Create the ultimate hangout space for your teen with comfortable seating plus creative storage solutions that celebrate their style. They'll love it as an after-school spot for their friends; the entire family will love it for movie night and get-togethers. Here are five easy steps to create a perfect lounge for them.
Step 1: Find a Spot
If you don't have an entire room you can dedicate to the lounge, try sectioning off a corner of a larger room — or get creative and utilize an attic space or part of the basement.
Step 2: Have a Seat
The most important element of a lounge is super-comfortable seating. Complement a primary seat — like a sofa or sectional — with smaller pieces like loungers or beanbags. Also consider adding a futon or sleeper sofa that doubles as a bed — it's the
perfect solution for sleepovers.
Step 3: Add Some Storage
If their lounge includes a TV, try
a media console designed to organize and store controls,
gaming equipment and more. Low-to-the-ground tables are great for stowing away additional lounge must-haves like books and magazines. Instead of traditional side tables, try a couple of trunks — plenty of interior storage will keep the space clutter free.
Step 4: Glow Ahead
Overhead lighting plus a few floor lamps will keep their lounge well lit but appropriately ambient.
Step 5: The Finishing Touches
Add a few accessories to complete
the space. Throw pillows, blankets
and ottomans will help keep them
comfortable, while a mini fridge or
cooler keeps snacks close at hand.