Your little princess isn’t little anymore, meaning that fairy-themed bedroom is not cool anymore Mom! Oh how times change. Teenagers are at an age where they are emerging out of their youth and transitioning to adulthood; a “coming of age,” if you will. Their tastes and styles are also transitioning from childish to something more unique, evocative, and “adult.” So where do you start on your teen bedroom design? Well, that’s all up to you. Before we get started, take a moment to follow some of these helpful Teen Bedroom Tips.
Unless you have furniture that grows with your child, you will more than likely need a larger bed. Full-size beds will work for most teenagers unless you have the next Lebron James on your hands. Remember, now’s the time to invest in a quality bed that they can take with them when they move out or head off to college. For this reason, you’ll want to stay away from cheap beds constructed of shoddy MDF/Particle board. Platform beds like the ones we sell are made out of solid wood and are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
As a teenager, your teenager will want tons of new clothes to keep up with the latest fashion so maximizing space is essential. Some options you may want to consider are Murphy beds, loft beds, and storage beds. These beds are specifically designed to utilize space in the most efficient way possible. Loft beds are also great for teen bedrooms because you can use the extra space beneath your bed to set up a study desk for homework and special projects.
If you live in a home with stone or wood floors that get cold in the morning, you can decorate the room with a beautiful area rug. This will warm up the room in the morning and give them a hand getting out of bed in the morning. Lighting is also a key element that you will want to keep in mind. Remember to keep windows unobstructed. Hang curtains over windows to improve decor while maximizing the amount of sunlight that will pour into your teens bedroom during the day. If natural sunlight is limited in your home, recessed lighting is a modern update for your home that consolidates lighting into a few simple switches.
The grand age of thirteen marks the beginning of their life as a young adult. To win the Best Parent of the Year Award, you’ll want to blend their personality and interests into the room while also making it fun and exciting. Be creative with colors! This is your last chance to do something wild! Their just kids after all, right? Whimsical colors like purple, pink, yellow, orange, and red set the tone for a fun teen bedroom!
Finally, remember to K.I.S.S.; Keep It Simple Silly. Don’t add too much or the room will easily become cluttered. We know this is every Mom’s worst nightmare! “You’re room better not look like a pigsty!” Now that you understand some of the basics for designing a teen bedroom, we thought it would be nice to help get the ideas flowing with these. Below you will find 20 Teen Bedroom Ideas that you can pull from to create the perfect bedroom for your son or daughter!
20 Unique Teen Bedrooms
So, like what you see? These are all great ideas to get you going on your next teen bedroom remodel. We hope you come up with something amazing! And of course, for all your teen bedroom furniture needs, be sure to check out our kids beds catalog on Platformbedsonline.com!
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Cheryl Khan is an interior designer and freelance writer based in San Diego, CA. She enjoys the excitement, creativity, and suspense involved in design. The initial meeting, the rush to meet deadlines, and the amazed responses during unveiling. You can find her on Google+ or send her a tweet @SuperInteriors