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When your child reaches his or her teenage years, it's a time in life when he or she is really figuring out how to navigate a new life stage. His or her interests will likely change, and your teen will want to stay current on what's cool — and will likely want things that let him or her express his or her changing personality. The products in this category can help you and your teen decorate his or her bedroom, ensuring it provides the proper level of style and functionality needed to study, rest and entertain friends. Here's how to get started in creating a hip new space for your teenager.

Converting a little kids’ room into a teen-friendly hangout

Most kids reach a point in their development where the bedroom they grew in with loses its appeal. Perhaps your child has outgrown a certain color or no longer has a strong affection for their old favorite cartoon characters. A room makeover can alleviate this decorative dissatisfaction, but it’s helpful to take an organized approach before you and your teen start shopping. First, take stock of everything in the room that still works. It could be that the rug is in an acceptable color or that the furniture is of an appropriate size. Work backwards from this information to determine what you want to replace.

Once you have your shopping list of furnishings and decor for your teen’s room, you can start clicking into subcategories within our general Teens’ Room category. You may also need some additional items that weren’t part of your child’s room previously, such as a desk for homework or a small lounge seating area where your teen can hang out with friends. Add these items in after you’ve already taken stock of what you need to replace. Measure the room and make sure you understand the basic dimensions of different furniture pieces that can fit into the space. If necessary, you and your teen can choose efficient furniture pieces, like a loft bed or storage ottoman, to ensure there’s enough room for everything.

Teens’ rooms product categories

With your list in hand, it’s easy to complete a teen room makeover by focusing on specific product categories. The product category breakdowns in this section provide a helpful guide for shopping success.

Bedding: Some teens need to graduate from a little-kid-friendly twin bed to an adult-sized full or queen mattress and frame. Whether your child needs to graduate from his or her childhood bed or not, a change in bedding is likely a welcome gesture. Teen bedding tends to be a bit more sophisticated in design than the styles available to younger children, though bright colors and a sense of fun are also on offer in this section.

Furniture: Growing kids take up more space as they get bigger, and that often means that the furniture they used as elementary schoolers no longer serves its purpose. Get your teen out of the kindergarten desk chair or bed frame and into something more suitable for an almost-adult by finding suitable furniture items in this section. You may even need to get a larger dresser to accommodate the larger size and volume of clothing your teen has acquired.

Decor: Though it’s not the most important element of a teen’s room from a practical standpoint, decor may be essential for your kid’s comfort and sense of ownership over his or her personal space. This is one part of the shopping process that you may want to hand over to your child entirely to ensure his or her happiness with your purchases.

Bath: Bathrooms are another area that may need a bit of a makeover after your teen crosses into official big kid territory. A bathroom makeover is a fairly simple prospect. In most cases, changing out a shower curtain may be all of the decorative effort that’s necessary to change the look and feel of the room. However, teens may end up using more personal hygiene products than they did previously, so even if the bathroom decor is fine, it’s a good idea to browse this section to see if extra storage or accessories seem useful for bathroom tidiness.

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