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5 Budget-Friendly Ways to Update Your Tween's Bedroom

Invest in long-term changes to create your teen's bedroom so that they can grow into years from now.
Modern Times Mar 1, 2019
Most teenagers get bored in their bedroom at a certain age. Because the trends for teen bedrooms are always changing, it can be difficult to know how to update your tween’s bedroom without breaking the bank. Luckily, there are a ton of quick-and-easy budget-friendly ways to make your teen’s bedroom more age-appropriate and cure their boredom.

1. Add a Coat of Paint

Adding a quick coat of paint is an inexpensive way to make a room feel like new. Let your teen choose a solid paint cover, then use wall stencils or decals to decorate. Wall stencils are user-friendly even for a decorating novice, and can easily be removed. To highlight the pattern of a wall stencil, try using muted or neutral colors.

2. Accent Wall

For a more dramatic look, try creating an accent wall opposite to the bed. Creating an accent wall is easier than it seems, you just require a gallon of paint and some time for painting. Allow your teen to choose an accent wall paint color with some supervision.

3. Add Colors and Patterns

Incorporating different colors into your tween’s room is another way to alleviate their boredom and refresh the room. Try buying Christmas twinkle lights or fun pillows in dramatic colors. Warm colors like red, orange will energize the space, and cool colors like purple, blue gives more calming effect.
Patterns are ideal for adding energy to a room. Avoid incorporating too many different patterns in order to keep the room from looking busy. Pairing a wall print with a geometric area rug or throw pillow, is a great way to keep the room looking fun, yet uniform. Remember, more colors will bring more energy to the room.

4. Bedding

If you’re looking for a quicker, easier fix than painting, buy a new bed set. Even just a new comforter is perfect for refreshing a room’s identity and making the room feel new again. There are plenty of design ideas and bedding options available online if you’re not sure from where to start. This can help you with some amazing ideas and inspiration.

5. Invest in Storage

Organizing your teen’s room will help keep clutter to a minimum as well as help them enjoy spending time in their room. Plastic baskets and bins are ideal for storing old school papers and knick knacks. Most department stores sell affordable shelving units and cabinets. A variety of storage options can also be found at your local thrift store.
Wicker baskets are a practical storage option and the neutral color can go with most of the color schemes. For smaller rooms, shelves are favorable. If you want something more colorful, try different colored storage baskets that accent other colors used in the room.
Keeping the closet stocked with hangers will encourage them to keep their clothes hung up and off the floor. In addition, over-the-door organizers are perfect for storing shoes and accessories.
Updating your teen’s room doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are an infinite number of ideas to incorporate into a bedroom update. All in all, you should focus on tailoring the room to their interests, but also invest in long-term changes to create a room they can grow into their teen years in, and not grow out of within a year.