As you know we are in an apartment right now, while we remodel our home. We will live in this rental about 6 months. Even for the short period we are living here, it was important to me to make an impact in my teenagers bedroom. And really all the rooms. You can add personality and an impact in any bedroom, especially a teenagers room with these 5 tips!
1- Big Impact Light Fixture-
See that light before?? Just a basic tiny light fixture. Too small for the room. Since this is a rental (and even if it wasn’t) I wanted to quickly make a big impact with the light. All I did was hung some paper lanterns with some fishing wire, looped around the current fixture.
I used five total paper lights ($5 each) at varying heights. Feels like a party in here!
2- Cozy Eclectic Bedding-
Ella wanted a white duvet with different shades of blush pillows. Which reminds me of the way teens are dressing these days (that made me sound old). Basic white tee’s, and white air force ones (shoes). She even had found an inspiration photo (which helped a lot). Basic with a pop of color. I am in LOVE with this white duvet with the simple ruffle detail, it is so cute!!!! I even bought one for Lola’s room.
The bedding is very cozy, she can toss the pillows around to “make the bed” and it looks very casual and relaxed. Totally a teen room.
- White Duvet Cover // Duvet Insert (yes it isn’t cheap, but this is why the bed looks so good, I have had mine for 10+ years. It is Down Alternative and I do the “extra”)
- Gray Knit Blanket
- Peach Euro Sham // Euro Sham Insert
- Mustard Sham // Standard Sham Insert
- Sham with large ties
3- Gallery Wall and Accent Wall
Putting together a gallery wall is a fun way to show your teens style, and personality. Plus you can achieve this very affordably. Our starting off point was the Cool to be Kind print (framed in this simple white frame). Then somehow we ended up with 3 pieces that all said the word “kind”….I told her, looks like we are trying to tell her something. Anyone else have a teenager? You get it.
The wall was already painted in Sherwin Williams Serious Gray. Simply painting one wall in a bedroom is one way to add personality and contrast. Just simply paint it back before you move out!
- Cool is Kind Print /// white frame
- Cool to Be Kind black pennant
- Kindness Matters Tapestry
- Everything is possible /// white frame
- Cockatoo in gold frame
4- Something Trendy-
Something “trendy” is always a yes for a teen bedroom. Little do they know, these items are also cool for their moms. A diffuser is a popular teen thing. Make their room smell good without fear of them lighting candles in there!
Rainbow diffuser with a dish of oils make for cute accessories on the nightstand (*get that diffuser free and find oils we like on this post). And always a plant in a funky planter.
Plants in baskets are a fun addition to a bedroom and also “trendy”. (Just put a water tray inside the basket).
5- Make it bright and happy!
This is what her room looked like when we moved into this rental. Nice, but very simple. I did leave the blinds, just pulled them all the way to the top. I am not a fan of how blinds cut into the view and block the light.
For privacy I added this black curtain rod and three curtain panels (similar here)on either side of the window. I always do two curtain panels, but her window was large so I did three.
It can be hard to be a teenager. And especially for our 13 year old daughter who just moved schools in the middle of the year. I wanted to make sure she had a place that she felt at home and that she knew she is so loved.
Another ‘Beautiful’ room! Ella is one lucky girl!
Love the colors she picked out!
Everything you do is so inspiring! I always look forward to reading your blog.
Do you have a link for the kitty planter? It’s adorable.
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Looks great! Are there lights in the paper lanterns?
Turned out so cute! 🙂
Carrie Hauck says
Such a cute room!! It’s so wonderful that you are able to find ways to personalize the rental and make Ella feel at home, comfortable, and confident!