Your teenage haven was once a place of sanctuary for 13-year-old you, but now you’re looking for something a little more grown-up, right? As we get older, our teenage bedroom can almost feel like going back in time, especially if you’ve recently moved back in with your parents.
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Updating your room and turning it into a chic grown-up space doesn’t have to break the bank. Below we look at a few ways to turn your teenage haven into a mature space.
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Install a New Cupboard or Wardrobe
Wardrobes and cupboards are two of the largest pieces of furniture in the bedroom. By changing up either or both of these, your bedroom will already look drastically different. You can sell your old ones to make money for new furniture or give them away to a charity shop if they’re still in good condition.
This is also a perfect time to declutter and get rid of any clothes that you no longer need. By doing so, you may notice you don’t need a big wardrobe, or you only need to replace one cupboard instead of two.
Change the Bedding
Bedding can also have a huge impact on your bedroom, so consider changing your teenage bedspreads for something a little more chic. A neutral tone goes well with everything and looks a lot more grown-up. You can always add some colourful pillows to brighten up the room and keep it vibrant.
Remove the Childhood Memorabilia
During our childhood and teenage years, we often collect a range of memorabilia that may have felt important back then. Looking at it now may just give you the ick, which means it’s time to get rid. Clear the walls of any posters that you’re no longer interested in. It’s okay to celebrate your younger self and reminisce on what these items represent, but if it’s time to throw them out that’s okay too.
Create a keepsake box with a few bits of childhood memorabilia that you don’t want to get rid of. It’s always nice looking back at these in years to come. You can also style some of your most meaningful bits in your new bedroom, so you still have a bit of the ‘old you’ on show.
Add a Dressing Table
A dressing table is the perfect furniture addition for creating a mature, elegant bedroom. Sitting at a dressing table makes routine tasks like doing your makeup and styling your hair feel luxurious. Look for a table with drawers to neatly organize all your table accessories like perfumes, jewelry, makeup, and hair products. A mirror is also essential for checking your look as you get ready. For extra sophistication, opt for a dressing table with turned wood legs. You can purchase table accessories online to further customize the look. Place a stool or bench in front of it to complete the look.
Add Some Decorative Pieces
Now for the fun part- adding some new decor to your room. Once you’ve got rid of anything that you no longer want, you have a lot more space to play with. Add a simple wall hanging like a tapestry behind your bed for a splash of colour. A few well-placed plants around your bedroom will further elevate the space without it looking overcrowded. With chic bedroom decor, remember that less is more.
Installing a new wardrobe or cupboard can go a long way in transforming a teenage haven into a chic, grown-up space. Don’t forget to grab some new bedding for an elevated look, remove the childhood memorabilia, and add some decorative pieces to finish. Transforming your bedroom into something that represents who you are becoming is important, so if your bedroom is feeling a little too young for your liking, it may be time for a revamp.