41 Boys' Room Decor Ideas That Parents Will Love, Too (2024)

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Updated on 07/26/23

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Boys’ rooms should reflect the personality and ever-changing passions of the kids who live in them, but be stylish enough for design-conscious parents, too. Perhaps that means sticking to tried-and-true shades of blue; opting for modern neutrals or stimulating colors and graphic black-and-white elements; or adding vintage pieces to give the room a timeless appeal.

Check out these joyful boys' room decor ideas in a range of styles that will help inspire you to create a magical space that feels right for you and the little man in your life.

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Childhood bedrooms are sacred spaces that provide kids with a place to create indelible memories that last a lifetime. When choosing decor, include touchstone pieces like a vintage map of the world or a lighted globe that he’ll treasure forever.

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    Spring for a Statement Bed

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    This boy's bedroom from Lisa Gilmore Design is a junior car lover's dream come true, with its showstopping vintage red pick-up truck bed. The rest of the room is finished in a palette of cool blues and fresh whites to keep the focus on the statement sleeping quarters.

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    Encourage a Love of Reading

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    This charming boys' room from Curated Nest Interiors is a shrine to the pleasure of reading, with its cute illustrated bookshelf wallpaper lining the wall above the house-shaped bed frame. A classic palette of blues and white allows the wallpaper to shine.

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    Add a Dreamy Window Seat

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    This blue-and-white boys' room from Sissy + Marley Interior Design is a New York City kids dream, with its giant picture window equipped with a built-in window seat for reading, gazing, and planning future world domination. Blue-and-white striped wallpaper laid in a horizontal pattern helps to balance the extra tall ceilings, and a bright blue acrylic pendant light helps ground the space.

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    Set Up a Glampsite

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    Interior designer Mel Bean from Mel Bean Interiors created a fun boys' room perfect for siblings or sleepovers in shades of taupe and blue, with a tall, house-shaped pale wood bunk bed equipped with a roll-up tent, a pair of bean bag chairs, a wood stump table, an oversized floor lamp, and a window shade printed with leaves that gives this spacious room the air of a home-based kids glampsite that any kid would love.

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    Paint a Wall Mural

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    In this playful boys' room from Etch Design Group, a mountain vista mural in shades of white, black, gray, and accents of yellow is paired with a ski lift-shaped bed frame that is guaranteed to bring a smile.

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    Bring the Outdoor In

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    This charming boys' room from Chango & Co. is an ode to the wonder of a starry sky rendered in a vibrant royal blue. Pale wood accents on furniture and flooring lightens up the design while maintaining a calming, sleepytime feel.

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    Build a Giant Bed Fort

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    In this happy boys' room from Louis Duncan-Designs, leaf-print wallpaper evokes nature, while a tall bed fort covered in a khaki tent gives kids a place to hide out, play, sleep, and daydream.

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    Embrace Moody Blues

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    This charming boys' room from interior designer Erin Williamson of Erin Williamson Design is painted in a deep, moody, saturated blue that brings down the temperature and makes it a perfect place to cuddle, relax, and sleep. Vintage furniture and accessories give it a timeless feel.

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    Give Him Room to Grow

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    This spacious boys' room from Chango & Co. is designed to grow with the child, thanks to tall floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving equipped with a sliding ladder, black-and-white vertical stripe wallpaper, and a large bed that will last throughout childhood.

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    Keep It Crisp and Modern

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    This boys' room from Curated Nest Interiors uses a palette of strong blues and crisp whites to creates a fresh, contemporary feel. Geometric accents add interest, and a sputnik-style pendant light adds a vintage-style note.

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    Set Up a Reading Corner

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    This cool boys bedroom reading corner from Sissy + Marley Interior Design has illustrated truck wallpaper, a swan-shaped reading chair, oversized Legos, and wall-mounted shelving displaying favorite books.

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    Add Playful Accessories

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    In this 1960's A-frame home nestled in the Catskill mountains, AHG Interiors designed a minimalist kids room that complements the home's clean lines and views of nature. Playful accessories like a glowing bunny rabbit bedside light, colorful throw pillows, a rainbow rug, and a gender-neutral acrylic dollhouse add whimsy and fun.

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    Style Built-In Shelving

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    In this boys' room from Think Chic Interiors, a wall of built-in shelving and a desk under the window creates a place for everything. A built-in bed niche features a dropped ceiling painted with nighttime stars. The deep navy and crisp white palette of the room is lifted with gleaming copper accents on everything from accessories to the copper bubble light pendant light hanging from the ceiling.

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    Play With Pattern

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    In this boys' room from Chango & Co., shades of blue, gray, and yellow and a mix of patterns create a calming but dynamic atmosphere. Illustrated fish wallpaper creates a sense of movement, a comfy overstuffed armchair upholstered in navy-and-white check creates a cozy corner for reading and relaxing, an oversized gray felt pendant light creates quiet drama, and soft textiles like layered rugs and an upholstered bed frame add comfort and softness.

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    Keep It Zen

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    This calming, minimalist shared boys' room from Cathie Hong Interiors features a clean lined modern bunk bed in pale wood and white, a play of subtle textures on wallpaper, bedding, and floor rugs, and accents of navy and forest green.

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    Hang a Basketball Hoop

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    This tidy minimalist boys' room from Urbanology Designs is equipped with cool wood-and-metal bunk beds, basketball hoops mounted on the wall, and plenty of open floor space to play.

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    Use Tonal Blues

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    In this boys' room from interior designerMaite Granda, saturated blue walls and solid shades of blue on the bed are lightened up with graphic blue-and-white patterned wallpaper, natural and wood accents, and touches of red.

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    Choose a Trundle Bed

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    In this charming boys' room in an 1880's farmhouse in the Catskills, AHG Interiors mixed old and new decor and furniture that celebrates the character of the house, such as added oversized vintage metal light fixtures, textiles in neutral tones, and a house-shaped wooden bed frame equipped with a pull-out trundle bed for sleepovers.

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    Add a Statement Headboard

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    This boys' room from Murphy Maude Interiors has a graphic floor-to-ceiling statement headboard that runs all the way up the wall and spills onto the ceiling to create a dramatic focal point. Beige walls create a warm feel and allow blue furniture and bedding to stand out. A black-and-white map of the world on the adjacent wall is the kind of timeless decor that he will never outgrow.

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    Try a Woodland Theme

    A stuffed animal trophy head, wallpaper illustrated with woodland creatures, and a weathered wood bed frame add whimsy to this boys' room from Curated Nest Interiors.

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    Accent With Kelly Green

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    In this boys' room from Etch Design Group, a base of whites and grays is accented with a bold use of color on bedding, throw pillows, and a colorful rug in shades of bright green, vibrant orange, and navy blue.

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    Hang Some Dinosaur Art

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    This calming boys' room from Mindy Gayer Design Co. has a subdued palette of pale grays and whites, with plenty of soft textiles, natural accents, and playful touches like a tent fort and dinosaur art above the bed.

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    Carve Out Sleepover Space

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    This bright and cheerful Florida boys bedroom from interior designer Maite Granda includes herringbone pattern wallpaper, bright orange and deep navy blue accents, and a gallery wall above the twin dresser to add pops of color and interest to the mostly neutral space.

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    Embrace a Nautical Theme

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    This boys' room from Urbanology Designs uses vintage art and accessories to create a witty old sailor man theme, complete with an antique bed, rope light reading lights, and space for a guitar to help pass the time during those long nights at sea.

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    Add a Wall-to-Wall Canopy

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    In this boys bedroom from Emily Henderson Design, twin beds pushed together create a space for sharing and sleepovers. An animal-print headboard and toy trophy head add playfulness, and a simple draped white canopy ceiling held up with wooden dowels creates a tent-like atmosphere that makes it cozy and fun.

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    Invest in a Hero Piece

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    A modern wood bunkbed fortress with a built-in staircase leading to the top bunk is the centerpiece of this blue-and-white boys' room from Design Lines Signature.

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    Hero His Favorite Superhero

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    This playful, cheerful Florida boys' room from interior designer Maite Granda is an ode to superheroes with a view of the coast. The white floors and walls allow details to shine, from the basketball hoop fastened to the back of the door to the bright orange ceiling border stripe and superhero art and accessories.

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    Add a Colorful DIY Bedframe

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    Blogger Rachel Denbow from A Beautiful Mess built a DIY toddler bed with midcentury style for her growing son's room, painting it blue to match the decor. A royal blue half-wall helps to ground the space and make the bed corner feel extra cozy.

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    Pair Orange and Gray

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    This vibrant orange kids room from K+Co. Living is a lively mix of color and patterns, accessorized with teddy bears, playful art, and vintage signage. Tones of gray temper the bright color accents to prevent the decor from overstimulating.

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    Use Animal-Themed Accents

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    This boys' room from K Shan Interiors keeps it simple with a blue-and-white palette accented with animal print bedding, a dinosaur nightlight on the wooden stool bedside table, and an illustrated framed print above the bed.

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    Make It Soothing

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    In this light and airy boys' room from Calimia Home, a palette of pale grays and blues includes a vertical striped wallpaper half wall that adds subtle texture and helps ground the calming space.

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    Try a Bold Accent Wall

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    In this light and bright boys' room from interior designer Maite Granda, a bold primary blue accent wall and oversized nameplate creates a focal point on the wall behind the desk and bunk beds, without competing with the adjacent wall of windows and its eye-catching coastal view.

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    Add Contrast

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    This boys bedroom from JNR Designs is painted in saturated blue with bedding and a wall clock in contrasting orange. The bold saturated color is toned down with a sandy leather upholstered headboard and window shades in a a similar tone, while an antique trunk provides toy storage, and a vintage lamp and striped bedside table add a retro note.

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    Add Playful Touches

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    This bright white boys' room from interior Maite Granda has a multitude of playful blue and red accents, from the wallpaper to U.S. map on the wall, to the firetruck throw pillow and superhero figurine trapped in the overhead ceiling bubble light.

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    Mix Color and Pattern

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    Mary Patton Design designed separate rooms for brothers with an identical layout and features to avoid sibling rivalry, but personalized by using different colors, textiles, and furniture styles. This bedroom sticks to a blue and gray palette with touches of black, zebra print window shades, and weathered wood bunk beds.

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    Green Room

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    In this version of the room, Mary Patton Design stuck to the same layout but used a sage green and white palette accented with pale gray and a brown wood bunk bed, and touches of color on the window shades and framed art behind the bed. The two spaces have distinct personalities while containing the same elements to prevent sibling jealousy or infighting.

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    Add Coastal Vibes

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    A play of blue and white stripes on the bedding and floor rug, and a smattering of playful red accents give this light-flooded boys' room from interior designerMaite Granda a spirited and dynamic feel. Illustrated sailboat wallpaper in black and white reinforces the nautical feel, while a black dresser with a rope-based table lamp and natural storage baskets for toys helps ground the space beneath the windows.

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    Use Horizontal Stripes

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    In this boys' room from JNR Designs, bold horizontal striped wraparound wallpaper makes the narrow room feel wider. Bedding in bold colors and geometric lines breaks the symmetrical layout and adds childlike energy to the grown-up headboard, side tables, and matching table lamps.

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    Bug Out

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    This boys' room from Design by Mel Bean Interiors is a space that will grow with the child, thanks to a full sized bed, contemporary furniture with clean lines and neutral tones, and the giant framed bug art hung on the walls that can be kept forever, or swapped out once a new obsession takes hold.

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    Incorporate Texture

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    This boys' room from Brexton Cole Interiors has soft earthy shades of green and mustard and a focus on texture. Every piece, from the neutral patterned wallpaper and rug to the velvet drapes and throw pillows and cable knit throw blanket, makes it feel soothing and cozy.

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    Add Surf Vibes

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    This Southern California boys' room from Blanco Bungalow has a coastal boho-style feel with its mix of blue and white decor, surf-themed wall decor, and patterned textiles that give it a laid-back vibe.

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FAQs

How to decorate a 14-year-old boy bedroom? ›

Choosing furniture that doesn't feel childish is an easy way to make your teenage boy's bedroom feel like a grown-up space. By using statement furniture pieces that feel welcome in a living room helps to make their bedroom evolve into a social space.

How do I decorate my room boy? ›

Use Horizontal Stripes

In this boys' room from JNR Designs, bold horizontal striped wraparound wallpaper makes the narrow room feel wider. Bedding in bold colors and geometric lines breaks the symmetrical layout and adds childlike energy to the grown-up headboard, side tables, and matching table lamps.

How to style a room for men? ›

Start with a color scheme

Young men love dark hues but that doesn't mean you have to use dark shades for everything, including the bedroom decor. When you're going about how to decorate a man's bedroom it's all about establishing a perfect balance between neutral colors and darker shades to create a cozy modern look.

Is it normal for a 14 year old boy to stay in his room? ›

It's a really common problem, particularly amongst boys. The reason it is so typical is that this is a heightened age of individuation. Individuation is the act of separating a little from their family and choosing solitude or their peers more. It is a normal stage tweens and teens go through on their way to adulthood.

Should a 13 year old boy have his own room? ›

While it's not illegal for them to share, it's recommended that children over the age of 10 should have their own bedrooms – even if they're siblings or step-siblings. We know this isn't always possible. If kids are sharing, try to have regular conversations with them about how they're feeling.

What is the best color for a boy's room? ›

The typical boy's bedroom color may be blue, but that doesn't mean it's your only option. Neutral colors such as beige and grey—or even bright shades of red and orange—can be used to create a space your young man will love, and one he can grow into for years.

How to make a boy's room cozy? ›

Design a cozy nook in the room with e.g. pillows, fluffy blankets, and a comfy hide that kids (and adults) can play, read books, or take a nap in.

How to arrange a boys bedroom? ›

5 EASY WAYS TO ORGANIZE A BOY'S BEDROOM
  1. Clothes. Start with the clothes. ...
  2. Books. Books multiply like rabbits. ...
  3. School Papers. School projects, papers, supplies, yearbooks, and art projects come in a steady stream. ...
  4. Collections and Creations. Boys have interesting collections. ...
  5. Toys.

How do you set up a man room? ›

How to Create a Killer Man Cave
  1. Install a door sweep.
  2. Insulate with fiberglass.
  3. Fill cracks with caulk.
  4. Install carpet (Dark carpet if you're messy and prone to spills)
  5. Place bookcases, trophy cases or heavy furniture along the walls (hidden door, anyone?)
  6. Add heavy curtains to the windows. This will help soundproof.

How should a kids room look? ›

While the rest of your home may be comprised of subtle textiles and neutral hues, the best kids' room ideas call for whimsy, playful patterns, and lots of color. As your child outgrows their sweet nursery, the time comes to design a room for them that caters to their growing needs and growing sense of self.

What to put in a child's bedroom? ›

Popular options are a cosy corner for reading with a beanbag or a chair; a desk area for schoolwork or arts and crafts; a rug for playing on the floor; a dress-up area for make-believe; and plenty of toy storage.

How do you style a child's room? ›

Kids Bedroom, School of Thought 1: Don't decorate exclusively to one gender. Paint the walls using neutral paint colours, like beige or gray, and infuse colour using wall decals. Steer away from patterned or brightly coloured bedding.

How can I decorate my own room? ›

Creative Room Decoration Ideas You Will Love
  1. Add a Layer of Veneer to Any Old Furniture. ...
  2. Paint an Accent Wall. ...
  3. Add Some Potted Plants. ...
  4. Get Rid of Unsightly Things. ...
  5. Give Your Bookcase Some Personality. ...
  6. Refresh Your Floors with Statement or Textured Rugs. ...
  7. Add Unique Vases to Your Tabletops. ...
  8. Pick a New Lampshade.
Dec 1, 2023

How can I make my room cute DIY? ›

DIY Room Decor Ideas to Decorate Your Home
  1. Canvas Prints.
  2. Framed Prints.
  3. Photo Tiles.
  4. Tabletop Prints.
  5. Desktop Plaques.
  6. Photo Mugs.
  7. Photo Coasters.
  8. Personalized Candles.
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