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Teenage boy's room

Kids' Corner from Your Home and Garden magazine

A dark and moody industrial-style space is perfectly suited to a sometimes moody teenage boy!

Industrial style room

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.

Decor details:

"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."

A teenage boys room with an industrial chic design
Bottom right: Use masking tape to create this artwork by attaching tape to canvas, painting over the top, then removing tape.

Paint effect:

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.

Accessories: Hexagon Trenton wire shelf, set of three, from Bed Bath & Beyond; dog’s tail orange hook, from Shut The Front Door; pull light, from Bed Bath & Beyond; Think Outside The Box A3 print, from Simply Creative; Adventure A4 print, from; grey flannelette sheet set, from Kmart; Aura Diamond reversible single duvet cover, from Shut The Front Door; orange cross cushion, from Perch Home; Do Not Disturb cushion, from The Warehouse; General Eclectic round reversible cushion, from Shut The Front Door; Aura Cross rug, from Perch Home; wooden arrow, set of two from Typo; elevator black lamp, from Kmart; concrete Lego figurine, from; dog greeting card, from Junk & Disorderly; grey marle triangle cushion, from Freedom; cross wood canvas, from Look Sharp painted in Resene ‘Smoke Tree’; crates, , from Junk & Disorderly; pallets, from Mitre 10. Books, skateboard, headphones, shoes and sports trophies, stylist’s own.


Created and styled by Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by Melanie Jenkins.

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