Teenage Bedroom Makeover - The Plan

My son recently turned 13 and yes, he instantly turned into one of those grunting teenagers!

He's gone away on a school camp for two weeks so I thought I'd surprise him by doing a mini-makeover of his bedroom while he's away.  

This is the room before (sorry, not a great pic).

There's a lot of stuff in his room (the other side is even more cramped) and, to be honest, it just wasn't working.  So, I've changed the layout. I'm also planning a colour update to a more mature palette (hiding under this black duvet is a Woody and Buzz Lightyear blanket!).

We live in a rental so I can't change the colour of the walls or the icky pink carpet.  There are also insipid creme roman blinds which you can't see in this photo.  I've come up with a tricky way to disguise those (watch this space).

I've been working hard and I will reveal all in the next few days.

My inspiration for this room makeover comes from Sarah Richardson who is my all time favourite interior designer.  I love her work and when I saw her makeover of this tween room I knew that I had to do something similar for my boy.

Click the image below to see more photos of this room.

Source:  Sarah Richardson 


Take a look at the completed room.

February 9, 2014