Sensational Bedroom Update Teens Will Actually Love


Last fall the Purple Palace was included in an article by Shutterfly of 75 RAD teen bedrooms.

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It’s a huge honor to me when someone likes the work that we’ve done and it was an even bigger honor to be included with so many other gorgeous rooms. If you are looking to do a teen room remodel this article is a great resource for inspiration.

However, being recognized for what we did in Tessa’s old bedroom made me realize that I haven’t shared what we’ve done in her new room. It’s time to correct that.

A Sensational Bedroom Update Teens Will Love

Of course, when we moved in, the room was painted…. you guessed it… mocha brown. We spent last Memorial Day weekend painting in preparation for the movers bringing in our furniture and gave Tessa the opportunity to do whatever she wanted to in this new space.

She went with a twist on her previous design.

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We painted the new bedroom Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter and Tessa chose to do just an accent wall in Glidden’s Regal Purple. Her last bedroom was painted complete in Regal Purple, which was fitting since our daughter had long ago earned the nickname, The Purple Princess.

The neutral walls and bold accent results in a fresh and sophisticated room that packs a bright punch.

Creating a Bedroom Teens Will Love

As for furnishings, while we were considering what would be moved over and what we would need to get rid of, Tessa kept snagging things from the “get rid of list”. She claimed the cabinet from our family room and bookshelf from her brother’s room.

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She said goodbye to her saucer chair for more storage and workspace.

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This room is larger than her last and she has maximized it for her needs.

The Secret to Creating a Bedroom Teens Will Love

And that’s the secret to creating a bedroom teens will love. Give THEM the opportunity to make the design choices that work best for THEM.

It sounds simple, I know. But once you get into that conversation, it can be more challenging than you realize.

The hard part… you will not always agree with the choices they make.

Although there are some design elements that I would change if I were putting this room together myself (mainly furniture and art placement), I love the choices that she has made and that she has ultimately, made the room her own.

She added a pink lamp that was her great-grandmothers.

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And she made sure Samson had a special spot in the room.

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She even took the opportunity to grab artwork from her Dad’s studio to add to her decor.

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Once the painting was done and the furniture moved in, the girl took over and was one of the first to be completely unpacked and settled in. I love that she has a place for everything.

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The twist on her old design makes this space one of my very favorites in our new home. It’s familiar, but updated. It’s truly her and a place my teenage self would’ve been so jealous of.

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If you could’ve designed your own bedroom as a teen, what would you have included? How has your taste changed over the years? Have you let your teen have complete decorating control of their space? Share your insights in the comments below.




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