How to make room for a growing daughter?
Somehow it turned out unexpectedly that the daughter has ceased to be a little princess, has grown up and is about to turn into a beautiful swan. Begins a very responsible and difficult period in the life of both the daughter and the parents - adolescence. The interior of the nursery, just recently so sweet and touching, ceases to be relevant. You need to change everything: color, style, furniture. At the age of 12, the girl already has her own idea of a room in which she will be comfortable and cozy. Parents must take into account the wishes of a teenager to avoid unnecessary reasons for quarrels and offenses. Let's try to figure out how to please all interested parties, and get a comfortable and functional room for a twelve-year-old girl.
Choose a color scheme
In the design of any room is ideal to use no more than three colors. In the case when it comes to the interior of a teenage room, the choice of the main (dominant) color should be for the child. Most often, girls aged 12-13 years are very romantic and prefer the corresponding colors: pink, lilac, peach.
Tip: since in adolescence the psyche of children is unstable, all colors in the interior of the room should be soft and pastel. And so that the room does not look boring, add bright details to the decoration: pillows, pictures, a bedside rug or souvenirs on the shelf.
It is clear that not all parents will agree on the design of the entire room in those colors that the girl likes. If you can’t reach a common opinion, offer your daughter a compromise - divide the room into zones and assign a different color to each one. By this you will show your 12-year-old girl that her opinion is important for you and is taken into account when solving various issues.
Photo: a bed with drawers for storage will be a great solution for small rooms.
In order for the room to satisfy all the needs of its owner, it is ideal to divide it into three zones: recreation, study and entertainment (hobbies). Sleep area easily make out in the color that most like daughter. At the age of 12, girls are already dreaming about love and romantic adventures. Let the rest and dreams are accompanied by the most comfortable color for the teenager. The zone where the girl will spend her free time from school and other activities can be provided in bright, rainbow colors: yellow, orange, light green, lemon. In this corner, your daughter will be able to take girlfriends, play or practice her hobbies. The wall of this zone can be given to posters with images of popular movie characters or your favorite musical performers. The work zone in green or beige colors will help the girl to concentrate on her studies and not be distracted by extraneous thoughts. Remove all things that do not belong to the lessons to other areas of the room. In this area of the premises should be collected everything that may be needed during the homework.
Tip: Try to completely isolate the study area from the rest of the room, for example, put a screen. During rest and entertainment, a teenager does not want to think about compulsory affairs. Therefore, let notebooks and textbooks do not come across at all.
Photo: zoning with photo wallpaper
Brightness and quality of light in the room of the girl should be given the closest attention. The health, mood and sound sleep of a teenager at the age of twelve are directly dependent on properly selected lighting. In addition to the main chandelier in the center of the ceiling, place additional lamps in each area of the room. They may not be suitable for each other, as long as they are in harmony with the style of their corner. These can be: a lamp, a floor lamp, a wall lamp or a spotlight. Your daughter should have a choice of which zone to brighten and which to temporarily dim. The place where the girl will rest can be interestingly decorated with LED lighting or hang colorful lanterns near the bed.
Photo: central chandelier with additional spot lighting in the interior of the room for the girl
In the room to be used by the teenage girl, it is necessary to provide a sufficient amount of furniture. For a dream and rest choose a berth with a rigid surface. Do not buy a sofa, because the spine of adolescents is not yet fully formed, and you can ruin the posture and get health problems. If the area of the room does not allow you to allocate a separate area for relaxation, put a sofa or couch. Their packing is quite elastic and will not be forced through. In this case, the place to sleep a girl can be combined with a seating area. A very good option could be a bed located on the second floor above the teen's work desk. Lying in such a bed, the child will feel calm, be able to be alone with himself.
The recreation area must be fully furnished in accordance with the interests and hobbies of the girl. Soft cushions on the floor, poufs for guests or a sports simulator - it only depends on the preferences of the teenager.
As you know, at the age of 12, girls think much less about learning than about their hobbies. Therefore, buying furniture in the work area, try to find a table, chair, bedside table or shelves, convenient only for study.
Teenage girls are gradually showing an increasing interest in clothing, cosmetics, hairstyles. Try to install in the room of the daughter a separate wardrobe with a large mirror in which all her outfits fit and you will be able to see yourself in full height. Dressing table for a girl at this age is also very important: you can arrange the first makeup and a little chest with ornaments, try to apply makeup or make a beautiful haircut.
Tip: it is better to make a separate shelf or a small rack for especially memorable gifts, souvenirs or touching knick-knacks. For a girl of 12, it is very important to have such an “exhibition”.
Whichever room option you choose for your grown-up daughter, the main thing is that he takes into account the interests and needs of the teenager, and also be harmonious. Remember that staying in a stylish and comfortable atmosphere will help instill good taste in the girl.