Redecorate your teen’s room, using what you already have. These project ideas require very little money, and most can be completed in less-than-a-weekend.
Plan the look you want, the items to be refurbished, and then purchase minimal supplies. You will save even more money doing the work yourselves, and you can create your teen’s dream-come-true room together.
Instead of ending up with under-the-bed laundry heaps, or bulging closets, try some of these storage solutions. Build and install overhead train-style storage, as shown in this Family Circle room “Style: the Star”, for a feel of hitting the open road.
Add rolling drawers under beds to organize gaming gear, or to use for clothing, when there’s no room for a dresser, like this small “Bunk Up” room. Or consider adding long rows of easy-hanging hooks, to compensate for limited, or nonexistent closet space and “Maximize a Tiny Sleeping Space”, both from Coastal Living online.
Family Circle shows us how to turn a scarf collection into a Boho-gypsy tent, as this colorful “Style: the Bohemian” demonstrates hanging from ceiling corners. And see how elegantly-gathered fabric panels, around a ceiling-suspended hula-hoop, can create an open-air canopy cascading down the sides of your daughter’s bed in “Style: the Diva!”
How about turning the attic into a wispy-white dream-of-a-bedroom? White-wash the walls and ceiling, add a bed, and drape mosquito-netting, for a quick room change as seen in “Flowy Attic Bedroom”; also for a boys’ sleep-over attic room like this “Sleek Comfort” from Coastal Living.
Pair pink and green pastel-mint shades for soft, feminine appeal by painting a mint-green wash-of-color over head and foot-boards, then finish with a puffy-pink-whisper comforter like “Stand Ins”. Or help your budding artist paint a whimsical tree over the headboard as pictured above.
Make Roman shades for bedroom windows, in fun limeade stripes, with matching throw pillows as seen in “Fresh Air Affair”. Or coordinate plaids with polka-dotted bedding, and striped draperies, like this citrus-tone “Summer Fresh” room.
Hang beds from the ceiling with large nautical ropes, adding mattresses, bedding, and fun pillows for a hammock-style bedroom appropriately titled “Hanging Out”. Another maritime variation would be anchor-chain-suspended beds with galley-lighting overhead, as displayed in this “American Original” bedroom.
“Perk Up Lackluster Walls” by showcasing sports equipment in unique ways, using bicycle hooks to hang from walls or ceiling, with neatly-painted equipment outlines to encourage proper replacement. Or “Incorporate Playful Objects” by suspending fun over-sized items like this bright-scaled fish, but you could hang model planes, an inflatable cactus, or colorful baseball caps.
Your teen will have fun helping you redecorate their living space by adding personalized touches, along with favorite colors. Teach them how to refurbish by painting, assembling, hanging, and matching colors and patterns, that everyone will be able to live with.