Even if you're not allowed inside once you're done decorating.
Your teenager's bedroom may be among the hardest rooms in the house to design. It needs to spotlight their personal style and interests while still fitting in with the rest of the house. You want to make sure it grows with them through the precious years left they have at home—and you want to avoid any nuclear meltdowns when they demand something like black walls. Avoid any potential arguments by checking out these inspiration photos together.
1. Say Yes to Smart Storage
This bedroom is the perfect example of how to decorate a space that can grow with a person. It has smart storage solutions with playful yet grown-up décor on display, a neutral color palette brought to life with fun prints and motifs, and high-quality bedding. For a similar feel, try mixing bold prints within a tight color scheme and make sure the details are polished—like these traditional sconces.
2. Layer, Layer, Layer
If your teens share one large room, consider two queen beds instead of two twin-sized beds if you have the space. The upgrade will make sharing a room feel a lot more mature and comfortable. Incorporate boho elements with a patterned rug, bright sheets and pillows, and rattan ottomans. Abstract photography is a chic, modern touch.
3. Have Fun with Décor
When decorating a kid's room, always invest in classic staples and then have a little more fun with the artwork and accessories. These are a lot easier to swap in and out and can introduce just as much personality. A printed upholstered headboard and fun throw pillows bring in a sense of youth while the sconces polish things off. Pro tip: Frame those posters and flags for a more refined feel that still puts them in the spotlight.
4. Give Them Privacy
If their bedroom is big enough, carve out a little window seat in the corner so they have somewhere private to relax and hang out. Have fun with things like upholstery, headboards, and curtains. And of course, wallpaper is another easy way to bring in color and a fun print. Opt for the removable kind or choose a permanent one you both love.
5. Put Their Hobbies on Display
We love how this bedroom revolves around a strong (albeit subtle, aside from the surf board) nautical theme. It feels a bit like being on deck without feeling too cramped and it isn't at all cheesy. That's thanks to a softly ocean-inspired paint color and simple striped bedding. The brass ladder adds a more glamorous touch. An en-suite bathroom is always a plus, especially if it has tile game as strong as this one.
6. Strike a Balance
Here's proof that you can be bold and bright while still maintaining a clean, sophisticated aesthetic. The yellow stripes on the ceiling make the whole room pop, while the grays mellow things out just a touch. We also love the idea of putting a bed in the corner, where it feels more private and cozy.