Here's the thing: When it comes to decorating your teenage kid's bedroom, safe won't cut it. In fact, in the same way they are still discovering who they are as individuals and what their passions in life are, many young kids are also exploring their personal aesthetics when it comes to home decorating. Here are some insanely cool bedrooms to help ignite creative ideas when helping to decorate the private spaces of your Snapchat-loving, selfie-obsessed teenage kids. PHOTOGRAPHY BY BRIAN JOHNSON
Who needs a traditional headboard if you can use surf paddles to create a focal point? This surf-inspired bedroom is perfect for your kids who love to catch the summer waves. Be sure to carry the theme down to the smallest details, including adding a colorful surf board bed sheet and accent pillow.
Is your teeny-bopper a Taylor Swift fan? Jazz up her blank space (sorry, can't help!) with musical elements that speak her personal style. A little detail, such as a black-and-white accent pillow in piano key prints, go a long way in invoking her musical muse. Skip the boring picture frame to decorate the wall. Instead, be unexpected and add a verse of her favorite pop song instead.
Ah, even the mighty Thor would approve of this. Delight your comic-loving, Marvel-fanatic teen with a superhero-themed personal space. No super powers needed to put this look together. Bring in the Avenger-inspired throw pillows (Ariana's favorite? Smash-loving Hulk!) and complete the look with a "Shazam" wall decor. I personally adore the exposed brick wall, which gives an industrial feel that ties in well with the tin can bedside tables.
Want a space that's not too masculine nor too feminine? This one fits the mold. The Chevron bed sheets, sequined and zebra-print pillows give it a little bit of feminine touch, but the contrast of galvanized sheets that serve as industrialized bed canopy gives this androgynous bedroom an edgier, more masculine appeal. Got that right, it's perfect for your skate board-loving or Chuck Taylor-wearing teenage kid.
Which bedroom offers the best surprise for you? Let's chat in the comment box below, shall we?