11 Sophisticated Teen Bedroom Decorating Ideas That Will Grow With Them

Skip the themes, and try these decor ideas they'll love for years.

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It's not always the easiest task to figure out your teen's style when decorating their bedroom. The good news? "Cute" themes have been upgraded with more sophisticated options that will grow with them as the years pass.

Check out our 11 favorite design ideas to get you and your teen inspired for redecoration.

1: Patterned Wallpaper

Bold Bedroom

Bold Bedroom

Attention-grabbing wallpaper with teal, navy and green flowers adds fun and personality to this chic guest bedroom.

Photo by: Robert Peterson/Rustic White Photography ©2016, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Robert Peterson/Rustic White Photography, 2016, HGTV/Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

An easy way to add some instant sophistication to a teen’s bedroom is with a fun, patterned wallpaper. Don’t be afraid of bold colors or larger patterns in a younger space. If you don’t want to commit to wallpaper on all four walls, then consider an accent wall. If you're renting, there are great options these days for removable wallpaper, as well.

2: Dark + Moody

Ace Hotel Bedroom

Ace Hotel Bedroom

Who wouldn't want to stay in this rustic style hotel room? The main feature in this bedroom at the Ace Hotel is an exposed black brick wall. A platform bed made with white and black linens anchors the room and side tables with black table lamps act as bedside tables. The room's hardwood is laid in a zig-zag pattern, Chevron-like pattern and an antique table and stool act as a work station.

Photo by: Robert Stolarik

Robert Stolarik

While bright colors are always a fun idea for a bedroom, darker hues can be a great option, too. Darker colors often make a space feel cozier, and they look great with smaller pops of color.

3: Modern Canopy

Transitional Teen Bedroom With Romantic Feel

Transitional Teen Bedroom With Romantic Feel

A modern white bed and stylish patterned wallpaper update this classic teen bedroom. A chandelier and gauzy canopy over the bed give the room a romantic feel.

Photo by: Sam Oberter Photography

Sam Oberter Photography

Many kids dream of having a canopy bed in their bedrooms, but a canopy still works in a teen’s bedroom, especially if it’s a more modern canopy.

4: Feminine, Rustic Vibes

Chelsea Bohemian Bedroom

Chelsea Bohemian Bedroom

Cozy up in this eclectic bedroom with punches of color and personality everywhere. Multiple, cool and complementary patterns give the room almost a monotone neutral feel. The eye is drawn to the perky yellow table lamp which is sitting on a slice of an old tree.

Photo by: LABL studio

LABL studio

For a teen’s bedroom it helps to soften rustic elements with a more feminine look. Furry pillows or throws, dried flowers and wood touches really balance out the cozy vibe of this space.

5: Updated Pastels

Ranch House Bedroom Makeover

Ranch House Bedroom Makeover

The team from Rafterhouse made over this Arizona ranch house and created relaxing bedroom.

From: Rafterhouse

Pastel pink and baby blue are colors often associated with nurseries. But an updated pastel palette would be a great color scheme for a teen's bedroom. Touches of mint greens, peaches and blues work perfectly against a neutral backdrop.

6: Curtained Closures

Bedroom Closet Organization System

Bedroom Closet Organization System

Create a floor-to-ceiling closet by attaching rods and shelves to a wall, then draping off the area with a set of curtains. Define your storage needs, then choose the best spot—here we moved the bed to the center of the room and built the closet on the wall behind it.

Photo by: IKEA U.S.


A clever idea that will instantly change the look of a room is to remove the closet doors and replace them with curtains. Choose bright hues or patterns if you want to add a splash of color, or go with a neutral, such as cream or gray, to quietly balance out the space.

7: Multipurpose Bed

Pink Girl's Bedroom With Daybed

Pink Girl's Bedroom With Daybed

This room features floor-to-ceiling pink patterns and a bed full of accent pillows. Patterned wallpaper, curtains and bedding create an adorable blend of pinks that complement one another. A neutral area rug and soft lamp lighting make this a warm and inviting space for girls of all ages.

Using a daybed in a teen’s bedroom is a great way to make the space feel a bit more grown-up. You can bring in some texture and color with throw pillows, including bolster pillows. Daybeds are also a great solution for tighter spaces, as they have a smaller footprint.

8: Window Seat

Pre-Teen Bedroom With Floral Wallpaper and Padded Headboard

Pre-Teen Bedroom With Floral Wallpaper and Padded Headboard

This pre-teen girl's bedroom was redone in bright raspberry and purple hues, along with a bold accent wall with floral wallpaper. A funky design covers the window seat, and a padded headboard gives the bed a touch of elegance.

Photo by: Chad Jackson Photograhy

Chad Jackson Photograhy

Window seats are a great spot to study or read. If you have a built-in space, you can cozy it up with pillows and a throw. But even if you don’t have a built-in window seat, you can create a similar effect by adding a bench underneath a window and creating your own faux window seat.

9: Sleek Sleep

Masculine Master Bedroom

Masculine Master Bedroom

Neutral purple walls, dropped pendant bedside lamps and a platform bed create a balanced, masculine sleeping space in this Arts District loft.

Photo by: Caitlin & Caitlin

Caitlin & Caitlin

A low platform bed is another way to create a sleek, modern space for your teen’s bedroom. Since many bedside tables are too high for platform beds, consider using a stack of books or a plant stand in place of a standard bedside table.

10: Chic Sconces

Bedroom Lighting

Bedroom Lighting

To add ample light to their sleeping area, Briana and Buzz opted for wall-mounted, plug-in sconces that don't require permanent hard wiring. By simply screwing the attachment to the wall, then plugging the cord into a nearby outlet, the look of custom, permanent lighting is achieved without long-term commitment or the steep cost of hiring an electrician. Another advantage of wall-mounted sconces is that table space is freed up, allowing surfaces to be used for other purposes.

Sconces next to a bed are a wonderful addition to a teen bedroom. Late-night studying will be a breeze once you install some bedside sconces. If you don’t want to have the sconce installed by an electrician, you can choose plug-in sconces which are easy to install and work for both homeowners and renters.

11: Playful Swing

Boys' Transitional Bedroom Activity Area

Boys' Transitional Bedroom Activity Area

A Parsons-style desk paired with stylish stools creates a space-saving and versatile option for a bedroom that functions as a sleep, lounge and homework space. This layout also leaves room for more fun seating options, such as hanging hammock chairs.

A swing would make for a super unique addition to your teen’s bedroom. Add a pillow to help tie it in with the rest of the space. And if you’re concerned about having it installed properly, consider hiring a professional who can anchor it to your ceiling.

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Decorate With a Hobby

Mounted skateboards serve as colorful artwork in this striking bedroom. A bold-blue accent wall creates a backdrop for the skateboards as well as the upholstered bed. Neutral bedding ensures the space doesn't feel overdone.

Jolly-Good Design

Bold prints and modern furniture make this teen bedroom feel hip and edgy. Open shelves display graphic books and albums, creating a powerful visual effect while providing functional storage space.

Jamie Likes Purple

A variety of bold, purple and lilac patterns bring this teen bedroom to life without feeling immature. Mirrored nightstands and metallic-fabric floor poufs add extra glam factor.

Midcentury Mod in Bright Colors

This bedroom's green, brown and orange color palette speaks to the midcentury modern style that carries throughout the rest of the home. The room's design is tasteful and sophisticated, yet still very kid-friendly.

Rustic and Sporty

Forget plain old paintings and sketches, the art in this teen's room is a combination of antique tennis racquets and an oversized metal initial. Rustic plaid linens are complemented with a matching striped pillow, throw blanket and window treatments. Antique record boxes serve as a storage space-packed bedside table.

Bold Accent Wall

If you have teens that have to share a bedroom, separate the beds as much as possible. These two red-framed beds are divided by a navy dresser with matching table lamps. An accent wall of butterflies adds a ton of personality.

Ombre Lacquer Walls

Designed for the young man of the house, Karter's Krash Pad at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase is brought to life with a vertical ombre lacquer wall finish by Willem Racke inspired by rock formations along the Pacific coast. Designer Susan Lind Chastain selected a Jean Paul Gaultier fabric with crushed car metal design for daybed pillows to add to the hip youthfulness of the space.

Photo By: Jason Kisner; Design by Susan Lind Chastain and Willem Racke

Holly Golightly Charm

Audrey Hepburn herself might fall in love with this large bedroom designed for a savvy, stylish teenager. The space echoes old Hollywood glamor, featuring vintage bedside tables and touches of gold throughout the room. White bedding keeps the area feeling clean and fresh, while purpley-red chairs and accents add a punch to the otherwise-neutral space.

Pattern on Pattern

The inspiration for this bohemian design was a dream catcher. Like a dream catcher, the room has a perfect blend of colors, textures, patterns and materials. Urban elements were to be mixed with traditional, organic with geometric.

Rustic and Earthy

Wood boards stripe the navy accent wall creating depth and texture behind the gray upholstered headboard. Layers of pillows decorate the bed while the bright green lamps and monogram letter add pops of color.

Sophisticated, Yet Still Sweet

A teen will feel all grown up in this gorgeous bedroom featuring high-style wallpaper. Orange-red nightstands add a fun punch of color next to the decorative black headboard and accent wall. Floral pillow cases and a monogramed throw pillow layer color and pattern for a playful twist.

A Chic Place to Unwind

Being a teenager can be stressful at times. This room with its pretty chandelier and gauzy canopy provide a relaxing escape from the rigors of high school life.

A Little Zig and Zag

Gray, blue and white striped walls are shaken up with a peak and decline design on one wall. The deep-blue stripes match the bed, which pops against the light carpet. A green houndstooth throw pillow and orange patterned throw pillow add color to the bed linens and coordinate with the graphic rug.

Shared Room in Aqua and Coral

A light-blue wall with starburst wall decor brings a beautiful and fun accent to this bedroom. The aqua-colored beds paired with the coral dresser lend a touch of beach-inspired charm.

Bold and Funky

Large-scale artwork and vibrant colors stand out against the modern black canopy bed and bedding. Black crown molding and white end tables provide a contrast that is striking and totally cool.

Bunk Behind the Drapes

Contemporary white bunk beds are tucked behind black and white chevron curtains. The bold zigzag pattern pops against the vibrant purple walls making for a chic rock 'n roll bunkroom.

Sky Blue and Polka Dots

Bright-blue walls, bold prints and a mod Parsons desk combine to create a fun, contemporary space for a teen to sleep, study and hang out with friends. For extra seating, a swinging chair makes use of a corner niche and an acrylic desk chair is stylish and functional. Designer Claire Paquin pulled colors from the bright polka-dot bedding and carried them throughout the space.

Charming Chaise Lounge

Gray and white patterned walls set a stylish backdrop for this fashion-forward bedroom. A hot-pink upholstered bed is young and funky while the charcoal gray chaise is grownup and luxurious.

Photo By: Courtney Lively Photography

Bunks With Storage

This modern bunk bed with built-in storage provides plenty of space for sleeping, homework or just chilling out. Having the unit all on one wall keeps the floor uncluttered.

Gray Backdrop

A clean-lined, upholstered bed pairs with a mod white chair and sleek lucite bench to create a stylish look. Keep big furniture, walls and floors in neutral tones then add color and personality with more inexpensive items like throw pillows, wall art and accessories.

A Worldly View

This bedroom blends traditional and contemporary pieces for a transitional look that's perfect for a teen. The map accent wall adds beautiful shades of blue and also helps to encourage studies and imagination.


Designed for a teen who lived in Europe for a few years, this bedroom at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, offers a youthful sophistication with its timeless furnishings and fun colors. The dress hung on the ceiling was found in Paris and served as the inspiration for the space.

Rustic Chic With Antiques

This nautical-themed teen bedroom brings together vintage and newfangled furniture and accessories to create a space that is interesting and contemporary. Unique items include the antique propeller and the shelving unit made from pipes, ropes and reclaimed wood flooring.

From: Nina Green

Sweet Whimsy

This teen room blends styles, patterns and colors in fun and whimsical ways. An all-over pattern of elephants dressed in pink adorns a single accent wall, bringing attention to the bed. White walls, furniture and bedding allow the pink accessories to pop. A traditional rug continues the pink and coral palette and adds a touch of elegance.

Photo By: Amy Lutz

Start With an Inspiration Piece

Designer Nancy Snyder started with the teen's favorite teal and purple duvet then added bright white furniture to balance with the dark wood accents. Colorful carpet tiles complement the duvet and the wall art.

From: Nancy Snyder

Floral and Fun

This pre-teen's bedroom was done in bright raspberry and purple hues and topped off with a bold accent wall. The layers of pattern in the cushions and pillows, plus the winged upholstered headboard add a touch of grownup style.

This Room Rocks

As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this teen's bedroom has lots of personality. With a funky, patterned bedspread and a "You Rock" rug, this space is sure to be any teen's dream. Dressers line each side of the room so that there is plenty of storage to keep the place neat.

Photo By: janis nicolay

Don't Be Afraid to Mix It Up

Get funky with shapes and patterns. Here the bed and wall are a simple neutral, but the graphic patterns in the pillows, window shade and bulletin board give the room a bold look. A black industrial-style lamp adds whimsy and spunk.

Photo By: Michael J. Lee

Sports Decor

A bike is mounted above the bed offering an unexpected form of art. The blue walls coordinate with the bike, while beige and yellow bedding provide a contrast in color.

Electric Blue

Brilliant blue walls create a bold, exciting backdrop for this teen bedroom. Contemporary furnishings ensure the space feels fresh and current.

Photo By: Courtney Lively Photography

Treehouse Room

Different shades of blue blend gracefully into the neutrals to create a soothing color palette. The chalkboard wall provides a place to be creative.

Bold Braille Wall Flats

The minimalist design of this modern bedroom is the perfect setting for the bold, blue Braille wall installation. A sphere chair and sleek work station make this an ultra cool place to hang out.

Sweet Yet Sophisticated

Bubble-gum pink meets elegant black and white to create an fun color palette. A bold mix of graphic and animal print patterns round out the design with a playful edge.

Vibrant and Fun

Sky blue walls and pops of fuschia brighten up this transitional teen's room. Low-hanging pink pendant lights and a peace symbol desk chair create a groovy homework spot.

Memory Board Walls

Ribbons criss-crossed and attached to the periwinkle-colored walls allow paper mementos like postcards, photos and art to be displayed in varying patterns.

Parisian and Practical

Built-in shelving — great for storage and display space — makes a frame around the bed in this adorable bedroom.

Ship Style With Clever Storage

By placing the head of each bed on opposite walls allows storage at the foot of each bed. Pipes used as railing, nautical-inspired lighting and artwork give this room an ocean voyage vibe.

Bold and Youthful

A wild mix of patterns in bold colors make this teen bedroom a flirty, fun space. Maintaining the same color palette throughout the design keeps the room feeling cohesive, not crazy.

From: Denise Fogarty

Perpendicular Bunk

This camp-inspired bunk room is the place for loads of activity and creativity. A non-traditional layout of opposite facing bunk beds maximizes the overall living space.

Photo By: Eric Perry

Cork Board Headboard

Light cork board framed in red makes for a handy headboard to hang jewelry and display photos. A colorful floral pillow helps tie all the colors in room together. The white elephant wicker bedside table is no "white elephant", it adds whimsy, texture and praciticality.

Bright Bohemian

Don't like the traditional pink for a teen girl bedroom? Add some bohemian style with flower-print bedding for an artistic look, like designer Judith Balis did in this bedroom.

Blue Diamond Glam

This bedroom mixes classic, preppy style with elegant glamor. The lattice-print wallpaper and black trim on the headboard lend a classic tailored style, while the gold textiles and graphic black and white accents bring in a touch of Hollywood regency.

Youthful Elegance

The subtle pattern on the walls and chevron-themed accessories bring the perfect combination of sophistication and fun to this bedroom. The designer's goal was to create a space well-suited for a young child but flexible enough to grow into their teens.

Teen Twin Platform Beds

Pink is overhead and underfoot in this vibrant teen bedroom. Extra-wide Roman shades span several windows to provide a strong neutral focal point. Polka dot pillows, layered bedding and pom-pom throws top the twin platform beds.

Dual Fabric Canopy

Fabric can make a striking headboard, here a pink and white checked quilt is dramatically used behind the bed. The playful use of pattern and color continues throughout the space with the striped sofa, green walls and floral bed linens.

From: Denise Fogarty

T-Shirt Headboard

Kids often have a hard time parting with their favorite T-shirts even after they've outgrown them. Use old T-shirts, sport jerseys or old blankets to create a collage of color over your child's bed.

Photo By: Susan Teare ©Susan Teare

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