Wednesday, August 26, 2009

son a sports fan or does he prefer

colors and some of your old 70s album covers on the wall.

Is your son a sports fan or does he prefer music? Outgoing or more reserved? Answering these and other questions will give you a sense of what feel the room should have.

Perhaps your son wants his room to look like a basketball court or maybe graffiti is more his style. Regardless, it is important to remember that it’s their own space, and the decor needs to reflect their personality and desire to be independent.

You don’t always need to toss out their bed and furniture. Unless the furniture is completely broken, you can give it a cool new look by painting it and changing the drawer pulls. Helping your teen design their bedroom can be fun and with a little advance planning, probably won’t take more than a weekend.

Often, just rearranging furniture gives a room a whole new look. A teen room makeover may be accomplished with a new coat of paint, rearranging the furniture and adding some new accessories and lighting.

Painting can have the biggest impact for the least amount of money and sets the tone of your teen’s room design. Plus, with your help, painting is something they can easily do themselves.

Does your son, the skater, want to paint the walls black and put a black light on the ceiling? Black paint may be the worst choice – it might take several coats to refurbish his room in a few

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