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  • Why is a space for solitude so important to teens?
  • Why is a space for solitude so important to teens?
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How teenagers’ bedrooms shape identity

While Gen Zers may be less likely to adorn their bedroom walls with posters of pop stars and sporting idols, the significance of these spaces to young people remains as strong as in decades past. Jason Reid, author of Get Out of My Room!, explains the role of bedrooms in moulding identity.

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According to research from George Home by Asda, teenaged girls in the UK are ‘skipping a phase’ when it comes to their bedrooms. While they once might have ornamented their spaces with pop star posters, dream catchers and lava lamps, the average adolescent bedroom is now painted white, and adorned with tasteful fairy lights and mirrors. The reason for this? The influence of vloggers and bloggers; 29% survey respondents said that they replicate the decor they see in the bedrooms of their favourite YouTubers. [1]

Although the appearance of teenagers’ bedrooms might be changing, the significance that ...

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