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Creating a soothing environment is crucial for promoting mental health, particularly in the space where you spend the majority of your time—the bedroom. A relaxing bedroom design can make a world of difference for teenagers facing high levels of stress due to academic demands, social dynamics, and personal growth. 


According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one in seven American teens experiences a mental health disorder each year. As a parent, you can do your bit to help your child stay calm and relaxed. Why not provide a sanctuary that nurtures a teen’s well-being and fosters a sense of peace? It is about incorporating mindful and serene elements into their bedroom. Here are some enticing design tips to help.


Paint in calming hues

Color is essential in creating a peaceful and serene environment. Ditch those bright, neon colors that make your eyes pop out, and go for more peaceful hues for your kid’s bedroom. Think soft blues, gentle greens, or soothing lavender. 

These colors have a calming effect on the mind and can help reduce stress levels. So, grab a brush, pick your favorite color, and start a DIY project for your teen’s room.

Opt for light and white colour wallpaper

Wallpaper can have a profound effect on the ambience of a room, and choosing light and white color wallpaper for your teen’s room can create an atmosphere of calmness and cleanliness. These colours reflect light, creating the impression of more space and airiness within any given space, leading to a more soothing environment for relaxation and comfort.

Light and white wallpaper create an excellent backdrop, allowing calming elements like artwork or family photographs to pop off the page and personalise a room more inviting and homey. Just be sure to select quality material, easy cleaning capability, as these factors are all paramount given teenagers’ fast-paced lives.

Personalize the décor

Your child’s bedroom should reflect their unique personality and be a space where they can truly be themselves. Add personal touches like photos, posters, or artwork that resonate with your teen’s mindset. 

Display art they have created or hang up pictures of their memorable moments with friends. It is all about creating a space that feels like home and makes your child feel comfortable and happy.


Redo the wall art

Changing the artwork on the walls is a simple way to change the entire vibe of your teen’s room. Take down those old, tired posters and replace them with soothing landscapes that speak to their soul. 

You can opt for nature-inspired prints, abstract art, or anything your kid loves. Art has the ability to stimulate the mind and elicit positive emotions, so select pieces that bring joy and inspiration.


Bring in some greens

Including some leafy plants in your child’s personal space can do wonders for their mental health. Plants not only freshen up the air but also have a calming effect on the mind. 

They create a connection with nature and add a touch of tranquility to the space. Consider low-maintenance plants like succulents or peace lilies to bring life into your space with minimal effort.


Maximize natural light

Sunlight is a natural mood booster and can significantly improve your child’s well-being. Make sure to open those curtains wide and let the sunshine in during the day. Natural light brightens up the room and enhances your kid’s mood and energy levels. 

If privacy is an issue, consider hanging up sheer curtains that allow sunlight to filter through while providing some seclusion.


With the help of these tips, you can transform your child’s bedroom into a relaxing oasis. Remember, it is all about creating a space that resonates and promotes your teen’s mental well-being. You need not spend a fortune on these steps, but they can make a world of difference.

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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