Teen Room Refresh | Centsational Type

We’ve been updating our teenage son’s room for the previous few months. It began with a complete reorganization plan since he had accrued lots of issues he had collected over time and wasn’t able to let go of. To honor that, we had so as to add further storage within the type of cabinets and dedicate his closet to storage too.

Teenagers want their non-public house to calm down and sleep and prepare for college and work and still have an area that displays their character embellished within the colours and patterns they like. Once I requested my son what colours he wished for his room refresh he stated “brown, grey, and black”. Okay then.

His little boy room was a teal blue for ten years and we repainted it in a mid tone taupe. Just a few years in the past we traded his twin for a full dimension mattress. Lately we made added extra cabinets to retailer keepsakes and upgraded his mattress linens.

Like lots of boys, my son was obsessive about Legos in his youthful years and spent lots of time constructing ships. He has a shared curiosity in aviation with Matt they usually’ve constructed lots of mannequin airplanes collectively. He additionally loves music and martial arts so his room displays all of the issues that make him who he’s.






The IKEA dresser we’ve had for years (very long time readers will keep in mind I used it for this venture). I moved it into my son’s room, painted the trim darkish brown, and swapped the knobs for an oil rubbed bronze button fashion.


The wall cabinets and brackets are from Lowe’s and match the house inside dresser area of interest properly. He wanted a spot to retailer his Lego builds from years in the past, they’re cool and he’s happy with them so we added two wall cabinets for displaying them up excessive.



Above his mattress he favored the concept of film posters, these favorites of his are framed in cheap black poster frames from Michaels. The nightstand cupboard I picked up at House Items and the linens and headboard I bought for him on-line (sources beneath).



The DIY board and batten wall therapy we put in years in the past nonetheless seems to be so good. I’d repeat that methodology once more if I used to be putting in board and batten in one other house.


His closet doorways had been the ever present bypass contractor doorways like these put in in so many houses. As an alternative of changing them, we paneled over the entrance of the doorways with a skinny sheet of plywood hooked up with brad nails. Then I stained them walnut, the identical shade because the wall cabinets throughout the room, and I added modern black elongated pulls.


In case you’re curious what his little boy room regarded like ten years in the past on this similar house, see this submit and this venture.

Now the house is a “brown, grey, and black” as requested and a mirrored image of who he’s at present.

sources: gray bamboo sheets / striped pillowcases / tweed lumbar pillowcase

gray faux leather headboard / striped panel curtains / plaid comforter 

closet door pulls / ladder shelves / shelf boards & brackets / poster frames

higher wall paint shade: Benjamin Moore ‘Urban Sophisticate’