“Leopard print has been my thing forever! When I was a teenager, my entire room was done in leopard print. It’s timeless, chic, and always in style. When in doubt… Leopard!”– Khloe Kardashian
A teen’s bedroom is their personal space in your home. While all of your other rooms blend together and look cohesive, your teen’s room won’t. It should be a reflection of their personal taste and style. This may not be similar to yours, and that’s ok.
When decorating a teen girl’s room, the best place to start is with her. Find out what her favorite color is, what her clothing style is, and how she likes to spend her time. This will help you design a room that she likes to be in and is functional for her lifestyle.
These teen girl bedroom ideas will help you (and the teen in your life) find a direction for your bedroom design project.
1. Boho Teen Girl Bedroom Ideas
If your teen girl is the free-spirited creative type, you’ll want your daughter’s bedroom to reflect it. To create the perfect bohemian oasis, go for an eclectic and worldly approach. Everything doesn’t need to match, but it does need to make sense together.
A platform bed is perfect because you can make it low to the ground and layer it with tons of pillows and blankets. Another great idea is to build a loft bed. Loft beds have room underneath to create a lounging area. Drape fabric in bold colors from underneath to create a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean-inspired tent.
Accent her room with unique decor and furniture. Look for handmade pieces, like a night table made out of wicker or rattan. Install a hanging chair in the corner for a one of a kind reading nook.
The final piece to complete the bohemian teen bedroom decor is to add a plant or two. Look for large leafy greens that enjoy the sunlight or line several smaller low maintenance plants on floating shelves.
2. Color Ideas for Teen Girl Bedrooms
Your color options are limitless. Just like adults, teen girls have their own opinions and style taste. Embrace your teen’s style and favorite color when choosing the paint for their bedroom. Remember: It’s just paint. You can always cover it with something else later on.
If you don’t want to paint your walls a dark color, look for a lighter shade. Paint the walls with this lighter shade and use the darker shade for other elements in the room.
Consider the tone and vibrancy of the color you choose. There are pastels, bright, bold, and muted tones.
3. Cozy Teen Girl Bedroom Ideas
Being a teen girl is tough, so why not turn their room into a safe, cozy warm hug? They can come home after a long day and curl up in the warm cocoon that is their room.
Focus on adding soft and plush textiles. Place an oversized tufted chair in the corner or create a lounge spot with a deep pile rug and large plugs and pillows. Toss more large throw pillows on the bed. Layer the decor with a woven or faux fur throw blanket.
Try to use materials traditionally associated with keeping warm. These materials might be wool, flannel, cashmere, and mohair.
Finish the cozy space with soft and warm temperature lighting. This will create a soft yellow to orange-tinted glow in the room.
4. Teen Girl Bedroom Decor Ideas
Your teen isn’t a one-dimensional person. They can have a wide variety of interests and ideas. So embrace the varied facets of their personality by creating a blend of different decorating ideas.
You could create a cozy and comfy bed while choosing an ultra-glam chandelier for the lighting. Then mix and match the bedroom decor to have some handmade pieces, some art, and some functional items.
Don’t be afraid to use your teen’s interests as the room decor. Just like a boy’s room would have guitars or skateboards hung on the wall, do the same thing in your girl’s teen room. Hang their paintings, frame clothing designer sketches, or create a display for their makeup collection.
5. Teen Girl Dorm Room Bedroom Ideas
When decorating a dorm room, you’re a bit limited. Most won’t allow you to paint or permanently hang things on the wall. But this doesn’t mean you can’t decorate or express your teen’s style. Command hooks are your friend. Use these to hang lighter things on the wall.
You can string wire across one wall with clips. Then your teen can decorate the wall by clipping photos of their adventures on the clips. Then place a large rug on the floor to cover the stained and well-worn generic flooring of the dorm room.
Another essential feature is the lighting. It’s typically overhead, fluorescent, and industrial. These attributes are terrible for creating a mood. Add a floor lamp, table lamp, or decorative fairy lights. This gives your teen lighting options.
Dorm rooms are notoriously small, so look for ways to decorate while also increasing storage and functionality. You could raise the bed and add bins or drawers underneath. Look for a nightstand that has shelves or a cabinet.
6. Neutral Teen Girl Bedroom Ideas
Neutrals don’t have to be boring. They can create the perfect calming yet bright space for your teen. Try creating a stylish bedroom by pairing neutral colors with modern design trends. Choose beige fabrics, peach, tan, khaki, or grey. But look for geometric patterns, florals, or fun designs.
A traditional approach to neutral is to stick with tans and khakis. This creates a beige color palette. You can use this scheme with traditional, coastal cottage, contemporary, rustic, and farmhouse bedroom decor ideas.
For modern neutral teenage bedroom ideas, go for greys. You could stick with lighter shades of grey for a soft and bright feel. For a more sophisticated and moody feel, stick with darker shades of grey. You can pair grey with gold or rose gold to create a warm environment. Or you could stick with stainless steel or nickel for a cooler and more industrial feel.
7. Pink Teen Girl Bedroom Ideas
Pink can look juvenile when done wrong. The last thing you want to do is send the message that you still see your teen as a little girl. So look for ways you can elevate their chosen shade of pink to represent their transition into adulthood.
If they like pale or pastel pink, then suggest a French country aesthetic. It embraces the soft feminine feel of the pink while also creating a classically elegant design theme. Look for voile fabric for the canopy bed and other upholstered furniture and window treatments. Then blend ornate gold pieces with more rustic wood decor.
A deeper and more vibrant pink like magenta can work well with a bohemian or even mid-century design. A boho bedroom is perfect for the creative teen, while mid-century is better for a more studious and regimental teen.
8. Quirky and Cheerful Interior Teen Girl Bedroom Ideas
Your teen girl may still be figuring out who she is. She’s a little bit serious, a little bit young-minded, sometimes sophisticated, and overall quirky. Let her room reflect this by being a unique combination of color decor and one of a kind pieces.
Start with brightly colored walls and fabrics. Look for coordinating colors, so the room doesn’t become monochromatic. Choose colors that are on opposite sides of the color wheel. Bright yellows look beautiful with deep teals.
Then look for decor made of natural materials or offer a fun twist to traditional decor. Instead of hanging a conventional taxidermy head, you could hang one constructed from paper, metal wire, or resin. Frame a vintage map that may not be geographically accurate, but creates a whimsical and wanderlust feeling.
Instead of placing a small handwoven rug on the floor, you could hang it on the wall. This adds color without having to paint.
9. Teen Girl Small Bedroom Ideas
Don’t let a small bedroom limit your design ideas. You could get creative with the bed to create more space. A daybed is comfortable and not as wide as a traditional bed. A bunk or loft bed will raise the bed up high to utilize vertical space. Then you can use the area underneath the bed for a desk, reading nook, or makeup station.
Look for furniture that fits the scale of the small room. An oversized canopy bed and large armoire will look like they’re stuffed into the room and make the space feel cramped. Instead, you could opt for a frameless bed with a decorative wall mounted headboard or a vintage metal frame.
Look for scaled-back furniture in a smaller size that will fit the room’s size. It should also be furniture that’s open and airy to allow you to see through it. These pieces will also trick the eye into thinking the room is larger than it really is.
10. Wall Ideas for Teen Girl Bedrooms
There are two approaches to the walls of your teen girl’s room. The first is to keep the walls a plain color and then hang wall decor. It could be a large mirror, handmade art, prints, or floating shelves for increased storage.
The other option is to turn the wall into the art itself. Choose one wall to turn into an accent wall, shop around for decorative wallpaper. Modern wallpaper is easy to hang, and you can replace it often.
You’ll find simple geometric designs, colorful repeating patterns, and even some that are large murals. The wall itself then becomes the focal point of the room. To tie the room together, take colors from the wallpaper to create the color palette for the rest of the room. Choose one color to be the primary color, then another for the secondary color. You’ll then choose a third color to use as small accents.
11. Teen Girl White Bedroom Ideas
White is clean and fresh. If you have a teen that appreciates the all-white aesthetic, then make their dreams come true with a white bedroom.
Don’t let it become stark and sterile. Add texture and accents of natural materials and metal.
You can create a white bed with a white comforter, white sheets, and pillows. But look for pillows that are a textured material, like faux fur, velvet, corduroy, or chunky woven yarn. The bedspread could have a lace overlay or embroidery.
If your teen likes cooler colors, then stick with silver-colored metals for the hardware and fixtures. For a warmer bedroom, gold, rose gold, brass, and copper are smart metal options.
Teen Girl Bedroom FAQs
What should a teenage girl’s bedroom include?
Give the room a grown-up twist while still embracing the things that your teen loves. Instead of cheap posters, why not find some unique art that celebrates their favorite movie or character? Think about ways you can help them stay organized with storage solutions.
How can I make my teenage bedroom look good?
The easiest way to freshen up a room and make it look good is to paint it. Then replace the flooring or place a large area rug over the old floor. Update the bedding as this takes up a large visual space in the room. Then add accents and mood lighting.
What size bed does a teenager need?
Most teens are fine with a twin bed. They’re large enough to be comfortable but compact enough to fit into small rooms. If your teen is taller, then consider getting them a twin XL. It’s the same width as a regular twin bed, but has an extra five inches in length.