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20 Cool Teenage Boy Bedroom Design Ideas Your Gen Z Kid Will Love

If you're anything like the average parent, it can feel like it's hard to get things "right" with your teen. Your suggestions are too uncool, your jeans are too baggy (Tight? Who knows what's in these days...). When it comes to home design, that same push-pull relationship probably holds true. Your teenage son is at the age where they want to exercise their personal taste in their bedroom—which is great if that involves inky blue walls and lots of leather, and less great if it involves shredded band tees hanging from the ceiling. Still, there's a happy medium out there, and we're here to help you find it. With these teenage boy bedroom design ideas, you'll be able to guide your Gen Z teammate towards an age-appropriate—and appropriately stylish—room design that will keep you both happy for years to come.


Incorporate Stylish Storage

Emily J Followill

As anyone who has ever tried to convince their son or daughter to finally clean their room knows, teenagers come with a lot of stuff. Ensure that everything has its place by incorporating stylish storage solutions into their bedroom. In this space designed by Melanie Millner, two roomy closets and a hidden loft space offer up plenty of room for hiding dirty clothes (and maybe some clean ones, too).


Paint on a Moody Hue

Nick Glimenakis

It's no secret that teenagers can be a bit moody, right? Play into that stereotype by coating the walls of your son's bedroom in a dramatic, personality-packed shade. In this Hampton's home, designer Emma Beryl choose a rich, inky blue to bring style and sophistication to the older son's bedroom. For a similar hue, try Old Navy by Benjamin Moore.


Nod to Their Hobbies

Douglas Friedman

Pay homage to your son's passions or interests by using their hobby as part of their decor. In this Hawaiian bedroom designed by NicoleHollis, a display of surfboards hint at the 13-year-old occupant's penchant for catching waves. If your child is more of a land dweller, you can mimic the same vibe with vintage baseball bats, lacrosse sticks, skateboards, and more.


Add Some Quirk

Valerie Wilcox

Personality is the name of the game when it comes to ensuring a teenager's room still feels fresh and youthful. To keep things lighthearted, work in a few quirky talking points into your teenage son's bedroom, like the paper mache stag heads seen here in a ski house bedroom designed by Sarah Richardson. They add just the right cheeky touch to an otherwise grown-up combination of a CB2 bed and RH Teen nightstands.


Make the Most of Every Inch

Christian Harder

A lot of life happens in the bedroom, especially for a teenager. No matter how big or small your home is, you'll want to make the most of the space your teen does have to themselves by relying on flexible furniture and smart layouts to put every inch to work. Case in point: This Hoboken townhouse, designed by Joan Engers, where a floating storage unit and dropdown desk maximize function.


Coat the "Fifth Wall"


If four colorful walls are too much of a commitment for your fair-weather teen, try coating just the ceiling instead. Designer Krystal Matthews did just that in her son's bedroom, choosing a rich forest green hue (Shade-Grown by Sherwin-Williams) for the planked ceiling and accenting the color with an All Modern bed in a similar shade.


Hang an Impactful Mural

Mali Azima

We can promise you this: No teenage boy can claim boredom in a room this cool. For an impactful (and often, inexpensive!) way to add that wow factor to your son's bedroom, look to a peel and stick mural. Designer Janie Molster inspired an adventurous spirit in this teenage boy's bedroom, thanks in large part to a Murals Your Way map mural and camp-inspired Pendleton blanket.


Leave Room for Chilling

Michael Robinson

Whether your teenager boasts their own dedicated bedroom or shares with siblings, room to "breathe" is extra important. When laying out your son's domain, make sure there's plenty of overflow space for friends and activities, like in the roomy shared bedroom seen here by designer Andrea Goldman.


Keep Things Minimal


Life as a teenager can be chaotic, so a bedroom that feels like a relaxing respite isn't such a bad idea. If your teenage son is always on the go, keep things minimal at home with a room decked out in a calming color scheme and just the necessities (think: a bed, nightstand, and dresser), like in this Los Angeles home designed by Cuff Studio.


Opt for Double-Duty Furniture

Studio DB

For a room that will carry your son from their early teenage years all the way through college, choose furniture that does double (or even triple) duty. Here, a sophisticated platform bed designed by Studio DB makes for a cool sleeping spot and a storage powerhouse, thanks to a surplus of drawers and shelves incorporated into the base.


Play With (Subtle) Pattern

Nick Glimenakis

Wallpaper is a playful addition to any kid's bedroom, but it doesn't always age as timelessly as we may want it to. Instead of choosing an of-the-moment niche pattern they might enjoy for a year, opt for a subtle wallpaper pattern that almost fades into the background. In this boy's bedroom by Emma Beryl, a dotted green print feels just youthful enough, especially when paired with funky skateboard art.


Add Funky Lighting

Katie Newburn

You've probably heard us say it before, but it's worth noting again: lighting is a great way to pack personality into a room. Take this space by Shavonda Gardner as an example. When designing for her teenage son, a budding artist, Gardner focused on incorporating work by Black creatives and eye-catching lighting—like a custom neon sign from Brite Lite New Neon—to bring creative energy into the zone.


Choose Casual Furniture

Sara Ligorria-Tramp

When have you ever seen a teenage boy look comfortable perched on a roll-arm sofa or formal armchair? Probably never, right? Cater to their slouchy style of relaxation by choosing furniture with casual shapes and plush textures, like in this hangout zone designed by Emily Henderson. They're already going to lounge all weekend long—you might as well ensure they're comfortable while doing it.


Delineate Separate "Zones"

John Gruen

Whether your teenager shares with a younger sibling or needs a dedicated homework area, setting up separate zones in their room will help them function in a more effective way in their space. Here, in this bedroom designed by Jess Cooney, a matching set of Dash & Albert rugs outline each boy's individual space for a shared room that (probably) won't cause any arguments.


Up the Cozy Factor

Nick Glimenakis

Just because most teenage boys aren't into cashmere throws and plush sherpa pillows doesn't mean they'll want their room to be devoid of that cozy factor. Sheer curtains—like the shibori design seen here in a room designed by Eneia White—can be a great way to add a tactile element to a teenage boy's space and make it feel just a bit more welcoming.


Lend a Rustic Edge

Eric Piasecki

For a masculine touch—and easy visual interest—look no further than wood detailing, like in this Montana teenager's room designed by Kylee Shintaffer. Reclaimed wood planks add a particularly nice rustic edge and feel natural in the bedroom of a teenage boy who likes the great outdoors.


Commission Custom Art

Andrew Howard

Encourage your teen to explore their interests and embrace their creative side by allowing them to choose an artist to commission for their space. In this Brooklyn bedroom, the pros behind the design firm Studio SFW worked with artist D.J. Schmidt to craft a mural that paid homage to the occupant's love of basketball—one of the balls even boasts the teen's name.


Incorporate Extra Seating

Emily Minton Redfield

If you're the parent of a teen, you probably have a rotating cast of characters that make an appearance in your home during any given week. Ensure your son's pals always have a place to perch—without investing in pricey permanent furniture—with help from a flexible pick like beanbags. Designer Elizabeth Georgantas took the concept of occasional seating one step further in the 2020 House Beautiful Whole Home, installing durable hooks where these Lujo Living beanbags could be stashed when not in use.


Make Room for Creativity


Whether your guy is a gamer, an artist, or just a study bug, you'll want to design a space that caters to their creativity and need for a dedicated "work" zone. Choose an expansive desk they can grow into—like the Crate and Barrel design seen here—then deck out the rest of the area with inspiring artwork and accessories that will get the creative juices flowing.


Add Personal Mementos


We promise: All sentimentality doesn't have to go out the window the second your child adds "teen" to their age denomination. Keep those sentimental items close by incorporating a grown-up storage display into your son's bedroom, like the open shelving seen in this room designed by Katie Lyndon. They probably won't care enough to fiddle with your styling too much while they're young and will appreciate the look back at their childhood as they grow into a full-fledged adult.

Top 70 Best Teen Boy Bedroom Ideas

Most of us remember the beauty and pain of our teenage years, and how crucial it was to have a corner of the world to call our own.

Male teens of today are certainly no exception, and thanks to a wealth of hip resources and up to date conveniences they can savor their personal havens more than ever.

With top interior designers honing in on the trends and interests of modern youth culture, the bedroom has taken on a whole new life of its own. Modish textiles, in-season colors, and even popular sports and entertainment themes have been taken into account when crafting the 21st century teen boy’s dream bedroom. With practical amenities to keep your teen as tidy and organized as possible (because let’s face it, teenage boys are cyclones in human form), you can rest easy knowing your sanity won’t be tested on account of style.

A safe and inviting space that welcomes the individual and his one-of-a-kind nuances is what the teen needs to mature into a healthy, happy adult. Fortunately, today’s leading editorial teams are answering to the call of the teenage boy, and producing some truly envy-inspiring creations that just may find you taking your cues from your son in the near future.

With that in mind, take a moment to explore these top 70 best teen boy bedroom ideas below. You’ll find numerous cool teenager styles and design ideas.

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Best Teen Boy Bedroom Ideas

For a budding gear-head, garage touches make great ideas in a teen boy’s bedroom. This utility cabinet looks as at home in the corner of this room as it would in the back of a mechanic’s shop. Road signs have always been a popular decoration as well, bringing extra color and whimsy to a simple space.

For the well-read teenage boy, incorporating books into their room’s design aesthetic can be a unique and original touch. The bed in this room is flanked on either side with stacks of books on floating shelves. Finish off the look with a reading lamp next to their bed to let them burn some midnight oil studying for finals.

Teenage boy bedrooms don’t have to be covered in posters and trophies. You can decorate a room nicely with simple colors and fixtures, like this wood desk in the corner. It makes a nice addition against the light background. Dark fabrics like this postage-style blanket offer some contrast when the chosen pallet might be a little too light.

Let your aspiring country singer relax in this space, decorated with western touches. The horse print and stag pillow bring a little nature inside the bedroom, while the rustic style nightstand is the perfect place to lay your favorite western books down. Plaid blankets add to the ranch feel, and the wooden crate under the bed is a great option for hiding some messy items

If you’ve got a future engineer on your hands, decorate their room with this style from across the tracks. If the railroad crossing sign doesn’t do enough for the decor, the sliding closet door is an awesome idea. It looks like it’s straight off the side of a box-car and it will keep their messy cargo at bay.

Large prints of favorite sports stadiums are a great touch for teenage boys’ bedrooms. This ‘Jays fan’s bed is flanked nicely on either side with pine furniture. The bench looks like it’s straight out of a dugout, but the pillows soften the look a bit. Pick bedding in your fan’s favorite team’s colors to tie the whole room in together.

Let your teenage rockstar’s personality show with shelving around their headboard like the one pictured here. Perfect for trophies and souvenirs, shelving units like this can be found at a home store like IKEA. 

If you can’t find a headboard and shelving unit that work together like this, you can always build the system from separate shelving units. Build a tufted headboard to fit inside, and you’ll achieve this look without a problem.

This floating desk is situated perfectly in the corner of this room, under an excellent source of natural light. It’s an awesome place for them to buckle down and get some work done. The desk’s design keeps legs off the floor, making it easier for a messy teenager to keep their room clean. 

This desk is also a great opportunity to DIY with your teenager. Built from simple materials, you can work together to build a functional desk that they can be proud of while teaching them some valuable skills

If your future Einstein needs some extra space to scratch out some equations, what better idea than a chalkboard wall? Walls like this can be created very easily with chalkboard paint, so just choose an accent wall and get rolling. This will give your mathematician the area he needs to get to the square root of it all.

The navigator in us all should appreciate this teenage boy bedroom idea. The sailboat prints on the wall are an awesome accent, flanking either side of the headboard. The sailor-strip pillow on the chair continues the nautical theme. Consider adding a ship’s wheel, compass, or nautical star to bolster the seafaring aesthetic.

If music plays a huge role in your teenager’s life, consider a theme like this for his bedroom. Wall hangings of their favorite band or the sheet music to their favorite song are both cool ways to decorate the walls. We particularly like the drum outline over the desk, giving them some inspiration to sit down and get creative.

This awesome boy bedroom idea is unique and functional. The suspended bed is a mix between a swing and a four-post bed, while the hinge brackets on the corners look great on solid pine 2x12s.

While this isn’t a difficult DIY, take extra time to find the ceiling joists to lag the chains into. Otherwise, this bed will go from suspended to platform in no time.

You don’t have to be a tennis fan to take some styling cues from this teenage boy’s bedroom. They’ve taken their color cues from a tennis ball, but you could incorporate any of your teenager’s favorite colors similarly. The open shelves are perfect for displaying trophies and other memorabilia, and hanging them askew is a great way to avoid misaligned shelves altogether.

Lacrosse has been growing in popularity for years. Between its high-intensity and fun nature, it’s no wonder why a teenage boy would want to incorporate the sport into his bedroom. 

If you’re going for this awesome look, hanging old lacrosse sticks on the wall is a great start. If you can’t find a print like the one above the headboard, consider making your own with action photos of your teenager running up the field and scoring.

A great way to help your teenager keep their room from looking like a warzone is to provide them with enough storage. This captain’s bed is an awesome way to get them to stow some of their gear. 

We also like the paneled wall. It’s an easy DIY project that can be accomplished on a budget. It will help bring texture to a simple room. Look for tongue-and-groove paneling at your favorite home improvement store. Work from the floor up, nailing to the studs as you go.

Give your teenager’s bedroom a locker room feel with this built-in bench and baseball mural. It’s the perfect space to kick back after the big game. If they need to get some work done, the desk at the foot of the bed is the ideal space to take notes, write a paper, or sign their next big contract.

Your teenager spends all year waiting to shred the fresh powder. Give them a slice of alpine bliss in their bedroom during the off-season. The awesome wayfinder sign above the bed is an easy DIY project that you can tackle together. Consider using their favorite runs’ names on your sign for a personal touch.

Best Teen Boy Bedroom FAQs

What should a teenager put in their room?

It’s important for a teenager to have a sense of identity, so their room should put their personality on display. Sports trophies, musical instruments, or the main features of their other favorite hobbies are a great way to dress up the room. If they have a favorite color, they might enjoy using it as an accent color.

Brian Cornwell founded Next Luxury in 2007 as a magazine for modern gentlemen.

Brian Cornwell founded Next Luxury in 2007 as a magazine for modern gentlemen.

Room for a teenager-boy: 72 bedroom interior ideas in a modern style

Arranging functional areas, organizing storage, selecting furniture.

Publication date: 07. 11.2019

Material prepared: Vera Rogatko

Men mature late (and some don't mature at all), so don't make the setting too serious for an eighth grader - keep it childish and playful. Read about other secrets of a successful children's room for a teenage boy in this post.

Design: Totaste Studio

How to plan space: placing functional areas

The window seat with the highest concentration of daylight is traditionally given to the desktop.

Idea for a note: extend the window sill to the depth of the desk or integrate the table into the window area so that the child always has enough space on it.

Design: Alexandra Hartke

Design: Fruktov Interiors

Design: Natalia Solo

In dimly lit areas of the room, we place a bed or a bedroom area for a teenage boy, a sports corner, a TV with a game console and other areas where the presence of active daylight is not of great importance, or vice versa, a little twilight is needed.

Design: Maria Vlasenko

Design: Julia Starikova

It is optimal if the desktop and the bed are not located close to each other, so that when falling asleep, the boy can quickly switch to rest, abstract from studies and lessons.

Design: Alisa Svistunova

Design: TS Design

Storage spaces are good to place close to the entrance so that cupboards and shelves can be brought to the space above the door. Plus, it will be convenient to put a laundry basket near the front door, and the mother will not have to go across the whole room to pick up the child’s clothes for washing.

Design: Tatiana Shaulyak

Place for a sports corner with dumbbells, Swedish wall, punching bag or basketball hoop is important to isolate as much as possible from other areas, “cut off” with a partition, highlight with color.

Deciding on the style

A 16-year-old boy will not need any hints here: even without adults, he will choose the style in which he wants to see his room, and the designer will help to adapt it to the general style of the house. At the same time, both children of this age and younger teenagers usually like styles:

  • modern, sporty chic;

Design: Denis Golub, Artem Shevchenko

  • loft, industrial;

  • Scandinavian.

The last one is the most practical: you can assemble a calm, nuanced base from decoration and furniture, which later will be harmoniously overgrown with a variety of child's things. And when the atmosphere gets boring, Scandinavian-style interiors are easy to change with new curtains, lamps, carpets and posters.

Design: Daria Alyaeva

It is better to avoid decorating ideas like “nautical style”, “space style”: rooms where the atmosphere is strictly subordinated to one narrow theme look beautiful only in interior magazines. In real life, they are doomed, they are unlikely to stand the test of daily operation and quickly lose their “cover” appearance. And you can add the atmosphere of the sea or space to the interior with the help of accents, locally.

Design: design studio of Olga Kondratova

Choosing a finish

Neutral range, wear resistance, strength - these are the three main criteria in the selection of finishing materials for the interior of a room for a teenage boy.

Design: Alexander Zavgorodny

Fine finish can be:

  • walls - washable paint, plaster, durable vinyl wallpaper, brick if the room is in a real loft;
  • floor good laminate or vinyl tile;
  • ceiling - paint or stretch fabric coating with a matte finish.

Design: Dark Ponds

Design: Svetlana Dikushina

Something exclusive and very expensive to pick up at this stage of a child's life is not worth it: the boy is growing, his tastes are changing rapidly, and the risk that a hand-drawn photo panel on the wall will one day be pasted over with a poster depicting a favorite rapper is too great.

Design: BIGO

We select furniture

For the sleeping area

A boy's adolescence is the time when it's time to buy an "adult" size bed (one and a half, as an option) with an orthopedic mattress, ideally with drawers for storage. If the room is very small, you can pick up a loft bed for it, and arrange a working place under the bed. Such a bed is also good because the child will feel secluded in it: children from 12-14 years old are especially sensitive to personal space.

Design: Evgeny Kashpurenko


When planning the storage system for clothes in a teenage boy's room, it is important that the closets have shallow shelves: they are convenient to store T-shirts, sweaters, jeans and other clothes in the Maria Kondo method, stacking them in horizontal rows, and not stacks, as usual. This will make it easier for the teenager to keep things in order.

Design: Azat Movlam

Place open shelves for textbooks, notebooks, magazines, stationery closer to the desktop and complement with closed cabinets and boxes for storing small items to avoid clutter.

Design: Marina Braginskaya

Design: AR-KA architectural studio


Standard size table or height adjustable model? If the height of the child has already crossed the mark of 1.5 m, you can buy a regular table, like in adults, and it is better to buy a chair of adjustable sizes.

For a recreation area

Friends will come to the teenager - you need to think over places for them too. A good solution is bean bags: sitting neatly with a straight back is definitely not about teenagers, but in such a chair it’s convenient to “fall apart” as you like. Plus, such models are mobile, you can buy several of them at once, and after the guests leave, hide them in a wardrobe or closet.

Design: Konstantin Kryukov

Design: Vladimir Korobov

It is desirable to complement the atmosphere with a small sofa-transformer, so that an overstayed classmate or a friend in the sports section can stay overnight.

About the decor

It should be just a little, because in the space of a teenager there is already a lot of visual load. It is optimal if the decor is of an applied nature. It can be:

  • a political map of the world or an atlas of the starry sky on the wall, a globe;


  • a collection of soccer balls, self-made models of vehicles and other items that reveal the child's hobbies;


  • awards and diplomas. Select a part of the wall or a rack for them, arrange diplomas in beautiful frames, medals and cups - hang and arrange them harmoniously.

It's great if the interior has a place for things with humor: wallpaper with an ironic pattern on one of the walls, a strange flower pot, an unusual lamp.

Design: Oleg Klodt

+3 tips for decorating a teenage boy's room

1. Do not be afraid of dark colors in the room, if the teenager insists on just such a palette. A dark interior is not necessarily gloomy, with the right combination of shades it will look stylish and unusual, and will help the boy to express himself.

Design: Guffo Interior Architecture


Design: Samar Mahmud

2. A cool design technique to decorate a fragment of the ceiling above the bed with interesting wallpaper and plaster. It's good when a child looks at something in front of him before going to bed.

3. If two teenagers will live in a room, it is important to equip for both of them with a separate private space for rest and sleep. But it is optimal to combine jobs, assigning each child to a certain zone.

Design: Dasha and Dima Tretyakov

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