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Get the ultimate teen bedroom

29-Jun-2017
What makes a teen bedroom awesome? We gave our Interior Designer, Emilia, some homework to fit the all the needs and dreams of a teen bedroom in a small space—and make it as ultimate as possible. Check out what we learned.
A teen room study area with a desk, work lamp, shelves, clipboard, clock, noticeboard and weekly planner on the wall
An aerial sketch of a teen room divided into zones for sleeping, studying, relaxing, storing stuff and getting dressed
She started by planning and dividing the room into activity-based zones, so it feels bigger because the zones make space to change things up. “I highlighted the zones by painting the walls different colors. The study zone has a lighter color because light is so important. The relaxing zone has a deep, darker color, and the storing zone pops with character.”
Instead of against a wall, Emilia put the desk in the middle of the room facing the window. It’s a nice view, lets in light and gives you an energy boost when you need it. She turned one wall into a giant notice board for mapping out the week. To free up the work area and keep things organized, she used storage on the walls and drawers under the desk—one even has snacks since they’re good for concentration and taking breaks. A work lamp is essential so eyes don’t get strained and tired from reading.
An angled room view with a desk and chair in the foreground and a day-bed in the background
 An animated GIF of a day-bed fully extending from sofa to bed
She chose a flexible day-bed that’s good in a small room because it works for daytime naps, nighttime sleeps and sleepovers. A block-out roller blind ups the cozy vibe, just like the textiles. “The rug and mix of pillows soften the room. Even small spaces can be inviting.”
Since the relaxing zone shares space with the sleeping zone, Emilia made this area as flexible as possible. “I added a curtain rail and fabric between this area and the desk, so you can pull it forward and not think about studying. And when you’re studying, you won’t be distracted by a messy bed.” A screen on the wall frees up precious floor space. The chair and table are lightweight for easy moving when friends join. Plus, the table stores stuff.
An aerial view of a teen room lounge area with a day-bed sofa, an easy chair and a bedside table
A solid pine storage unit with open shelves and closed drawers
“Self-expression is a part of a teen’s life, so why hide important personal items that you really like?” She mixed open storage to display instruments and interests with closed storage to keep private things put away. Wall hooks are a big help in a small room to maximize space. “Because IVAR is made of solid pine, you can have a laid-back and natural look now and always paint it later.”
For a wardrobe, Emilia also went open with shelves and a clothes rail, so those band tees and favorite jeans add style and personality, too. “A mirror on the door isn’t just for getting dressed, it also makes the small space feel bigger and reflects light.”
Corner of a room with a mirror on a door clothes on shelves and a rail
Aerial view of a small teen bedroom with a day-bed, study area and storage
MADE BY
Interior Designer: Emilia Ljungberg
Digital Designer: Lasse Johansson
Copywriter: Marissa Frayer
Photographer: Kimme Persson
Editor: Linda Harkell