18 Cool Must-Haves for Teen Rooms

Turn your kid's mayhem into a hip mecca for study, sleep, or just hanging out.


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Math Team

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Tidy geometric bedside tables are proof that 2>1.

Nesting tables, $50, target.com


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Golden Oldie

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An ode to cassettes and vinyl, this pillow rocks.

Analog Nights pillow, Aimee Wilder, $50, lnt.com


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Morning Rush

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This cool combo lets them wake up—well, maybe—to their favorite song.

Dual alarm clock radio for iPhone/iPod, $80, ihomeaudio.com


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Album designer Cole Gerst's bedside lamp puts the fun in functional.

Birds & Bees shade with nickel base, $59, lampinabox.com


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New Order

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Offer them an alternative to throwing everything on the floor.

Shouldah bins, $30 each, bungalowco.com


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Triple Play

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Undoubtedly the room's MVP: it's an ottoman, side table, and extra seating.

Tiki stool, $69, puredesignonline.com


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Time After Time

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Perched over a desk, this clock doubles as a blast of colorful modern art.

Ultra Flat clock, $32, uncommongoods.com


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Branch Out

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With five bendy arms, this lamp's more flexible than curfew.

Your Zone High Five lamp, $29, walmart.com


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Tree Hugger

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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


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Rock 'n' Roll

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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


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Song Bird

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Try some witty thematic decor for the teen who tweets a lot.

Aluminum birds, $15 each, Home Goods stores


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Age of Aquarium

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Give a fish some prime real estate with a sleek modernist home.

Fishhotel, $27, umbra.com


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Conversation Piece

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Think of this magnetic whiteboard as an old-school Facebook wall.

Talk bulletin board, Umbra, $22, organize.com


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Desk Set

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Bring some peace to schoolwork stress with a comfy desk chair.

Berkeley Peace Airgo chair, $179, pbteen.com


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Snap Happy

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Thirty-six clips for photos give new meaning to hanging with friends.

Fotofalls mobile, Umbra, $21.50, amazon.com


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Study Station

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An awesome desk for under $100 gets a gold star in (family) economics.

Micke desk, $70, Ikea stores


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Half-Pipe Pix

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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.