Turning your kid’s bedroom into a teenage dream

A teenager’s bedroom is so much more than just a sleeping space: It’s a place to study or hang out with friends, and a private domain for listening to music, chatting online or by phone, or just dreaming about the future.

At the end of a long day of classes, school activities and socializing,  it’s nice to come home to a bedroom that’s both comfortable and inviting — and most importantly, reflects who we are.

When designing your teenager’s bedroom décor, work with him or her to pick a theme that incorporates their personality and unique sense of style.

Color is one of the first and most important considerations. It’s one of the most inexpensive ways to transform a room and help “bring it to life.” Color has an effect on mood as well. Soft blues and grays can create a calming effect, while yellow can brighten up a room and give it the appearance of natural light. Red is an inviting color, and symbolizes passion and energy; orange also symbolizes energy and warmth. Purple has a strong association with romance and sensuality, while green is thought to enhance concentration and relaxation. Brown is a warm, neutral color that characterizes wholesomeness and friendliness.

Once you have chosen the color, the next step is to choose furniture. When choosing a bed, first take a look at the size of the room. Is it large enough to accommodate a double or queen size bed, or is a single bed the only option? Beds are available with wood frames, metal, or a combination of the two. Some come with under-bed storage space, which is a great option for a room with a small closet (or none at all).

A corner desk is a good space saver, and there are also models that are accessible from either side. Your desk chair should be ergonomically correct, as it’s important to have good back support when sitting in the same chair for long periods of time.

Bookshelves are available in a wide range of sizes and colors. Some have a mirror between the shelves, while others rotate to give you four times the storage in less space. Vertical bookshelves, meanwhile, will better utilize your space height-wise.

Depending on space, you might also want to consider media storage, a dresser or armoire, lounge seating and a bedside or accent table.

Furniture For Your Home: Top Tips And Advice

Furniture is a must have in any home, and when you are buying it you want to take care to do so with care. This article will give you some great tips for choosing beautiful, high quality furniture pieces without spending a fortune on them. Read on and get shopping!

Look at secondhand stores. It may have been a long time since your last visit, or maybe you haven’t gone before. You are able to find some good furniture in them. Although these stores usually contain smaller furniture pieces, they sometimes contain couches that may suit your style and are usually more affordable than large retailers.

Haggling is key to buying used or new furniture. There is normally room for a store to negotiate, and you could see savings of up to 20 percent if you speak up. If you don’t like haggling, bring along a loved one who loves it.

Know what the return policy and warranty are for any piece of furniture you are looking into buying. Even if you’re totally in love with the piece, you must know what options you have if there are issues. If it’s an “as is” purchase, do extra homework upfront to know that the piece is the right one for you.

If you need several pieces of furniture, look for package deals. You will find that many times a store will give you a much better price for buying many pieces. If there are no posted deals, be sure to share with your salesperson the fact that you want many pieces and ask if they can give you a deal.

You are now well prepared to go out and pick some fabulous furniture pieces at discount prices. Remember that finding these pieces will take time, but you are making an investment in your family’s comfort, and that is very important. Enjoy your shopping experience with the help of the tips you have learned!

Finally, choose bedding, rugs, window treatments and other accents to complement the rest of your décor.