Your teen’s bedroom is a place they can go to as their own sanctuary. Their bedroom is also a place for your teen to show their personality. Decorating a teen’s room can be hard if you or your teen do not know what they would like to see done in their bedroom. Decorating your teen’s room should be fun yet practical. Their bedroom should be able to function as a bedroom and also as a place for them to go when they need to relax and just be themselves. Retro rooms are gaining in popularity lately. Retro craft ideas for teen bedrooms could be the answer for how to decorate your teen’s bedroom.
Just about anything older than your teen can be considered retro. Think of things that you liked when you were young and chances are that your teen will think it is retro. Retro can be more than just lava lamps and tie dyed shirts. There are a lot of retro crafts you can find to do for your teen’s bedroom. Here are some of those retro crafts with a brief description of how to do them.
Tie dye shirts are most famous for their retro style but it might be hard to decorate a bedroom with them. You can however use tie dye shirts or just tie dyed fabric to make pillows. You can use plain white fabric to tie dye on your own with your teen. You can buy tie dye kits at any craft store and the fabric too. Once you are finished with tie dying the fabric you can sew it into a square or round shape and stuff the pillow. This tie dye craft can also be used to make a blanket for the bed by sewing some of the fabric together with some quilting inside the fabric pieces. If your teen has a desk and chair in their room you can also use the tie dye fabric to make a chair cover and a desk skirt.
A good retro craft idea for teen bedrooms is to create artwork in a retro style. You can buy many different sizes and shapes of canvas at any art or craft store. You can paint or draw on the canvas in any retro design you like. Tie dye designs would be a good idea. You can also paint or draw peace symbols or signs on the canvas you bought. Psychedelic flowers can also be painted on the canvas for a retro look for you teen’s bedroom.
Instead of painting canvas you can also do string art for the walls. This craft will need craft sticks to help make the frame and embroidery floss or yarn to use for the design. Wrap the embroidery floss or yarn around the craft sticks in a pattern. You can find patterns on line or make one of your own. Then hang the string decorations on the walls.
Another good retro craft idea for teen bedrooms is to use macrame. You can macrame curtains for your teen to use in their bedroom windows. You can also use macrame to cover boxes or as drawer pulls. Use your imagination and you can find many other places you can use macrame for a retro effect in your teen’s bedroom.
Retro craft ideas for teen bedrooms can also include paper batik. For this craft you will need to draw a bold print on a white construction paper sheet. Soak that in water for 10 seconds and then crumple into a ball. Take the crumpled ball out of the water and squeeze any excess off. Then paint black tempera paint over the full paper. Hang up in windows or on walls as artwork.