If your teen’s bedroom is cluttered and messy and they desperately need a makeover, but you’re on a budget, here are some great decorating ideas that won’t break the bank. Updating their existing furniture, adding co-coordinating storage and decorating items in modern colors is the way to go.
When decorating, the basic rule to unifying a theme is to match an element of each piece together. The furniture should be the same color and have matching handles on each piece to give a unified look even if the style of furniture is different.
What existing furniture do you have in your teen’s room? If it’s still in good condition then it most likely can be updated. If not, most charity stores have good quality cheap furniture that just needs updating. If some all of your furniture is made from laminate or a coated material, you will need to paint the furniture in a specialized primer first to make the new paint stick. Ask your local paint store attendant for advice on which primer is best. For wooden furniture that is already painted or varnished, you will need to sand off any glossy finish first before you paint, or the new paint won’t stick properly. Use an electric sander to achieve the fastest results.
To complete the look you really need to add art to at least two of your walls. Framed prints or canvas art comes in a variety of styles and colors and custom made art is a great way to personalize the image, theme, and color. Choose colors that are similar to your accent color or black and white for great contrast. Different sized decorative boxes with lids are an excellent and cheap way to store away your teen’s collectibles. Remember to keep it simple, and if you must use patterns then keep it to the duvet/doona cover and curtains only.