• Sun. Oct 17th, 2021

15 teenage bedroom ideas to make decorating a teen’s space simple

Coming up with stylish teenage bedroom ideas and designing a room that they love and you approve of can be… tricky. Anything to do with teenagers can be tricky. You want to create a space that reflects their tastes and interests, still is slightly in keeping with the rest of the house, and has longevity so you won’t find yourself redecorating every year until they (hopefully) move out. It’s a lot to ask of a room, and it’s a lot to ask of you and your teen to make these design decisions without inspiration or guidance. But luckily, we have you covered with loads of cool spaces that can help you agree on colors, themes and furniture. 

Just be sure to get them involved from the beginning. Create mood boards together and flick through magazines so you can get a sense of what their tastes are and how they would like their space to look and feel. Run any decisions by them to avoid meltdowns when the wrong shade of pink paint shows up or the bedding you ordered just isn’t ‘cool’ enough. Use our gallery of teen room ideas as a jumping-off point…

1. Have fun with an unexpected color scheme 

Colorful bedroom in Edwardian beachside retreat in Kent

(Image credit: Future/ Mark C. O’Flaherty)

Whether you are decorating a teenage girl’s bedroom or a teenage boy’s bedroom, a good place to start is with the color scheme. Again, talk to them, ask them about what colors they like and, if they’ll listen long enough, explain about color pairings and help them choose a couple of colors as the starting point for their color palette.