15 Stylish Tween Bedrooms
Decorate your tween or teen's bedroom with our favorite design ideas. Playful color palettes and creativity reign supreme, but a hangout spot is essential.
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Young at Heart
For those who are no longer 'little' yet not completely grown, tweens' bedrooms need an element of play. This hanging chair is a comfy spot to read a book or text with friends. Woven baskets store extra blankets and pillows or keep dirty laundry out of sight.
Opt for an Animated Style
Anchored by an area rug exploding with colorful flowers, this tween space is full of pattern and texture. Wallpaper featuring a subtle arrow motif sets a mint-green scene behind the bright yellow bed decked in a mix of navy gingham and graphic prints. A faux fur bench boasts a shaggy texture in solid white so it won't compete with the already color-filled room.
Make a Statement With Paint
Paint is a low-commitment way to dress up a tween's space while still scoring major style points. Here, the modern bull's-eye pattern not only creates a striking graphic element, but it also incorporates five neutral hues that can be used throughout the rest of the room's design.
Tween tastes are ever-evolving, so avoid splurging on expensive decor and instead hit local thrift or antique stores for items you can make over to fit their current style. Not only does thrifting save money, adding one-of-a-kind pieces to their space will make it feel more special. Plus, shopping for and refurbishing your finds is an opportunity to pull your kiddo away from her phone for a little one-on-one time.
Seeped in Drama
And fit for tween royalty. This purple-saturated room is part sleeping haven, part ultimate hangout. Bunk beds ensure it's ready for a sleepover at a moment's notice. A mix of motifs — zigzag, plaid and modern — all work together because the color scheme of the room is simplified to four shades: purple, black, white and gold.
Use your tween's hobby as inspiration for his or her room. Graphic and brightly colored skateboards are a cool art piece over the cozy, contemporary bed. The decoration showcases a touch of personality without being overly themey, like you might with a younger child's room.
The Place to Be
The custom-built daybed is where your tween can catch some Z's, but its extra-long design makes it the perfect place to pile on a ton of his friends. The all-encompassing gradient design over the angled walls and ceiling creates a cool, unexpected effect. Black accents and furnishings deliver depth to the vivid turquoise and orange color palette.
Understated is overrated. Give your tween's space a distinctly bohemian vibe that embraces color and pattern. This bedroom goes all out with a vibrant red headboard, bejeweled pillows and multicolored piles of blankets. Behind the bed, a distressed brick wallpaper tempers the mix of hues and evokes a rustic effect.
Haven Out West
Even though your tween's dreams of being a cowboy may have faded, he'll feel right at home (and not at all childish) in this rustic bedroom. Rich oranges, dark blues and a mix of grays combine with plaid, cowhide and southwestern fabrics for a comforting vibe where your child can retreat at the end of a long school day.
Black-and-white polka dot walls make for a contrasting backdrop to this Kate Spade-inspired bedroom. Bright shades of pink, green and blue add brilliant color. The custom loft bed creates a hidden escape-from-the-day spot, and underneath houses a dressing room complete with a movie star-quality vanity.
Easy + Relaxed
Eclectically casual, this bedroom uses muted blue-greens to create a calming atmosphere. Simple diamond-printed bedding nods to the contemporary, while sweater-inspired pillows and a woven hanging chair bring in comfy textures.
Having a dedicated homework station is a surefire way to help your tween tackle essays, algebra and art projects. The angled corkboard surrounded by colorful stripes has a decidedly '80s feel that's still delightfully current. The crisp white desk with open shelving provides storage for books and necessities as well as favorite knickknacks.
Experiment With Patterns
Bring on the fun in your tween's bedroom. Pick fresh, bright colors to start and then mix in bold florals. Don't forget the solid fabrics to ground the whole look and keep it from feeling too over the top.
What tween doesn't love gadgets? Designer Candice Olson created this hip pad full of the latest electronics. Recycled black leather flooring, a distressed-metal paint treatment and customized artwork turn this basement into a cool hangout and bedroom retreat.
Pretty in Aqua
A fresh twist on the classic blue-and-white pairing, this aqua-and-white bedroom feels oh-so-young. Pink accents pick up their shade from the eye-catching paisley wallpaper, which is used only on one wall so as not to overpower the space.