Every good paint job requires some prep work. I believe if it's worth doing, it's worth doing well.First, talk to your parents about all your required materials e.g. drywall mud (compound), putty knives, scrapers, sandpaper, painter's tape, brushes, rollers - and of course, how much paint you'll need.Second, call in the troops - gather as many friends together as can reasonably fit in your teen room and be productive; and turn the event into a fun painting party. As an incentive promise your friends you'll order pizza afterwards and return the favor when it comes time to makeover their own bedrooms (which chances are good they'll be doing sooner than later once they see how awesome your teen room turned out).Okay, now let's get down to it.Step 1Dress for the occasion. Think function vs. fashion. You and your friends should be comfortably attired in clothes you don't mind getting paint splatters on. Tie your hair up, put on some continuous play music and get started.Step 2Undress you … [Read more...] about How To Prep Your Teen Room For Painting
Teen room painting
Never underestimate the power of a good color. When it comes to deciding on a color to paint your teen room give some thought to your favorite colors and the feelings you attach to them.For instance do you have any favorite items of clothing that make you feel really good in?A fun way to select a room color is to toss your favorite clothes on your bed and then put them together in outfits. By doing this you're also giving yourself some personal color ideas for painting your bedroom. The shades in your favorite outfits will hopefully inspire a paint color or a combination of colors that work well together like pink and brown or brown and turquoise.A good teen room color should reflect positive emotions - you want to create a cool and cosy space that you feel like hanging around in instead of running from.Once you have a favorite color in mind, consider the many shade variations the color has. One of the best ways to this is to go to a paint store pick up a variety of paint chips in your … [Read more...] about What Color Should I Paint My Teen Room?
I remember when I was a teen I wanted my walls pink and purple. I'm not talking pale colors, I'm talking loud, vibrant colors. My folks allowed me to paint the walls and I spent hours in my room, loving my pink and purple walls. My folks did not like the walls at all and my door was always closed, but I was happy.Neither of my own kids ever asked for paint, instead they wanted things on the walls.When I asked both of my kids the number one thing they wanted on their walls, the answer was pictures.Pictures come in so many forms and can be used in so many ways. The first are photos taken from a camera. We all remember learning "nouns can be people, places or things." Well photos can be people, places or things. One of my daughters has always used notebooks that have covers that allow her to place photos of her friends on the cover.When putting photos on walls, you can put them onto a bulletin board. You can make them into a collage on poster board, or you can hang them one by one in a … [Read more...] about Decorating Your Teens Room
How to decorate a teens bedroom is one of the most common questions I receive. Especially for those on a budget, this can seem like a daunting task! Never fear, The Budget Decorator is here!Teen rooms are different for kids rooms in that they should be treated more like an adult space, but with a fun flair. Involve your child and come up with a theme that helps to express who they are. (NOT what you want for them!) Be sure to give the theme a name, even is its something like "Modern Plush in Blue", or "Country Princess" - whatever will give it life!Let your teen choose their colors, but give them some guidance. Buy a decorating magazine, and have them choose a color theme out of the pages, or surf decorating sites on the internet. That way, they feel they have chosen themselves, but you are assured you two have chosen a proven color scheme.Now, use these quick ideas for transforming your teens room, on the cheap!1.PAINT!!! Perhaps a teens room is the most important room you … [Read more...] about Teen Rooms on the Cheap!
Teen rooms can be a real challenge but they don't have to be. The most important thing to remember when decorating or redecorating a teen room is to keep an open mind and listen to your teen's thoughts regarding her own space.You see, teens have their own style and in most cases desire a room the reflects their individuality. For parents sometimes it's hard to accept that our teens decorating ideas may not match our own.You also need to consider what end of the teenage scale your child is on. Chances are a teens taste and sense of self will change considerably between 13 and 17. Hence, the reason to tread lightly with fads and trends that may be here today and gone tomorrow.Air on the side of caution and put a spending cap on major décor items that may be trendy but expensive. This is achieved by keeping the core elements of the room simple and using trendy accessories to enhance not overpower the room.* Update your teen's furniture with a coat of paint or other decorative … [Read more...] about Decorating Tips For Teen Rooms