One Room Challenge {ORC}: Week #1 Modern Teen Hangout Bedroom

It's Back!!

The “One Room Challenge” is a bi-annual event hosted by Linda of Calling it Home, where featured designers showcase their talents in making over a space.  In addition, the challenge is open to all those who wish to share a makeover of their own with the One Room Challenge audience, via a weekly link up party hosted by the site.  Linda has named those who do so, “Guest Participants.”  It has been a great motivation to keep up with home projects that I have planned.  This will be my second room in our home I've redone as part of the challenge!  If you did not follow along with last spring's One Room Challenge space, I redid my son's bedroom into a Modern Vintage Sports Themed Space.  All the details of that reveal can be seen in this post. 

Just like last time, it is a six-week challenge to fully complete the room.  Each Wednesday, over at Calling it Home, you can follow along with the featured designers.  On Thursdays, you can see the link up of all the guest participants and their week by week progress.

I’m excited to reveal the space I’m planning to make over this time with y’all today.

It's another bedroom!


This time, my oldest is getting her Teen Hangout space she has wanted.  She just turned 13 and is way into hanging out in her room, listening to music and relaxing.  I can't wait to give her a space that she will love and enjoy having friends over to visit.

Ok, so now it's time for the tragic before pics.

See what I'm dealing with?

Here are some before pics to get your mind around what a challenge this is going to be!

Before pics of daughter's bedroom- this will be the one room challenge space- modern teen hangout bedroomBefore pics of daughter's bedroom- this will be the one room challenge space- modern teen hangout bedroom

She could be called a hoarder.  Yep, she doesn't really get rid of things or put things away or really clean up her space, (sigh!)  I am constantly on her to keep a  neat and tidy room.  One of the things I've learned about her is that less stuff makes it easier for her to manage.  She hates hanging clothes up and without a dresser, that is her only option.  The closet track doors are always off track and things get stuffed into every nook and cranny possible.  I've decided to remove the closet doors and change it up a bit.  I'm also going to add a dresser and get rid of the bunk beds.  She is getting too old for them and instead would enjoy a lounge like area to hang out with friends and listen to music etc.

Some of the issues that need to be addressed through the challenge:
1. New Wall Treatment: walls need to be updated to anchor the space
 2. Get rid of the bunk beds and instead, create a “couch” with twin beds.
3. Find the perfect dresser for the space.
4. Reconfigure closet to create a desk space and storage.
5. New wall art and accessories for the room.
Here are some inspiration pics that I’m using to get me started.
And a little hint about this project went out in this post in July!


A BIG Thank You to My One Room Challenge Sponsors!


Devine Color  //   Umbra //   At Home  //   Minted



I better leave now and get working. Six weeks is going to fly by! 🙂

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UPDATE: See the full reveal of this Modern Teen Hangout Bedroom HERE. 

To life feeling like home!


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  5. Sara says:

    Oh its going to be so good! Cant wait to see the end result!

  6. Kati says:

    I can’t imagine getting a whole room done in just 6 weeks. Good luck. I can’t wait to see it all done.

  7. This room is going to be gorgeous! I am excited to see it come together!

  8. What a crazy fun space! Can’t wait to see it come together!

  9. Rachel says:

    Love the color palette and the mood board! Looks beautiful and a great room to grow in. I bet she will love it and I can’t wait to see it come together!

  10. Sarah says:

    Forget modern TEEN bedroom – can I have this room, please?? It looks like it’ll be awesome.

  11. My daughter is 11 and seems to be in the same boat as your daughter. Hoarding. Hates cleaning. Hates putting away clothes. 🙂 I love that you are making this a place for her to relax and hang out with friends. My daughter has told me many times that she wants me to redo her room. I’ll be on the lookout for some inspiration from you. Good luck!

  12. love the colors and the design plan! looks like a place i want to hang out!

  13. I kinda want this room! =) Can’t wait to see this evolve!

  14. Good luck on your ORC! Her name bedroom plans look fantastic! I fully support the ghost chair addition 🙂

  15. Love the mood board! It’s possible I want a modern teen hangout for my adult self. 🙂

  16. Kim says:

    I’ll be taking notes on this one, Amy, for when I get back around to my girls’ rooms.. can’t wait to see it come together!

  17. Iris Nacole says:

    She’s going to love her new bedroom, I’m sure of it! The design looks great!!

  18. Love your design board – your daughter is going to love her room!

  19. Love your mood board, Amy! This room is going to come out so pretty! Look forward to following along 🙂

  20. Sarah says:

    That mood board is gorgeous, I’m loving all the blues and gold accents. Can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  21. Maria says:

    Love the charming choices for your teen hangout! I have a hoarder too my youngest, since she has left to college she has become a bit more organized but not to my liking. I love the art work from minted its gorgeous.

  22. The room is going to look so awesome — I love the colors, I’m going with a navy theme, too! Good luck!!

  23. Thalita says:

    I love how chic your plans are! This is going to look fantastic!!

  24. Amanda says:

    I cannot wait to see how this space turns out!! Love the color scheme!!

  25. Emily says:

    I think her room is going to look awesome when you’re finished! I love your inspiration photos and your design board! I want that horse head for me 😛

  26. How awesome is this moodboard??? I adore all the blues! This is going to be great!

  27. Lindi says:

    Yay! Can’t wait to see how it turns out! I would’ve LOVED a space like this as a teen!

  28. Ruthie says:

    What a fun space to redo! I love your choices in your inspiration board and love the modern look! Can’t wait to follow along and watch the transformation!

  29. I love this color palette. I’m thinking about doing the same one for our guest bedroom. But…one room at a time!

  30. Amanda says:

    Love your inspiration! Can’t wait to see what you do with the room, Amy!

  31. Amy – we can’t wait to see your creation. Your daughter is going to be thrilled!

  32. Ariel says:

    Exciting times! Look forward to seeing the process!

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