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Remember when you were a teen, and you had your own cool bedroom?

We’re not saying you should put the posters back up. But teenagers readily embrace the idea of expressing themselves when they design their living space, and we believe they’re onto something.

Your home is an extension of your personality, and just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean it has to be boring. We think bringing back the colorful and eclectic vibes of your teen bedroom can work!

We’ve put together a few ideas to get you started, but these are just the beginning. Here’s how to make your home reflect your crazy, wonderful self.


1. Bring Some Edge to the Outside

The outside of your home can be a daunting prospect to design. It takes the most work, and it’s the hardest to make unique.

For homeowners who want to make the punk aesthetic a key part of their homes, think about the walls and the roof. They’re there to keep you safe, and you need to use the best materials, but you can also make a statement with your choice of design. Think about bringing back some of that “teen expression” with a unique color outside your home.  Not ready for the entire home to stand out?  Maybe consider a bold color paint for your door or shutters.

Feeling a bit metal? Why not go with a metal roof? It may be cheaper than you think, and they’re incredibly durable and great to look at. Metal roofs come is many colors and textures and will give your entire home a more updated look.

For example, if you live in Indianapolis, looking up ‘metal roofing Indianapolis IN’ should show you the benefits of a metal roof in terms of both aesthetics and home design.


2. Bring Color and Patterns Back

If you’re ready to bring the energy of your teen bedroom back, you’re going to have to say goodbye to minimalism and a muted palette inside your home too. There are so many colors for your wallpaper that are more welcoming and expressive than beige. Plus, your teenage self would never approve!

Consider bringing vibrant blues, reds, purples, and pinks back into the space and even making these colors clash a bit. Pair blue walls with a pink polka dot comforter or put up wallpaper.   Not ready to go too bold? Try this concept in a smaller space like a second bath or even a hallway.  You might be surprised by how much you love it.

You don’t have to go overboard. Bring these pops of style little by little to create an environment that shows you’re capable of adulting but not afraid to choose bold colors and materials.


3. Make Each Room Meaningful Spaces

Especially when cohabiting, everyone needs to retain spaces that are fundamentally theirs. Your home office, your shed, your private bathroom, your record library. Make those rooms about more than just their functionality. Make them a place where your tastes fill the air. Think back to what colors, styles and textures made you feel happy when you were a teen.  Then try to find a variation of those things that are available in an updated version now.

Acquire small, attractive stands or shelves to show off the little things that express your life and personality. It could be a jewelry stand. It could be your astrology chart decorated with knick-knacks and framed pictures of family and friends. But put your personality on display, and let yourself be known.

Punk fan with a passion for woodworking? Set up a bit of floor space in your shed or garage, so you can go crazy when you need to without hitting the circular saw.

Trance lover with a penchant for the best outfits and quality makeup? Get yourself a room with big mirrors and good sound padding, so you can get lost in the beauty of it all.


Teen Spirit, Adult Taste Wins

You don’t have to leave self-expression behind when you grow up. Your inner child never goes away, and your home is the perfect environment to express it.

Get creative, be brave, and don’t care what anyone else thinks. This is your bedroom, your space, your home – not a magazine spread. Make it yours with a punk spirit!