Modern Bedroom Ideas for Your Teen

Designing a bedroom for a tween, teen, or young adult can be exciting but it is no easy feat. However, with the right furniture and décor, you can create the perfect space that your kids will love.  

When it comes to style, modern design is a great choice because teens like a sleek aesthetic, and moms love the functionality. Creating a multipurpose bedroom for your kids that is both fun and functional requires some planning.  

It starts with the right combinations of furnishings.  Whether you and your kids are into modern or contemporary décor, here are some design ideas that can help you to create an epic space that is lit. 

Little Seeds: Haven Full Metal Loft Bed with Ladder and Under Bed Storage

Get Inspired

The first thing you want to do is talk to your children about what they want and explore ways of fitting their ideas into the space you have.  

If you are looking for some inspiration you and your teen can check out images on Pinterest and other social media channels. Start by listing the furnishings you will need and then do a layout so you can bring it all together.  

Design Around Your Teen’s Tastes and Preferences 

The design you decide on should reflect your child’s interests and preferences.  Whether you are focusing on colors, themes, or a piece of furniture like a loft bed; this part of the process gives you an opportunity to involve your teens and work alongside them.  

It is also a great way to get your kids to take ownership of their bedroom (maybe even get them to clean it up once in a while!). 

Your kids are going to need a multipurpose space that includes an area to create, a place to read, and somewhere to listen to music and do their homework.  

Remember that in addition to sleep, their bedroom is also a refuge, a place for them to relax, so don’t neglect the fun elements and make sure to leave space for personalization that reflects your teen’s interests.  

Novogratz: The Flower Modular Chair and Lounger Bed 

Make it Timeless 

Whether your teen wants a creative space like a mini studio or a nook where they can read and listen to music, try to connect what your teen wants today with their future needs.  

Choose a design that ages well or can be easily updated as your teenager grows (what kids love when they are 13 is not going to be cool when they are 17).  

This is especially true of color choices, so, try to create a color palette that they will still like in a few years. For example, you may want to avoid using too many primary colors.  

Little Seeds: Monarch Hill Haven Kids 2 Drawer Nightstand with Gold Drawer Pulls 

Sleepover friendly Futons 

No matter what the theme, the right furnishings can make all the difference.  This can include space-saving solutions that both you and your kids will love.  

A futon is ideal for small rooms because it folds up into a couch when not used as a bed, it gives your kids and their friends a great place to chill, and it also comes in very handy for sleepovers.   

DHP: Euro Futon with Magazine Storage with Multiple Seating Positions 

Loft beds for Multi-Functional Spaces 

Every kid dreams of a loft bed and it is a great way to create more floor space. Loft beds with integrated desk are teen-friendly workstations that give your teen a place to be creative and do their homework.  

Novogratz: Maxwell Metal Twin Loft Bed with Desk & Shelves 

It can also be a reading nook, gaming space, or a place to watch TV and movies.  No matter what your teen may use it for, a comfortable accent chair is a practical addition that elevates the aesthetic. 

NTENSE: Quest Gaming Reversible L Desk, Novogratz: Ciara Accent Chair, Mustard 

Teens have lots of stuff (clothes, games, collectibles, books, etc.). So, to help keep everything organized consider a loft bed that has built-in storage options. Another great storage option is a cool and stylish metal locker 

Novogratz: Cache Single Metal Locker Storage Cabinet 

These lockers are young and trendy and they come in a wide assortment of colors, shapes, and sizes. You can mix and match lockers of different sizes and colors to create a fun-looking storage solution.  

These lockers make the point that being playful does not mean you have to sacrifice practicality. 

Next Level Teen Bedroom Decor  

When you are creating a teen’s bedroom you have lots of room to be playful and creative, but remember, your teen is not little anymore so their bedroom should reflect their age.  

Giving your children input into the design is important but it does not have to be difficult. It can be as easy as keeping your design simple so that your kids have room to personalize their bedrooms.  

If your child is so inclined encourage them to put CD cases on the wall or whatever collectible, poster or art they might want to add. 

Credit: Appartment Therapy's How To Create a Dream Bedroom on a Budget 

Consider little extras that can inexpensively take your teen’s bedroom to the next level. For example, you can create drama with LED lighting, or add plants to convey a more organic feel.  

Whether you are looking for modern funky or something more whimsical, following this basic design advice can help you to create a bedroom that will blow your kids’ minds.