Is it just us, or do today’s teens seem to be a whole lot trendier when it comes to home style and design? Whether it’s a fluke or just more exposure to impressive interiors (hi, Pinterest and Instagram), teens have high expectations for what they want their bedrooms to look like—and we’ve got a ton of inspiration to get the ball rolling.
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The Sky’s the Limit
Who wouldn’t be on cloud nine with this skyscape bedroom from Britt Design Studio? DIY your own sky-inspired statement wall and pair it with a couple muted but impactful statement pieces for a look that’s truly out of the stratosphere.
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Bright and Bold
There are so many ways to have fun with color in a teen’s bedroom, and we love how this look from Proem Studio perfectly balances out bright and heavily saturated hues by working in a few black and white accents. Can’t beat that comic book cover gallery wall either.
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This look from Katie Hodges Design is proof that you can mix and match patterns without making a room feel too busy. The trick: keep big focal points like walls and bedspreads simple so you can play around with patterns while maintaining a streamlined design.
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A dusty blue wall serves as an ideal backdrop for the cheerful pink and red accents in this teen bedroom, designed by House Nine. The result is a look that’s colorful but warm, with expert coordination despite the unexpected pairing.Continue to 5 of 20 below.
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East Coast Charm
Teens with East Coast dreams would likely be big fans of this bedroom idea from Brexton Cole Interiors, which has all the charm of a crisp fall day in Connecticut and manages to maintain a theme without being too over the top.
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Every detail of this bedroom from Whittney Parkinson Design effortlessly blends traditional farmhouse decor with a more modern, glamorous feel, from the wrought-iron four poster bed to the delicately striped rug beneath it. And any teen could benefit from a couple seating cubes, which can be moved around as needed when friends stop by.
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Think mermaids are only for little kids? Think again! We adore this serene teen bedroom, which hints at the whimsy of mermaids and the sea while remaining totally simple and sophisticated.
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Day Bed Luxury
A day bed is a fantastic option for teen bedrooms, as evidenced by this super luxurious look from Reena Sotropa. Other smart and stylish features here include patterned wallpaper that almost appears to be sparkling, plus floor-to-ceiling window treatments that lend height and additional glamour to the space.Continue to 9 of 20 below.
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Fun With Color Blocking
Why choose one color when you can have them all? Color blocking is totally on trend, and as this look from Casa Watkins Living shows us, it’s well suited for bringing a touch of the unexpected to a teen bedroom.
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What teen wouldn’t adore this bedroom from Black & Blooms, with its simple approach to boho chic and a neutral color palette that allows its natural elements to really stand out. Use faux greenery to achieve a similar look for teens who might not be ready for the responsibility of so much plant life.
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Purple, mauve, and gray are such an effective combination, and they come together seamlessly in this understated but oh-so-pretty bedroom from Coco Lapine Design. Along with some other inspired choices—like built-in underbed storage—it’s a great room for the teen who likes a little utility (and a whole lot of refinement) in their space.
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A super bright color like turquoise could get to be too much as a teen matures, which is why we think it’s so brilliant that Rikki Snyder Interiors used it just as a pop of color on the ceiling, instead of letting it take over the room. (Addition of a super cute pup is optional, but recommended.)Continue to 13 of 20 below.
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A Delicate Touch
Erin Williamson Design managed a perfect balance in this teen bedroom, blending together different prints and patterns in varying shades of pink for a look that comes together while still allowing individual pieces to stand out.
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Let the Sun Shine
Egg-yolk yellow provides an ideal shade for this happy-go-lucky bedroom from Dazey Den, while the color blocking behind the bed is a stellar (and super creative) alternative to a traditional headboard, though this look features both.
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Bunked ‘n Blue
Bunk beds are an excellent choice for a teen who often has friends staying over, especially if, like this room from Chelius House of Design, there aren’t a ton of square feet to go around. And while bunk beds could toe the line of being a little too youthful, with a few modern additions (like that fun blue chair and rug) the entire space can be brought up to date.Continue to 17 of 20 below.
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This look from Katie Hackworth is both quiet and impactful, with clean lines brought to life by a heavily patterned accent wall. There’s a lot to covet here, but our favorite part of the room is the ceiling, with its farmhouse paneling and super-stylish sunburst light fixture.
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Stephanie Hoey of Stephanie Hoey Interiors says she was tasked with creating a teen room inspired by outer space without being too heavily-themed, and we think she did a great job achieving it. Case in point: that one-of-a-kind constellation wall paired with plaid to keep it grounded—and those blink-and-you’d-miss-it star sheets.
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Under the Sea Attic
Style always trumps size, and nowhere is that more clear than in this small attic bedroom from Blakely Interior Design. A great takeaway: if your teen’s room is short on square footage, add in a colorful accent wall to elevate it into something special, plus floating shelves that offer utility without taking up floor space.
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Calm and Cool
All it takes is a few simple touches to make a bedroom shine. This look from Arbor & Co. includes just the right amount of decor to keep the room cozy while still leaving plenty of blank space for a teen who prefers a more minimal look.