Your teen’s room is extremely important to them, so it’s only natural that as they change, their room will change as well. But before your teen commits to a new bedroom look, it’s probably best to go over these steps:
Plan with your teen
From the onset, discuss with your teen what exactly they would like to achieve with their room, keeping in mind that you are the one funding the project. Be realistic with your teen, explain that you have no problem with them expressing their individuality but, they still need to keep in mind that any changes that occur in their room, will be long-term ones.
Go shopping
It’s always a good idea to browse with your teen at various hardware and furniture stores, before they completely decide on a new look. Your teen will change their mind numerous times before committing to something, so it's always good idea to have a few catalogues on hand.
Your teen may be glad to throw away childish things or could be incredibly nostalgic; either way a bedroom clear-out will take time. It’s best to decide from the get go what your teen would like to keep and what items they would like to throw away. While clearing out cherished items is never easy, you can also remind your teen that a room clear-out is an opportunity to create some new memories.
Make arrangements
We like to think that your teen’s room transition will only take two weeks tops but let’s be realistic, bedroom makeovers can usually last over a month. This includes allowing the paint to dry in your teen’s room and ensuring that it is well ventilated afterwards. Then there is the dilemma of furniture rearrangement, which will involve many arguments. It’s recommended that you organise your teen’s room makeover during the summer, as it is not only a great time to dry paint but, it also ensures that any disruption to your teen’s sleeping arrangements won’t affect their schoolwork. Your teen may unfortunately have to share a room with their sibling while their room makeover occurs. This will only spur your teen on when it comes to their bedroom transition but most importantly, enable them to really appreciate their new room when it’s done.



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