We don't need to remind you that your kids grow up quickly, and that their personal style evolves just as rapidly. Here's the good news: you don't have to spend a lot of money to update your teen's bedroom. In fact you can create an entirely new look by adding and changing accessories, as this recent Decorist makeover of a teen bedroom perfectly demonstrates.
Here are our top five decorating tips for transforming your teen's bedroom, while keeping the furniture the same.
- Paint! The paint color change is what sets the makeover in motion. A fresh coat of paint in a vibrant color is a fabulous way to breathe new life into a room.
- Add Art. There are oodles of sources for affordable art - Artfully Walls, Minted, and Etsy all have a great selection of youthful, but still sophisticated art. Decorist designer Lauren sourced glam metallic lip and heart prints on One King's Lane.
- Change Up The Bedding. White bedding is a great investment as it can 'grow up' with your child. It sets a crisp, clean tone and provides a neutral backdrop upon which to layer throw pillows. Serena & Lily® has a great selection of white bedding with simple detailing like a bordered duvet.
- Mix Up Your Throw Pillows. How much better does a white settee look with adorable graphic pillows? And a bed with the combination of turquoise and white pillows? The look is still cohesive -- even though the pillows are different -- as the overall color palette is consistent.
- Add A Mirror. Mirrors are both functional and decorative... don't underestimate the role they can play in adding dimension to a room. A lavender inlay mirror picks up on the purple in the rug, and adds a touch of pattern.
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