Decorating Ideas For Teenage Rooms
There will be no dramas with these teen-friendly schemes
If your teen is a fan of bolder prints, a stripe or chevron pattern is a great bet. Clean and traditional, it will stand the test of time while injecting personality into the space. Choose designs in your child’s favourite colours, and consider clashing prints for a modern, energetic mood.
This room steers clear of twee by incorporating a mix of colours and styles. The cool pale blues and mint greens feel fresh, while stronger shades of pink and coral are added through accessories. A scheme like this can grow with your teen. Allow them to choose smaller pieces of furniture, such as bedside tables, so they start to find their style.
Teens tend to have lots of stuff, from clothes and accessories to sports and music equipment. Help them keep it in order – and private – with a wall of built-in storage. It will make the rest of the space feel airy and clutter-free, too, for a serene sleep zone – essential for busy young brains.
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As well as being a place to sleep and relax, teen bedrooms also often double up as homework zones. To make this super comfortable and productive, consider opting for a bright task light and a supportive chair. If space is tight, a bed and desk solution, such as the one pictured, means it can be rolled away when not in use. Let your teen choose the chair colour – even if they favour a clash!
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If two teens are sharing a room, consider installing bunk beds. Taking up a smaller footprint than twin beds, they will free up space for a desk and seating. Create a more grown-up feel, however, by choosing stylish bunks with clean lines that look a million miles away from their child-friendly counterparts. Investing in a bespoke set would allow your kids to incorporate elements important to them, from reading lights to drawers for personal possessions.
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Growing teens will certainly know their own mind and what they do and don’t like. Embrace their interests and reflect them in their bedroom. Whether it’s a guitar hung on the wall, or their fashion creations arranged on hooks along the length of the room, putting their passions centre stage is a fun way to add inspiration and motivation.
Colour doesn’t have to cover every surface to pack a punch. The bold look pictured here combines the simple freshness of pure white with pops of fluorescent yellow that would be easy to change. Ask your teen for their favourite colour – from neon brights to moody blue – then add it through accessories and perhaps a painted panel, notice board or shelf edge. This is a great idea for kids who change their favourites on a regular basis!
If you can, try to carve out a seating area for your teen. Cosy low seating and plenty of cushions will make it the perfect place where friends can gather and relax. Side tables take care of drinks and snacks so they don’t get kicked over. For those with smaller rooms, try adding sheepskin rugs and beanbags or cushions propped against the edge of the bed.
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