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Personalizing the Tween Bedroom

Kids Bedroom Ideas for Tween Bedroom to showcase their personality

Tween (I love this new age word) aptly describes the kid caught beTween the carefree playfulness of a child and the classy attitude of an adult. These young people, aged 8 to 12 years, are in transition. The Cartoon character heroes, dinosaurs and butterflies are too kiddy for them now.

Your tween bedroom themes now start to reflect his personality.

Tell us your story. How did you decorate your tween room? Your inspirations and experiences can help our readers too.

Newbury Mates Bed Box
Newbury Mates Bed Box




1. List out all activities.

Your bedroom decorating ideas at this stage require a major transformation. Since your tween is more confident of his wishes and desires, it is important that you sit down with him and list all the activities that will be taking place in the tween bedroom.

Prioritize this list with important must-have items on the top and would-like-to-have items under them. Do try to put in as many of the would-like-to-have items as your budget allows.

Tip: Hmmm…this is a good time to check out our Basic Rules of decorating. Done that already? Good. Let’s continue.

2. Clean out his room.

Before you start on fresh ideas, have him clean out his room. Ask him to place all his toys, books, wall art and other accessories into separate piles to ‘Keep’, ‘Donate’ or ‘Store’.

It is always easier to start new bedroom themes with a fresh, clean look. 

Monkey Reversible Comforter Set Size: Twin
Monkey Reversible Comforter

3. More than a bedroom.

At this stage, your tween bedroom needs to be designed for more than sleeping (you'd be surprised by the multitude of childrens beds available today). It should serve for reading, studying, playing, and, most importantly, entertaining friends.

This is a social phase for the kids. Find kids bedroom ideas that incorporate fun time with friends. And, of course, his room should make a statement.

4. Experiment with wall treatments.

This is the time when you can be glad you insisted on that neutral color on the wall. You need not repaint all the walls.

However, you could check out the possibility of painting one wall a bold color… carry that color scheme throughout your tween bedroom though (in your bedding, accessories etc.).

There are many other paint ideas available today.

Find them on Pinterest or help yourself to our free e-book, "Walls with Character".

5. Furniture that lasts.

The children’s bedroom furniture you buy today could see him through to college and maybe even into his first apartment.

How? Think repaint. Think re-stain. 

So buy furniture that is built to last.

6. Practical, functional and stylish.

One of the easiest ways to spruce up the kids room and make cleaning up effortless is to introduce suspended desks or chairs. You might find your tween spending most of his time on this chair.

7. Interesting Themes.

The kids bedroom ideas will now turn up some interesting kids bedding themes. Apart from the regular ones of stars, fairies or soccer, you can now pick geometric designs, patterns or a color schemecarried throughout the room with different patterns and textures. Take your inspiration from the tween bedding you select for the room.

Tween Themes - Star Wars Bedroom

8. Rented Apartment?

Perhaps your job doesn’t allow you to settle in one city and have your own home to do as you wish. Not to worry. The manufacturers and specialists in kids room designs, have introduced good quality products that are easy to remove and redo.

9. Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.

Decorating your kid's bedroom need not be a big blow to your pocket. Check out your local flea markets, garage sales and discount stores for material you could repurpose.

10. Involve your tween.

Sure you must take his input on the design and theme and incorporate your kids bedroom ideas. Don’t stop there though. Involve him in more physical activities. He can help move the furniture, paint the walls or even remove old nails (do supervise these activities).

Personalized memo boards, hooks for purses and jackets, mirrors and more…there is no shortage of simple, easy-to-do ideas that can provide your childrens room decor a unique and distinctive look.

Take our ideas and give them your special touch. Transform your tween’s room to a designer room that is also cozy and personal.

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