If your teenager has a small bedroom, you can still create a stylish room that your teen will love. Whether you have a boy or girl, following some basic design tips for small bedrooms will make the room feel larger and less crowded.
By using furniture that functions in several ways, you will make the bedroom more functional and less crowded. If the room has a large closet, you may be able to eliminate a bulky dresser or wardrobe by organizing the closet with shelving and drawers. If the closet is small, consider under-bed storage or wall-mounted shelving that won't take up floor space. Day beds and futons will provide comfortable seating for reading or relaxing and additional sleeping areas for teen sleepovers. Although a desk is useful for homework, it can take up precious floor space and create clutter. Many teens prefer to study on their beds or on the floor where they can relax.
The bed is usually the largest item in a bedroom, so small bedrooms requires careful planning. A small bedroom doesn't always require a twin-size bed, but that's certainly an option as long as it fits your teen comfortably. Headboards can push a bed more than a foot off the wall, so consider a bed without a headboard or a wall-mounted headboard that will save floor space. Platform beds with built-in storage and raised beds with space for storage and studying underneath work well in teen bedrooms. Whatever bed style you choose, make sure the mattress provides adequate back support for a good night's sleep and your teen's growing body.
Colors and Patterns
Many teens like bold colors and patterns that are stimulating and fun. If that's your teen's style, you can create a design scheme with bright colors and bold patterns, but you should limit them in the room. In a small space, too much color or pattern can be overwhelming and make the room feel much smaller. Rather than painting all four walls in a bold shade of crimson, pumpkin orange or lime green, paint one wall as an accent wall, then pick up the color in smaller amounts around the room in teen bedding, throw pillows, artwork or decorative accessories. You can also add bold colors or patterns with an inspiring ceiling mural that will give your teen something fun to look at before they fall asleep.