Teenagers are notorious bedroom dwellers, rarely seen anywhere but the kitchen to procure their next snack. Since teen girls spend so much time hiding out there, they like to make their space personal and unique. When parents don't have a lot of money to spend, a compromise must be made that will give a teen the bedroom they want at a price parents are comfortable with. These low-cost decorating ideas for teen girls are the perfect solution! From new headboard ideas, to inexpensive paint projects, and 100% free ideas for decorating teen rooms, there's something that will inspire everyone.
Low-cost decorating ideas for teen girls
Most teen girls are imaginative and creative, which helps in finding low-cost decorating ideas that they can help out with. Here are a few suggestions:
Headboard makeover - A new headboard, made from unique materials, is a great way to spruce up a room. An old mirror, small picket fence, room divider, or flowing sheer curtains, are just some of the unique items that can be used to create a new headboard. Get more headboard ideas.
Painted pegboard - Paint a plain pegboard a bright funky color and use it to display photos, scarves, hats, jewelry, and other objects.
New bedding - Pick up a reversible comfortable with a solid color on one side, and a busy print on the other. This will allow you to change things up when the mood strikes, and gives you two new looks for the price of one.
Bed risers - Bed risers elevate the bed, giving you more storage space beneath, and a fresh new look to the room. Do something unique and paint them a cool color to match the bedding.
Postcard collage - Pick up several postcards of places your teen wants to visit and turn them into a wall collage. Choose cards with a tropical theme, beach theme, International theme, or mix it up with a variety of desired destinations.
New paint - A fresh cost of paint will completely transform a room, and will cost under $30. Let your teen pick out the color and help with the painting. To really save money, check out unclaimed custom-mixed paint at your local home improvement store.
Homemade pillows - Accent the bed with one-of-a-kind pillows. Take inexpensive accent pillows and cover them with a t-shirt, pair of jeans, or other unused clothing. Or, purchase a few yards of fabric in a print that you find appealing. This is a very inexpensive way to add a fresh look to something old when decorating teen rooms.
Free decorating ideas for teens
Rearrange the furniture - Change the layout of the room by relocating the bed, dresser, and other objects in the room. This will give everything a fresh new look!
Frame display - Take the glass and backing out of old pictures frames, and display them, as they are, on the wall. You'll be surprised at how great they look, especially when placed against a pretty wall color.
Declutter - Sometimes, decorating teen rooms takes a little clean up first. Remove all the excess clutter from the corners of the room, off the floor, and separate it all into organized bins, hat boxes, or baskets. Store unused items in a closet or under the bed, and keep the important stuff in a convenient location.
Decorate with books - Have a teen that loves to read? Take her book collection and use it as a low-cost decorating idea. Stack books beside the bed to form an side table, or pile a small stack on a bedside table and use them to elevate a table lamp, picture frame, or alarm clock.
Use leftover wallpaper - If you have leftover wallpaper rolls at home, you can find several uses for them in your teen's room. From covering light switches, to creating wall panels, you'll find several free ideas in the article 'Unique Uses for Leftover Wallpaper'.
Use leftover paint - The same can be done with leftover spray paint, or gallons of paint. Use the leftovers to paint trim work, cover one wall, or paint the bedroom doors. Accent architectural detail, or add a new color to dresser drawers in your teen's bedroom.
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Source: Personal experience