Stylish bedroom decorating ideas for teenagers

We show how to give your teenager a room that’s as individual and as colourful as they are.

The teenage years are when young adults want to express themselves and put their own stamp on their bedrooms. With a lick of paint and a little imagination, we show you how to give them a space that’s as individual and as colourful as they are. Don’t worry parents – there’s a paint and style to suit even the strongest of personalities!

Simple stripes

Subtlety is key for a look that’s grown-up without feeling older than teenage years. Black lines painted on a white wall and interspersed with block colour looks striking, while funky furniture and soft furnishings can add drama.

Which paints?

Dark Secret   00NN 05/000
Bali Sand   90YR 72/159

Creativity and a little bit of mess is all part of growing up, so make cleaning up easy with our washable and tough EasyClean range of paints with innovative stain repellent technology.

Selfie room

Create a selfie room for your teenager with fun frame motifs
Selfie room for teenagers

Put your teenager firmly in the frame with a bright and beautiful ‘Selfie Room’. Choose one wall and paint white borders, colourful centres and decorative flourishes to replicate an Instagram-style snapshot. Providing a backdrop for their photographs with friends, they’re an effortless way to bring a room right up-to-date! Just add props for endless possibilities in front of a smart phone.

Which paints?

Autumn Haze   45YY 67/120 
Winter Hills   50RB 83/005
Sweetheart   10YR 25/284
Sanctuary   90BG 48/057
Falling star   37YY 78/312

A studious study area

Create a colourful study space for your teenager
A colourful study space for teens

Even the most academic teenagers need encouragement when it comes to opening their books and getting stuck in. So why not carve out a dedicated area for them that’s an inspiring and creative space to work in? Set the scene for serious study by breaking up plain walls with a sea of bold stripes. With similarly colourful furniture, it’s sure to get them good grades. And if nothing else, you’ll be given full marks.

Watch our how-to video for creating the perfect stripe

Which paints?

Golden Rae   30YY 49/562
Yesterday   90RB 74/044
Unicorn White   10YY 64/048
Forever Yours   70RR 55/044
Surreal Blue   30BB 45/015
Night Sky   90BG 25/079

Bohemian chic

Try creative shapes on the wall in your teen’s bedroom
Wall features in a teen’s bedroom

Allow teenagers to express their inner bohemian spirit with artistic shapes and creative colours. For maximum impact, go wild on one feature wall, then accessorise with complementary furnishings.

Whether playful circles or geometric squares, it’s all about being spontaneous and carefree, so try not to think about what goes where too much. Let the brush lead the way, experiment, and above all, have fun! Need inspiration to kick things off? Watch our ‘how-to’ video here to create circles for your walls.

Which paints?

Pier Pointe   50BB 39/104
Black Swan   50GY 06/077
Plantation Green   90YY 13/177
Gentle Tide   90GY 63/047
Aged Stucco   70YY 46/053
Black Tulip   30RB 07/107
Brendon Bay   90GG 11/295
English Meadows   10GY 58/105
Westmount   10RR 41/042
Night Sky   90BG 25/079

Encouraging teenagers to express themselves through paint is a great creative outlet. Decorating their bedroom is the perfect opportunity to do something together! Explore colours collaboratively. Decide on a style as a team. Then get to work to create walls that wow.

Start your project by downloading the Visualizer app and seeing how colours might look on your walls.

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