A dark and moody industrial-style space is perfectly suited to a sometimes moody teenage boy!
If your child is approaching the teenage years, chances are he or she is ready for a room revamp. A teenager’s room is a refuge from the rest of the house, a private space to be alone, to hang out with mates, study or relax. Ensure the room reflects these pastimes while also considering your teen’s personality. Get them involved in the design process and let them make their mark on the space.
An industrial-style room is ideal for a teenage boy, with its moody grey walls and floors providing the perfect base on which to add colour and character.
Bottom right: Use masking tape to create this artwork by attaching tape to canvas, painting over the top, then removing tape.
To create the paint effect on the wall, choose two colours and paint the whole wall in the lighter colour (we used Resene Jumbo). Draw a faint pencil line across the wall 1.5-1.6 metres up from the floor. With a roller, roll the lower half in the darker colour (we used Resene Quarter Foundry) up to the line. Aim for the meeting point to be rough and uneven, which is easily created with a roller. Paint the floor in the same dark shade.
“The smudged, uneven line is the focal point of the wall, but you can throw the eye off with pieces of art and hanging storage.å”
Created and styled by Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by Melanie Jenkins.
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