Interior Designer Sherine Lakkis: Teens have to go along with some of their claims, which are harmless, and the only downside is that it may not be to the liking of the parents.
Beirut- There are many very simple designs that are suitable for all activities and give expression to the lifestyle of teenagers, and there are several inspiring ideas for bedrooms at this age, unconventional, elegant and very modern.
A few years ago, no one thought that teen bedrooms needed special decoration and furniture, and their appearance did not differ much from the decoration of children’s bedrooms, except for some posters on the wall and clothes and magazines lying on the floor. .
In recent years, as the markets for non-adult furniture have expanded, many ideas have developed for the needs of nurseries of all ages.
The interior designer, Sherine Lakis, believes that it is not harmful to go along with teenagers in some of their claims, and the only drawback is that it may not fall in the taste of the parents.
The interior designer emphasizes that the bedroom is not just a place to sleep for teenagers, but their own kingdom, a place where they can escape from the outside world.
A teen room should be a fun and functional place where they can express themselves. Teenagers are at an age where they are still exploring the world, and their choices may differ on what they like and dislike, and designing a room with it all can be a challenge.
Teenagers also need a multiple room, with a place to study and sleep, where they can receive their friends, and even play electronic games.
Lakis offers some practical and fun tips for designing teen bedrooms, to design a room that satisfies all children:
- Divide the room into multiple use areas.
- It should include various places like sleeping, studying, relaxing and hosting friends.
- If the area of the room is small, new ideas need to be created that can allocate space for each purpose.
- If there is not enough space to put a full-size desk, you can choose another that opens when needed, or choose a design that includes the desk by the bed or wardrobe.
- It should be playful and express their unique personalities.
For example, you can choose an innovative design to hang on the wall, or a painting with their favorite logo in a frame above the bed.
Or they can hang a blackboard or a notebook, something on which they can express their personality that grows and changes every day. This is something that gives them a choice of how to express themselves.
To design a room to make a teenager happy, any trace of childish decor must be removed from the room.
Parents should not force design ideas on teenagers, as this is their private space, and their ideas about modern decor are completely different from those of parents, as Al-Laqis tells Al-Jazeera Net.
And if there are concerns about their changing tastes, you can try to convince them to keep the room and furniture neutral, and give more color and unique personality by choosing the appropriate accessories.
For the teenager, Lakkis adds, the bedroom is his private castle, a place where he can have some privacy or receive his friends.
It is also a place that allows him to express his own separate and different personality than the personality of the rest of the family.
And if a teenager chooses to express his personality by drawing on the walls or decorating the room with his favorite sports equipment, let him do it.
Teen room privacy
Al-Laqis makes some observations about the privacy of teen bedrooms, emphasizing the importance of first removing childish drawings from the walls, allowing for the use of hobbies through pictures and accessories of their favorite sports, music, drawings or any hobby desired. by them.
Also, space should be allocated for a hairdressing table, and the closet should be provided with drawers for accessories, shoes and bags, and a long mirror with a floor base should be installed so that you can see its full height. Make sure the design is simple with calm colors, and a couch can be added to the side of the bed to make the girl feel more comfortable.
Desired space of freedom
Al-Laqis ends her advice by saying that parents and their sons and daughters should not clash, and should not force their opinions on the design of bedroom decorations for adolescents.
She points out that the teenager’s bedroom is his private world, which he tries to control to highlight his personality, and a special place in which they spend most of their time, they resort to it when they feel the need for loneliness, or listen to music. , draw, study or receive friends. The bedroom is not only used for bedtime, but also gives expression to the desired space of freedom.