Teenagers are a tough crowd to please. And yes, I know I'm speaking to the converted here. I've got a 16-year-old myself.
That said, there are things we as parents can to keep the peace (and our sanity) and still provide teenagers the space they require during this most interesting, morphing-into-adults stage.
These teens bedroom ideas for making a space that you both can live with has the added benefit of providing your teen with a bit more of the independence she so covets.
After all, she will be the primary person coming up with room decor ideas. But until she's an adult, you still have ultimate veto power. These teens bedroom ideas can help.
Teens want to be alone. You'll still want to supervise her (especially now), though you'll need to be discreet. But stop and think here.
They will be leaving your home soon. This is a way to give them freedom while still under your roof (and nose, I might add).
Teen bedroom decorating ideas will be, for the most part, teenager-inspired.
Let teens try out their organizing and setup skills with these new additions, but be waiting in the wings in case they ask for adult input. (Highly unlikely, but possible.)
Let them learn the hard lessons about cleaning, organizing, and the repercussions of a lack thereof under your parental protection.
Occasionally, you'll be called on to teach them a few suitable lessons about responsibility and cleanliness (a relative term when used in the context of the teenage years).
A few ideas to get your teen started:
Finally, resist the urge to "surprise" a teen by organizing his or her room yourself. Instead, always get their input and, most importantly, their participation.
A clean, organized life does, after all, start in a small place - the bedroom. A few ways to inspire a teen to get organized:
You'll likely be pleasantly surprised with the results.