Oh dear did this room need help. You really don’t want to see the before and if you are lucky enough to have a teenage son you already know what their room looks like.
Teen boys (or at least mine) aren’t into keeping their space clean and tidy. This one had cans, laundry, Gatorade bottles and dishes galore. None of which bothered the resident but it sure bothered me.
Before the refresh we had a chat. Everything nonessential came out of the room. He didn’t want 2 large end tables, wasn’t using some lanterns etc so I removed them. Less is more in this case for keeping things neat.
He wanted his bed on the floor so we removed the frame and kept the headboard. This seems to be a trend right now for teens and young adults.
Once the room was down to a bed, a bean bag for gaming and long red bench to hold the gaming items it was time to paint. The bench is narrow and works pretty well keeping his gaming items at a comfortable height. My link for the Pine X leg bench is https://amzn.to/3jJXZX9
He requested a black room. I used Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams which is more of a charcoal than black.
I reused his own black and white bedding. We had the striped pillow and Dunder Mifflin pillow for my Office fan. My link for the Office Dunder Mifflin pillow is https://amzn.to/3jHHECA
I added the X style pillow and blanket. My link for the Swiss Cross Pillow Cover https://amzn.to/3tRDooo. The Reversible Cotton Knit Swiss Cross blanket link is https://amzn.to/3qbWt2F
He seems to spill in there quite a bit despite my rants. He received a recycled floor mat for color, pattern and carpet protection as well as his very own bottle of Resolve carpet cleaner. My link for the Reversible Indoor/Outdoor recycled plastic rug is https://amzn.to/3tPZBmL
He has a full size kitchen trash can for clean up as well. He has all the available tools- just needs to use them.
I wanted to keep the room light and added these white wall decals. They can be placed in the + or cross position or used as an X.
I chose the X and spaced them fairly far apart. The decals come in other colors and shapes but here’s my link for the 125 White Vinyl Decals https://amzn.to/3d2upuC.
He has a nice sized bean bag on the floor in the corner for gaming. It’s big enough for an adult so it should last him a long time. My link for the 5′ Ultra Plush bean bag is https://amzn.to/3d31CpT
Next to his bed we have a small soft storage container that looks like a log. Is doubles as a small end table surface and it holds crap too. The link for it is https://amzn.to/3tMMYZV
So basically this room was brought to you by AMAZON!!! I have shopped with them forever and love all of the home decor used here. I do have an Amazon affiliate acct which means when I share an affiliate link I stand to make a few pennies someday if you purchase from the link. The pricing is the same for you either way.
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Here’s a recap of the source links-
- Swiss Cross Pillow Cover https://amzn.to/3tRDooo
- Tree Trunk Storage Ottoman https://amzn.to/3tMMYZV
- Reversible Indoor/Outdoor recycled plastic rug is https://amzn.to/3tPZBmL
- Pine X leg bench is https://amzn.to/3jJXZX9
- Dunder Mifflin pillow is https://amzn.to/3jHHECA
- Reversible Cotton Knit Swiss Cross blanket link is https://amzn.to/3qbWt2F
- 125 White Vinyl Decals https://amzn.to/3d2upuC
- 5′ Ultra Plush bean bag is https://amzn.to/3d31CpT
Enjoy some fresh ideas to spruce up teen spaces (and good luck getting them to keep it clean)- Kristen
The links to purchase are missing. FYI
Well, now the links are visible. 🤦🏽♀️
Thank you for the update. It takes such a long time to write and embed sources. I was so bummed that it wasn’t here!
Who knows what happened. PI’m not the master of technology. Sometimes it’s mysterious to me🖤