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Whether your teen is happy to get stuck into their study, or needs a bit of encouragement, a calm, dedicated space is essential.
Creating a study space that is away from the busy parts of the house and therefore free from distractions, that is functional and also stylish, is a great way to make studying and homework more enjoyable and easier.
Decorating a space for teens can be tricky especially if it’s going to be used by more than one child over the years. If you’re feeling stuck for what to pick, a lively scheme like this spotty dotty study nook can work for everyone.
Contrast for calm
Create a two-toned wall by painting the lower half of your wall in Resene Coast, a stark blue, and the top half in Resene Poured Milk, a blue-grey white. These are a perfect pairing, in part because of their shared warmth and in part because of the sense of comfort they both quietly exude. Remember to use good quality painter’s tape to achieve a seamless dividing line between them.
As a special added feature, choose Resene SpaceCoteLow Sheen for the wall. Even though it has a low sheen finish, it doesn’t sacrifice durability, and it works as a chalkboard when your teens need some extra space for planning out their week – or a place to play a quick pick-up game of tic tac toe. To remove the chalk, simply wipe the surface with a damp cloth
Add a splash of colour on shelves and accessories
Make it a joyful space for them to study, read, listen to music and surf the internet. The bookcase in Resene Raging Bull, offers a place to store books, stationery and prized possessions while the desk in Resene Influential provides plenty of workspace.
Continue the theme
Carry your ideas, inspiration and more with a circle motif pin board. The assorted and contrasting shapes in Resene Influential, Resene Raging Bull, Resene Yes Please and Resene Coast mean you can dedicate certain colours to particular things for a more organised space.
Repeat the circle shape with a fluffy rug and echo those colours through your chair, desk, bookshelf and ceramics for a striking, coordinated space.
For more information on this activity, colour inspiration and accessories, visit Resene.co.nz
Information for article provided by Resene. Styling by Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by Bryce Carleton.
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