Cool Teen Bedding and Comforter Sets for the Teenage Bedroom
Any decorator knows that teen bedding is in a completely different category than what you might see on the bed in a stylish master bedroom. Teenage girls and to a slightly lesser extent, teenage boys, want bright, funky, trendy bedding sets and ensembles that are chic and sophisticated but yet not quite what adults would choose.
It's true that just as many couples decorate their bedrooms in tropical themes and choose comforters covered in hibiscus flowers that keep their honeymoon vacation spent on Hawaiian beaches as tweens and teens. The difference is that adults lean towards a restful color scheme with touches of delicate, pink orchids that teenage girls and boys would call BORING!
COOL TEEN BEDDING for GIRLS
Take for example, teen girls bedding sets in an Hawaiian or tropical theme. A teenage girl with ideas for a designing a cool bedroom would be more likely to go for Hawaiian scenery in black and white with large splashes of hot pink hibiscus flowers.
WHAT'S POPULAR or TRENDY IN GIRLS' TEEN BEDDING
Since so many moms with pre-teen and teen girls write to me to ask this question, I thought that I would put the answer here. First of all, what's all the rage and flying off the shelves of both discount stores and designer boutiques alike can be yesterday's news in a flash! Zebra bedding for teenage girls has been extremely popular for a couple of years but that could all come to an end at any time. The smart thing to do is to choose the best color scheme and then a fabric pattern or theme that you love and will enjoy because what's stylish today could be labeled "old-fashioned" tomorrow.
TRADITIONAL TEEN GIRL BEDROOM DECOR
Not every teen girls' bedroom is a wild and funky riot of bright color. There are still frequent calls with requests for traditional teen girl bedroom themes including ballerina themes, cowgirl themes and shabby chic bedrooms filled with upscale, shabby chic bedding in fabric with a pattern of cabbage roses and large, pink bows. There's no real way to tell if this is mom's choice or her daughter's but there have been no complaints which brings me to the conclusion that there are still some old-fashioned girly girls around that prefer feminine bedding and bedroom decor over what's trendy at any given moment.
Teen girls tend to change their minds on a dime and their taste in bedroom decor can be pretty wishy-washy. I can recall decorating a teen girl's bedroom once upon a time and the young girl changed her mind no less than three times. She went from a Parisian apartment theme with a pink and black teen bedding set ordered online to a satin polka dot bedding set before settling on a lime green and pink striped zebra print bedding set. It seemed as if she wanted to sample every teen bedding ensemble and bedroom design before making her final decision.
TEEN BOY BEDDING
Finding bedding for teen boys is a whole different deal than looking for cute sets for girls; there just aren't that many for sale. If you don't want to take my word for it, just ask any mother of a teenage boy who happens to be in the middle of decorating her son's bedroom. The complaints from mothers in this predicament are many and (when you're in my position)..LOUD!.
I asked my favorite custom fabric representative why this was so and his answer was that they simply didn't have that many calls for bedding specifically designed for teenage boys since boys are not that particular about what their rooms look like so most moms don't bother. You could have knocked me over with a feather since the number of clients asking for help with their teen boys' bedrooms has literally exploded the last few years. Needless to say, I let this guy know he was missing out on a great opportunity to move more product!
Some of the teen boys bedding sets and ensembles that I would love to see more of would be collegiate striped comforters, black and white bedding sets and surf themed bedding sets. And that's just on my "to do" list for right now!