Struggling to find teenage girl bedroom ideas? Every teenager has their own style, whether it is feminine, contemporary, chic or sophisticated. Here we take a look at some of the best ways to work their style into a teenage bedroom scheme that they will love for years to come. Banish childish decor and embrace a more grown-up look with these easy steps.
Add colour, pattern and texture
Please even the fussiest teenage girl with the addition of her favourite colour. Colour is a fantastic way to for your teen to showcase their personality. Use colourful accessories, which can be changed as frequently as their mood.
Work in storage
Every parent knows how difficult it can be to get you child to clean and tidy up after themselves. Make storage attractive and they will be putting away their belongings in no time. Use boxes, baskets and bins to maximum capacity and choose storage that’s both efficient and pleasing to the eye. Get your child to decorate them in their favourite colours and magazine clippings.
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Add colour to a teenage girl’s bedroom with bold paint and fun prints.
For girls with classic (and very on-trend) vintage tastes, a wrought-iron bedframe piled with comfy, ditzy floral cushions is the way forward. For total period authenticity, use second-hand trunks for extra underbed storage.
If you have the space, a dressing area is the ultimate luxury (not just for teens). Good lighting is key (pale walls will help reflect extra light) as is a full-length mirror to ponder over those fashion dilemmas. A tailor’s mannequin adds a quirky, theatrical touch, and will make this lucky room-owner the envy of all her friends.
Teens love to be original, so why not buy some one-off artwork for the walls? It needn’t be expensive, could be an investment, and looks better than a tattered old poster…
Every bedroom is an escape – especially when you’re studying – so create an area for a shabby-chic armchair so that all that textbook reading is more comfortable. Make sure there’s suitable lighting, like this spindle-base floor lamp, and a giant mirror (draped with pretty fairy lights) will reflect even more light.
Another essential ingredient in a teen girl’s bedroom is a study space – an area to focus on, and file away all that homework and revision. A wall-mounted desk combining a storage and work area is ideal, as it keeps floor space clear and helps keep files and papers organised.
Layers of sensuous fabrics mixed with North African-inspired shapes, motifs, and just enough colour for impact, create a bedroom that’s romantic as well as relaxing. A stunning headboard takes centre stage against the pale backdrop, while an eye-catching stripey bedspread adds another layer of comfort. A large range is available here
When planning a scheme with a vibrant mix of pattern and colour, it often pays to set it against a calm and soothing backdrop. This smart, sophisticated white acts as the perfect foil to the statement colours of the strong pink lamp shades, acid-bright bedlinen, and the large Audrey Hepburn canvas on the wall.
A travel-chic bedroom suited to teenage tastes – the ice-white base keeps the look totally fresh, while the flashes of hot pink give the scheme a colourful boost.
This bedroom is the perfect place for sleeping, studying and relaxing. Simple off-white furniture is timeless and fits in with every decorating whim, a day bed is ideal for them to sit and chat with their friends, a mounted shelving unit with storage boxes is great for clearing away clutter, and a funky desk area is perfect for homework time.
For a grown-up bedroom look choose pastel ice-cream shades of paint for walls. Make a feature of a double bed with a DIY headboard, then wallpaper a section above the bed and frame with painted wood edging. Matching shelves on either side of the bed will keep the room tidy and draw the eye to your finished artwork.
You’re never too old to be a princess and what girl wouldn’t love going to bed in a glamorous four-poster every night? Decorating the beams with fairy lights not only looks magical, but makes a fun alternative to a bedside lamp. Keep the look simple with delicate furniture and pretty bed linen. Be sure to use LED lights as they are cool to touch and so won’t be a fire hazard.
A pictorial wallpaper makes a grown-up style statement. This design features icons from famous cities around the world. The bold easy-on, easy-off Eiffel Tower wall stickers tie the scheme together. Clever backless shelving around the bed helps to keep clutter at bay, whilst hardwearing painted flooring is a practical solution to combat wear and tear.
Brighten the mood with bold and uplifting folk colours of deep purple and hot pink. Girls will love the fun mix of interesting patterns for Eastern-inspired charm. Team with metal furniture in trendy zinc and yellow, then make a feature of storage by painting shelving units and backing with fun floral wallpaper. A large, circular caravan rug will complete the look.
Stay in-keeping with your period property with a failsafe pastel pink scheme and pre-loved furniture. Make a feature of a traditional fireplace with pretty wallpaper, a heart-shaped noticeboard and feminine accessories. A curvy metal bedframe will add Victorian glamour, and a patchwork bedspread and cushions will keep the room looking cosy.
A study corner is a great addition to a bedroom if you have room for one. Here, a neat fold-down desk looks attractive set against powder blue walls. A good task light and pretty coloured stationery will help get the job done. When study time is over, the desk can be folded away so the unit doubles as a pretty bedside shelf. For extra space-saving points, why not drill holes in the back for wires so it can also act as a hideaway charging station for smart phones and gadgets?
If pink isn’t your thing choose a shade of chalky white and team with crisp blue striped cushions. Using painted furniture and cottage rose bedlinen gives the room a country feel. A sheer piece of fabric behind the bed is a pretty touch that will add interest to a plain wall. Keep the room light and airy with delicate voile curtains at the window.
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This combination of sugary pink and sorbet yellow will stay up-to-date and grows with your child. Paint walls a pale grey and add modular shelving that can be adjusted easily. A soft pink divan bed draws the eye to the smart candy-striped bed linen, while velvet floor-length curtains create cosy style.
For girls who want to have fun, this busy bedroom is just the ticket. A mix of colour, pattern and print creates plenty of character. Ditsy rose wallpaper works well as a canvas and is then jazzed up with carnival-coloured accessories like a floral paper lampshade, and a bright ‘Love’ print. Keep the look balanced with simple white furniture. A footboard painted with blackboard paint makes a fun addition.
For a cool teen girl’s bedroom, try a dormitory-style scheme, defined by crisp, tailored details and furniture in weathered wood and metal. Wallpaper in a soothing green shade will warm up the industrial look and add depth to the space.
A good desk with plenty of storage is a must for your teen for when they’re doing their homework or studying for exams. If your daughter’s room is short on space, look for a neat bureau design when not in use, the desk top folds away, freeing up extra room for dancing around with hairbrush in hand.
Looking for a whole new look for your teen’s bedroom? Start with plain, neutral furniture and introduce bold patterned bedlinen, cushions and throws. Folksy patterns like paisley provide a bright uplifting scheme, while neutral walls ensure the strong pinks and purples aren’t too overpowering.
Pastels don’t have to be frilly against a cool, white base, they can take on a contemporary feel, looking more sleek than sweet. Add colour through soft furnishings, and if you’re short on space, invest in fitted furniture to squeeze in as much storage as possible.
Red and white is a striking colour combination and a perfect choice for a teen girl’s room. Go for an upholstered bed in a bold shade, or save some money and buy an upholstered headboard and a matching valance. Floral bedlinen is key to a shabby chic look. Add a few vintage-style accessories to liven up bare walls – a row of hooks is great for hanging up all her jewellery, too.
Want a look that will last your teen for years to come? Pick one shade and use different tones for a layered, grown-up look. Blue works well with this technique and will create a cool, calming feel. Throw in a touch of pattern on soft furnishings to add detail.