Changing a bedroom theme during teenage years is mind-boggling particularly to girls. A time to say adieu to dolls-and-princesses themes, the idea of asserting their independence can prove to be overwhelming. When thinking of decorating your teeny-booper’s sanctuary, however, it is important to showcase her taste and personality. But be reminded that such preferences can be temporary. In a few months or years, her personality will once again shift leaving you with a lot of unplanned expenses on your hands. It is important then, to create a design that’s not heavy to the pocket. To get you started, here are inexpensive teen bedroom décor ideas for girls.
Fresh Coat of Paint
Repainting her teen bedroom is, by far, the most inexpensive idea to showcase her personality. Adolescence is a time to shift from girly pinks and pastels to bold hues. Not only will it give a sense of freedom, it also brightens the mood. Paint an accent wall with bright color if you feel like it’s too soon to shift to that direction. This is one way to add some pizzazz without really touching the walls. For girls, stripes are quite popular these days as it also creates an illusion of spaciousness and versatility. To give this teen bedroom décor idea a boost, ask your daughter to give a hand when repainting to make the endeavor more worthwhile and fulfilling.
One of the most overlooked design element in a teenage girl’s bedroom is the floor area. Kids’ rooms often have carpets. You can save a lot by simply stripping it bare then, expose the wood underneath. Wood can be burnished or painted to match the overall hue of the room. A decorative area rug in animal print or geometric design complemented with a beanie bag or an ottoman will make a favorite hangout for a teen.
Another important element in an affordable teen bedroom décor makeover is the wise choice of beddings. Accentuate your new paint and floor with the right beddings. From shabby chic to old-Hollywood glitz, stripes and geometric shapes, the sheer number of choices can make one’s head spin. A wise choice is to go for reversible bedspreads (and pillow cases, too!) that highlight a decorative design on one side and a solid or another decorative design on the other. There are many choices one can find in Amazon and even in nearby Target.
When choosing decorative accessories, it is important to always keep in mind that your teenage ward’s taste changes easily and frequently. Furniture, for instance, must be practical and can be spray painted should a change in the overall theme be wanted. Removable wall decals, picture frames or a piece of artwork also make great options in accessorizing a room. They can be easily removed and replaced—and are not too heavy to the pocket, too.
Light It Up
Lighting is an important element when it comes to teen bedroom décor projects. You can buy inexpensive yet funky lamps or get into a DIY vibe by going for hand-decorated lampshades. For small bedrooms, go for hanging lamps to save on space. Tracking LED lights also make great options as these are inexpensive and consume less energy. For DIY lamp designs, head-off to Pinterest for inspiration.
Another easy on the pocket teen bedroom décor idea is a window treatment. Choose fabric for curtains and drapes that complement beddings and the overall room design. Roman shades and mini-blinds are also a great design element. DIY bead curtains or a funky design, like the decadent plate valance above, also makes great handicraft project which you and your teeny-booper can do during leisure time.
In a Nutshell
When brainstorming for teen bedroom décor ideas, it is imperative to learn by heart your teen’s unique perspective. Her bedroom is a place not just for her to sleep but also as an escape from a rules filled world. This is where she gets to be herself. While some of her ideas may seem discordant, sometimes delving to the obscene, it is important that you respect her taste as it will make the whole effort worthwhile. To save, try to scour budget-friendly stores like Amazon for key pieces and create a bedroom that’s put together beautifully. In all things else, make the redecorating project a collaborative experience for you and your child to bond and create lasting memories.