A round bed? Get outta town! I would have been thrilled by this back in the day. And unlike other unusual-shaped beds (think boats or cars), a round one will be just as cool for high schoolers too.
The arched alcoves for these beds create a bit of privacy in a shared room — good for those angsty years.
Floating shelves can hold stuffed animals or similarly soft toys at first, then photos or other artwork when the occupant is older. Pillows provide some character here, and can be changed with ease.
Primary and pastel colors are tough to transition through tween years. But bright colors like this citron green have surprising staying power.
Create style with bed linens. They're easy to swap out, and can take a room from girlish-cute to eclectic-cool in a snap.
Gender-neutral green, white and brown will work for the long haul.
And no need to banish pink. Just pair it with other bold colors to veer towards vibrant rather than cute.
Black and white does the trick quite well.
Give furniture a look with fresh eyes. Perhaps that cutesy pair of white princess-style nightstands could get a grownup makeover with a shot of punky color.