Boy’s Bedroom Ideas – Themes, Colors, Functionality
Boy’s Bedroom Ideas
Boy’s bedrooms can be challenging but luckily there are a lot of boy’s bedroom ideas available. One challenge is that the space needs to be comfortable, it also needs to grow with them and it must have enough storage for clothing, books and toys. Think of it as a mini-bachelor apartment, but the occupant can’t afford the rent.
Adventure theme – source – pinterest
This post will cover boy’s bedroom ideas by themes, color schemes and functionality, so they can enjoy falling asleep and waking up in their bedroom for years to come.
Rustic, adventurous and functional bedroom – source BHG
Boy’s Bedroom Themes
Often a boy’s bedroom theme will be steered by their love of cars, Lego, art, toys or sport. What they love and are passionate about today may not be the same next year, or even next month making balancing decor and personality a little difficult.
The first thing to honor is that this is their little world. If your boy likes cars, you can go wide and deep on this theme from choosing a bed in the shape of a car, bed linen with a car motif, curtains and carpets with racing cars or sticker wall art.
Something to grow into – source – Craving Some Creativity
Depending on your boys age, the same can be done with planets, history, sports teams, television characters or animals. There is a section below dedicated to some of this year’s most popular boys bedroom themes that you might want to investigate.
Neutral Bedroom Colors
The days of blue for boys and pink for girls hasn’t totally disappeared, especially if those are their favorite colors. In many ways, it is far easier to have neutral wall colors like gray, beige, sand or even white and add accents of blue, pink, purple, or any other colors to keep it clean, minimalist and still personal.
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Peel and stick vinyls, stickers and wallpaper make this an easy task to update without ruining walls.
Boy’s Bedroom Ideas – Functionality and Design
Adding functionality and good design into any bedroom is important, adding it to a boy’s bedroom is one of the smartest decisions you can make. This will make it easier on them, and you to keep the bedroom clean and maintain.
Desk, shelving and storage baskets make this functional – source – Instagram
Expandable beds, Murphy beds, trundle beds, shelving, under bed storage, desks, seating areas, reading nooks and good lighting and electrical outlets will help to save space and make this bedroom enjoyable.
Personalized Boy’s Decor
Photographs of family and friends or drawings hung along a wall, a place for trophies or collections of trucks, cars or football heroes give the space a customized feel which is totally theirs.
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Wood Elements, Plants and Geometry
Warm wood elements and plants are trending high for boy’s bedrooms. These natural, organic elements are not only good for decorating but also for their health. Plants bring more oxygen into rooms, helping your boy breathe better at night to get a better night’s sleep.
Plants, texture and wall decals – source – Instagram
Geometric shapes are also trending high including geometric patterns in a variety of colors. These can be added as accents in textiles or wallpaper.
Minimalism in Boy’s Bedrooms
The Less Is More principle is being carried into boy’s bedrooms making storage, recycling and decluttering important to make remaining a minimalist room a reality.
Source: My Dubio
It is easy to visually overloaded spaces but with good storage and careful decorating you can create a cozy atmosphere that is also visually clean.
Cubed shelves and baskets – source – instagram
Boy’s Bedroom Ideas – Themes
Here are a few decorative themes to use in boy’s bedrooms. There are dozen’s more, but these a currently some of the most popular.
Adventure and Travel
Travel theme – source- TravelAjustment1
Boys are naturally curious and love travel and adventure. This can unfold is lots of ways from space travel, history or even science. They will naturally collect those ideas which are the most meaningful to them and you can use these as your decorating platform.
Black and White
Black and white color scheme works well for boys. It is contemporary, no fuss and is neutral enough to change over time with different accent decor.
Sporty boys love their sports teams, individual players and all the collecting paraphernalia that goes with it.
Sports theme – source- Etsy
From horse racing, car racing, bike racing and yacht racing, polo, water polo or football, there are lots of ways to add a sports theme and tailor it to your boy’s bedroom.
Boats, Ships and Naval Themes
Decorating with boats, yachts, ships, tankers and other things water related can take on a life of its own. You can add blue and white with red accents, yacht racing knots, or go naval with signs, compasses, and maps.
Nautical inspired shelves – source – Buzzfeed
Sleeping, surrounded by things they love, will help them fall asleep and wake up happy and excited.
Superheroes – Real, Animated, Fictional or Factual
Boys can get obsessed with heroes. They can be fictional superheroes, cartoon characters, video game characters, movie characters or real characters from anytime in history.
You might get the feeling they live more with their heroes in their world than in your world. Action figures, posters, or murals can all add to bedroom decoration.
If your boy loves to swim, surf, or dive than the beach and ocean will be his world. Blue is a good bedroom color and will help your child be calm and help him sleep.
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Sea shells, coral and starfish can all contribute to the sand and sea theme.
Your son might be obsessed with Star Wars, the planets or living on mars. This theme blends travel and adventure themes with the hero theme. Its part science, part astronomy and part adventure.
These themes are a few ideas to help you decorate your son’s bedroom and add everything they love into the room, without looking like it is from another world.