Last updated on May 29th, 2019
For teenagers, their bedroom is the place to call their own. Beyond sleeping, their room is an area where they study, hang out with friends, listen to music, or just escape for some privacy. They’re discovering new interests and hobbies while developing their sense of personal style. Long gone are the days of pinned-up Tiger Beat posters, so we’ve compiled some bedroom decorating ideas to help your teen creatively express their personality.
For highly active teens, being a part of a sports team often defines these all-important years. The sense of community associated with sports teams often make teens feel at home, and their bedroom is a great place to reflect that pride. But, be sure to start small. Whether it’s sports memorabilia like signed athlete jerseys, bedding that coordinates with their favorite professional team, or display cases that showcase personal trophies and accomplishments, leave room to add more as their love for the sport grows or their hobbies expand.
The Social Butterfly
If your teen has an active social calendar, their bedroom is a place with plenty of room for guests to lounge. Bean bags, hanging chairs, video gaming seats, or a comfy sofa make their bedroom a cool place to gather. Have your teen select their favorite paint color, and add a complementary rug to personalize the space. Throw in some snacks and your teen has the best hangout spot in town. It may even ensure you see your teen once in a while!
Let your teen’s love for the great outdoors inspire their room décor with earthen colors, natural textures, and creative accessories. To give their room a nature-friendly vibe, accent a wall with easy-to-install wood planks or add some low-maintenance indoor plants. Stained-wood furniture compliments the look and provides the foundation for accessories that represent their favorite outdoor activities, be it camping, fishing, or hanging out at the beach.
The whimsical styles of the past have returned, both in fashion and décor. For an indie bedroom, focus on color, pattern, and creativity. Mix bold patterned comforters with solid throws, while your teen chooses some vintage-inspired furniture and accessories to personalize their space. Finish the look by hanging some warm, filtered string lights and adorning the walls with funky art prints.
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