Decorating Ideas for a Teenage Girl's Small Bedroom

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Decorating Ideas for a Teenage Girl's Small Bedroom
Mirrors make a small room look bigger. (the mirror image by Jan Will from Fotolia.com)

Teenage girls and boys usually have a very strong opinion as to how their want their bedrooms decorated. This is the age when your daughter is struggling to figure out who she is as an individual. Encourage her individuality by letting her take the lead in her bedroom decor, but guide her to choices that will stand the test of time and also make her small room feel larger.

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Mirrors

Use mirrors in your daughter's room to lighten and brighten the small space. When placed opposite a window, mirrors act as a second window and open up the room. In addition, what teenage girl doesn't like having a few more mirrors in which to check her hair and make-up? Place one large, ornate mirror on the wall, or group several smaller, simpler mirrors together.

Colours

There is no one colour that makes a room look larger, according to House Beautiful. Instead, choose several shades of the same colour, rather than many different colours, to make your daughter's room feel bigger. Most teenage girls probably have a favourite colour, so ask her what it is and plan around that colour. Choose one shade for the walls, another hue for the floor (area rugs are a great way to create individual spaces inside a small room) and another hue for the bed linens. Or, keep the walls neutral, such as a soft sand or white colour. These colours tend to reflect light and make a space feel larger.

Furniture and Accessories

Choose pieces of furniture that serve double-duty. Instead of crowding the room with a dresser, invest in a closet system, or store clothes in a trunk that can also serve as a seating area (put some cushions on top of it). Instead of a bulky chair, try scattering large, soft pillows on the floor for friends to sit on and chat with each other. Add drama to the small bedroom without sacrificing space by installing a chandelier in place of the standard light fixture. A small, round skirted table next to the bed is pretty and functional, with plenty of room for storage underneath it, according to Today Home and Garden.

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