11 Trendy Ikea Teen Bedroom Hacks For A Space They’ll Love

I really had a hard time figuring out what to call this post. “Lit Ikea Teenagers Room Hacks…” “Cool Ikea Hacks…” I just didn’t want to risk the virtual eye-rolls I might get, so I thought trendy was a safe bet.

Teenagers just want privacy and to express their personalities, eye rolls and all, and I’m all for that. Isn’t it magical when you get to give your bedroom a makeover and incorporate your self-expression? Yes! Especially if it means some Ikea essentials hacks.

Unlock the ultimate potential of your teenager’s space with our innovative IKEA teen bedroom hacks. Uncover affordable yet stylish methods to transform an ordinary room into a trendy and functional retreat. From space-saving solutions to creative organizational systems, these IKEA hacks will take your teen’s bedroom to the next level of comfort, productivity, and style. Read on and let IKEA become your secret weapon in revamping your adolescent’s personal haven.

11 IKEA Teen Bedroom Hacks

Washi Tape IKEA Clocks

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I love this Ikea hack because it involves washi tape. I still love clocks as decor even though they aren’t really as necessary as they once were.

These poppy lightweight clocks are adorable for a teens work area. I can see a set displaying times from different time zones.

You can find the tutorial on Tell Love and Party.

Dressed Up As A Teenager Ikea Dresser

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I love the stencil that is done on this otherwise very basic dresser from Ikea.

And the glass knobs.

This particular artwork stencil is great, but you could definitely come up with your own design. And, this doesn’t take up much floor space but still provides plenty of storage!

You can find the full tutorial on Hawthorne & Main.

Classy DIY Cork Board For Teen’s Room

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A corkboard is perfect for keeping lists and save-the-dates. A giant notice board!

I love any wall storage ideas that don’t use precious floor space.

This Ikea hack is made from frames and I love the design of it.

You can find the full tutorial on Houzz.

IKEA Nightstand Updated For Teens

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Sometimes there are little tiny updates that really make a whole world of difference and provide us with an energy boost to keep our rooms nice. And, of course, it’s nice that this table stores stuff too!

Lots of people have this plain-ish nightstand from Ikea. But a new crystal knob and some contact paper make this one completely unique. I love how it looks like you are using different textiles.

You can find the full tutorial on Made By Monique.

A Very Pretty Desk

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A lovely desk with lovely hairpin legs is a great idea for a teenage girls’ bedroom. Customize it with as many different colours as you want! Get a cute little work lamp.

This one is small enough to fit in nearly any space, but should still accommodate homework time. Or nail painting time. It’s best for any activity-based zones.

You can find the full tutorial on Style Me Pretty and if you need help choosing an IKEA desk we have a complete guide!

DIY Kate Spade-Inspired Storage Boxes

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Shelves with storage boxes, black and white folders, and green plant.

You really start to elevate the look of a room when you concentrate on upgrading the smaller elements like these storage boxes.

You could keep them plain white, but doing a little DIY here goes a long way. You want to make that storing zone pop!

You can find the full tutorial on First Home Love Life.

DIY Teen Nail Polish Storage

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IKEA Spice Rack for the transformation win. Getting stuff like Nail polish and probably a million other little things like perfume, hair stuff, crafty supplies up and off of the surfaces will make a room much more organized.

And for now, that room is your teens little apartment. She’s cramming her whole young life in there. It’s smart to use that vertical space for storage.

You can find the full tutorial on This Moms Gonna Snap.

A Vanity Table Fit For A Teen

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A vanity table or also this could be an amazing desk. Or both.

Vanity stuff on the left, desk stuff on the right. There’s plenty of room here for both. This would have been in my dreams of a teen bedroom. I always felt like my room as a teen was still too “kiddish”.

A place to sit comfortable and study and put your make up on is going to be a win (maybe stash some snacks!).

You can find the full tutorial on Lust Living.

Easy Custom IKEA Dresser

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Decals are probably the winner for the most impact with the least effort.

This plain white dresser is completely transformed to something unique with just the addition of some raindrop shaped decals.

You can’t not do this or let your kid do this if they want to. I mean, they aren’t even permanent!

You can find the full tutorial on Sliik.

A Canopy Day Bed For Your Teenager

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Day beds are so great for a teenage bedroom because it doesn’t take up any space in the middle of the room. This Ikea hack has made this one into a very cool looking couch by day and a bed for comfy nighttime sleeps as well (or daytime naps).

A day bed frame gives a room a studio apartment cozy vibe and that’s a good thing for a teenager (because now they won’t want to have a messy bed). It really starts to feel like their own space when it doesn’t look like a “bedroom” only. Obviously, accent pillows and a cool rug help too!

You can find the full tutorial on My Design Dump.

Beautiful DIY Bookcases

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These beautiful bookcases aren’t technically made to be specific to teenage bedroom ideas. They are gorge in any room in the house.

But, if bookcases are going into your teens room, consider doing a few upgrades as shown here to make them truly special. Plus, they get a nice view of everything so they don’t forget about all of the “stuff” they already have but can’t ever find.

You can see the full tutorial on Centsational Style.

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