14 Cool Teen Bedroom Ideas to Transform Any Space

All the inspo you need to design a room that will grow with them.

Mike Garten

Decorating a teen's bedroom can be a tricky proposition. One day, they want bright pink polka-dot curtains and the next, they want to paint the entire room black. Not to mention, teens aren't always the best collaborators, which can make diving into a months-long project tough. Regardless, every teen needs a personal space they can design to their liking (with some guidance, of course) and return to after a long day.

To help you get started decorating a room your kid will love, we've rounded up the best teen bedroom ideas you can accomplish in almost any space, no matter its shape or size. Not only are these modern rooms cool and fresh, but they'll also reflect your teen's individuality, independence, and maturity. It's a win-win for everyone involved. And for even more inspiration, don't miss our favorite bedroom ideas for every person in your family.

teen bedroom ideas - gold accents
Mike Garten
1 of 14
Metallic Medley

Nothing makes a room more fun than adding a metallic accent color. In this room, it comes in the form of a throw blanket and bar cart nightstand (genius!) set against a neutral blush backdrop.

teenager's room with surfboards on the wall
2 of 14
Hobby on Display

Make a teen’s favorite hobby the centerpiece of their space for a room that truly speaks to them. For example, this cool bedroom is perfect for anyone who loves to surf or escape to the shore.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful »

teen bedroom ideas - four poster
Abby Murphy
3 of 14
Four Poster Pop

A four poster bed doesn't have to be stuffy. Incorporate one painted in a bright color and allow your teen to decorate the frame with pom-pom garland and a matching comforter.

teenage bedroom ideas - state pride
Tessa Neustadt
4 of 14
State Pride

Encourage your teen’s pride in their home state — or their school or team — with a room that nods to its importance in their life through posters, flags, and other spirit items.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful »

teen bedroom ideas - vanity
Studio DB
5 of 14
A Chic Grooming Space

Carve out a well-lit area for a vanity to keep all of their grooming products tidy and also to create a space where your teen will be comfortable getting ready to start each day.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful »

teen bedroom ideas - fun corner
Emily C. Butler
6 of 14
An Inviting Hangout Corner

Give your teen's bedroom a comfortable, lived-in vibe with a soft seating nook. This hangout corner is ideal for sitting around solo or with friends.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful »

teen bedroom ideas - layered fabrics
Tatertots and Jello
7 of 14
Patterns That Pop

Bold geometric patterns and fun pops of color give this teen bedroom its own electric energy. Plus, you can easily update the accent colors on a whim.

Get the tutorial at Tatertots and Jello »

teen bedroom ideas - boho
Maura McEvoy
8 of 14
Bohemian Creativity

Give a teenager’s room an eclectic vibe with a bohemian look including mixed patterns, unexpected textures, mirrors, and found objects.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful »

teen bedroom ideas - statement headboard
Arent & Pyke
9 of 14
Statement-Making Headboard

Make a teen’s room pop with a custom headboard made to their aesthetic preferences. An eye-catching option, like this colorful polka-dot version, adds flair to an otherwise understated room.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful »

teen bedroom ideas reading nook
Reed Davis
10 of 14
An Enchanting Reading Nook

Encourage their love of reading — and make homework time more inviting — by including an inspiring reading nook in a teen’s room. Here, a library of books backs a built-in daybed enclosed by curtains for a sense of privacy and escapism.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful »

teen bedroom ideas - country theme
Brian Woodcock
11 of 14
A Little Bit Country

This bedroom uses blue as a cohesive color theme to bring together a mix of prints — plus a country theme with a rustic bench and a wooden horse plaque on the wall add character.

Get the tutorial at Country Living »

teen bedroom ideas - platform bed
Studio DB
12 of 14
Elevated Style

Add storage to your teen's room with a platform bed filled with storage drawers. This all-black version feels streamlined and sophisticated.

Get the tutorial at House Beautiful »

teen bedroom ideas - color pop
Bjorn Wallander
13 of 14
Color Story

Choose a favorite color to serve as a unifying theme in a teen bedroom — then have fun experimenting with it in a range of patterns and textures, from bedding to furnishings.

Get the tutorial at Country Living »

teen bedroom ideas - calming lilca
Jean Allsopp
14 of 14
Soothing Rustic

A delicate lilac color scheme provides the perfect canvas for some rustic flair — in this case a wood palette headboard and a wicker basket at the base of the bed.

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