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There are tons of cheap ways...paint is cheap! I stress that to my adults when we change the look. I have blogged about this quite a bit...so i am just going to send you there to save some time. I am currently visting youth rooms all around the state here in AR and uploading pics so we can swap ideas. see link below. any questions? just let me know.
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I got FREE subway booths from a subway when they got rid of the old and added the new (old yellow, new green) I bought a can of paint and had someone volunteer to paint and found some cheap photo frames and added some nice prints. We are not big enough to have a stage and lighting (room)

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Probably the best things we have done are as follows.

1-go to the local junk yard and get weird gears and what not. Painted them to look like stainless steel and hung them on the wall.

2-ask people to bring in old Cd's and DVD's and then use double sided tape to put them on the wall in a cool patterns.

3-got paint out of the mis-tent bin at Lowe's. Cheap is always cool.

I do agree with Ikea if there is one close to you.

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Oh, some other things I've done is to put all those interlinc posters on one wall. It looks really cool! We also used some paint Lowes had on the leftover shelf that you can write on with chalk and use a damp cloth to erase. Another wall is used like a giant bulletin board and I post pictures and articles our teens are in along with upcoming concerts, retreats, etc. they may be interested in.

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Listen to your teens and do what works for you. I tried the 2 T.V. video thing jasonbh mentioned, but my teens preferred to pick CD's. I ended up hooking one to a game system and they liked that. Also do what is functional. What will you be doing in there most of the time? Have your teens help design and paint - something I change every few years. Some ideas are good, but may not work for you. Many youth group here use couches, but that didn't work for us. Instead, for seating, I use those foldable bag chairs for camping. Everyone gets their own seat, most have cup holders, and they're mobile if we wanna take youth group outside. Also, and don't laugh; I got some ideas from "Trading Spaces: Boys vs Girls". I put a link to it below.

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problems with the tubes, sorry

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accidentally answered this several times, apologies

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please disregard, sorry

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Can't go wrong with IKEA. Both for relatively inexpensive stuff AND interesting, thought provoking ideas.

And one of my favorites: http://www.whatisblik.com/

We are in the process of demoing & eventually remodeling a new 4,600 sq ft student ministry space so I'm enjoying these answers.

I would encourage you to seek input from students. Some of their ideas will be awesomely ridiculous, i.e. kitten batting cages, all black walls & black lights, a recliner for every kid, etc. but it will give you a feel for what they dig.

Also observe what they love about your current space.

And look around in retail spaces for what's functional.

I totally agree that go with functional. And cheap and easy!

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Aside from painting, which is really cheap but is a pain, one of the coolest things we did was I utilized some old TVs that were laying around. We had 2 TV/VCR combos that were collecting dust and a projector we were using. I mounted them on the wall. Using a coaxial splitter box, I ran cables to the 2 TVs and hooked them up to a DVD player which plays music video loops from Interlinc's YLO. I know coax is old school, but it was cheap and it works great. If you have suspended ceilings just run the wires up in there. Also, make sure your new space will accomplish its purpose(s). I.E. don't make it less functional by trying to make it look cool. Good luck. Also,get the youth to paint....they'll appreciate it more. YLO link below.