Decorating a Teenager’s Room on a Budget

teenager's room

If you are the parent of a teenager, sooner or later the subject of redecorating what has been a child’s room will come up. A teenager’s room should be treated more like an adult space rather than a child’s room. But, it should have a slightly fun flair to it also. It is best if you involve your teenager in coming up with a theme that will help to express who they are. There are many ways in which this project can be done and not end up costing you an arm or a leg.


When redecorating your teenager’s room, let them choose the colors, but provide them with some guidance. Remember that they are very sensitive to color, and they are much more free with their sense of adventure. Why not go for a bolder color on the wall behind the bed as a great focal point? Plus, it will save on you having to decorate the whole room. Plus, you can include a color that they really like and want, but which will not overpower the room completely.


If you can’t afford to replace a worn out carpet in your teen’s bedroom, then opt to have it taken up. Then go for low maintenance painted floors with some throw rugs. Also, why not include some large cushions which they can use when their friends come round? It will provide them with a much more relaxing and friendly atmosphere, a place where they can get away from it all.


Some colorful bed linens could bring together all the elements of the decorating you have done. Take some extra sheets and make them into curtains and lampshades (or the floor cushions above) that will match the rest of the décor. Blinds would cost a little more than curtains. Because they come in so many different designs, colors and materials, there should be something that they will like.


Rather than replacing a perfectly good bed, instead, just get a more adult like headboard for it instead. A small table could be turned into a cool makeup vanity. Paint it to match your teenager daughter’s bedroom décor.

Plus, by rearranging the furniture in your teen’s room, you will be able to give it a whole new dramatic look. Many successful teen room makeovers can quickly and easily be accomplished just by changing the layout of a room. Also, introducing new accessories or lighting to their room can help to change the look of a teen’s room dramatically.


If you want to make a teenager’s room look a little funkier, then pick up some fringe or beading from a clearance table at the local craft store. Glue this around the bottom edge of the lampshade and the curtain hems to provide a new look. You could even glue it around the edges of shelves. Old CDs turned on the reverse side can be glued to the frame of a mirror or a closet door. Or, consider gluing them in an overlapping fashion and use them as a faux frame for your teen’s posters.