Teenage boys' bedroom ideas can be tricky to get right, but with the help of their personality and their interests, there shouldn't be any problems. It is a sleep space where you can throw everything your teenage son likes into one room. You will be able to come up with some truly awesome boy bedroom ideas.
Whether it is a teenage boy's bedroom or a kid's bedroom you are decorating, there will be a lot of similarities in the decorating ideas and where the inspiration comes from. We can give you some of the essential ideas and top tips but every teenage boy and little boy will be different. When they are younger they are more likely to want fun and playful design ideas. However, as they get older they might want a more grown-up scheme with a cool vibe.
Work your way through our thoughts by taking inspiration from what we have suggested. Follow this up by sitting down with your teenager to see what he would like to have in his bedroom and if there are any ideas he has to add.
With a little bit of teamwork, the perfect makeover can happen.
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We have tried to whittle it down to eight design ideas that can help guide you on your mission to achieve an awesome teenage boy's bedroom. Choose as many or as few from the list of ideas below, in order to create something your child will love.
When you have two teenage boys sharing a bedroom, the best way to save space is with a bunk bed rather than twin beds. However, if you have a small room for one teenager it is worth taking a look at a high sleeper. With a high sleeper, it makes extra space for other exciting decorations. This type of bed tends to have the bed on top and a workspace underneath. You can also find ones that have a sofa bed for when their friends come to stay. So, depending on what you want to get out of your teenage boy's bedroom, will depend on which one you choose.
There are so many variations of high-sleepers, whether it needs to have a gaming space, somewhere for them to complete their school work or a place for their friends to hang out. You will find something to suit their needs. On the other hand, if you are looking for storage to keep the room tidy, you can always get a high sleeper that has drawers and cupboard space beneath the bed.
Having your own workspace can make you feel really grown up. A place in a teenage boy's bedroom where they can work hard, away from the dinner table, is always a good idea. Creating a desk can give them independence and could also double up as a space for them to do their hobbies – arts and crafts, building LEGO, or writing stories. Next to the desk, you could add open shelving for them to put their essentials on and to have their school supplies at an easy reach.
To complete their workspace, find a cool novelty table lamp to put on the desk and try tying it in with the chosen theme.
Sport isn't for everyone but many teenage boys enjoy it and have a favourite sport. You can always combine a few sports for their bedroom design. Perhaps they would like a baseball mural, their sports trophies on display, or sporting equipment on the walls. For example, having two lacrosse sticks or cricket bats crossed in an X shape to create a focal point.
There are so many great ideas to link the design to sports. You could even have a subtle nod to sports by having a gallery wall of sport-related prints.
Teenage boys might find street style cool, especially amongst their friends and the first thing that springs to mind is a graffiti wall. Now, we are not saying they should go ahead and spray-paint the bedroom walls, but it could be incorporated.
One possible way of doing this could be to have a blackboard wall made with chalkboard paint. There can be a selection of chalk in their room that they can use to scribble on that one wall and decorate however they would like. The good thing with this is as teenage boys change their minds often, they can clean off the wall and start doodling again. An easy way to have a graffiti wall in their bedroom.
Bold colours are usually a success with teen boys' because it is easy to grab their attention and have a visual interest. When it comes to choosing furniture you can keep it simple but make it bold. Another option would be to have electric accents on the furniture to give the bedroom an exciting feel. Navy blue is always a good choice to go with, but who's to say you can't choose an electric blue instead?
Sometimes having the bigger pieces of furniture bold can make the space overwhelming. It is always worth adding a pop of colour through soft furnishings or furniture accents, like the handles and legs on a bedside table.
A teenage boy won't want their room to be one tone, one texture, and one style. Where's the fun in that? They want it all… occasionally a little too much…
When you have colours of a similar shade, they can all blend into one. So, using texture can differentiate them. Through the decor, you can layer various textures. A rug could be the first, followed by an upholstered chair, and throw pillows to finish. You can go crazy on the textures to bring the excitement and awesomeness into a space.
We mentioned a DIY graffiti wall which can seem like hard work. An alternative would be to put fun wallpaper on the walls. Pick an accent wall and create your feature wall with a funky design. You could even find graffiti wallpaper to stick with the street-style theme.
If you are going for the industrial vibe then you can pick out an exposed brick wall design. Those who are football fans might like a stadium wallpaper or their favourite team's logo. Perhaps you just want something bold to really make a statement and if that is the case, find a cool and intricate pattern.
Adding wall art to the bedroom is a simple decor idea that can help to bring a theme to life and introduce your colour scheme throughout. Art can be more than just a print on the wall. Of course, your teenage boy might like to have some graphic prints but there are many ways of hanging them on the wall. It could be in a grid style, a gallery wall with several pictures or one big framed print.
If prints aren't their thing, you can always look into large wall murals that can go across two of the walls. Maybe they want a design running the whole way around the walls. However, wall stickers might be enough to accomplish their desired ideas.
Rather than diving head-first into your teenage boy's room without any planning, there are a few steps you should take before you even begin the makeover. Work your way through our recommendations and make a note of what would work for boys' room ideas, more specifically your teen boy.
First up, take a look at the size of the bedroom and the space you have available to decorate. Have you got a big enough room that gives you a lot of freedom with decorating or is it a smaller room that you need to plan carefully?
For a big room, you can have twin beds for two boys sharing but with a smaller one you may consider bunk beds. Make the most of natural light in a smaller room because it can give the space an airy feel and open up the room.
Depending on the size of the bedroom will determine how you use storage space, too.
Using the space wisely can transform the practicality of the whole room. If you have decided on the bed(s) you are having then the next thing would be to see what floor space you are left with. Ideally, you want your teenage boys to keep the space tidy so everything needs a place.
It could be that there is storage in their bed frame, open shelves to display possessions, you could use extra seating with built-in storage – there are so many possibilities if you take the time to plan.
Next, you want to think about the colour schemes that would suit a teenager's bedroom. A good place to start is by finding out their favourite colour, you can then use this to find complementary colours. Another idea could be to take a colour palette from their favourite sports team, game, TV show or film.
If you aren't having much luck with that or your teenage boy wants a stripped-back and more grown-up feel then you could work with neutral tones – starting with white walls. They give a calming and relaxing vibe.
A classic colour scheme for a teenage boys' room is navy blue paired with grey. It is the ideal backdrop for a sleeping space.
Working with the interests of your teenage boy can add personality to the design ideas that you can incorporate through the decor. As with the colour scheme, once you know their favourite things it gives you a mood board to work from. You can add aspects of TV, film and games to the furniture, bedding and colours you choose.
From their interests, you can get an idea of what theme they would like throughout the bedroom.
Do they have a love for the great outdoors? Do you want to earn cool points by creating an industrial vibe? Or maybe they would prefer more of a rustic style for an edgy feel. See if you can make their current furniture work through their teenage years – give it a makeover with a lick of paint and voila!
Not even a vaulted ceiling can get in the way of your decorating ideas. Use it to your advantage. Every little space can be made to be practical and functional, you just have to use it in the best way.
Teenage boys' bedroom ideas can be as easy or as difficult as you make them. All these ideas are amazing and are likely to make a teenage boy happy with their bedroom but remember each child is different. Take these ideas and change them up when you need to, to make your child's dream bedroom. We can only give general inspiration and it is up to you to run with it.
Take our top tips on board and the boys' bedroom ideas will start to become a reality!