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.