houzz interior design ideas

Is your teenager aching to get out of her little-kid room? Is she dying for a new space that looks as grownup as she’s beginning to feel? It may be time to swap out the stuffed animals and toy bins for something a little more sophisticated.

Since teenager does not mean adult (regardless of her argument), the goal is to keep the vibe refined yet playful. Check out the following photos for some inspiration on getting the mix right. With this balance intact, she’ll feel proud of her mature space, and you’ll feel relieved that she’s still a kid at heart.

Polka dots are forever playful, but mixing them with a classic tufted headboard and a pattern in a crisp, modern color makes the look feel fresh and hip. Friends will be drooling over this fun design.
For an easy upgrade from kid room to teen room, seek out a chic headboard. It will change the look of not only the bed but also the room itself by providing a focal point. Nailhead detailing is a great way to add a refined edginess to an otherwise sweet room.
If you’ve got the right lighting, work in some bold colors. Like the kid’s room, a teenager’s room is still a place to have a little fun: Mix plum purples with cerulean blues, add colorful stripes for color and ground the look with neutral flooring.

Make the room stylish and functional by installing shelving units to display a photo collection while also making room for workspace and hobbies.

Teenagers like their own personal havens. This will provide them a getaway for homework and practicing. If space is tight, push the bed lengthwise against the wall.

Now this is quite the teenage pad. The soft lavender, stuffed animal and Janis Joplin poster give it a youthful vibe, while the a mix of contemporary and traditional furniture give it a sophisticated edge.

contemporary bedroom madebygirl-bedroom

Paint an accent wall in a deep, neutral shade, and set it off with colorful prints and accessories. The dark color will make the bedroom feel cozy and chic; the bright colors add a youthful personality.

eclectic kids Teen Damask Theme Bedroom

Amp up the glamour with magenta and silver. Add black and white accents to ground the color scheme. This space is full of spunky teenage personality.
Rid stripes of their child-like association by choosing them in contemporary colors in an oversize scale. The bed adds an organic element, which is a great complement to the femininity of the lavender.
Another way to modernize stripes is to apply them in more of a color-block fashion. Choose different shades and paint each in a different width for graphic appeal. Even the comforter, with its own stripes and polka dots, feels young but modernized when set against this wall.
Save space and create a room with attitude by lifting up your teenager’s bed. Add a geometric rug for a retro feel and a couch beneath the bed, and your kid may never leave!
Playful artwork and prints are a great way to balance both youthfulness and sophistication. If you don’t want to go all out with multiple colors, try focusing on one color and pulling in texture by representing it in various shades and patterns.