If you're the parent of a teen, you know they're picky, exceptionally picky. If you're about to be the parent of a teen, you are going to need to start preparing yourself for this trait.
Teens are among the pickiest of people as they are trying to find out who they are, define their identity, and rebel against anything their parents want, like or enjoy.
When it comes to picking bedroom furniture for a teen, this can be a nightmare. Understand that no matter what you get, it will likely be wrong. They are going to want to personalize their bedroom furniture to be more like them.
This is not a bad thing. It's just the way things are. The best thing you can do, as a parent, is to choose bedroom furniture that is relatively simple and let them add to it, by dressing up the environment around it.
Note we said the environment around it. Bedroom furniture can be expensive. So, you don't want them to be taking their art supplies to the bedroom furniture pieces.
While it may seem impossible to pin your teen down for a few minutes, you should ask them to look over some of the bedroom furniture options you are considering to see which one they can live with.
Don't expect to go shopping with your teen, as most of them want their parents to only drop them off and pick them up from the store, not to be seen in the store with them. Instead, you should do a little online shopping. This way they can shop with you, without looking corny, at least in their eyes.
When choosing the bedroom furniture pieces, let your teen know they can dress up the room around it, but they need to choose furniture they are going to leave as is. They will appreciate that you did this down the road, as this may well be the bedroom furniture they take when they go off to college and move out. At that time, they won't want their goofy high school decorations anymore.
Remember all the uses of this space. Your teen is not only going to sleep in this room, but pretty much live here. This will be their study area and a place where they will bring friends. It will also be the location of the majority of their at-home teen life. Make sure the pieces of bedroom furniture you choose will be able to help them to accomplish everything they need to do.
If you want to make an easy sale, show them some of the accents that most suit their personality for the rest of the room. Once they can picture what it will look like, in their mind, they will be more likely to go with some of the bedroom furniture pieces you are showing.
Finally, don't question their style. Teens are very protective about their creative thoughts and ideas. You should be supportive of these thoughts, even if they are foreign to you.
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