We moved to a new house this summer, from one end of the street to another. To be honest though we could be in another world as far as the house is concerned, it’s that much better. The main motivation for moving was space and while this house is somewhat similar to the old one in layout this one is over three floors. Three floors means that Kieran, who just started high school, gets his own attic room complete with funky recessed lighting and a large VELUX window.
We’re not sure what to call the attic yet. Boy den? Teen den? Pit of smelly socks, room of used tea mugs and pre-teen despair? The jury is still out on that one however if you ask Kieran what he thinks of it he would simply say “It is AWESOME”.
I’ve decorated, rearrange and tarted up children’s bedrooms for 11 years now however this is my first teen room. As far as attic conversions go this one is a doozy. There is a huge VELUX window much like the VELUX found here, spot lights, the eaves have been boarded out for extra storage (probably more exciting to me that Kieran) and there’s even a radiator. He has his bed under a slope, a wardrobe and a couple of shelving units up there, his laptop of course is on a desk but it still needs something. A pre-teen bedroom makeover is in order.
We don’t want to put anything on the walls as such, he likes the clean look (unless it’s one of the days where all his clothes, books and pens seem to throw themselves onto the floor). We can’t do anything with the lights as there is recessed lighting built in. I was thinking a rug, some funky bean bags (big-ish ones so his mates can come over for gaming / movie fun) and maybe something that could go around the top banister in his room. Not fairy lights as such but something. He also has loads of room underneath the other roof slopes that isn’t currently being used.
It seems that an evening on Pinterest looking up bedroom makeover is in order. I want it (as does he!) to be geeky, cool, fun and functional. He definitely needs a second desk for homework and somewhere to store his many (MANY) school books that is easy to get to. If you’ve done an attic or teen bedroom makeover and have pictures or have blogged about it please let me know!