The old adage that boys are easier to raise than girls is perhaps never truer when it comes to decorating their rooms. Teen girls can change their style as often as they change their outfits—and that can be a lot. Decorating a room that will keep our teenage daughters happy can be tricky but isn’t mission impossible. Getting input from the teen is important but you have input too. After all, it is still your house. Working together on decorating your teenage daughter’s room will make you both happy.
Keeping the major things neutral and timeless will help the room to grow and change as your teenager grows. If you are investing in new furniture and flooring be sure to select pieces that can work for several different styles. Wood floors will never go out of style and can be topped with area rugs that suit this year’s color scheme. Wall color is a great way for your daughter to express herself. And paint is inexpensive and easily changed as her mood or style changes.
Forcing your modern loving daughter into a traditional room won’t work for either of you. Start by having your daughter pull together images from blogs or magazines of rooms she likes. Create a dialog about what will be possible. Set a budget and allow her to make some of the design decisions. Bedding and accessories are great for adding a certain style and look. Keeping furniture to classic forms means you can have more fun in the fabrics and colors of the room.