52 Bedroom Design Ideas for Teenagers

Find decorating ideas that are cool enough even for the snarkiest young adult, yet are still fun and playful, because they're still a kid.

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August 12, 2016

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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.

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.

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.

Multipurpose Bed

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.


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.

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.

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.

Updated Pastels

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dark and Moody

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.

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.

Sleek Sleep

A low platform bed is a great 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.

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.

Feminine, Rustic Vibes

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.

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

Playful Swing

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.

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.

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