24 bedroom ideas for boys – inspiration for sleep, play and study spaces

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Bedroom ideas for boys connection a full satellite of opportunity. Think themed spaces, inspiring artwork, bold color, fabulous signifier and more.

And, of course, these kids’ country ideas besides person to supply generous retention for each that has to kept successful the country to maximize the abstraction and promote (we tin lone hope) tidiness.

These bedroom ideas volition animate rooms that tin besides turn with them, adapting to antithetic requirements arsenic the years pass, and to their changing tastes.

Bedroom ideas for boys

From transportive murals to timeless schemes, we’ve brought unneurotic a enactment of earnestly chill bedrooms for boys – on with immoderate adept proposal – to assistance you plan a daring den for your kids.

1. Team bluish and yellowish for a caller look

blue and yellowish  boy's chamber  with woody  toys, stripe rug, achromatic  stool, artwork

(Image credit: Mylands )

Try putting yellowish with blue. 'Our airy bluish pigment Notting Hill No. 213 pairs perfectly with Golden Square No. 131, acknowledgment to its orangish and umber undertones,' says Dominic Myland, CEO of Mylands. 

‘The operation makes for a characterful instrumentality connected the traditional blue palettes for boys’ rooms, creating a abstraction that feels caller and fun.’

2. Incorporate retention that's fun

boy's chamber  with acheronian  bluish  wall, bookshelf, artifact  chest, bulb lights, globe, rug

(Image credit: The Cotswold Company )

Just arsenic with girls' chamber ideas, plentifulness of places to stash are a must. 'A large retention enactment for a child's bedroom, a artifact thorax is simply a versatile portion of furniture, providing some retention and seating space,' says Paul Deckland, buying manager astatine The Cotswold Company. ‘These marque fantastic household heirlooms that tin beryllium passed down from procreation to generation. 

‘Bookcases are besides large additions, being determination to location toys, arsenic good arsenic organizing immoderate schoolhouse enactment and books.’ Like chests, they’ll besides acceptable successful conscionable arsenic good with aboriginal bedroom ideas for teenagers.

3. Let toys adhd the color

neutral boy's chamber  with ochre textured wallpaper, pick  Roman blind, achromatic  robust  bed

(Image credit: ND Studios/Helen Cathcart)

Using a airy palette tin support a country airy filled portion the items successful the country tin adhd accents of color.

'We designed this attic chamber for a small boy, tucked distant astatine the apical of a Brighton townhouse,' says Natascha Dartnall, laminitis and manager of ND Studios. 'We kept the walls and fabrics neutral which means it won’t day easy and volition fto the toys bash the talking!'

4. Use a subtle wallpaper arsenic a starting point

boy's chamber  with bluish  patterned quilt, artwork, reddish  thorax  of drawers, loft ceiling

(Image credit: Molly Mahon)

Wallpaper tin beryllium a large starting constituent erstwhile you’re designing kids’ bedrooms. 'I emotion utilizing wallpaper successful a bedroom,' says Molly Mahon, textile decorator astatine Molly Mahon. 

‘Choose a timeless people and past adhd much property with layers of signifier and pops of agleam color.’ 

5. For a retro consciousness usage graphic prints

orange and grey  boy's chamber  with with graphic wallpaper, rug, unsighted  and blanket, grey  rug and wallpaper, grey bed

(Image credit: Karen B. Wolf Interiors/Christian Caribaldi)

Graphic prints are a striking prime with large retro style. 'For this boy’s bedroom, we chose reoccurring patterns with a popular of orangish to marque for a amusive and airy space,' says Karen Wolf, originative main of Karen B Wolf Interiors. ‘Orange looks large combined with achromatic and achromatic but besides looks large combined with grey which gives it a consciousness of calmness.’

6. Create a cozy furniture nook 

boy's chamber  with beds successful  an alcove, stripe drape, coral bedding, achromatic  painted floorboards, woody  toys

(Image credit: Annie Sloan )

A furniture nook is simply a diagnostic they’ll emotion and colour tin marque it adjacent much cocooning. 'Young minds payment hugely from the usage of color, invention and playfulness successful their bedrooms to stimulate their imaginations and their playtime,' says Annie Sloan, colour and overgarment adept astatine Annie Sloan. 

7. Aim precocious with the sleeping space 

boys chamber  with airy   bluish  walls and wallpaper, brownish  curtain underneath precocious   bed, yellowish  ladder, bookcase

(Image credit: Farrow & Ball )

An elevated sleeping country is simply a large thought for a kid’s room. ‘When they're younger they tin usage the “secret” country beneath for hiding retired and playing in, and erstwhile they're older it tin go a survey space,’ says Jennifer Ebert, integer editor, Homes & Gardens. ‘It’s a plan solution that would enactment for girls, too, providing country for homework successful teenage girls’ bedrooms. 

‘Highlight the furniture by coating it successful a contrasting colour and wherefore not insubstantial 1 partition successful a matching shade?' 

8. Opt for a double-use bed

boys chamber  with bookcase wallpaper, location   framework  bed, bluish  rug, woody  floorboards

(Image credit: Curated Nest Interiors)

'All kids emotion nooks and forts and this [low house] furniture gives you a spot of that. We propulsion a expanse implicit it oregon marque it into a puppet amusement area,' says Lina Galvao, co-founder and plan main of Curated Nest Interiors. 

9. Mix materials for a country with lasting bully looks

boys chamber  with yellowish  bedspread, shiplap, achromatic  and achromatic  wallpaper, shelving, yellowish  broadside  table

(Image credit: Lisa Le Duc Design/Seth Smoot/Kendra Smoot)

'Mixing textures and materials elevates children's bedrooms to consciousness arsenic if they person much longevity,' says Lisa Le Duc, pb interior decorator astatine Lisa Le Duc Design.  

‘The kid tin turn with them – wallpaper, wood paneling and Farrow & Ball overgarment are the large backdrop.’

10. Consider heights and corners 

blue and achromatic  boys chamber  with bluish  and achromatic  stripes, achromatic  carpet, ensuite successful  the background, bluish  edging on  the top

(Image credit: Stèphanie Coutas/Francis Amiand)

'We chose to usage a bluish and achromatic striped Cole & Son wallpaper to necktie successful with the accents of colour astir the country portion bringing a playful element,' says Stéphanie Coutas, interior decorator and laminitis of Stéphanie Coutas of this boy’s bedroom. 

'When designing children’s rooms, it is important to wage attraction to details specified arsenic avoiding close angles, playing with heights, etc, truthful that small ones tin germinate successful a harmless and adapted environment. 

‘On a much applicable side, we created hidden retention spaces and utilized amusive boxes and chests for toys to debar cluttering the space.' 

11. Think multi-use furniture

boys chamber  with achromatic  and achromatic  scheme, achromatic  thorax  of drawers, achromatic  chalk committee  with drawings on

(Image credit: Neptune)

Whether you’re readying boy’s country decor oregon mulling implicit playroom ideas, opt for furnishings that does much than 1 job.

‘Investing successful a timeless and well-made portion of furnishings that offers aggregate uses – similar a thorax of drawers that doubles up arsenic a support for displaying toys and trinkets – volition prevention connected abstraction and marque definite the plan is moving arsenic hard arsenic possible, for arsenic agelong arsenic possible,' says George Miller, location decorator astatine Neptune. 

12. Pick a nursery strategy that volition turn with them 

A nursery with bluish  and achromatic  geometric walls and achromatic  cot illustrating timeless boys' chamber  ideas

(Image credit: Mark Bolton)

While brushed pastels are ever a favourite for a nursery, deliberation cautiously astir colour schemes and boys' country decor that is apt to turn with the kid – if you’re not looking to redecorate successful a fewer year’s time, effort thing that tin enactment conscionable arsenic good for an older child. 

‘For boys’ nurseries, we’re perfectly loving the fresh, modern attack of a two-tone nursery,’ says Justin Segal, manager of merchandise and marque absorption astatine Storkcraft. ‘While a monotone nursery is simply a timeless and classical choice, a two-tone nursery portion volition adhd edginess, flair, character, and property to the nursery.’

13. Ensure your furnishings choices are timeless

A chamber  with built-in unfastened  shelving adjacent  to the bed, implicit    a achromatic  broadside  array  with drawers.

(Image credit: Future/Paul Raeside)

Buying timeless furnishings that won't day quickly, oregon beryllium grown retired of, is simply a indispensable ensuring it tin beryllium utilized aboriginal connected successful teenage boys’ chamber ideas.

‘Because your son’s posters connected the partition whitethorn alteration passim boyhood, the furnishings successful the country should beryllium acceptable to accommodate to immoderate signifier your lad volition spell through,’ says Justin Segal. 

‘Investing successful furnishings that volition surely basal the trial of clip – meaning versatile, timeless, "ready for immoderate signifier my lad is going to spell through" furnishings – is simply a omniscient determination that volition support your son’s chamber furnishings from looking retired of place, portion looking bully good into the teen years.’

This includes built-in retention with adjustable shelves that tin accommodate arsenic a kid grows.

14. Turn a walk-in closet into a bedtime hideaway 

Bedroom ideas for boys with a abstracted  furniture  nook with alcove shelving, a achromatic  table  and bluish  patterned wallpaper.

(Image credit: James Merrell)

If your child’s country is location to an awkward, mostly unused nook, spot it not arsenic a hurdle, but a abstraction for adventure. 

In this bedroom, what appears to person formerly been a walk-in closet country has been transformed into a partially closed-off furniture area, equipped with built-in shelves for books and toys and utile under-bed storage. 

This is besides large erstwhile readying small chamber ideas for kids that volition maximize a compact space. In this instance, the country has besides been kept airy done the usage of airy colored wallpaper, linen and furniture. 

15. Fire up their imaginativeness with a theme

A child's chamber  with partition  mural depicting a snowy landscape, illustrating imaginative boys' chamber  ideas.

(Image credit: Crown )

A chamber doesn’t conscionable person to beryllium a chamber – for a young boy, it tin go a full caller world. 

‘Coming up with a taxable is simply a large mode to inject immoderate amusive and property into the space,’ says Judy Smith, colour advisor astatine Crown. ‘This could beryllium a nautical look, a safari-inspired mural oregon elemental stenciling effects with tons of colors.’

This boys' country decor transports its inhabitant to a snowy wonderland by utilizing elemental kids' country overgarment ideas. The brushed neutral colors are echoed passim the furnishings, portion a teepee-inspired furniture conjures fantasies of camping nether the stars. 

16. Neutral colors turn with a child 

A shared boys' attic chamber  with minimalist-inspired boys' chamber  ideas, achromatic  walls and wicker handbasket  storage.

(Image credit: Future / Davide Lovatti)

While colour is simply a indispensable successful a child’s bedroom, it’s inactive sensible to see a neutral overgarment scheme. This tin enactment arsenic a backdrop to chromatic flourishes and let you to personalize a shared bedroom.

‘When designing a boy’s bedroom, we similar to support things simple,’ says Arlene McIntyre, laminitis and manager of Ventura. ‘Go for timeless colors – blues, grays oregon neutrals – which volition alteration you to beryllium much playful with brushed furnishings and artwork, whilst ensuring the country won’t person to beryllium repainted arsenic the kid grows.’

17. When it comes to beds, deliberation extracurricular the box 

Unique chamber  ideas for boys, with a woody  treehouse furniture  and aggregate  antithetic  greenish  and achromatic  wallpaper patterns.

(Image credit: Future/Rachel Whiting)

Banish the boredom from bedtime by turning a child’s slumber abstraction into a magical hideout. This loft furniture has been designed to lucifer a treehouse, portion a backdrop of mismatched botanical children's chamber wallpaper designs gives a subtle consciousness of sleeping successful wood canopies. 

Loft furniture designs tin assistance maximize vertical abstraction successful tiny chamber ideas for boys, creating retention and play areas beneath the furniture frame. With immoderate cautious carpentry, see turning theirs into a castle, pirate vessel oregon occurrence truck. 

18. Smart retention is simply a lifesaver

Boys country   decor with achromatic  walls, table  and unfastened  shelving portion   with colorful books and toys.

(Image credit: drawstring furniture)

‘Keeping your child’s chamber orderly and clutter-free tin beryllium a challenge, but simply installing the close retention tin assistance to resoluteness this,’ says Peter Erlandssom, co-owner and manager of String. 

‘As adults, we would people acceptable shelving astatine our ain height, but installing it truthful that your kid tin easy scope items from it is overmuch much effective.’ 

As with colour choice, beryllium definite to deliberation astir however your kid volition turn successful the space. Modular systems similar this shelving portion are 1 of the astir versatile chamber ideas for boys, arsenic they tin beryllium altered arsenic your kid grows and their retention needs change. 

19. Select bluish for its timeless quality

An illustration  of chamber  ideas for boys with a achromatic  wall, bluish  painted accents and a seat  shaped similar  a shot   mit.

(Image credit: Carrier and Company/Tim Lenz)

While we’re each for chucking sex stereotypes retired the window, blue’s beneficial qualities marque it a colour inactive worthy considering successful chamber ideas for boys. Proven to unbend the senses, it tin beryllium some striking and calming erstwhile utilized successful a bedroom. 

‘Blue is specified a bully colour for a boy’s country due to the fact that it’s a colour that easy grows up with a child,’ says Mara Miller, co-principal of interior plan steadfast Carrier and Company. ‘A bold bluish has the quality to beryllium some playful and handsome, graphic and inactive serene.’

20. Create a focal constituent with a one-wall mural 

A nursery chamber  with partition  mural depicting chaotic  animals successful  a savannah and woody neutral furnishings  and accents.

(Image credit: Ventura)

Wondering however to weave your chosen taxable passim the room? A mural is simply a large spot to start. ‘Depending connected the space, partition murals are a clever mode of bringing the country to life,’ says Arlene McIntyre. ‘Capturing the child’s imaginativeness oregon celebrating his hobbies oregon passions, one-wall murals make a invited focal constituent to the space.’

In this country by Ventura, 1 partition is covered with a beauteous mural depicting chaotic animals successful a lush savannah. Intricate paintwork similar this whitethorn beryllium beyond your creator capabilities – if so, see hiring an creator oregon choosing a mural wallpaper arsenic connection wall decor for the bedroom instead. 

21. Make your decor educational

Bedroom ideas for boys featuring a blue, achromatic  and reddish  colour  strategy  with connection    representation  of the satellite   wall.

(Image credit: Future/Jody Stewart)

Theming a country isn’t conscionable a mode to marque chamber ideas for boys consciousness amusive – it’s besides a large excuse to sneak a small spot of learning into their day. Part of this child’s chamber has been wallpapered with a planetary map, a determination that not lone inspires a consciousness of escapade but besides teaches them a small spot of geography by absorption. 

Think astir their interests and usage the room's decor to thatch them much astir them – for example, overgarment the planets connected the ceiling, oregon capable a mural with antithetic dinosaurs and their species. 

22. Bunk beds tin beryllium highly stylish

Blue bunkbeds with drawers and stairs successful  a bluish  and achromatic  coastal-inspired strategy  illustrating chamber  ideas for boys.

(Image credit: Rebecca McAlpin/Megan Gorelick)

Whether it’s for twins, siblings oregon successful mentation for regular sleepovers, bunk beds are ever treble the fun. As playful a furnishings portion arsenic they are, there’s nary crushed wherefore they can’t beryllium blase capable to basal the trial of time. 

This modern chamber by Delaware-based plan steadfast Megan Gorelick Interiors features a plentifulness of slumber space, with retention cleverly incorporated into drawers beneath the little bunks. Wall lights and retention niches wrong each bunk promote nighttime speechmaking and neatness (we tin lone hope). 

23. Washable overgarment is simply a indispensable for young ones 

Children's drawings connected  the partition  illustrating wherefore  you should take  washable partition  finishes successful  boys chamber  ideas.

(Image credit: Future / Polly Wreford)

When it comes to choosing partition finishes for boys' country decor, it’s not conscionable colour you request to deliberation about. ‘Whatever you choose, I’d urge utilizing washable paint,’ says Smith. ‘Sticky fingerprints and crayon marks tin beryllium easy wiped oregon washed disconnected the wall, and the colour volition look conscionable arsenic bully arsenic erstwhile you archetypal painted it!’ 

24. Upgrade your finishes for teenage rooms 

A teenage boy's chamber  with reddish  and bluish  furnishings and artwork, with an aged leather armchair.

(Image credit: Future/Jody Stewart)

When designing for a teenage boy, galore of these rules (an adaptable colour scheme, storage, tons of personality) inactive use – but they each necessitate a somewhat much blase touch. 

This chamber inactive follows a taxable – this clip astir vintage cars – but upgrades it with a enactment of grown-up finishes and textures. Bright colours are swapped for darker shades, portion higher extremity textiles and rustic furnishings gives a mature, lived-in consciousness to the room. 

How bash you marque a boy’s country cozy? 

Neutrals, blues and greens are fashionable colors successful chamber ideas for boys but are often thought of arsenic excessively chill to beryllium cozy. This is not needfully the case, says Patrick O’Connell, marque ambassador astatine Farrow & Ball.  

‘We privation colors that bring tranquillity and calm and to cocoon america whilst we sleep, and blues and greens assistance america bash this. They are fundamentally calming colors, the colors of quality and the outdoors.’ 

For cozy chamber ideas, take warmer tones of bluish and greenish for the walls. While textiles mightiness not beryllium apical of a boy’s database for their imagination bedroom, bringing successful rugs, throws and cushions adhd tactility to a country – and they’re cleanable for gathering dens too. 

What colour should a teenage boy’s chamber partition be? 

Above each else, teenage boys volition privation their country to beryllium a reflection of their personality. ‘The decoration of children’s bedrooms is often the root of sizeable angst, with the age-old dilemma of whether to support to the established color-flow of the remainder of the location oregon to let the kid escaped rein,’ says Joa Studholme, colour curator astatine Farrow & Ball.

Choosing a neutral colour for the walls volition marque it easier to link the country to the remainder of the house. If opting for white chamber ideas for boys, let them to show their changing tastes done creation and furnishings instead. ‘Even if you take to support the walls reasonably neutral, immoderate other vigor tin beryllium added by coating the level oregon the ceiling successful a playful color,’ adds Studholme. 

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