The teenage years are when young adults want to express themselves and put their own stamp on their bedrooms. With a lick of paint and a little imagination, we show you how to give them a space that’s as individual and as colourful as they are. Don’t worry parents, there’s a paint and style to suit even the strongest of personalities!

Simple stripes

Subtlety is key for a look that’s grown-up without feeling older than teenage years. Black lines painted on a white wall and interspersed with block colour looks striking, while funky furniture and soft furnishings can add drama.

Our how-to video shows how simple it is to paint the perfect circle.

Which paints?
Try Dark Secret and Bali Sand

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Selfie room

Put your teenager firmly in the frame with a bright and beautiful ‘Selfie Room’. Choose one wall and paint white borders, colourful centres and decorative flourishes to replicate an Instagram-style snapshot. Providing a backdrop for their photographs with friends, they’re an effortless way to bring a room right up-to-date! Just add props for endless possibilities in front of a smart phone.

For more on achieving this modern look, watch our step-by-step video.

Which paints?
Try Bellcourt Castle, Winter Hills, Sweetheart, Sanctuary and Falling Star

A studious study area

Even the most academic teenagers need encouragement when it comes to opening their books and getting stuck in. So why not carve out a dedicated area for them that’s an inspiring and creative space to work in? Set the scene for serious study by breaking up plain walls with a sea of bold stripes. With similarly colourful furniture, it’s sure to get them good grades. And if nothing else, you’ll be given full marks.

Watch our how-to video for creating the perfect stripe

Which paints?
Try Bali Bamboo, Yesterday, Unicorn White, Forever Yours, Surreal Blue and Night Sky

Bohemian chic

Allow teenagers to express their inner bohemian spirit with artistic shapes and creative colours. For maximum impact, go wild on one feature wall, then accessorise with complementary furnishings.

Whether playful circles or geometric squares, it’s all about being spontaneous and carefree, so try not to think about what goes where too much. Let the brush lead the way, experiment, and above all, have fun! Need inspiration to kick things off? Watch our ‘how-to’ video here to create circles for your walls.

Which paints?
Try Pier Pointe, Black Swan, Plantation Green, Gentle Tide, Aged Stucco, Black Tulip, Brendon Bay, English Meadows, Westmount and Night Sky

Encouraging teenagers to express themselves through paint is a great creative outlet. Decorating their bedroom is the perfect opportunity to do something together! Explore colours collaboratively. Decide on a style as a team. Then get to work to create walls that wow.

Start your project by downloading the Visualizer app and seeing how colours might look on your walls.

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