Keeping a girl’s bedroom organized or at the least tidy, especially a bedroom for a teenage girl is more than a full time job. I have 4 teenagers and it seems the girls are the worst. They never seem to throw anything away and their bedrooms are full of stuff that I don’t even know what it is or what it’s used for. But apparently to them it is a necessity of life and they can’t live with out it.
I have found two items that seemed to help with keeping the room tidy and surprisingly they actually use. One is a blanket rack (which they thought was pretty cool) and they do use although the blankets aren’t really folded on them, just thrown. The other item was a corner book case.
I have found that it’s very difficult to choose a furniture for an older girl’s bedroom even if you have lived with them since birth. When they were young you could never go wrong with a Disney theme or a princess bedroom set, but I guess change was inevitable.
To make your task easier I suggest that you listen to their complaints of why their bedroom furniture is not working and what they think would make it better.
For instance; my girls kept saying that they didn’t like the looks of the room and if they had new furniture maybe they would keep it cleaner. After talking for awhile it was clear that it wasn’t really the look of the room, but that they had know way of organizing it the way they wanted. It seemed by me buying a shelf unit which I thought was nice, was just adding to the problem.
They said, they needed to have something that was out of the way and still be functional. (Like I hadn’t mentioned that to them before.) Let me just add here that I have tried showing them shelves and bookcases for their rooms in the past, but they would just look at them and say – I don’t want shelves for in middle the wall or it would just get in the way. I then found a corner bookcase and showed them that it didn’t take up much room and would organize a corner that they just had clutter in. They agreed to this type of shelving and it seems to be working well and their bedrooms are somewhat tidier. If you are going to buy shelving for the wall area it should be modular and form part of the bedroom wall décor. Most fit CD’s and DVD’s and could be used to store their favorites. They can also show off their more personal collectibles on these wall shelves.
If you are buying a table lamp, always choose a modern style over traditional lamp. If the light has three directional bulbs, all the better. Most bedrooms have a ceiling light fixture, you can change this to a ceiling fan that has a light in it. Teens seem to like a cool airflow more than we do.
Bedding, bed skirts and pillows can be purchased a little easier. You just need to go with their favorite color, the hard part is finding a pattern that they like. Stay away from animal prints and wild geometric shapes, stripes are usually a pretty safe choice as are large squares.
To make the bedroom floors more appealing a simple area rug is a good choice you can find out more about contemporary areas here
are ideal for adding texture and color if you have laminate or wood floors.
Laminate floors in the bedroom also happen to be the best thing for children with allergies. This is also a great mother/daughter project to do. I did it myself with only a few helpful tips from my husband. For a 10X12 bedroom is only took us 2 days to rip out the old carpet and install the laminate flooring. It turned out to be a lot of fun for both of us. Cost was fairly cheap at only $110.00 dollars.