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7 Tips to Design the Perfect Teen Bedroom

MARCH 14, 2018
Photo credit: Design by Jessica McCarthy for Decorist

Anyone who has a tween or teenager knows that their kids spend a lot of time in their bedrooms. And for them, having a room that reflects their own personal style is an important part of who they are. Their bedroom should pay tribute to their adolescence but at the same time be sophisticated and chic. Let’s face it, you’ve worked hard to have the rest of your home look refined and cohesive so why now sacrifice your kid's rooms? Of course, you don't want that bed-on-the-floor dorm room look or even something straight out of the latest teen furniture catalog.

The perfect solution to update your tween or teenager's bedroom is to start with a Decorist design project. It's an easy and fun way to involve your kids in the design process without giving them free rein to go wild on their space. Together you will collaborate online with a friendly, professional interior designer to source the best of-the-moment home décor trends while mixing in those sophisticated, timeless pieces. It’s easy for you to set the budget and help communicate the goals and desires for the room.

Here are seven tips to get the perfect teenage bedroom. Now, your teen’s dream room is only a click away!

1. Don’t skimp on the headboard

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When it comes to updating your teen’s room, invest in a classic, quality bed frame or headboard. A timeless, good quality headboard will anchor the room and seamlessly scale with your child for years to come.


2. Add whimsical elements 

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Try a hanging rattan chair that is both functional and playful. It’s a cozy little spot to do curl up and read, listen to music or catch up with friends. A piece like this keeps the room feeling young and playful while remaining stylish.


3. Make studying inviting

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Create a space where your teen can do homework. A desk, lamp, and comfortable chair will be key for those late-night study sessions.


4. Include a statement piece

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Investment pieces such as dressers, armoires or statement lighting should be classic and versatile while keeping the playful elements to the textiles and wall décor.


5. Try an accent wall

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Kids love color so why not bring in a bit of drama with a graphic wallpaper or a bold wall color? You don't need to focus on all four walls, instead just focus on an accent wall. It will be high impact creating that "wow" in the room.


6. Use bold and playful bedding

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New bedding is a surefire way to update a bedroom. Many times our designers love to start with a fresh, white duvet cover and then layer in colors with pillows, blankets, and throws. 


7. Get a Decorist designer to design your teen's room!

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Of course, the best way to pull it all together is to start a Decorist design project. It's a fun way to share the creative experience with your kids and have them put their personal spin on their space along with your input and approval.