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Small bedroom ideas for teens

Teens need a lot of space to stretch out, but bedrooms are rarely big enough. Creativity is a must to fit everything a teen needs into a small bedroom. Choosing the right furniture—such as the right bed and lots of storage—will make your task of decorating a small bedroom easier.

Loft Beds

Think "college dorm" and loft your bed to maximise space as college students do. Use loft bed furniture or a loft kit to raise a bed off the ground and slide a dresser or desk underneath it. You can also transform the space into a closet or reading and media area with shelves and a comfortable chair.

Shelving

Replace desks, tables and nightstands with mounted shelves to carve out more space in a room. Shelves placed around the top of the room can hold books and trinkets. A table mounted at counter height makes a great desk when paired with a stool. Install a shelf next to the bed or just above it for a lamp, radio and other bedside items.

Modular Furniture

Get the look of expensive built-in furniture using modular bedroom furniture. Modular furniture is constructed in uniform sizes that allow stacking and nesting of items to create a compact design. You can rearrange the modular furniture as your teen's needs change to create a new room design.

Colour Schemes

Paint the room in light colours to maximise the space. Use multiple shades of the same colour to create a unique design without visually breaking up the space. Purchase furniture items the same colours as the walls to make the room appear even bigger.

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Andrea Hermitt is an artist and writer who loves to research and write about new things. She's been a content writer since 2000, contributing to Families.com, the blog Notes From A Homeschooling Mom and other online publications. Hermitt has a Bachelor of Arts in fine art and English from the State University of New York at Albany.