There’s a big gap between being a ‘new’ teenager’ at 13 and a young adult at 16. A child’s bedroom is likely to change a lot in those few short years – just as much as they do!
In this picture gallery we suggest 10 brilliant room designs for older teenagers, where personal space becomes even more important.
A teenager’s bedroom is likely to be used for studying and reading as they get older, so a dedicated study area is a must. Don’t panic if you don’t think you have the room – we have lots of tricks and tips for making the most of the space you do have to play with.
Storage is essential in a teenager's bedroom. In this multifunctional girl's bedroom, a mounted shelving unit with colourful storage boxes abover the 'chill-out' zone is great for clearing away clutter, while the desk unit provides a useful mix of closed and open storage.
A versatile wooden bed with a desk below is key to utilising limited floor space in this boy's bedroom, so it's ideal for smaller spaces. The wood looks great against a rich blue backdrop, while funky curtains and modern furniture add a retro edge.
Watch our decorating video for top tips on how to create the perfect boy's bedroom.
Keep walls neutral to allow for different tastes as children grow into young adults, but keep the place looking fun and alive with personalised touches. Hang bunting overhead for a playful feel, and add interest to the walls with framed pictures and photos.
Rehearsal room, study, dorm and den - this versatile teenager's bedroom has it all. The desk is big enough for two chairs, making shared homework projects easy. Opt for blocks of strong colour and modular furniture, such as a low-level chair and a TV unit on wheels, for a multi-functional space. Sturdy wall hooks are ideal for hanging up skateboards and guitars to create more floorspace.
A stowaway trundle bed is ideal for when friends come to stay, while a pretty dressing area is perfect when getting ready for parties!
Covering a pin board in a stylish print is a great way to display posters and notes without permanently marking the walls. Plus, the print can be updated easily to suit their style and interests.
Create a multi-functional teenager's bedroom by zoning work, relaxing, sleeping and dressing areas. Wallpaper is a great way to define a particular zone. In this study space, a map wallpaper creates an eye-catching feature behind the desk.
A day bed is a quirky alternative to a regular bed, and makes for the perfect spot to hang out in their bedroom with friends and relax. The netting over the bed creates a princess-like haven, while layered cushions make it cosy.
Create a fun bedroom for your teens and young adults by painting stripes on the floorboards. Paint them in a graduating range of colours for added effect - they'll also hide the majority of scuffs and scrapes.