Teenage Bedroom Ideas

Turn a child’s room into a teenager’s room with these top tips

The transition from childhood to adolescence can be a scary one - but it’s also very exciting. There are often lots of changes to be made and there’s one in particular we at Graham & Brown are interested in: redecorating the bedroom.

By the time your child is a teenager, they’ll probably have their own sense of style and a good idea of what they want their room to look like. But it never hurts to have some extra inspiration! This blog will take you through our favourite teenage bedroom ideas as well as some tips on how to make the space both practical, homey and unique.

Bold colour schemes

If this is your child’s first time overhauling their space, they’ll probably have a lot to say about the colour scheme. Your child’s favourite colour might have strayed very far from baby blues, pinks and yellows, and it might be time to embrace much bolder hues. Keep things tasteful whilst still fresh and invigorating with some of our favourite paints:

Red Minnie

Minnie is our rebellious red shade and is perfect for teens who have something to say with their aesthetic. If you’re worried about it overwhelming the space, pair it with cooler whites.

Blue - Panoramic

This beautiful blue calls to mind wide open skies and shimmering lakes. It is a definite step away from nursery shades, but still retains a softness and serenity, ideal for bedrooms.

Green - Apple Crumble

Fun and playful, Apple Crumble is a shade we’re very fond of. It looks incredible when used for detailing but also makes for a great feature wall.

Orange - Arancia

Keep things warm and just a little bit different with Arancia, our bold and simple orange paint. If your teen likes to stand out and is a fan of tropical colours and themes, this is the paint for them.

Pink - Robin

Wave bye-bye to baby pink and say hello to this flawless fuschia. Robin makes any bedroom pop and is a vibrant alternative to paler shades.

Extra seating

Teenagers often have rich social lives and this is something that can be reflected in their bedroom decor. If there’s space, why not introduce extra seating where they can hang out with friends? This could be a beanbag or even a small sofa, to give your teenager some independence when it comes to socialising.

Plenty of storage


Help your teenager stay organised and keep their new room tidy by providing plenty of storage solutions. Under-the-bed storage and wall-mounted cabinets and shelving are great space savers, and you can find two-in-one furniture like desks and dressing tables with drawers.

Geometric feature wall

If your teen favours a cool aesthetic with a bit of edge and flair, they’ll probably love geometric designs. Geometric feature walls are creative, stylish and a great talking point. They can even be a lot of fun to paint and, if you’re feeling brave, you could let your teenager design it themselves. Check out How to Paint a Geometric Wall for more tips, or take a look at our geometric wallpapers.


Private areas

Private Areas

Teenagers and young adults need and value privacy, just like anyone else. Arguably, it is even more important during adolescence to have a space that is just for you and no one else. Introduce a four poster bed with hangings, or section off a small area of the room with curtains to create a cosy, private nook.

Decide on a theme

By the time your child is a teenager, they’ll probably have a few well-rounded interests that they’ll want reflected in their room. Whether it’s space, sports, books, cats or skateboarding, you can use their passions to create a bedroom theme that they’ll love.

If you need help building a cohesive theme, here are some of our wallpapers and murals to get you started:

Puppy theme - Buckley Monochrome wallpaper

This repeating pattern of adorable doggy line-art is just the thing for puppy lovers. Showcase your teen’s love of animals, and maybe you won’t have to buy the real thing for a little while longer...

Underwater theme - Aquarium Lush wallpaper

If your child is a fan of all things deep-sea, they’ll love our Aquarium Lush wallpaper. This bold design features tropical fish darting between rich green leaves and is a great way to add colour to a room.

Jungle theme - Paradise Jungle Palm mural

Turn your teen’s bedroom into an adventurer’s haven with our Paradise Jungle Palm wall mural. The pale greens and misty background bring the outside in and create a sense of calm as well as exploration.

Fairy grotto theme - Fantasy Floral Twilight mural

If the world of magic turns your child misty eyed, this might be just the thing for their bedroom. Create a space just as enchanting as they are with our Fantasy Floral Twilight mural.

Fantasy Floral

1920s theme - Harmony Grey wallpaper

History buffs, Gatsby-wannabes and teens with a refined sense of style will love our Harmony Grey wallpaper design. Still exciting and a bit different, its muted colours make for an understated, endlessly stylish effect.

Urban theme - Streets of Brooklyn mural

Brooklyn Mural

Teens who are firmly grounded in the real world, and who have a love for travelling and the big city, will be amazed by our Streets of Brooklyn mural. Send them on a journey whenever they step into their room with this cool and sophisticated cityscape.

Photo gallery wall

Over the years, your teen has probably built quite the collection of photographs. They might even own a polaroid and the stacks of images have been piling up. Show them off with a gallery wall to add a truly personal touch to the room’s decor. For more ideas on how to display your teen’s photos, check out our gallery wall ideas.

Looking for more interior design inspiration? Have a read about our home office decor ideas.

Photo Gallery Wall