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6 Ideas for Decorating Your Teen's Room

The time has come: that sweet little baby of yours has somehow turned into a teenager, full of acne, hormones, and growth spurts. Amidst this challenging time, you might find that that your son is more interested in girls than dinosaurs or that your daughter is no longer thrilled about her hot pink fairy princess bedroom. Now I personally think that the prehistoric-jungle-dinosaur theme you have in little Johnny’s room is pretty cool, but he might want something to reflect his newfound manhood. Designing a teenager’s bedroom can be lots of fun, but it’s hard to know where to start. Here are six ideas for decorating your teenager’s bedroom.

1. Find the Right Color Palette

I don’t personally know your teen so I can’t recommend an exact pallet, but look for a color scheme that resonates with your teenager's taste. Bold colors can energize a space while softer hues create a calm and soothing atmosphere. You can also use a mix of colors, patterns, and textures to add depth and interest to the room, but be careful not to overdo it. You don’t want the room to look like a rainbow unicorn exploded.

2. Add Wall Art and Posters:

Let this room-decorating business bring you and your teen together for a change. You can work with your teenager to choose posters, prints, or artwork that reflects their interests. This will add a lot of personality and personalization to their room.

3. Try Functional Furniture:

When I was a teenager, I really wanted a loft bed with a swinging couch hanging underneath it. I didn’t get one, but it would have been cool. Consider buying multi-functional furniture pieces to make the most out of your space. Loft beds with built-in desks or storage underneath can be a great space-saving solution and can make the room feel more unique.

4. Light Up the Room with Fairy Lights or LED string lights:

You can’t really go wrong with fairy lights. I still really enjoy having them in my room, as they add a warm, soft light and makes my place feel cuter and cozier. If fairy lights are too girly for your teen’s taste, you can also buy color-changing LED strip lights to hang around the perimeter. I was really impressed with my brother’s strip lights and how much it added to his room.

5. Test Out Wall Decals and Stickers:

Teenagers are known for changing up their interests, so temporary wall decals and stickers are a great way to decorate without committing to a permanent design. They come in a variety of styles, from inspirational quotes to whimsical designs, and can be easily removed or changed as tastes evolve.

6. Hang Up a Corkboard:

Pictures are a great way to personalize a room, and a corkboard or bulletin board is an easy way to display photos and mementos. In addition to showcasing some of their best memories, corkboards can help your teen be a little more organized, as it’s a great place to post reminders and schedules.

Decorating a teenager's room can be a creative and collaborative process that allows them to express their individuality. The teenage years may have its challenges, but they can also be full of fun and excitement. Have fun decorating their room!