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Roller Blinds and Venetian Blinds for Teenagers' Rooms
8 June 2015
Roller Blinds and Venetian Blinds for Teenagers' Rooms

Problem-Solving Solutions For A Teenage Bedroom

A teenager’s bedroom isn’t just a place for slamming doors, day-long sulks, stressed-out school study sessions and overly loud music – it’s a vital refuge for kids who are learning how to be adults.

Because of this, it’s good to give your teenager a good amount of say over how they decorate their room – it’s often one of the first times they’ll actually have a say over how and where they live.

But at the same time, it’s good to have a few guidelines to help avoid the age-old row over the pros and cons of painting a whole room in matt black and the structural concerns about constructing a recording studio in one corner.

Here’s a few pointers:

  • Changing fashions:
    Fashions often change more frequently than a teenage boy might change his socks so you don’t want to spend a fortune to create a wholesale makeover which could well be “so last season” within a couple of months. If you’re brave enough to let them loose with a paintbrush, it’s easiest to deal with a feature wall in a wild colour scheme; if you’re looking at wallpaper (which is back with a bang in the cool stakes) then, again, a single wall looks great and is far cheaper; and if you want a big impact without a major headache, then swapping childish curtains with stylish roller blinds or wooden venetian blinds means you won’t have to keep updating colour schemes or styles. (Blinds are also much less of a dust trap than curtains which can be a help when you’re dealing with a room which doesn’t always get a daily clean!)
     
  • Personal space:
    Teens will always want to stamp their own authority on their room – and what’s better than a custom-designed roller blind where they can display anything from their own art, to images of their favourite sports stars, musicians or interests. If tastes change, you can always replace the customised design with a more basic material – or another image.
     
  • Work and play:
    As well as being a refuge, a teenager’s bedroom is also likely to turn into a place of intense study whenever exam time looms. Because of this, they’ll want to be able to dedicate an area to a desk or workspace – somewhere where they can “switch-on” to learning rather than live alongside the distractions of the rest of the bedroom. A good way to do this is to section off a corner of a room using vertical or long roller blinds, meaning the workspace can go into lock-down when necessary and opened up during less stressful times.