Your tween has outgrown his or her childhood bedroom and it's time for a make-over. As they enter the process of becoming adults, tweens begin to discover their independence, develop their own opinions and want to look cool. They want to feel comfortable in their bedrooms, but pleasing them may be difficult, especially on a limited budget. Learn some tips and guidelines by taking this quiz.
Ask your tweens what features they would like to see in their bedrooms and discuss how this can be made possible within a limited budget.
Tween boys often like navy blue or forest green as their wall color. Girls tend more towards sage, marigold or a light teal.
Decals or stickers in different shapes and designs give tweens an opportunity to redesign their walls without having to revamp the entire wall covering.
An rug that has bold patterns can serve as a focal point of the room and can help tie the room theme together.
Tween girls usually have outgrown their love of pink pony paraphernalia. They tend to like animal patterns on carpets and rugs.
The bed is usually the centerpiece of the bedroom, so redecorating it can change the look of the entire room.
Sticking with bold-colored, classic linen styles is a good long-term investment as opposed to TV shows or pop stars that you tween will quickly get bored of.
Monograms are a nice way of decorating pillows for a tween girl. Boys usually prefer pillows with their favorite sport team logo.
Redecorating can be as simple as rearranging the furniture. Your tween now uses the bedroom as a study, dressing area, lounge and sleeping quarter. Try to arrange the furniture so that there is an area for each of these activities. If you want to spend a small amount, a few new accessories can add the final touch and curtains can help to separate sections.
Lighting affects the warmth and appeal of a room. Installing various light source allows you tween to control the lighting and atmosphere in the room.