I thought I would share my teen bedroom makeover with you and ask for your input. I have a limited budget so this is going to be done as cheaply as possible, but it will be lasting a few years, so need quality furniture too.
Having 6 children in a 5 bedroomed house means that some of them have to share with siblings. The eldest boy has the small box room, the 6 and 7-year-old boys share a room, I have a room, which leaves 3 girls, aged 14, 18 and 8 years.
The 14 and 8-year-old girls have shared a room for years and now the 18-year-old has agreed to swap with her teen sister so she can finally have her own space, but that meant the purple and glitter room had to go. The bedroom desperately needed a revamp.
I needed to come up with ideas and quickly as the teen girls were already packing up their bedrooms to swap.
The original bedroom had bright purple walls and a purple, glitter effect carpet so that had to go.
We discussed colour themes and the two girls agreed on white and grey. I ordered a grey carpet online, its a large double bedroom and the carpet cost me £64, with a £12 postage charge, its really thick and I am very impressed.
Needing to do it on a budget, I got planning, with the most important aspect for us being storage, the room has no cupboards, so we have to make use of the space available after putting in the bed. The bed was a bargain at £40, bought from a selling site on Facebook. The 18-year-old still gets a double bed this way.
Teen Bedroom Makeover In progress
It was a simple case of painting the walls white and adding a feature wall, the grey and white zig zag wallpaper came from eBay at £15 a roll, I needed 2 rolls.
As you can see from the above image once the woodwork has been glossed bright white, it looks beautifully clean. (The radiator has now been painted too).
We already had a white Kallax unit so I have ordered white and grey storage boxes to match the new teen bedroom makeover colours.
Because we currently have pine furniture, a free standing wardrobe and two drawer sets we are going to change those and buy white ones but with limited space and 2 girls, who have so many clothes, I am struggling to find the right furniture to buy.
To keep the room spacious and looking larger than it is, I am thinking about mirrored wardrobes?
Also, would sliding door wardrobes be better and look more modern and grown up?
Something like these white sliding wardrobes above would give me so much more space and with the mirrored fronts the room would not only look larger, but we all know how many times a teenage girl looks in a mirror, these full-length ones would be great for those Instagram selfies.
The 18-year-old wants all the 8-year-olds toys hidden from view and I have done that with the Kallax units, she wanted a double bed and we have managed to do that too.
I am now stuck until I can find the right storage solutions for the clothing, so that is on my priority list. Have you any ideas?
I look forward to posting the teen bedroom makeover once completed.
What colour are your teen bedrooms?
What storage solutions do you have?
Do you have siblings sharing a bedroom?