Teen Rooms Designed by Teens

Teens and tweens want a space they can claim as their own. See how these teens designed their bedrooms with their own personal flair. Bold colors, graphic patterns, and plenty of seating for friends abound.


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pink and teal girl's room with tree
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Refreshing Design

    This teen took design cues from her favorite drink bottle to give her bedroom personal style. The teal and raspberry pink hues give traditional pink and blue a grown-up kick. She brings the colors together with the striped accent rug and patterned throw that feature all the colors in the room. The white platform bed brings style and storage space to the small bedroom without distracting from the bold colors. To give the room even more personal style, the hand-painted tree grows into a stylish headboard.

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A Little Rock and Roll

    Heavy metal, bold stripes, and (of course) the color blue create a cool escape for teenage boys. The neutral tan, calming blue, and chocolate brown of the striped walls create the base color palette for the room. The colors unite the geometric pattern on the drapes, the stripes on the bedding, and the mix-and-match accent pillows. Metal toolboxes give the room a modern edge and unique storage capabilities. Adding a top cushion and casters creates movable seating for when friends visit for jam sessions.

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College Life

    Nothing accompanies the transition from childhood to adulthood like a dorm room. This room mixes function and fashion with bold bedding, a bright area rug, modern floor lamp, and armchairs. The clean-lined, modern shapes of the chairs and ottomans give these classic pieces a youthful edge. Choosing neutral fabric for the drapes and upholstery ensures that these pieces will transition from the dorm room to a first apartment.

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Bold and Beautiful

    Teens aren't afraid of color. Use it creatively to create a hip space. Green-striped wallpaper, orange bedding, and fiery ottomans give punch to this room. White lamps and a black bed frame ground the bold color scheme. The key to a great teen room is plenty of seating for friends. Here the plush chair, versatile ottomans, and cozy area rug provide plenty of cool options.

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Self Expression

    Kids never grow out of wanting to write on the wall, so let their creative juices flow by painting a section of wall with chalkboard paint. Here, the bold black paint is paired with cool blue lower walls and lime green bedding. White molding and accents help lighten the dark walls while accent pillows bring the color scheme together.

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On Tour

    This teen is living the dream of being a rock-and-roll queen with her tour bus-inspired bedroom. Silver paint, thin molding, and metal studs give the walls a welded-together look. Lime green and deep brown accents and furniture add warmth to the cool silver throughout the room. The throw pillows bring it all together with a mix of patterns and textures, including faux fur and glass beads.

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Dream Makeover

    This bedroom got a fresh coat of lime green paint and focal point in a purple netting canopy for over the daybed. A beaded pink chandelier, shaggy pink rug, and shimmery bead curtains round out the funky look. The white furniture is super functional and prevents the bright colors from overwhelming the space.

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Mod Squad

    Bold colors and groovy graphics were the starting points in this guy's room. First, a king-size headboard paired with a twin-size mattress placed lengthwise creates a hip "daybed" that offers extra storage. The short length of the piece keeps to the Asian-like simplicity needed in a smaller room.

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Tween Dream

    Juicy orange rules in this room. But bold as orange is, the room has a sense of calm. The mellowing is due to one happy wall hue and a solid-color rug. The teal shag has attitude and fills another tween desire: a soft hangout on the floor.

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See. Spot. Fun!

    Help tweens make the transition from child to teen by updating their childhood bedroom themes. Replace bunnies, bears, and zoo animals with graphic patterns that can be repeated throughout the room. A circle border, polka-dot bedding, and a spotted lamp shade give this room a cohesive look without following a traditional theme.

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Purple Rain Teen Bedroom

    Fanciful butterfly rugs were the starting point for this colorful teen bedroom. Paint colors were based on the rugs and coordinating duvet. Overhead, a contemporary ceiling fan and bendable cable lighting fixtures add shape, outline, and color.

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Draped in Chiffon

    Lightweight scarves and pieces of chiffon have been sewn together to form a crazy-quilt canopy look for a teen room. The flowing panels can be hung from the ceiling on monofilament line, on rings or hooks, or draped over an existing canopy frame.

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True Blue Teen Room

    One color plus white can be one of the easiest schemes to coordinate. Here, midnight blue walls provide high contrast to white melamine furnishing and trim. Geometric bedding fabrics are kept to a minimum and could easily be changed out to include florals or other hues.

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Easy Being Green

    Bright coordinating prints and a leafy-green slipcovered chair work together to create a space full of warm color. Anchoring it all is a floral area rug, while the background of butter yellow fills the room with a sunny glow on the gloomiest of days.

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For Little Girls

    An exuberant mix of patterns and colors inhabit this showhouse bedroom designed for a girl. Pink taffeta drapery panels sit cheerily on pink-and-green-striped walls. Even the wood floors join the fun with a layer of hot pink stain.

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Toile for Kids

    Duvets and pillows made from a bright toile and coordinating plaid bring the deep wall color to the beds. The prints also tone down the dazzling effect of white matelasse coverlets and furnishings. An oversize green check and medium stripe coordinate the shams and bed skirt.

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Equestrian Teen Bedroom

    Two-toned, painted walls and rope create a pinstriped wainscoting effect in this teenage equestrian's bedroom. Spaced 15 inches apart, rope pieces were hot-glued, secured with finish nails, and coated with polyurethane. Plaids and fringes echo the English riding theme.

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Pink Punch

    Why stick with one set of bedding? Versatile white furniture can play second fiddle to any number of solids and patterns on the bed. Although once perfect for a baby nursery, the sweet pink walls get an instant facelift with hot pink and bold orange.

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Hip and Square

    Flower-topped plaid panels on the walls look like fabric but were done with a paint technique. Blue paint accentuates the turnings on the bed and table legs. Hand-painted flower bouquets adorn the dresser and bed.

20/21
Antiques for Teens

    An airy antique bed was stripped and varnished to prevent rusting. Its simple look, as well as the companion white wood furniture pieces, keeps the attention on the bed covering and the decoratively painted wall stripes.

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