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Modern Bedroom Ideas for a Teen Boy

A teen boy transitioning into adulthood calls for a new style for his modern bedroom. With plenty of personal space, here are our top ideas for creating a stylish, modern bedroom for him that’s both convenient and multifunctional.

The Right Furniture

Alameda Queen Storage Bed from Calligaris | YLiving
Alameda Queen Storage Bed from Calligaris

Choosing the right furniture will make a world of difference for any adult-teen. For the maturing young man, think in terms of originality and practicality. Pieces with clean lines and functionality are at the top of our list. Pieces like the Alameda Queen Storage Bed from Calligaris is an convenient way to keep a teen boy’s bedroom looking neat and tidy. It not only features a plush upholstered frame, but it comes equipped with a height adjusting headboard, as well as sneaky internal storage.  Continue the smooth look with simple bedding that’s free from busy patterns.

Don’t Forget the Desk

Centro Home Office Corner Desk from BDI | YLiving
Centro Home Office Corner Desk from BDI

The computer is a big part of any adult teen’s life. Their social life and study life all takes place around the computer, so it’s best to create a place that will foster good studying habits in-between social media scanning.

Lounge in Style

Sail Pouf from Gan Rugs | YLiving
Sail Pouf from Gan Rugs

Create a place that your teen can getaway from it all and just relax. An oversized, pillow-like lounge chair is a great place to escape to read or listen to music. Just keep in mind it should be something that can grow with him as he continues to transition into adulthood.

Cool Colors

Do-Lo-Rez Rug By Ron Arad, from Nanimarquina | YLiving
Do-Lo-Rez Rug By Ron Arad, from Nanimarquina

Tone down the bright colors of youth with deeper shades of color. Try a color palette of cool, calm tones, like grays, blues, and greens. Though there is no limit to what color your maturing teen boy might like.

Unique Lighting

DESKi LED Table Lamp By Nir Josef Chehanowski, from Studio Cheha | YLiving
DESKi LED Table Lamp By Nir Josef Chehanowski, from Studio Cheha

Add a touch of originality to your teen boy’s modern bedroom with unique lighting, such as the DESKi LED Table Lamp. Look for pieces that stand out and bring personality to the room, while remaining practical.

Tailored Accents

Wall Art | YLiving
Curling Wave No. 1 Panorama Art Print from Elementem Photography, Urban Fragments, Le Crieur from Lyon Beton, “Simboli” 1972 Posters + “Quindici” 1976 Gorilla Poster from Danese Milano

Art is a great way to express yourself in any room, so let your adult-teen boy express his passions in the form of art. Whatever his tastes and hobby’s, whether it be surfing, sports, or music, bring in artwork that works well with the style of the space you’re creating. Artwork is also a great starting place and works well as an inspiration piece to draw a color palette and style from.

Space to Play

 RS#3 Foosball Table from RS Barcelona
RS#3 Foosball Table from RS Barcelona

Provide a space to play and socialize with friends by including something everyone can enjoy. The RS#3 Foosball Table, for example, fosters camaraderie and friendly competition.

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Stephanie Weldon

Stephanie Weldon

Stephanie is a member of the Social Marketing Team. She has an endless curiosity for the why and how things work. Previously a Visual Merchandiser as well as a Costume Designer, she recently resettled in California from New York. Combining her background with her passion for arts, travel, and great design, she has found her way to Y and her love for sharing why great design is at the heart of great style!

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