We’re very happy to have a guest blog post today written by Patricia Leitao, from HomeYou.com. She has some practical and easy solutions to consider for interior design with teens in mind. We hope you’ll enjoy reading her post.
What’s the one thing you can count on when designing for teenagers? Anything they like will, most likely, change in the next year or so. And when you can count on such changing tastes, you need interior design tools that can keep up with you and your growing teenager. Instead of repainting or re-wallpapering their room every year, why not consider an alternative that can grow with them?
Casart coverings offers one of the most versatile options for teens with changing tastes. By using removable, reusable wall coverings, you can easily change the design anytime your teen’s heart desires.
All photos via homeyou.com, except where noted
First off, work with your teen to choose an option that is neutral enough to be playful or grown-up, one that they like and won’t completely grow out of in a few months. Use it to completely cover the walls, if you’d like, or maybe do a split wall with the design above or below a complementary paint color.
Next, as your teen outgrows this look, use the same Casart to create playful stripes in their room – try vertical, horizontal, or clustered around an area they spend a lot of time in, such as a reading or computer area. Let them help – as playful as it might be, it can always be changed later.
Once your teen is ready to personalize their design, use your Casart to create a framed area of the wall where they can stencil in a write a quote phrase they like. Make it art that can be changed as your teen grows older, but allow them to have some control over the design as well.
Hoping to move on to something a little more grown up? Instead of your Casart wallcovering being the focal point, try switching to Casart as an accent material to make the room feel dynamic without it feeling immature.
Try using it as a headboard for your teen’s bed and include some pieces in the back of a bookshelf, or maybe even covering the top of the bedside table.
Casart’s Plum Faux Padded Headboard via Organics Collection
Libby Langdon Groovy Gate used as a Bookcase Backing via Libby Langdon Collection for Casart
“Refreshed” table with paint, wallcovering and new hardware (unknown source)
Eventually, your teen will have grown into a young adult, and will pack up and head out. While they’ll more likely than not want to take their Casart with them, you may be lucky enough to keep it! Find ways to use it to complement the other furniture you choose to turn their room into a mature, formal guest room. The familiar design will help them feel at home when they come for visits, and it’ll help you design a sophisticated, unique guest room others will be begging to stay in, too!
Be sure to check for more decorating ideas on homeyou.com, a company that helps homeowners connect with reliable contractors for their home improvement projects.