How to Choose the Right Room Design for a Boy: Expert Advice

Before creating the interior, you need to imagine in the smallest detail how the teenager will live in this room: you need to equip a sleeping place, a workplace, etc. Make sure there will be access to electricity in the areas where your child will be spending the most time.  Consider the location of the outlets and ensure that they are in a sufficient quantity. It will not be superfluous to choose options for outlets with an increased level of security.

 

Room planning: Placement of functional areas 

To make living in the apartment even more comfortable, it is important to think out the placement of furniture and arrange the functional areas. Thus, you will use the space smartly and derive benefit from the available options. Here are some ideas to start from:

  1. Place a desk near the window with the best daylight. Make the window sill wider and organize a desk on it, or place a desk near the window.
  2. Weakly lit areas of the room can be used for sleeping, playing sports, video games, and other activities where light intensity does not play a big role. It is optimal if the desk and bed are as far away from each other as possible so that the boy can quickly switch to rest without thinking about his studies.
  3. It’s a good idea to store things closer to the entrance of the room by placing shelves on the wall with the door.  Furthermore, it’s a good idea to put the laundry basket close to the entrance, too, so you don’t have to cross the whole room.
  4. It is crucial to isolate a place for a sports corner with dumbbells, wall bars, a punching bag, or a basketball hoop from other zones as much as possible, “cut it off” with a partition and highlight with color.

 

Choosing the Style

A teenage boy will do without the advice of adults and choose a style for his room himself. And the designer will help to adapt this room to the general style of the house. Usually teenagers like the following styles:

  • Contemporary, with elements of sport-chic.
  • Loft. 
  • Industrial.
  • Scandinavian.

The latter option is the most practical: you assemble a calm nuanced base, which will subsequently grow harmoniously with a variety of the teenager’s things. Also, Scandinavian-style interiors are easy to change with new curtains, lamps, carpets, and posters in case it doesn’t feel like fun anymore.

It is better to avoid design ideas such as nautical or space style: rooms where the furnishings are strictly subordinated to one narrow theme look okay only in interior magazines. In real life, they are doomed, can hardly stand the test of daily operation, and quickly lose their “cover” look. And you can add the atmosphere of the sea or space to the interior with the help of few touches.

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