Teenage bedroom ideas

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Last Modified 19 January 2024 First Added 25 April 2023

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A teenager’s bedroom holds a sacred place in their heart; it’s a haven where they can let their true selves shine, unwind, recharge, and connect with friends.

Here, parents and teens can find inspiration to create a cosy, stylish, and functional bedroom that perfectly reflects their individuality. We understand that the adolescent years can be a time of change, growth, and exploration, and having a space that feels like home can make all the difference.

So, whether you’re a parent looking to surprise your child with a bedroom makeover or a young adult seeking inspiration for your own personal retreat – check out our teen bedroom ideas.

Chic bedroom ideas for fashion-savvy teens

Allow your fashionista teen to express their creativity.

Whether they love high-end designer pieces or prefer thrifting for vintage finds, their bedroom should showcase their unique style and personality. Start by choosing a theme that reflects them. Is your teen the life of the party in extravagant clothing? Think maximalism and beautifully bold colours.

Or perhaps they are an introverted genius dressed in cool monochrome colours? They may be quiet, but their intelligence shines through in everything they do. These teens likely enjoy spending time alone with a good book, so create a cosy reading nook in their bedroom. Add a comfortable chair, soft lighting, and many bookshelves to make the most peaceful space.

When it comes to furniture, opt for functional and stylish pieces. A comfortable and elegant bed frame is a must-have and a closet system, such as a wardrobe. They’ll need plenty of space to home their fashion-forward clothes and accessories.

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Level up your teen’s bedroom with gamer-inspired decor

For many teenagers, gaming is more than just a hobby — it’s a way of life.

Is your teen an avid gamer? Why not turn their bedroom into the ultimate gaming sanctuary? Start with a neutral colour palette – greys, blacks, and whites. Think custom-made controller wall mounts, video game posters, and LED lighting strips to set the mood.

Consider investing in a gaming chair or a gaming bed to take things up a notch – they’re super cool! You can even incorporate a gaming station into their workspace by creating a dual-purpose desk holding a computer and a console. Check out our range of kid’s beds with clever high-sleeper beds that provide a space for snoozing and playing.

Making the most out of small teenage bedrooms

A compact sleep space is a reality for many teens. However, a lack of room doesn’t mean a lack of style or functionality.

Start by decluttering and getting rid of any unnecessary items. Next, consider multifunctional furniture pieces like a bed with built-in storage or a desk bed that can be tucked away when not in use. Hanging shelves and organisers can also help maximise vertical space.

For decor, opt for a light colour palette to make the room feel more spacious. Add pops of colour and pattern through bedding, curtains, and wall decor. Finally, embrace the cosiness of a small space by adding plush rugs and throw blankets.

Smart storage and trendy teenage bedroom furniture:

Teenagers have a lot of stuff! They need clever storage solutions to keep their bedroom organised and clutter-free, from clothes and shoes to books and gadgets.

Wardrobes and chests of drawers can be a useful lifeline, but why not consider an ottoman bed too? These space-saving designs maximise floor space and provide plenty of storage for those bedroom essentials – clothes, shoes, spare bedding… you get the picture!

Balancing work and play

Creating a functional and comfortable space for relaxation and study is essential to teenagers’ productivity and well-being. Let us inspire you!

Start by creating separate zones for work and play. A dedicated workspace with a desk and chair can help your teen focus on homework and studying, while a cosy seating area with a plush beanbag can provide a spot to unwind.

Opt for calming colours and natural textures to create a soothing environment. Add desk organisers and storage solutions to keep school supplies and books in order, and incorporate a few playful accents like a colourful rug or a fun piece of wall art. For more style advice, check out our working bedroom inspiration.

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Creating an urban oasis for your teen

For city-dwelling teens, an urban retreat can provide a much-needed escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

This cool and quirky trend is all about a dark, moody colour palette and industrial elements inspired by town scenery and architecture. Think greys, blacks, and neutrals. Incorporate accents like industrial lighting fixtures, exposed brick walls, and modern wall art.

When it comes to the bed, consider investing in a metal bed frame. It’s the perfect choice for a modern sleep space that your teen will love. It adds an industrial touch to the room and can be paired with different bedding sets to create different moods and looks.

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Pink gets a sophisticated makeover

Pink doesn’t have to be all frills and fluff. With the right styling, it can be fabulously elegant for your pink-loving teen.

Here are some of our favourite ideas to inspire you:

  • Blush and gold: Pair blush pink with gold accents for a glamorous look. Think velvet pink bed frames, metallic photo frames, and a gold lamp on a bedside table.
  • Geometric patterns: For a modern twist, incorporate pink in a geometric pattern. Maybe a rose and white chevron rug or pink and black diamond wallpaper?
  • Pink and navy: If you’re looking for a more gender-neutral colour scheme, pair pink with navy blue – a classic combination. Consider a navy-blue upholstered headboard with soft pink bedding.
  • Pink and green: For a fresh and summery vibe, pair blush with green. Think palm leaf prints, succulent plants, and a pink and green duvet cover.
  • Pink accents: If you don’t want to go all-in on the pink, consider adding rose accents to a neutral bedroom. A blush throw pillow, lampshade, or wall hanging can add just the right amount of pink to your teen’s bedroom.

Take a look at our post on Barbiecore bedrooms for more fun pink ideas.

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A hangout haven

Teenagers love hanging out in their bedrooms with friends, so creating a cosy lounge area is a must.

Consider adding a bean bag chair or floor pillows for seating, or add a small sofa bed or loveseat if you have more space to play with. This can be a great option for sleepovers, too! The key is to make it theirs. Encourage your teenager to get involved with decorating and express their individuality with personal touches.

You could hang a bulletin board where they can display their favourite pictures, posters, or art. Or let them create a gallery wall with their favourite prints or photographs.

More teenage bedroom colour schemes to inspire you

Transform your space with our teen colour ideas and allow their personality to shine.

Teenagers often want a space that reflects their personality and interests while also being a comfortable and relaxing retreat from the stresses of everyday life. With that in mind, here are some colour schemes to consider:

  1. Cool and calm

Shades of blue and green can create a peaceful, calming atmosphere that is perfect for unwinding after a busy day. You might try a light blue on the walls or darker blue and green accents on bedding, curtains, or throw pillows.

  1. Bold and bright

For a teenager who loves to stand out and make a statement, consider vibrant colours like hot pink, electric blue, or sunny yellow. They can be incorporated through bedding, wall art, and even furniture. Balance the bright hues with neutral accents like white or grey to avoid overwhelming the space.

  1. Earthy and natural

A colour scheme incorporating earthy tones like brown, beige, and green can create an inviting atmosphere for teens who adore the outdoors. This scheme works wonderfully with natural materials like wood or woven fabrics.

  1. Moody and mysterious

For the modern teenager, incorporate deep, rich tones like burgundy, navy, black, grey, or dark purple. This scheme is ideal for creating an intimate atmosphere for studying and relaxing.

Ultimately, the best colour scheme for a teenager’s bedroom depends on their personality, interests, and style. But by considering these creative ideas, you’ll find a colour scheme they’ll enjoy and feel at home in.

Ready to create? Shop our teenage beds range to find a frame they’ll love.

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