The decorations in your teen's bedroom determine the amount of time your teen spends in his room and therefore at home. Creating an awesome room for your teen gives him the incentive to invite friends over to enjoy an atmosphere they can call their own.
Use animal prints to create an awesome teen bedroom. Let your teen select zebra, leopard or tiger prints around which to form a theme. Zebra stripes call for white walls and print curtains and bedding. Accompany zebra stripes with black room furniture, including bed pedestal, desk, chair and couch. Use white or zebra print rugs or solid rugs in matching colours. Place zebra throw pillows and stuffed zebras around the room, and hang zebra pictures and posters to finish the look.
Complement leopard and tiger print wallpaper with brownish-black curtains and bedding. Consider a mural of a tiger on an accent wall accompanied by tiger-striped rugs and throws. The same idea is good for zebra and leopard prints. For a light look, cover one wall with animal print, and use small matching accessories, such as rugs and throws only. For an extremely bold look, divide the room into three sections, and decorate each section with a different animal print. Keep all accessories, including furniture and rugs in the area, in the designated print.
Create a room that your teen is sure to enjoy with a movie theatre theme. Use one wall as the movie screen using a flat white paint. DVD projectors are available at most electronic outlet stores. Place comfortable red chairs in front of the wall to act as theatre seats or bean bag chairs for a more casual effect. Paint the remaining walls black and trim in red. A popcorn machine in the corner and a drink machine on the side complete the home theatre effect. Use dark velvet bedding and make any additional furniture in the room black. Cover the windows with heavy black or red velvet curtains over blinds to block out external light. A multitude of your teen's favourite movies on DVD are required to complete the theme. This dark decorating requires bright overhead lights for practical use of the room.
At the Disco
Give a retro kick to your teen's room with a disco theme. Paint the walls and ceiling black. Hang strings of white lights around the windows, edge of the ceiling and at chair rail level. Stick glow in the dark stars or circles on the walls, and hang a disco ball from the ceiling in the centre of the room. Build a small dance floor from parquet tile in one corner and set up a sound system for plenty of music. Create one mirrored wall for accent and a finishing touch.
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