17 Teenager Room Ideas to Help Relieve Some of That Angst
Teenager room ideas are as varied as the teens we know and love. Colorful, calm, chaotic and quiet, these rooms offer something for everyone.
Teenager Room Ideas Any Teen Will Love
Redoing your room is basically a teenage rite of passage. With all those changes comes a very real need to rearrange furniture and paint new walls that reflect the new you.
We've all been there, and today's teens are lucky enough to have Pinterest and Instagram to inspire their style. The following teenager room ideas offer a mix of form and function, and the hardest part is picking a favorite.
Functional Spaces Are a Must for Teen Bedrooms
The best part of this room is that it's a departure from the dinosaurs and lego vibes from childhood bedrooms without becoming stuffy or cold.
The bed doubles as a spot to hang out and watch a movie, and the built-in shelving maximizes floor space.
Modern and Luxe at the Same Time? Love
We've never seen a bed like this before, but we want it.
This entire room is like "Kim Possible" meets "Uptown Girls," what with the sculpture-like bed frame and lush, velvet fabric, paired with sleek modern art and touches of gold, black, and white to tie it all together.
If Teens Share a Room, Layout Is Everything
If your kids share a room, don't sweat it. The key is to use every inch of space intentionally. For example, the bunk bed has bookshelves and connects with a storage unit, while the two-sided desk connects with additional shelving along the wall.
Loft beds offer a similar space-saving option for a single tween or teen because many of them have optional desks and shelving below.
Unconventional Color Combinations Can Make a Teen Room Pop
We would never have thought of combining light pink with emerald green, but the effect is marvelous. The live plant and marbleized background give the entire room a tropical note, while the pastel pink gives a light, airy feeling.
Floor-to-ceiling curtains make the room look larger than it is, and the lighting around the vanity is gorgeous.
Illuminated Signs Are Trending, but So Are Cozy Fabrics and Clean Lines
Here's another great example of a functional, small space. To give teens enough space to have friends over, using the bed as an optional seating area is worth a try.
Just choose a twin or full-sized bed, place it lengthwise against a wall, and add pillows to use as a backrest.
For Kids of All Ages, We Highly Recommend Putting the Fun in Functional
The shelving here is pure genius. It can be arranged however you want, mixing and matching different size shelves and pegs to hang favorite pairs of headphones or jewelry.
The color scheme is delightful, too — bright and uplifting without being loud or distracting.
Speaking of Fun, This Bedroom Idea Is Definitely What We Dreamed of Back in the Day
One of our greatest disappointments in life was growing up and realizing that adults could make their houses as fun as they want to — only to give in and buy a tan, microfiber couch from Living Spaces and leave the walls completely white.
Aside from the cost of adding a climbing wall to your weirdly high ceiling, we see no reason not to copy this design.
Meanwhile, This Feminine Room Design Shows That Small Spaces Don’t Have to Feel Cramped
This is not a huge room, but it doesn't feel cluttered in the slightest. Under-bed storage is a must for small rooms, and a bed frame with a built-in desk is a nice touch, too.
To give the whole room a cohesive feel, the wood panels, cabinet and desktop are all painted a soft, dusty blue.
Color Can Change the Feel of a Room Drastically
Some colors should be avoided in bedrooms. Bright red, orange and yellow should be used sparingly because a bedroom is meant to be a place of rest. Bright colors, particularly red, can actually raise stress levels and make it harder to sleep.
But muted versions of the same colors can still add warmth to the room while maintaining a sense of serenity.
A Room Idea for 'Bridgerton' Fans
The lemon and lavender combo is going to be everywhere in 2023. We're usually not into jumping on trends, but this look is so tasteful that we're fine with it. More than fine with it, actually.
The beaded headboard, sheer curtains and delicate floral wallpaper add notes of royalty. The white chaise lounge and bedding are understated and elegant, and the purple ceiling elevates the look even more.
A Rustic Bedroom Design for Nature Lovers
Wow. Here's one room we'd love to have for ourselves, even though we're definitely not a teenager. The look leans feminine, but just changing the pillows would be enough to keep the design neutral. The rest is both cozy and calming.
We'd only recommend recreating it if you have a green thumb, however, because the room feels much more stagnant without the live plants.
An ’80s Throwback
The ’80s color scheme isn't for everyone, but we dig it.
The colors in this example are bright without going overboard, and they have a youthful feel to them that sparks creativity and playfulness.
Modern Minimalism and Muted Colors Are a Top Choice for Teen Boys
If your teenager is hoping to give their room a grownup feel, recessed lighting is a huge step up from cheap desk lamps. Small touches, like painting each cupboard a different shade, make the room much more interesting than having them all painted the same color.
If you're not an interior design expert, stick with different shades of one color to avoid making the room look busy.
Bold Patterns Are Easier to Pull Off Than You’d Think
Breaking the last rule we mentioned, bold colors can be striking and fun when they're used thoughtfully.
This patterned wallpaper is a lot, but it's balanced out by the muted, natural-looking brickwork, and the colors in the rest of the room blend perfectly.
Mid-Century Modern Is Still Very Much on Trend
Mid-century modern design is defined by the juxtaposition between sleek lines and more organic components, like a wood accent wall or a statement piece of artwork.
Abstract artwork works well, along with strategic pops of color.
If You Have Space for It, a Cozy Book Nook Is a Dream Come True
Pastel pink and soft grey aren't as popular as they were a few years back, but this look proves they should be. The lighted headboard is a stunner, and the simple gold and white furniture give the room metropolitan energy.
You might as well give your kid a penthouse.
Getting Creative With Color Breathes New Life Into an Ordinary Room
Green might be our favorite color to try out, particularly this shade. It's calming and energizing at the same time, offering a fresh feel. If you're not very confident about choosing colors, stick with one color paired with neutrals. You can't go wrong.
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