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Modern Inspirations for a Tween’s Dream Room

For tweens, the one place where they can be themselves and show off their personality and style is their bedroom. As parents, we are tasked with the challenge of helping our youngin’s create a space they love that is also functional and organized, has space for homework and playing, and can transition with them as they grow older into their teenage years.

Here are some tween bedroom ideas that are functional, modern, and full of personality to inspire you and your trendy tween:

Color Pop + Pattern

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This room really has everything, and is full of personality. With the vibrant pop of color, bold black and white patterns–and some fun accents–who wouldn’t want to hang out in here? I love the orange accent wall, which could be any color your tween loves since black and white goes with all hues of the rainbow. The cozy little nook makes the bed an inviting place to read, sleep or relax–all essential things for a tween to do.

For organization, the simple shelving is a great way to display book and accents. And the storage chest under the desk is perfect for toys and other items. Match items like the storage chest and Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair with Dowel-Leg Bases to the accent wall color to tie the room together. A chic lounge chair, like a Tuulla Chair, allows your tween to sit back and play games, read or listen to music. For a modern pendant in this space, the FL/Y Pendant Light works great.

Get the look:

Clockwise from top left: Eames® Molded Plastic Side Chair from Herman Miller, FL/Y Pendant Light from Kartell, Wire Series Marble Top Side Table Stand from Menu A/S, Studio Leather STL219A Rug from Safavieh, Tuulla Chair from Vioski

Soft + Tranquil

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This space screams organized, but still feels youthful and fun. I love the idea of a storage bench in a tween’s room. It’s a clever way to keep things free of messes and clutter while providing seating for friends or siblings. The Bench Box with Legs is a good option for this. As for the decor, a neutral gray works great as a base color here. It can be paired with a couple accent colors that can be personalized to your tween’s desire. A fun ceiling light, like the Heracleum II Small Pendant Light adds a playful focal point to the room while lighting it up.

To achieve a similar look and feel as this room, start with one item–like the bedding–and use that to set the tone for the rest of the space. In a small space like this, choose three main colors and use them throughout the room in accent pillows, an area rug, window treatments and wall art.

Get the look:

Clockwise from top left: Heracleum II Small Pendant Light from Moooi, River Rock Wool Rug in Soft Blue from Inhabit, Bench Box with Legs – No Upholstery from OFFI & Company, Mini Basketweave Turquoise Cube Pouf from Chilewich, Nixon Alpaca Throw Pink from Jonathan Adler

Black, White + Bold

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This monochromatic tween room is the coolest. I love the black and white. It makes this space feel clean, sophisticated and modern–a nice way to change things up if your tween’s room was super colorful in their “little kid” room before. I also love the idea of using underneath the bed for storage, like the Modu-licious Twin Bed. Fun wall cubes provide places to display favorite toys and knickknacks. And the Coat Dots is a genius way to hang and store headphones–because what tween isn’t technologically advanced today?

To spice things up in this monochromatic palette, opt for bold patterns and accents. Whimsical plush figures like the Nepal Teddy will keep the space youthful and fun for your tween.

Clockwise from top left: Squares Blanket from Ferm Living, Rectangle Wall Shelf from Way Basics, Coat Dots from Vitra, Modu-licious Twin Bed from Blu Dot, Nepal Teddy from Menu A/S

When the time comes to update your child’s room in the tween years, there are many options available for keeping things functional, organized, modern and stylish. What are some of your favorite ways to update your tween’s room so it’s a space they truly enjoy?

Whitney Todor

Whitney Todor

Whitney is the senior web designer for YLiving. As a mom with an energetic toddler and a large, playful dog she is all about simple, well-designed furniture and storage solutions that make life easier.

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