Encourage your teenager's love of music by helping him create a bedroom fit for the "King." From rock 'n' roll to the blues, whole generations of adults identify with the music they identified with during their teen years. Allow your teen to experience the joy of annoying his parents with blasting rhythms and eardrum-splitting beats. Involve him in decorating his room, and make the decor specific to the music style he enjoys.
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Empty wall space can be perhaps the most daunting prospect when redecorating a bedroom. This is easily solved by highlighting your teen's favourite music or artist. No matter the music style, the music industry is proud of its artists, and posters are a popular way to immortalise them. Frame a poster of a popular singer or group; if you use two posters, place them in matching frames. Use sheet music as wallpaper, and apply it to one wall. Then hang the framed posters. Hang old compact discs or albums on the wall. Even album art can be used. If your teen plays an instrument, look for used equipment that can be hung on a wall. Guitars, flutes and even violins make impressive focal points, especially if they can be used.
Style is important in music. From Frank Sinatra to Eminem, each recording artist has a distinctive style that encompasses his music. Adapt this style into the decor of your teen's bedroom. If rap music is a favourite, find a stencil, and paint a mural that looks like spray-painted graffiti. Use the colours and clothing that the artist favours as accents for the room. For example, if your teen is into Lady Gaga, look to her many costumes for inspiration.
Material is an important part of any bedroom. From keyboard-inspired bedding to rock 'n' roll-style curtains, use material to enhance the room, not as a focal point. Add a touch of the dramatic to windows by hanging swags of light material over drapery rods. Create a stagelike curtain to surround the bed and to provide extra privacy for your young performer.
Accessories that can inspire also maintain the theme. Hang old albums, 45rpm records and compact discs from the ceiling near lights, or add a "disco ball" to the lighting in the room. Create shelves from old record albums by softening the vinyl with heat and bending it into shape. Once cooled, they can be nailed to the wall to support lightweight accessories. If classical music is your teen's passion, add busts of Beethoven or Brahms to the room. Create a special area just for listening to music that includes a beanbag chair or overstuffed pillows. Allow your teen to pick the accessories she wants as long as she stays within the budget.
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