Every teenager thinks of their bedroom as their fortress or the princess’ chambers. It’s where all the Dear Diary and Gossip Girl sessions occur, the venue for the never-ending outfit changes and Make-Up 101.
No one likes a humdrum bedroom. Nobody. After all, your bedroom is the one place in the house where you can let your creativity flow. Yes, you can put up as many One Direction posters as you would like, but wouldn’t you want to be more creative than that? I mean, c’mon, guys! There are a bajillion things you can do with your bedroom, honestly.
If you are completely and utterly dumbfounded and at a loss for renovation ideas to make your bedroom your own special place of comfort, peace, and, of course, glam, here are some awesomely creative designs that you can draw inspiration from.
A floating bed makes your room look extraordinary in a snap. You can put drapes around it or vines or flowers—whatever you want, heck, I don’t care. Floating beds go with most medieval themes anyway so once you got it, just go with whatever you feel should come with it. Put on your nightgown and have your handmaiden braid your hair or something.
Yes, even teenagers can pull off modern-style bedrooms. After all, modern doesn’t have to be equal to boring. Modern can be fun, believe me. Add some interesting colors or designs that are not over the top or cluttered, paired with a striking piece of art like what Serena van der Woodsen had on her bedroom wall.
Think “Audrey Hepburn” and you got it. Paris-inspired themes, hints of black and white hues, an elegant lamp shade, basically all things feminine and oh-so-glamorous. Find a bed where you can pull off your best damsel-in-distress look and voila! You have yourself a modern-esque boudoir.
Spunky means courageous, so go for bold colors like red and black along with clean lines and geometrical shapes on your pillows and chairs while keeping the walls simple. You can even go for bare white walls. Just go easy on your room, trust me. It’s all about swag, baby. Swag.
If you truly want to be treated like a lady, then have a room that’s fit for a lady. Create your own five-star hotel suite. Have a canopy bed, a mini-chandelier, plus a luxurious sofa with a matching center table. You can also add hints of metallic colors and materials to create that sense of luster in your room. Then ask your parents to install an intercom system so you can say, “Room service, please” every now and then.
There really are perks to being a wallflower, you know. And you can reflect this daintiness even in your bedroom. Go low key. Yellow and gray are elegant and relaxing colors that are becoming such a trend nowadays. These soft hues along with wall art (i.e. typography, patterns, etc.) painted in white can give you that bookish-but-not-boring look. Add glowing lights (or Christmas lights) to give your room its dreaminess.
See? Your room does not necessarily have to shout “Girly!” or “Look at me!” every time someone enters the room. It also doesn’t have to shrink to the size of a tent with utter simplicity. It all depends on you and your personality, how you want to reflect yourself in the space around you. It is your space after all.
The bedroom you have as a teen will hold so many memories and emotions. When you get older, you would want to look back at your bedroom as a companion. Hey, I am not being overly dramatic or even getting the least bit emotional about this. I’m just saying. Okay? Just… Okay?
So, where was I? Ah, yes, a companion. Your bedroom will keep your deepest secrets so make sure it is a safe and wonderful place to sleep in and be a part of.