eliminate these insects. The reason lies in the produced light. Incandescent bulbs and CFLs have large amounts of ultraviolet and infrared radiation that attract insects. Further, led lights do not contain mercury. They can be recycled compared to the wasteful design of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which contain mercury and, at the same time, poses an electronic waste danger to humans.
LED bulbs are the most efficient type of lightbulb. Unlike incandescent and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), which release 90% of their energy as heat, LEDs use energy far more conveniently and efficiently with lesser wasted heat. LED lights utilize various unique heat sinks designed to absorb generated heat and release it to the environment, thus preventing the bulb from overheating and burning. Further, LED lights have what is called “instant-on, ” meaning when you switch on an LED lamp, you instantly get the full brightness of that light. Incandescent lamps and CFLs can significantly reduce lamp life if hit on and off frequently. CFLs can significantly reduce lamp life if turned off and on within 15 minutes of heating.
Longer Shelf Life Expectancy
LED use expectancy is better compared to fluorescent lamps. As a matter of fact, use a led lamp without turning it off, and it would take an estimated three years to burn out. Additionally, installing a led bulb may last over 20 years and only show lumen depreciation where the brightness dims slowly over time. For a clear comparison, using an LED bulb for 24 hours a day may last until 6 years. If you use it for 12 hours a day, the bulb may last until 11 years and 4 hours a day for 17 years.
Offers a Variety of Colors
CFLs and incandescent lamps produce uniform colors unsuitable for different places. However, this is different from LED lights, as they are incorporated into bulbs and fixtures for various specific lighting applications. Color temperature measures the warmth or coolness of a light source. The higher the temperature in Kelvin (K), the bluer the light. Lower K temperatures usually appear yellow. Low-color LEDs can create a cozy and soothing living room or bedroom, while high-color LEDs are bright and perfect for kitchens and workspaces.
5. Personalized Studying Stations
A personalized studying station is essential to your child’s comfort while studying, and their mental prioritization of study/homework. The station should be designed and placed astutely, to ensure your child’s gaze immediately falls upon it when they enter their bedroom. You can work with a carpenter to design your own model based on your child’s needs.
For instance, if they have a particular interest in crafts or painting, you’ll want plenty of drawers to accommodate their tools. If, on the other hand, their schoolwork requires plenty of textbooks for referencing, the study station should feature a side shelf that can support a few large books. To include your teen in the design process, you’ll want them to choose the paint coat color and the chair to go with the station.