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18 Cool Must-Haves for Teen Rooms
Tidy geometric bedside tables are proof that 2>1.
Nesting tables, $50, target.com
An ode to cassettes and vinyl, this pillow rocks.
Analog Nights pillow, Aimee Wilder, $50, lnt.com
This cool combo lets them wake up—well, maybe—to their favorite song.
Dual alarm clock radio for iPhone/iPod, $80, ihomeaudio.com
Album designer Cole Gerst's bedside lamp puts the fun in functional.
Birds & Bees shade with nickel base, $59, lampinabox.com
Offer them an alternative to throwing everything on the floor.
Shouldah bins, $30 each, bungalowco.com
Undoubtedly the room's MVP: it's an ottoman, side table, and extra seating.
Tiki stool, $69, puredesignonline.com
Time After Time
Perched over a desk, this clock doubles as a blast of colorful modern art.
Ultra Flat clock, $32, uncommongoods.com
With five bendy arms, this lamp's more flexible than curfew.
Your Zone High Five lamp, $29, walmart.com
This plush wool crash pad looks just like knotty wood grain. It's the one time that copying is condoned.
Layered Faux Bois rug, Martha Stewart Living, from $97, homedecorators.com
Rock 'n' Roll
The rocking chair's pod shape and boho-print cushion make it groovy, not granny.
Rockasan chair and base ($100), cushion ($80), Pier 1 stores
Try some witty thematic decor for the teen who tweets a lot.
Aluminum birds, $15 each, Home Goods stores
Age of Aquarium
Give a fish some prime real estate with a sleek modernist home.
Fishhotel, $27, umbra.com
Think of this magnetic whiteboard as an old-school Facebook wall.
Talk bulletin board, Umbra, $22, organize.com
Bring some peace to schoolwork stress with a comfy desk chair.
Berkeley Peace Airgo chair, $179, pbteen.com
Thirty-six clips for photos give new meaning to hanging with friends.
Fotofalls mobile, Umbra, $21.50, amazon.com
An awesome desk for under $100 gets a gold star in (family) economics.
Micke desk, $70, Ikea stores
Each of these flash drives can hold 1,000 images or MP3s. Rad.
Snowdrive 4GB USB drives, $14 each, Target stores
Originally published in the September 2010 issue of Family Circle magazine.
This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings, and styles are subject to change.