One of the most fun and most challenging spaces to design are spaces for teenagers. Their tastes are so varied and change so often that any design has to be versatile as well as be what they want at the time. You also have to take into account the fact that a teenagers bedroom will often become a guest room while they’re away at college, so it’s important to select pieces that will transition with them as they age.
The last image is from my all-time favourite teen furnishings store, RH Teen. When it comes to designing a teens bedroom, make sure that they have plenty of input on everything. Your larger furniture pieces should be an investment: good quality items that can transition into future uses. Other decor items can be cheaper, as they’ll get a lot of wear. Opt for temporary wallpaper rather than paint, and purchase art that can be printed out. A rug is also a good idea to stave off damage to flooring.
If you have the budget, consider putting in a secondary sleeping space or lounging area. A desk area is essential for homework, but a space where teens can relax is just as important. I recommend a couch that can fold out into a bed, or a daybed. This doubles up for sleep overs and for a lounge space. Good storage is another important aspect. Teenage rooms can get messy fast, but with a clever and easy-to-use storage system, things can be put away quickly and easily.
Header image via RH Teen.