This past week, I’ve been busily working on a teen room in conjunction with my new interior design service, ‘Ready, Set, School: Your Child’s Room Grows Up’. It is so much fun to design a young person’s room. Here are some of the design inspiration and “during” photos.
After meeting with the client (aka mom), I put together a design concept board. This teen wanted turquoise walls and had chosen her grey and yellow bedding.
This is the teen girl’s room in progress. We still need to organize and accessorize.
With the bright color, we grounded the room with dark furnishings, including this dresser from West Elm. The brushed steel drawer pulls are so modern.
The Jay desk was her mom’s, but now that mom is getting a whole new office, we are moving the desk to her daughter’s room. It’s the perfect size, scale and color for the room. We will add white shelves to pop against the turquoise wall to store her keepsakes and trophies.
If your teen is begging for black and you can’t bear the thought of a black room, why not add some black accessories like these post-it boards, lamp or ‘say what?’ chalkboard vases from Pottery Barn Teen?
Fun brightly colored desk accessories will tie the look together.
I think this Coat Tree from CB2 which is called NAL for “not a lamp” is a bit cheeky and would help a teen girl keep her coat and scarves organized – more fun, less nagging.
This plush turquoise blue flokati rug would be the perfect place to sink your toes in when (finally…) getting out of bed on those cold school mornings.
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What’s your favorite idea for decorating your teen’s room?