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10 Cool Teenage Room Ideas

How to Spruce Up a Teenage Bedroom in Fast, Easy Ways

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How do you transition your bedroom from a little kids' room to a palace fit for a teen? Let these fun teenage room ideas light a spark in the interior designer in you.

1. Paint an Accent Wall

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Nothing changes a room faster than a new paint job, but painting a whole room can be a daunting task. Pick a bright, bold color to paint a single wall and leave the others in a neutral shade. The accent wall should be the wall that's the focal point of the room - which for bedrooms is usually the wall that the bed is up against.

2. Leave Your Mark

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Not up for painting a whole wall? Find a pretty stencil or two (I like this sophisticated-yet-cute sparrow stencil) and stamp it in a pale shade on one of your walls for a wallpaper effect.
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3. Get a Cool Duvet Cover

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Transform an old comforter into something worthy of your personality. I love this chic "urban mandala" design from CB2 - it goes with any color scheme, so it'll look great in your bedroom or even your college dorm.
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4. Add Instant Polka Dots

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Pottery Barn Teen has a whole suite of stickable, removable decals that'll make your walls look like a party. If polka dots aren't your thing, they've also got animals, sporty silhouettes and even a calendar you can keep notes on.
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5. Hang Some Eye-Catching Curtains

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If your bedroom's feeling kind of blah, some exciting curtains with a standout pattern - like these damask window panels in black and white - will really get things popping.
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6. Hide Your Clutter

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Get some of these under-the-bed storage bags and fill them with all the mementos, off-season clothes and old school stuff that you don't want to throw out but don't have to see every day. It'll make your room look a whole lot cleaner, and it's even easier than making your bed.
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7. Change the Mood

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Give your room a permanent party atmosphere with a string or three of multi-colored light bulbs. They're fun during the day, and they double as funky night lights.
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8. Throw Some Pillows

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A couple of well-placed pillows can transform a bed or an easy chair in a split second. Get a couple in coordinating bright colors - or show off your favorite pics with some of these personalized photo pillows.
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9. Add Some Class

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Nothing says style like a chandelier, and this aqua one has the added benefit of lending some color to your bedroom (and being under fifty bucks).
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10. Divide and Conquer

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If you share a room with a sibling, feeling like you've got your own personal space is essential. Rearrange the furniture so that a bookcase divides the space between your beds, or create the same effect with one of these elegant, neutral 3-panel screens.
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