Teen Bedroom Design

A teen bedroom is the one which is used by the teenagers of the family. In some families a teen bedroom is shared by brother sisters. While designing a teen bedroom a very important factors is freedom of expression. What’s that? let’s see.

Aspects of designing a teen bedroom

A space to express freedom: The teenage is an age when a boy or girl is becoming a man or woman. This is the age when role models are set, heroes are selected and this reflects in their actions and thoughts.

This is also the age when the boy or girl finds his/her passion in life. Be it cars, bikes, music, sports or anything else, they spend their entire energy in finding a definition to their life.

That’s why their bedroom should give them enough freedom to do this with ease and a teen should feel comfortable while doing this.

Allow enough space to express

In this space heavy furniture should be avoided. This allows them to shift the arrangement of furniture in their own room the way they want it.

Enough empty wall surface should be kept. As said earlier a teen is trying to find his own identity find looking towards a role model in real life, so he/she uses this empty wall surface to paste posters, motivational messages, his own paintings etc…

Ideas that reflect a perception of more space

Let’s see an example of a sample bedroom layout. See the image below, it is a furniture layout of a bedroom. I first drafted this furniture layout in a drafting software and then converted it into an image format.

This furniture layout contains a double bed, a wardrobe in front, a dressing table just next to the toilet door and a study table along with a chair with it.

The double bed also has two attached side tables. After arranging this layout the bedroom looks quite occupied. Because of the comparatively small dimensions (11′ X 14′) the bare minimum furniture can be arranged in this way.

Now by designing the furniture in a certain way we can easily make circulation space left, look bigger than it actually is.

How? Let’s see these two sectional images below. These are the sections taken through the double bed, crossing the wardrobe in front.

The section shows that there is a 2’6″ (0.75 meters Approx.) circulation space available between the wardrobe and the edge of the double bed. This is the minimum amount of space any person requires to walk without any disturbance. This space will also be used when the person opens the wardrobe shutter.

If you can see in the first section the double bed is a normal one, but in the second section the base of the double bed has been recessed by 1 feet so that the actual circulation space is increased by 1 feet. See the 3D image of the double bed below to get the exact idea of what I am trying to say.

This is a 3D model of the double bed in the above sectional sketch. See how altering the base structure of the bed creates more usable space in a bedroom. When scarcity of space is an issue, these kind of techniques are excellent for small bedrooms.

Master Bedroom Design

A master bedroom is the one which is used by the head of the family. A person who is responsible for the well-being of the home and entire family. Hence while designing a master bedroom special attention must be given to the size of the bedroom.

Interior design of a master bedroom is of vital importance. A master bedroom is normally has the biggest size amongst all other bedrooms. It is also a possibility that the architect of the building has preplanned the bedroom.

If this is the case the master bedroom is likely to have an attached toilet block, a terrace or a balcony, an exit to the outdoor landscaped court if the building is a ground floor structure.

Again while designing a master bedroom the entire home improvement strategy plays a major role as far as design theme, budget, time schedules are concerned.

As said earlier the person who uses this space is a responsible person, hence the designer must take into consideration various personality traits of the master, who uses this space.

Aspects of designing a master bedroom

There is a simple rule you can follow while designing your own space. Just forget all the theoretical design talk. Just go with what you like the most.

If you are trying to design your home yourself then you must know that it’s the small things that can make a major difference in the final appearance of your room. What really works in decorating a space is “detailing”.

There are thousands of factors that affect the beauty of any project. Let’s think about some ideas….

Play with lighting: Lighting plays a major role in any interior space, hence you should make a creative use of it. I mean artificial and natural lighting can be used very effectively in an interior space.

Since Sun is a major source of lighting during daytime, this can be used very creatively for creating “shadow patterns”. Light which penetrates through windows can be interrupted to create shadows on inside walls and thus create an interesting feature.

There is one more advantage of using this method. Since the Sun constantly keeps on shifting, (or is perceived to be in motion) the intensity, length, and angle of shadows will also change dynamically, creating a very excellent play of light.

As far as artificial lighting is concerned, and spotlights can be used to enhance certain areas of the space, by diverting attention. Many creative designs of decorative lamps and are available today at reasonable prices.

Wall Paintings are another excellent way to give a personality to a space. Depending upon the nature/subject of the painting the mood of an interior space can be altered.

Depending upon your likes and dislikes many beautiful wall paintings and posters are available in local stores, art galleries, etc…

Photographs of your family members is a great way to add a personal touch to your room.

Wall Hangings are a great way to add interest and are used as fillers on walls. A wall hanging can be just an art work or can even serve a purpose such as a letters holder. A wall hanging which goes with the theme of the room can greatly add interest to the room.

Bedroom Furniture

The bedroom furniture includes primarily a double bed, wardrobe, side tables, writing table, dressing table, if the bedroom has an attached terrace then an informal seating arrangement.

It is very important to choose the finishes and shades of the furniture very carefully, because the furniture replaces a portion of the wall and is directly visible when someone enters this space.

All above parameters considered while designing has an important consideration before finalizing and that’s BUDGET. A good designer is one who makes a balance between aesthetics, function and monetary part of any design project.

Use of natural elements is encouraging.

Use of natural elements such as small plants which bear flowers can greatly add to the beauty and aura of any space. Plants which are shade loving and bear flowers at least once in a month is a great choice.

This allows automatic change in the entire atmosphere of the room. Since the change their appearance after a few days, this aspect can be used as a mood generator in a room.

There is a very interesting viewpoint we can consider when it comes to decorating any space in a home. Every space in a home is just like human body. Our body is composed of various parts joined to the main torso, such as hands, arms, feet, legs, head etc.. All these when combined forms a uniform body.

In the same way a home is composed of living room, family room, bedrooms, kitchen, study rooms, toilet blocks, terraces, etc.. All these spaces have their own use from user’s point of view.

That’s why while designing a bedroom it is necessary to treat the space as a part of the rest of the home and not in isolation. It would be wise to look for the general design theme of the rest of the rooms before starting out on the primary sketches and budget decisions. I personally feel that design and decorating is all about “detailing”. Once you learn to work out simple “details”, decoration becomes almost an instant job.

You also get an excellent learning tool with thousands of real-life photographs and illustrations. As I said whatever you do in the rest of your rooms will affect your bedroom decorating project drastically.

Our Initial 2019 Design Projections

While we prioritize affordability and cherish D.I.Y. ethos, we are, at our core, interior designers. As such, we like to spend time brainstorming new and upcoming trends. We’re getting close to the end of 2018, which means most design studios and bedroom retailers will start to publish their 2019 design predictions. Here’s our take on the upcoming year – before anyone else gets their projections out into the world.

 

  1. Minimalism will continue to reign supreme. Are you over the minimalist thing yet? Neither are we! This is an excellent way to build affordability into your bedroom design. Decorating a room with simple photos, easy-to-assemble storage units, and perhaps the occasional floor plant will continue to dominate the interior bedroom design field.
  2. Low-lit rooms get some personality. Nobody likes to light their bedroom from the ceiling, but we’ve known that for a while. Geometric light fixtures are big for other parts of the home, such as the living and dining rooms, but this trend will begin to move out of the bedroom. Instead, we’ll likely begin to see decorative wall sconces, minimalist bedside table lamps, and simple but beautiful floor lamps. Don’t forget the LEDs!
  3. Natural materials get a spot onstage. The bedroom has recently come to represent a “healthy place” where we can sleep, relax, and do light activities – think reading and listening to music. The decorations should represent that dedication to relaxation. In 2019, we plan to see more wooden and woven furniture and decorative materials. Wooden beds have been in for a while, but deeper, darker stains are about to have a moment. That woven papasan chair you bought in the mid-aughts? That’s about to be trendy again, too.

 

DIY Project: Succulent Terrarium

With natural materials and minimalist designs remaining in vogue, the succulent terrarium will be one of the most sought-after pieces of decoration in 2019. How cool would it be to design and build your own? As it turns out, this is not too difficult. With just a few materials, a half hour, and some patience, you can make your very own succulent terrarium. Here’s what you need.

 

Materials:

  • Glass vase, any shape. You can find these at your local craft store
  • 6 cups of cactus and succulent soil mix
  • Decorative stones and rocks
  • Mineral rocks
  • Activated charcoal
  • Succulents of your choice. Don’t choose anything over 8 or 9 cm

 

Instructions:

  1. Fill the bottom of your vase with a layer of sand, until it is about one-fifth full. Add a layer of turquoise stones to fill the vase by another one-fifth.
  2. Place a thin layer of activated charcoal over the stones, then cover with 4 cups of cactus and succulent soil mix.
  3. Arrange the turquoise mineral rocks close together in the center of the vase, leaving around two inches of a gap between them. Use the remaining soil to build a small hill around this gap. This will provide the base for the succulents to cascade downward.
  4. Unpot all your succulents and remove extra soil from their roots. Arrange the plants within the case by carefully planting each, starting from the center.
  5. Add more stones to decorate.
  6. Place your terrarium in bight, indirect light, and water your plants once every week.

 

DIY Project: Brass Clothes Rack

For most of us, bedroom design is a way to increase space. Bedrooms must be both beautiful and functional, but that can be difficult if you don’t have the money to purchase that sleek and slender dresser. A hanging clothes rack is an excellent way to save space and money. We are seeing a trend of using clothing as decoration for bedrooms, and this is an excellent way to capitalize on that idea. The materials you will need are cheap and simple.

 

Materials:

  • Two hooks
  • Metal cable
  • Copper tube

 

Instructions:

All of your materials can be purchased at a hardware store. Allow a sales associate to cut the tube to your desired length. If you plan to store several pieces of clothing, I would opt for around two or three feet of tubing. If you want to store something smaller, such as jewelry or other accessories, just one foot of tubing will do the trick.

This is one of the easiest projects we’ve ever detailed. Simply put the cable through the copper tube. Affix your metal hooks to a surface in your room; we prefer the ceiling, but you can easily attach this simple clothes rack to a wall. Hang the cable on the wires. Start hanging garments on the rack until filled to your liking.

This project is perfect for bedrooms, but it is also great for entryways, kitchens, and living rooms. Use the hanger to store anything from umbrellas and grocery bags to cooking pots and pans. However, when deciding how you will use the hanger, be sure to get hooks to hold the appropriate weight; kitchen materials are heavier than clothing, so you may want to invest in some heavy-duty hooks.