Monday, March 20, 2006
Room for Improvement: Teenage Bedroom
For most kids, the teenage years are a time of transition. But even if you and your child have differing tastes in music and clothes, you don't have to disagree on designing a bedroom. In tonight's Room For Improvement, Martin Amado shows how to create a space that will win approval from the whole family.
WSVN--We usually define our personal style during our teenage years and we akso want that to be reflected in our bedrooms. But it can be quite a challenge if you don't know where to begin. That's the mission on today's room for improvement as we get a room ready just in time for a big birthday bash.
Martin: "So tell me about Alana, what she likes what she doesn't like..."
Jackie: "She's definitely got a mind of her own, she's very artistic, and we wanted to do this room for a long time, we just couldn't put all the elements together."
There is a lot blue in this space right now and it's making the entire room look really flat. By bringing in some bright colors it's gonna give that hip cool vibe perfect for a teenager.
As you can see Alana left this clues for the design, and she writes keep it simple and contrasting, so that's exactly what I am gonna do with with the window treatments, by using aquas and lime greens, it's gonna give the room that pop we need.
This is the first I get to lie down while working huh.
Alright so we're done with the first note the second one says please no purple or orange so let's replace these inserts.
A simple thing as changing out the bedding to a lighter shade of blue gives us the contrast against the dark walls.
This dresser is the last reminder of Alana's childhood bedroom set, but now that she's all grown up of course let's find her a new one.
Whenever you purchase a loft bed it typically doesn't come with a nightsstand, so a unique alternative is to use a wall shelf and just hang it right next to the bed.
So now we have this two shelves and this book case will help us create the look of an entertainment center.
A great way to give a bookcase more visual interest is to lay them horizontally that way you can even use them as book ends.
Let's put the rug down now, but before I do that it says "take this away," so you know me, I gotta follow instructions.
Alright I think I am done but let me go over my checklist, we kept it simple and we gave the room contrast, we used a color scheam of blues and greens and and no purples. We are done.
This morning we found a dark room that had not fully transitioned from Alana's childhood to her teenage years. But now it's a vibrant and cool space that says I am all grown up for a budget of less than a thousand dollars ($999.75).
Martin: "One two three."
Alana: "Oh wow. Oh my gosh, it doesn't even look like my room."
Martin: "It's your bithday and we wish you the best, If you wanna blow out the candles and make a wish."
Now Alana has has a trendy space that she can celebrate her birthday in high style. Until next week!
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