7 Teen-Approved Design Ideas You AND Your Wallet Will Love For Their Bedroom (+ A Reveal!)

Hello pals, Priscilla, right here once more, to share the ultimate Tudor basement reveal! This time we’re taking a tour of the teenager bed room Emily and I collaborated on. It’s half of a bigger basement rework (see mudroom, toilet, and front room posts right here). The consumer is Emily’s finest pal Robyn, and her household. They’re tremendous pretty, very down-to-earth, and outdoorsy (very Portland in the easiest way:). So it was not stunning that their 12-year-old son, J, needed a glance that highlighted his love of mountain biking and the Pacific Northwest for his new room. These nods to the outside turned a jumping-off level for the theme and colours within the house. By no means having labored on a teen room earlier than, I felt slightly nervous about making it really feel youthful sufficient. Emily was nice at steering us towards daring patterns and prints that felt enjoyable and age-appropriate. Able to get into all the small print?

Mattress | Spherical Nightstand  | Classic Gentle Bulb Lamp | Blanket (comparable) | Oregon Pennant | Graffiti Art work | Curtain Cloth


Transforming a basement within the Pacific Northwest typically entails waterproofing the outside. That was step one within the means of addressing the moisture points the purchasers had been coping with. Our contractor JP Macy, additionally put in a sump pump within the closet to make sure that water can be pumped out to the storm drain and never leak into the house throughout a heavy rain. Step 2 – change the floorplan. The room was initially a carpeted toilet. This preliminary footprint was too massive to be a toilet and too small to be the bed room we wanted, so we needed to borrow some sq. footage. The adjoining storage room had loads of house, simply permitting us to carve out an ample closet and built-in desk for J’s new room. To make sure the house was as much as code, JP put in an egress window for some pure gentle. As soon as allowing went by way of, we had a bed room! After slightly door shuffling, the ultimate format was a lot extra useful for a way the purchasers needed to maneuver by way of and use every house.

In the event you wanna see the complete completed basement so you will get a greater sense of the floorplan, watch this video (simply await the advert to play!) 🙂


J has a enjoyable sense of fashion and was up for going daring on the colours all through his room. We initially needed to do a coloration block design on the partitions. The colour blocking initially began out as a two-tone concept (see beneath for the inspo), however as soon as we acquired some samples within the house, it felt like there was an excessive amount of occurring. Scaling it again to 1 coloration and decreasing the road considerably ended up being the look that felt proper. J was drawn to the blue/inexperienced hues and picked out a extremely enjoyable coloration…Sherwin Williams Jasper Stone. It reads extra blue in particular person however has sufficient inexperienced to really feel tonal with the general basement coloration scheme. That is such a enjoyable and reasonably priced means so as to add a ton of persona to a room.

When considering of who to rent to color the house, Renee from Some Kinda Panorama instantly got here to thoughts. She labored in visible show at Rejuvenation and Anthropologie and is wonderful at difficult portray strategies. I knew she would take the time to get an ideal line (guys, portray a fair, degree line over a textured wall isn’t simple). In the event you’re within the Pacific Northwest and want a room refresh, I can’t suggest her sufficient!

For anybody all for DIY-ing this venture, listed below are Renee’s ideas for getting a crisp line:

  1. Spend money on an excellent laser degree with a suction mount, one thing like this.
  2. Use a high quality painter’s tape (like FrogTape) in lengthy strips…concerning the size of your arm. 
  3. Ensure you actually press the tape all the way down to get out air bubbles (particularly necessary on textures like orange peel).
  4. As soon as your tape is in place, roll the paint on, ensuring to cowl the tape however not go above it. A small foam curler works properly for this.
  5. Let the paint absolutely dry earlier than eradicating the tape. Like 24 hrs minimal.
  6. Contact up any unevenness with a small artwork brush. 

Pleased Face Pillow | Denim Pillow (comparable) | Sheet Set | Cover Cowl | Yellow Activity Lamp |  Sq. Nightstand


To make the room really feel taller, we tried to maintain the furnishings decrease and slimmer in profile. We selected heat wooden tones to usher in some visible heat (and to offset the grey Portland days), in addition to assist floor all the colour and sample. Through the use of a wide range of shapes within the furnishings and decor we hoped to make the house really feel slightly extra dynamic and youthful. Like having one nightstand be spherical and the opposite sq.. The colour scheme was blue & inexperienced with pops of yellow, orange, and pink to deliver some vitality and supply distinction. The yellow–y orange Schoolhouse lamp in opposition to the wall paint could also be my favourite factor…love that coloration combo!

Classic Hoop Chair (comparable) | Bookcase | Verify Pillow | Rug

Art work (Set of three) | Mountain Bike Print

Performance in a teen room is all about controlling muddle. J had a whole lot of smaller objects he needed to show so we tried to slot in as many surfaces as potential. Although house was tight, we have been in a position to get in 2 nightstands, a built-in desk, and cabinets to showcase his collections. The bookcase was initially going to be wall-mounted, however we ended up liking it subsequent to the chair. With the wall freed up, we used the house to hold up J’s guitar and create this enjoyable artwork wall. 

Chair | Pinboard (comparable) | Tieg Lamp | PRead Extra Books Pennant

The built-in desk and shelving have been performed in white oak planks and completed with a matte wax. We needed the house to really feel vivid and comfortable so we stored all of the wooden tones on the lighter aspect and launched some variations all through. Through the use of a wide range of white oak, pink oak, and birch woods, the bed room has a heat Scandi-vibe however with slightly extra depth.

Mini Lamp | Clock | Black Organizer | Hand Candle

The paint line wrapped the entire house together with this enjoyable nook which made the room really feel bigger and extra cohesive. Art work and shelving have been deliberately positioned off-set from the paint line or intersecting it. This helped preserve your eye shifting across the room and made the decor really feel whimsical. (HOT TIP: When doing a built-in desk don’t neglect so as to add in holes to your cables in an out-of-the-way place. Wire creep is actual, of us:)).

It was a blast designing and putting in this bed room. The house feels actually enjoyable and playful. I hope you loved studying about it and acquired some concepts in case you’re tackling a teen room sooner or later. Chat me up within the feedback if in case you have any questions. Speak quickly xx.

1. Oregon Pennant | 2. Graffiti Art work | 3. Classic Lightbulb Lamp | 4. Blanket (comparable) | 5. Pleased Face Pillow | 6. Denim Pillow (comparable) | 7. Upholstered Mattress | 8. Spherical Nightstand | 9. Rug | 10. Classic Hoop Chair (comparable) | 11. Utah Bike Print | 12. Yellow Activity Lamp | 13. Sq. Nightstand | 14. Bookcase | 15. Set of Three Biking Artwork Prints | 16. Clock | 17. Mini Lamp | 18. Learn Extra Books Pennant | 19. Pinboard (comparable) | 20. Desk Organizer | 21. Tieg Lamp | 22. Minted Plus Cloth | 23. Desk Chair | 24. Kahrs Tapa Engineered Wooden Flooring | 25. Inexperienced Paint: Sherwin-Williams Jasper Stone | 26. White Paint: Sherwin-Williams Alabaster

*Design by Pricilla Frost and Emily Henderson
**Styled by Emily Henderson
***Images by Sara Ligorria-Tramp

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