The Modern Teen Bedroom

by Tina on June 17, 2014

in Decor, our home

traveling mama modern tween bedroom

It happened sometime around the eve of her 13th birthday.  There was an undercurrent of adulthood making it’s way into our little baby and rather than freaking out over it, we decided it was probably best to roll with it.  I was terrified of the whole idea of being a mom of a teen, but actually (so far) it has been pretty awesome because now I have an amazing friend who loves to shop with me, paint nails together, chit chat into the long hours of the night, and, of course, decorate a cool modern teen bedroom together.

We have started transitioning her room from it’s tween state to something that is a little more cool, modern, and grown up while still maintaining a little bit of girliness. Since taking these photos we’ve tweaked things a bit but let me take you on a little tour…

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The main thing I have not been able to decide on is the artwork.  Hailey and I painted this one together, but we both liked the swan there too.  Which one do you prefer?

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I love that Hailey is using a table that she made herself in wood workshop at school and it looks super cool with her wedge sneakers and a stack of her favorite books, headphones, and magazines… but it just got a coat of darker grey paint.

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We have also yet to decide whether to leave this round side table as is.  We found it at a flea market and loved the shape, but haven’t decided whether it needed a coat of paint or not.

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The New York Poster is a new favorite from Bodie and Fou, the origami were made by my friend, Julie, of Julie Makes Crafts, and the vase is from MonaMore.

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Her desk area has been cleaned up a bit and modernized.  She loves her Ferm Living Brass Cup  and Hay trey (which she stole from mom!)  The Print is from Finny and Zook and the cross painting my own work.

I hope you enjoyed the lithe tour of our new Modern Teen Room.  What did your room look like as a teen?  Mine was flowery and pink.  🙂

Photography and Styling: Tina Fussell

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The slow pace June 17, 2014 at 4:06 pm

It looks fantastic! My room was blue and full of flower prints. It was kind of granny-style 😉 This one looks way better! I think this new artwork looks even better than the one you posted on instagram.
Great job girls!


Tina June 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm

Hailey liked this artwork better, too. 🙂


Leah S. June 17, 2014 at 4:41 pm

That’s got to be the most stylish teen room I’ve ever seen. My room was orange and filled with magazine pages, photos of friends and glow and the dark stars.


Tina June 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm

I bet you loved it, though?


Niki at myscandinavianhome June 17, 2014 at 9:07 pm

What a great bedroom, I love it! Perfect for a cool girl 🙂 /Niki


Tina June 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Thanks so much! xx


Belle June 18, 2014 at 8:17 am

I like the swan, but I think the new piece fits more with the chic kinda urban vibe you have going on in the room now. It looks fantastic! Hailey’s one lucky and stylish girl!


Tina June 18, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Thx! It sounds like the graphic art will win out. 🙂


Olivia June 20, 2014 at 9:37 pm

THIS IS GORGEOUS! Ok, I know I’m like 10 years older, but this is seriously my dream room. I love black and white with pops of color. Well done– she’ll love this style for years to come.


Tina June 22, 2014 at 11:29 am

Thank you! I loved it too. I could totally be happy sleeping there. 🙂


Julie June 21, 2014 at 8:54 pm

I love Haileys room. I’d love to have my own room to decorate just as I want it, without my boyfriend interfering! 🙂

Uh, and by the way I like tha origami diamond as well 😉


Tina June 22, 2014 at 11:38 am

Thank you. We love the origami diamond as well! xo


Jaylene April 5, 2015 at 2:01 am

Love the room, where did you get the bed?


Tina April 6, 2015 at 11:38 am

Thank you! The bed is from Ikea. 🙂


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