Chelsea Teen's room & bathContemporary Kids, New York
Photography by Francis Augustine
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Pale, airy colors, simple lines and a dearth of clutter give this bedroom a crisp feel that would resonate with anyone who gravitates toward the minimalist look. A daybed with a tailored, asymmetrical skirt is a smart choice that leaves plenty of room for a keyboard in the small space. The ruffly pendant and subtle dabs of pattern keep the look teen friendly.
Honor your teen's desire for independence by including him or her in any design updates. Of course, you always have the power to veto, but showing that you care what he or she wants goes a long way. A quick update might include a new coat of paint, a larger desk and a few floating shelves to house a budding art collection. For bonus points, include a few extra stools for friends to perch on and a wall mount for a guitar.
On your shelves. Open shelving can be an art collector's saving grace, especially for those short on space. Depending on your layout, this can also be an opportunity to play with asymmetry. My personal method is to stick with all black and white, then arrange alternating different widths and heights.