Save money in transforming your child’s bedroom to a teen appropriate space with these upcycled and repurposed budget-friendly teen bedroom ideas.
Budget-Friendly Teen Bedroom Makeover Ideas
As you know I have been working on my daughter’s room in what feels like forever! And I am finally finished. The walls are painted, the accessories have been color coordinated, and every pillow is in place. And I am ready to give you a tour of the blue room. A Teen girl’s bedroom makeover using upcycled and repurposed items.
A quick before:
The walls were a peachy beige. But her favorite color is blue. So blue it became. And we decided to eliminate most of the colors and just keep blue, coral/orange, and black/white.
So here is the after:
I added some blue striped fabric to the bed to give it a softer look and break up the wood.
On the top bunk I originally had an assortment of pillows and a giant poster of One Direction. We hid the poster and replaced it with a banner and using the same fabric I made some pillows. Now we have less clutter.
At the head of the bed there was an orange hanging quilt fabric. I replaced it with a blackboard.
Right underneath the blackboard is where I placed the Wrong Direction table, which hides the heater. As you can see this is the perfect spot for this mini table because the room is not a perfect rectangle but has columns. On that lovely table I placed the Frankenstein desk lamp that had gotten a bit of a makeover.
This is what the foot of the bed looked like before. I had a tray turned picture frame hung on the wall, but it did not look right there. I also had a bag that I stored the hair dryers in, for easy access. But it looked pretty awful. Oh, and there is another One Direction poster peaking out.
I moved the tray frame and replaced it with a metal board that my daughter uses to put her momentos on (keeping it real folks). The bag with the hair dryers has been eliminated and on the bottom I have placed the Tweety storage stool. And the poster is gone.
To the left we have the bookcase, which was a hodge podge of books and papers before. Here is what it looked like when I finished organizing it:
I painted the magazine files and applied fabric to a book.
I hid all of her hair dryers in this cute black and white tote bag.
Here is the bookcase in its’ corner.
On the other side of the room we had the horrid hanging corner.
Here is the same corner after I replaced the accordion hanger with a side of a crib.
And finally the dear old dresser which looked like this:
I painted this dresser and now looks like this:
In this picture you can see why I decoupaged the back of the dresser.
The dresser acts as a divider between the desk area and the clothing area.
On top of the dresser we have the bracelet holders and on the wall is the rack. You may notice that I have turned the grid vertically to accomodate the size of the wall, whereas when I originally showed it to you it was horizontal.
And I know you were all wondering what happened to that lovely One Direction poster. Well it is hiding back here for now, till it finds a new home with another friend, because we have matured and do not want a ton of posters in the room. Yes, she likes the less cluttered look of the room now.
And that is the tour of my blue teen girl’s bedroom.
I must admit I did not realize just how much work I had put into it until now. It was done frugally (if I recall I only spent money on the paint and for some contact paper) everything else was shopped around the house. It was a labor of love done with my daughter’s input every step of the way.
May she enjoy it because I am now exhausted from writing this post and realizing just how many projects it took me to finish it.
For another lovely kid’s room makeover, check out this tween bedroom in teal and pink.
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