How to Make Your Room a Hangout Spot (Teen Girls)


Making your room a great hangout spot for your friends is a fun and easy process! Arrange your room into different spaces to create a fun and inviting atmosphere. Express your own unique style and decorate your room with lights, photos, posters, and a whiteboard. Be prepared with music, snacks, activities, and movies to keep you and your friends occupied for hours. Have fun and enjoy transforming your room into the perfect hangout spot.

Part 1
Arranging the Space

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This is a great way to create a nice chill vibe in your room. Place your reading seat in a corner that catches the sun to make the reading nook extra warm and cosy. Put a box of books or magazines in your reading nook so they are easily accessible and add a lamp for extra lighting.[1] Use your reading chair or beanbags as extra seating when you’re hanging out with friends or watching movies. If you’re buying beanbags, consider getting a few so your friends can join you in the reading nook. Stack the beanbags on top of each other when you aren’t using them.

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If you have enough space, couches are a great way to accommodate lots of people and are perfect for hanging out. Place the couch opposite your bed or TV to make the room look balanced. Put a few cushions or throws on the couch to make it look extra comfy and inviting.[2] Check out garage sales to find cheap, second-hand couches. If the upholstery on the couch is a little ripped, simply place a throw or sheet over the couch to cover it.

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Watching TV and playing games together is a great way to hang out for hours. Place the TV in front of your bed or couch so that you can watch it in comfort. If you don’t normally have a TV in your bedroom, ask your parents if you can borrow the family TV for the day to hang out with your friends. [3] If you are using a projector, make sure that you have a blank wall to project it onto or hang up a sheet instead.

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This is an awesome way to make your bed look extra cosy and inviting for your friends to sit on. If your bed is against a wall, consider placing the throw pillows against the wall to act as a backrest. This is a great option if you are sitting on your bed to watch a movie or TV show.[4] Opt for velvet or fluffy pillows to give your bed a luxurious feeling. Alternatively, pick waffle-textured or linen pillows for a minimal look. If you have lots of friends over, consider placing the throw cushions on the floor to create extra seating.

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Try to keep your surfaces as clutter-free as possible to make your room look nice and clean. Store items that you use regularly in your drawers so that you can access them easily. Place items that you don’t use often, such as old books or craft supplies, into boxes and store them under your bed or in your wardrobe.[5] Label the boxes so that you know what each one contains.

Part 2
Decorating Your Room

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This helps to make your room look cohesive and elegant. Decide what colours you want to use and then add accessories accordingly. For example, if you want a red, yellow, and white colour scheme, you could opt for white walls, yellow cushions and throws, and a red comforter on your bed.[6] Avoid using lots of colours, as this can make your room look cluttered and overwhelming. If you don’t want to have a colour theme, opt for a style theme instead, such as beachy, vintage, minimal, or boho. Use this theme to help you choose your bedroom accessories.

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Fairy lights instantly create a chill mood in your room – especially at night! Use small hooks or sticky-tak to attach the fairy lights to your walls or ceilings. If you aren’t allowed to attach things to your walls, consider draping the string of lights over your curtain rail, dresser, or headboard to create a similar effect.[7] Opt for yellow lights to create a warm feeling or white lights to create a pretty, starry look. Purchase fairy lights after Christmas to get a great deal.

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Photos are a great inexpensive way to personalise your room and provide constant reminders of special memories. Place your photos in frames, peg them to a string and hang it up in your room, or simply sticky-tak them to the wall. Your friends will love seeing pictures of themselves on your wall![8] If you are sticking the photos to the wall, consider placing them in a shape, such as a heart, circle, or diamond. Replace old photos with new photos occasionally to keep them up to date. If you’re creating a vintage theme in your room, search thrift stores for old photo frames.

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This is a great way to set the mood for a movie night or a cosy girls night. Try adding desk lamps, lava lamps, floor lamps, or moon lamps to your room. Choose bulbs that are bright enough to allow you to see your friends' faces, as this will stop people getting too sleepy.[9] Search thrift stores, garage sales, or online auctions for inexpensive vintage lamps. If you don’t have power outlets in the right places, utilise extension cords to power the lamps. If you want your room to have a boho feel, opt for a lamp with lace on it. If you want a beachy look, pick a lamp that is made from driftwood.

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Posters are a great form of wall art and help to personalise your room. Frame your posters or use sticky-tak or pins to attach them to your wall. Band posters, inspirational posters, vintage posters, movie posters, superhero posters, and celebrity posters are cool options.[10] Consider having a poster wall that is filled with your favourite posters. Ask your parents before pinning anything to your walls. Search thrift stores to find vintage posters, or buy new posters online or from concerts

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Whiteboards can provide endless entertainment for you and your friends and are a great wall decoration. Draw pictures and cartoons, write messages to each other, or write down your to-do list on the board. Hang the board on a blank wall so it that is easy for multiple people to use it at the same time and have a few different whiteboard markers for you and your friends to use.[11] If you don’t have a whiteboard, consider pinning up a blackboard instead. If you aren’t allowed to hang up the whiteboard on the wall, lean it against your wall or rest it on your desk instead. Keep an old rag on hand to wipe the board clean.

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Rugs are an easy and inexpensive way to change how your floor looks. They also have the added benefit of making the floor a little comfier. Opt for thick and fluffy rugs to make the floor extra cosy or choose a woven or linen mat for a minimal look.[12] This is a great option if you want to have lots of people in your room but don’t have much seating. If your room has a nautical vibe, choose a bold blue-and-white patterned rug or a woven jute rug.

Part 3
Hosting Your Friends

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Music is a great way to set the atmosphere in your room. Opt for upbeat music if you want a pumping hangout or choose an acoustic or chill soundtrack if you want a more relaxed gathering. Play the music through speakers or straight from your phone or computer.[13] If you want to chat with your friends, make sure that the music is quiet enough to be able to hear each other. If you don’t know what to play, search for a hangout playlist on a music streaming site, such as Spotify or Apple Music.

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Activities are a great way to ensure that nobody gets bored. Table tennis, board games, darts, and computer games are great options that can keep you and your friends occupied for hours. Set the activities up before your friends arrive or keep them on hand in case you get a little bored later in the day.[14] If you don’t have a lot of space in your room, try some vintage games, such as knucklebones, Ludo, or cards.

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Food is a great way to get everybody in a good mood! Have some crisps, popcorn, fruit, crackers, or other delicious snacks prepared before your friends arrive. If you don’t want the snacks to get eaten straight away, put them in a cupboard and then bring them out once you get hungry.[15] Have a trash bag nearby to put your rubbish in so that your room doesn’t look messy from the food packets.