Teen Bedroom Decor
by Giorgina Devereaux
Teen bedroom decor reflects just how interesting a time in our life it is to be a teenager.
Not only are we going through many changes on a physical and emotional level, but also the challenge of trying to balance our personal life with school can be overwhelming.
It’s stressful enough keeping up with homework let alone finding time to have a social life.
At the end of a long day, it’s nice to come home to a bedroom that is comfortable, inviting, colorful, and reflects who we are.
You may be asking yourself, “Where do
I start? I don’t know the first thing about decor!” Although teen
bedroom decor can feel a bit intimidating because of the tremendous amount of choices,
it is really not that difficult once you get started.
Interior Decorating Ideas for Teens
One of the most important things is to have a theme in mind. This will help guide you and give you a sense of direction.
If you are unsure as to what theme to
choose, then consider exploring
accessories that appeal to you.
The beauty about teen bedroom decor
is that it gives you a chance to express yourself.
Every teen bedroom decor deserves a splash of color. Color adds an incredible amount of personality to a room, and, essentially, helps bring it to life. Also, color has an affect on our mood and is one of the most inexpensive ways to transform your bedroom.
Red, yellow, and orange are
considered warm colors since they remind us of the sun and fire.
Red: Red symbolizes passion,
energy, romance, and stimulates appetite and conversation.
Yellow: Yellow is cheerful, sunny, and is linked to intellect and creative energy. It adds warmth and brightens up dark spaces. A lighter shade of yellow gives the impression that a small room is larger. In addition to yellow being a cheery color that symbolizes joy, happiness, knowledge, and wisdom, it helps improve memory.
a bedroom yellow gives the appearance of natural light and brightens up the
Orange: Orange is a vibrant color that symbolizes energy, warmth, and echoes autumn, fall, and summer colors. Also, orange is known for stimulating appetite and the senses. It is used as a healing color and widely utilized in spas and relaxation centers.
Cool colors include blue, green, and violet. These colors bring to mind water, grass, and plant life.
Blue is associated with harmony, peace, and is a cool and calm hue. It also
symbolizes inspiration, genuineness, and spirituality.
A cooler tone, such as a soft blue or
gray, will have a relaxing and calming effect on your bedroom.
Green: Green colors are said
to promote concentration and are relaxing. It is a refreshing color and adds a
garden like feel to the indoors.
Violet: Violet is a color that is known to strengthen and cleanse, and is associated with a peaceful environment.
Purple: If you prefer a more romantic tone for your teen bedroom decor, then consider a purple color. Purple colors have a powerful relationship with our romantic, sensual, and reflective sides. However, use a bluer purple color to maintain a balance in helping give the room a restful feel.
Neutral colors are the grays and browns. They are considered neutral because they don’t contrast with much of anything. If you prefer to avoid very bright colors, then consider a brown color.
Brown: Brown is a warm and neutral color that characterizes wholesomeness, earthiness, simplicity, and friendliness. It is linked to taste and sophistication while at the same time is confident and calming. Colors such as taupe, beige, or tan make a fabulous background and aid accompanying colors in appearing richer and brighter.
Now that we understand what the different colors represent, furniture is next on our list. You may decide that you either want to start from scratch and get new furniture or rearrange existing pieces in your bedroom.
If you’re considering getting new furniture, it’s essential to understand what your budget is. Not only will this teach you invaluable budgeting skills, but it will allow you to learn how to get the most for your money.
Before searching for a bed, it’s important to consider the size of the room.
If purchasing a bed is not in your budget, then you may want to consider only changing the bedding ensemble, which will give the bed a fresh look.
There are many different beds to
choose from. You can choose from beds with wood frames, metal frames, or a
wood/metal combo frame.
Desk/Chair: Having the right desk and chair will provide you with a great place to spread out and comfortably do homework or other projects. You can choose from corner desks that have a hutch and a file organizer. This will help you save space because you can tuck the desk in a corner.
Other desks are built with Smart Technology that is accessible from either side and have drawers that slide both ways, and a five-plug outlet in the cabinet perfect for charging your cell phone, iPod, and other electrical items.
Desk Chair: To complete your desk, consider investing in an ergonomically correct desk chair. It makes all the difference in the world, especially when sitting for hours. It’s important to have good back support and that’s where a well designed and comfortable chair is necessary. Your back will thank you later. These chairs are available in different styles, colors, with or without arm rests, and with wheels for easy rolling.
Bookshelves/Shelving: If you prefer a bookshelf or other shelving for your teen bedroom decor, there are many to choose from in varying heights, widths, and colors. Some have a couple of drawers and a mirror in between the shelving, while others just have shelves or rotate giving you four times the storage in less space. However, a vertical bookshelf is great because it better utilizes the space height-wise.
Media Storage: Space permitting, media storage is fabulous for ensuring that you keep all of your treasured DVDs in one accessible location. Again, the style, color, and size of the media unit varies depending on what your storage needs are.
Dresser/Armoire: These are perfect for storing clothing and other personal accessories. If you have space in your bedroom, a piece of furniture of this sort will add style to your room.
Lounge Seating: Lounge seating comes in many styles – beanbags (available in funky and fun colors), ottomans, benches, lounge chairs, butterfly chairs, and a lounge chaise. It’s a wonderful way to liven up your room while giving your friends a comfortable sitting area.
Bedside/Accent Table: A bedside or accent table is a good place for setting an alarm clock and a framed photo of your loved ones, friends, or treasured moments captured on camera. Some are available with a drawer and a shelf on the bottom while others have several drawers and even feature the Smart Technology with a five-plug outlet.
Since your bed is where you recharge your batteries, it’s important to have the right bedding ensemble. Not only will it make for a peaceful night’s sleep, but it will enhance the beauty of your room.
There are many colorful styles to choose from. The choices are endless. You can pick from solid colors, floral patterns, zebra patterns, polka dot patterns, paisley patterns, stripes, sports themes, and more.
You can find sets that include the sheets, comforter, and throw pillows, or you can mix and match.
Not only does it feel nice to walk on
a rug, but a rug adds warmth to any room.
Window treatments come in a variety of styles, colors, fabrics, and sizes. You can choose from panel window treatments, roman shades, cellular shades, mini blinds, shutters, and more. It all depends on how much privacy and light you want your room to have.
You can also find window treatments that match your bedding ensemble. To add a nice touch to your windows, consider hanging the drapes on curtain rods that feature decorative and elegant finials.
Decorative finials are available in following designs and styles:
The curtain rods are available in the following finishes:
To further enhance the overall look of your bedroom, consider adding matching tie backs to the windows. It will add a splash of elegance and beauty.
Good sources of
lighting is a must
have for teen bedroom decor. The last thing you want is studying under poor lighting because it puts a
strain on your eyes and can lead to headaches.
Space Saver Accessories
Closet Organizer: For the
closet, you can pick up handy organizers, such as, hanging shoe racks, shoe
racks that can be placed on the floor of the closet, hanging jewelry bag
holders, small hanging storage organizers with pockets that hang in your closet
or that can be mounted to the wall, and canvas organizers that hold up to 24
shirts, 18 sweaters, and 8 pairs of pants.
Over-the-Door Rack: Another fabulous way to maximize space is to hang an over-the-door rack for shoes, coats, or towels.
Rolling Underbed Shoe Rack: If you prefer to store your shoes under your bed, you may want to consider a rolling underbed shoe rack. This rack has eight rungs and can hold up to 12 pairs of shoes.
Bins: It’s easy to fall behind on staying organized because of keeping up
with the demands of school, extracurricular activities, and making time for
friends and family.
Bins are a great place to store important paperwork and precious items. You can stack them in the closet or you can slide them under your bed. Placing the bins under your bed will free up more space in your closet.
Storage Drawer Set: Another great way to store your things is by picking up a storage drawer set (comes with 4 drawers), which is made from plastic. These are spacious storage compartments and you can stack them on top of one another. It’s perfect for storing clothes and under garments.
Underbed Box: If bins don’t suit your style, then consider an underbed box, such as a 3-foot long canvas underbed chest. It easily fits under your bed and features a clear vinyl top cover for easy viewing with a nylon zipper.
Frames: If you prefer to do
without the fancy wall decor and want to stick to something simple, consider
hanging framed pictures.
Wall Art: You can also opt to
put up a wall mural, wall decal, or your favorite quote in vinyl lettering.
It’s easy to apply these to the walls and they come in many different colors and
themes, such as, animal silhouettes, flowers, skaters, etc.
Other ideas include hanging wall plaques, decorative items, or anything that is artistic and expresses who you are. It’s your chance to be creative.
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