We have all been teenagers, so we have to understand that teen bedrooms just cannot be tidy, sparkly clean, white, and boring.
It is something that is never going to change. So if you are a teen, embrace your age and make your room resemble that lifestyle. And parents of teens, remember, they are only teens once.
Because, let’s admit it, those carefree years are not going to last forever. So stick another poster on your wall, or draw something, hang a sword, or whatever makes your room more like you.
If you need a bit of inspiration, we are sharing some of our favorite decorating ideas for teenagers, so stay tuned to find get inspired.
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Teen Room – Teen Rules
Teenagers are nowadays pretty aware of trends in design and interior, and it seems that they always know what they want, so do not try convincing them into something they do not like.
Teens do not like to hang out with the rest of the family, they are too cool and busy with texting to play with their younger siblings, so their room needs to be more than just a bedroom.
Their space needs to be versatile because it is a room where they will study, play video games, host friends, sleep, etc. so it should be like a small studio.
The well-furnished teen room should have a work desk, cozy bed, perhaps a few lazy bags, or a couch to hang out with friends. And to look fun and cool at the same time if possible. So, here are some ways you can achieve that:
Put wallpapers on one wall to accent it, but also to give the room a bit of a character. It could be a wallpaper with your favorite Marvel heroes, a cute girly pink pattern, or a planet system with a rocket.
Or you can do the same thing with your curtains. Anything that shows what you are into, and then style the rest of the room so that it matches the theme.
Metal elements are trending, and teens are aware of that. Including some custom metal art signs for walls or work desk would be a great idea to achieve a contemporary look that is aesthetically pleasing. For example, a cool wall clock in brass or copper, as well as plenty of details in the same metals.
All teens love beaches, and that leisure style, so you can easily add a beach theme to your room. White and turquoise walls, or wallpapers with palm trees, a lot of details that are kinda in Carribean style, with shells, wood, flower necklaces, etc. You can use sun chairs instead of regular ones, they are far cozier.
Monochrome interiors are a huge trend, especially in some pale shades like gray, pink, blue, and yellow. Colors have an impact on our mood, so choose them wisely.
The best way to achieve this look is to focus on large surfaces first. Paint your walls for a start, then change the sheets or the cover of your bed, curtains, and then perhaps furniture. The room should not be crowded with stuff; you need clean and large surfaces, without too many details and things.
Black and White
Who does not like a good black and white interior? It is stylish, chic, and always modern, regardless of trends.
Choose details like picture frames, lamps, vases, pillows, in black or white to create a contrast all over the room.
You do not have to transform your entire room if you already have blue curtains and green pillows, a few items in black and white will do the trick.
We all love to doodle on chalkboards in school, so why not have one in your room? Large chalkboard walls are a huge hit, and they are an excellent choice for anyone who is creative, likes to draw or write, even your friends can leave you notes and drawings, so it is fun for everyone.
Ok, not every girl is a girly girl, but there is something about baldachins that just adds a special note to every room.
You do not have to go with that Barbie pink color, you can find baldachins in all colors and sizes, and they will complement your interior so nicely.
Please keep it simple and cute, in neutral tones, and the baldachin will spice it all up.
Boho is another trend that is very popular in the last few years, and teens love it because it is so colorful, relaxed, and fun.
Hang dream catchers close to your windows, throw a colorful cover on your bed, find some vintage-looking pillowcases, or small carpets, and seek for materials that have a texture.
The Bottom Line
Decorating for teens is not easy, they change their minds so often, yet they stick to their opinion like they have not changed it for years. However, their age allows them to do a lot of things and mix and match things we adults normally would not. So let them do their thing and create a unique living space that is only theirs.
Pamela Lezama is an interior designer. Her skills and passion enable her to help people in making their dream house into a reality. She’s writing tips on home decor that are sure to add style to everyone’s home and refresh their space.
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