There’s nothing boring about life as a teenager and contrasting colours align with exuberance, fun and adventure in teen bedroom ideas. To use contrasting colours successfully on the walls, choose a bright primary shade, a contrasting secondary colour and a neutral to avoid an overwhelming design. Aim to paint about 60 percent of a feature wall in the primary shade and the smallest section in the secondary shade.
Consider a bright, breezy blue like Open Sky as your primary colour on more than half of the wall. Paint the smaller side in fresh White Cotton and add a dramatic stripe of Dynamite Red between the two. Continue the theme with another contrasting shade for bedding and harmonise the design with pops of these colours in accessories.
There’s nothing cool about a messy bedroom for parents, but a teenager wouldn’t be a teenager without it. Smart storage options are the way to a tidy and functional space, at least some of the time. Buy multifunctional furniture like storage ottomans, adjustable desks and beds with inbuilt storage. Overbed wardrobes or shelves are great for saving space, along with providing easy-to-reach spots for books, snacks or laptops.
Teenagers are often happier sprawling on the bed or the floor, so forget about bulky chairs and opt for trendy, movable bean bags instead. Plants are always a great idea for a touch of the outdoors. Finally, add some photo frames or picture boards so they can personalise the room with memories, goals and best friends.
While you might not see them very much, at least you’ll know your teenagers are happy in a modern teen bedroom made just for them.