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40 Best Boys Bedroom Ideas in 2022

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By Hadley Mendelsohn and Kelly Allen

Studio Life/Style

Some kids have endless thoughts about how they want their bedroom to be designed. Others may not care as much. Whatever side your son falls on, it's best to come up with a color scheme and style you both feel good about it. And no, it doesn't have to be all shades of blue and fire trucks. To get the inspiration flowing, we're spotlighting our favorite boy's rooms. From calming and neutral to over-the-top and bold, these ideas will satisfy everyone in your house—and we bet your daughter will love these decorating ideas, too.

Frank Frances

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Incorporate Pattern

In the bedroom of Cortney and Robert Novogratz's younger son, the design duo added crane linens—from the Novogratz by Utica collection for WestPoint Home—that were inspired by old wallpaper discovered in their West Village home during demolition. A bright blue locker nightstand and personal decor add playfulness.

Read McKendree

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Start Small

While a bed that's low to the ground might not grow with your child, it can certainly make for an easy big kid bed transition. Here, the bed in designer Chauncy Boothby’s son’s room has been passed down through her husband’s family for four generations. She paired the classic brown furniture with fun nautical wallpaper, perfect for a growing child.

Nicole Morrison

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Create a Built-In Bed

For a small kid's room with a bump-out that couldn't be altered, designer Kelly Finley incorporated a custom bed with a desk on one side and built-in storage so that the child could still have space in the room to play.

Jared Kuzia Photography

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Go Rustic

Create a cohesive look in a room that has exposed beams with matching beds and ladders. In a Massachusetts home, designer Amanda Greaves and architect John Mitchell Fuller used leftover barn pieces and added red, white, and blue accents for Americana vibes.

Manu Rodríguez

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Think About Playtime

Kids often spend time playing in their rooms, so make sure it's well-suited for those activities. In the boys' room of a New York City apartment, designer Raymond Boozer embraced soft surfaces, like a fluffy IKEA rug, and rich colors to optimize the room for playtime.

Laurey Glenn

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Shop for Antiques

Invest in pre-loved items that will grow with your child as they age and can be passed on through generations. In the son's room of Country Living editor-in-chief Rachel Hardage Barrett's Alabama house, vintage wall decor, and side tables make the room feel lived-in. Vintage thermoses and flashlights add an element of collector's fun.

Eric Piasecki

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Make It Double as a Guest Room

To ensure a family's two sons had a big open area to play and a place for their friends to spend the night, designer Andrew Howard arranged a pair of bunk beds in the corner of the room. Built-in storage further saves space in the bedroom.


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Look to the Sky

Create a light, airy space by taking inspiration from the sky. Here, designer Lucy Harris chose Bubble wallcovering by Chasing Paper and a ceiling of Benjamin Moore Blue Jean to make the white bunks feel as though they're floating.

Julia Lynn

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Emphasize a Sport

If you have everything but the wall decor figured out, take inspiration from this tennis racket display in a South Carolina home by designer Alaina Michelle Ralph. Get creative when applying it to other sports, like featuring an open shelf lined with baseballs.


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Build a Slide

It simply doesn't get any cooler than this bedroom designed by California-based firm Studio Life/Style. With a half-stair and half/slide hybrid, a lofted hangout zone, and a full-sized bed that still leaves room for a sitting area, you may as well stop clicking through and just send this to your contractor (just kidding, there's more of this goodness to come).

Heidi Caillier

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Let Them Choose the Color Scheme

If they have a favorite color, choose fun accent pieces that let it shine. In this bedroom designed by Heidi Callier, the blush pink curtains lighten the mood and allow for a sectioned-off "play zone" under the top bunks. The warm browns and woods create a warm foundation.

Gieves Anderson

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Incorporate Family Memories

New York designer Alexa Hampton brought in grown-up furniture and a custom Dean Barger mural inspired by a family trip to Rome when her now 12-year-old twins grew out of their bunk beds. Since sharing a room "can be kind of a drag, looking out of a fake window onto an Italian square," is some consolation, Hampton says.

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Strike a Balance

Arent & Pyke opted for modern, sculptural pieces that strike that very careful balance between playful and grownup. From the striped table lamp to the wooden stool, graphic rug, linen bedding, and eye-catching rug, everything feels both youthful and timeless.

John Merkl

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Hang a Chair

This little refuge designed by Elizabeth Roberts is both calming and cheerful, thanks to the soft, pleasant colors, which are pretty unique and unexpected in a kid's room, while the playful motifs, shapely daybed, and hanging chair set a fun, kid-friendly tone.

Chango & Co.

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Choose a Cool Bed

To soften the punchy stripes and colors of this bedroom, designer Susana Simonpietri of Chango & Co. hung a leather headboard. It will continue to work well with other design schemes as the seven-year-old boy grows up. "It's important to keep the child's current age in mind, as well as the years ahead of him," she says.


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Put Up Passions

In the Hawaiian Kona-coast bedroom of a 13-year-old, surfboards pay homage to his happy place. San Francisco-based designer Nicole Hollis made it a place where he can hang out with friends, something that was important to him. "No matter the age, we always ask our clients how they live," she says.

Tamsin Johnson

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Mix Pattern

Here's another great example of mixing sophisticated designs with whimsical pieces. The burnt orange Kelly Wearstler-upholstered headboard contrasts perfectly with the circus-print wallpaper.

Genevieve Garruppo

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Use a Versatile Paint Color

Think outside of the box when choosing a paint color, but make sure it has versatility. "Less conventional than your typical navy, this striking green plays well with blue, red, gray, black, and even wood tones, making it the perfect accent color for a bedroom that can easily grow with its inhabitant," says designer Emily C. Butler.

Studio McGee

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Turn It Into a Bunk Room

Why only have one bunkbed duo when you can create a bunk room optimized for slumber parties? When you have the space for it, the more, the merrier. Rather than just putting two queen beds in the guest room, Studio McGee added twin bunks crossing overhead to maximize sleep space.

Reed Davis

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Create Privacy

Create a cozy reading nook with a library wall, built-in daybed, and curtains for privacy. This one is sure to raise a book, and the curtains make it feel like a little nest and add a nice sense of privacy, which is perfect in a room siblings share.

Studio DB

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Put It on a Platform

A platform bed with drawers is a genius way to add extra storage for all of your kiddos' toys or clothing if you're lacking in closet space. This one designed by Studio DB doesn't feel overly childish, either, so it can age gracefully throughout the years.

Dacian Groza

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Be Age Appropriate

When designing a bedroom for a precocious teenager, choose a few pieces to have fun with, but make sure each item speaks to the rest of the home's style for a cohesive whole. And, this way, it can function as a guest room when he moves out (you don't have to break that news just yet). This space designed by Heather Hilliard is a great blueprint.

Robson Rak

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Let Them Get Involved

Rather than looking at the decorating process as a stressful thing, see it as an opportunity to bond and encourage them to get involved. This way, their personality and passions can really shine through. This room by Robson Rak isn't too fussy or over-the-top and can easily be reworked as the child develops new interests or tastes—plus, it still fits in with the rest of the home. But the side table/oversized stacked Legos are kid-centric and fun.

Jessica Anitola

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Repurpose Old Items

Spending a fortune on custom kids' furniture and decor isn't always the wisest investment. You'll cut your costs a ton by repurposing as many items as you can in a kid-friendly way. In this bedroom, for example, interior designer Starrett Zenko Ringbom stacked antique trunks for both extra surface and storage space. The fresh coat of deep turquoise and a large map enliven the walls while a vintage rug plays on that eclectic aesthetic.

Sara Tramp

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Channel Their Happy Place

Designed by Emily Henderson, this kid's nature-inspired bedroom doubles as a playroom, the climbing wall being the obvious highlight. The neutral tones ensure a more stylish aesthetic and the strategically-placed floor cushions lighten things up. There's also a canopy over the bed evocative of a tent, so the room really feels like a camping experience.

Luke White

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Go Monochrome

In this boy's bedroom designed by Barry Dixon, the various prints bring intrigue to the calming blue tones used throughout. The canopies above the twin beds were inspired by his love of camping, infusing the decor with more meaning.

Courtesy of Tessa Neustadt

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Add Sconces

Forgo a table lamp for sconces that he can easily use to read books in bed. And if he prefers a neutral color palette, liven it up with a patterned headboard, bedding, and throw pillows.

See more at Amber Interiors.

Arent & Pyke

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Choose Smart Storage

This bedroom designed by Arent & Pyke takes advantage of every storage opportunity, from the platform bed with built-in drawers to a colorful wall cubby, to store all his favorite toys. The little sitting nook at the end of the bed gives the occupant a place to hang out other than the bed without adding a bulky sitting area in the small room.

Courtesy of David Tsay for Emily Henderson Designs

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Stencil Your Walls

Use stenciled wallpaper (or even test your skills and paint them yourself) for a whimsical wallcovering. This room's animal theme makes it feel like a circus.

See more at Emily Henderson.

Courtesy of Erin Gates Design

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Go Blue

If blue is his favorite color, you're in luck. It adds fun color to the room, but isn't too bold or crazy.

See more at Erin Gates Design.

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Kristin Hohenadel

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Kristin Hohenadel is an interior design expert who has covered architecture, interiors, and decor trends for publications including the New York Times, Interior Design, Lonny, and the American and international editions of Elle Decor. She resides in Paris, France, and has traveled to over 30 countries, giving her a global perspective on home design.

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Updated on 02/25/22

Design by Curated Nest Interiors / Photo by Erin Coren

Childhood bedrooms are sacred spaces that help little ones discover the joys of having a room of their own, and provide them with a place to create indelible memories that last a lifetime. A boy's room should look like the boy who lives in it, designed to accommodate his changing passions and tailored to accommodate his personality and needs.

Perhaps that means sticking to tried and true shades of blue, opting for modern neutrals, creating a playful and contemporary space full of stimulating colors or graphic black-and-white elements, or adding vintage furniture and decor to give the room a timeless appeal. Use decor to help create a cozy, magical space that makes him feel secure and allows him room to change and grow.

Check out these joyful and stylish boys' rooms that will help inspire you to create a unique space that feels right for you and the little man in your life.

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 nine0003

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. nine0003

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. nine0003

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. nine0003

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. nine0003

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. nine0003

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. nine0003

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. nine0003

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. nine0003

Design: Dasha and Dima Tretyakov

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Transitional age is a special stage in the life of children and their parents. It is during these years that the child is formed as a real person with his principles, dreams, knowledge. It is possible to create a comfortable room design for a teenage boy if you follow some simple rules. It is necessary to take into account the independence, desires, interests and aesthetic preferences of the guy. It is worth remembering that his room will not only be an overnight stay, but also a cozy corner for solitude with oneself, study, creativity, and fun gatherings with friends. Our article will help you responsibly approach the choice of the desired design. nine0003

Design features

It is very important for parents to realize that adolescence is a kind of beginning of the path to adulthood, the formation of a child's personality. Therefore, the personal space of a young person must fully comply with his requirements and desires. There are different age periods, the features of which can help in the design of a beautiful and cozy room for a boy.

For example, at the age of 12-13, young men begin to show a special interest in something, find hobbies in the form of sports, board games, musical instruments. It is good if the room is decorated with elements that can inspire the child to develop their new talents. nine0003

The age of 14–15 can be called more emotional. It was at this time that the teenager finds idols, begins to get involved in the work of his favorite musical groups, hangs colorful posters of concerts over his bed, and also scatters things in a chaotic manner. Do not forbid your child to express himself in this way. You can choose such a style direction of the room, which will perfectly harmonize with the rebellious nature of its owner. For example, loft, pop art, ethnic and Mediterranean design. nine0003

At the age of 16-17, a teenager is already almost formed. He can independently draw up a plan for furnishing, decorating and decorating his room, and you can help him with turning ideas into reality. Most often, teenage boys of this tender age like such interior styles: modern, minimalism, hi-tech, loft, pop art, classic, kitsch.

Choosing an interior style

The right choice of style direction is the basis of a beautiful and comfortable room for a teenager. We will consider the most relevant and creative options for decorating a room in different styles. nine0003

Minimalist teen boy's room

This interior implies an abundance of free space, conciseness of details and the absence of bulky furniture. The play of colors (contrasts of white and black, gray and pink, beige and brown), original finishes (the use of brick, glass or wood), as well as stylish and simple decor are responsible for the aesthetic effect. For example, wall music records, black and white photographs, original lamps, colorful sofa cushions. Such a room would be ideal for an introverted boy, a creative rebel or a young intellectual. The room will be spacious enough for relaxation, inspiring reflection and study. nine0003

Loft-style teen boy's room

Attic motifs and rebellious notes in the design will appeal to active guys who do not like boring standards. Industrial elements, a combination of old and new furniture, original finishes, as well as cool colors perfectly characterize the loft style. A special highlight of a teenager's room can be a brick wall (or imitating wallpaper), a fireplace or aged mirrors. You can also zone the room into two separate zones (recreation area and study area) using creative metal / wooden shelving or multifunctional lighting (brighter and more subdued). nine0003

Mediterranean-style teen boy's room

The main distinguishing characteristics of this style are the sunny color scheme of the finish, unusual furniture upholstery, the use of natural decor and textiles, as well as an abundance of light. Such a room will become a real paradise for every teenager. It can be decorated using Italian or Greek motifs.

In the first case, you should take a closer look at the delicate neutral colors (white, beige, peach, light green) and decor in the form of colorful frescoes, mosaics, shells. In the second, you can create warm contrasts using two shades (for example, decorate all the walls in white, and leave one in blue or green), decorate the room with weightless curtains with a marine theme, wooden chests and laconic figures on the shelves. nine0003

Kitsch teen boy's room

This room design is perfect for guys who are not afraid to express themselves with bright clothes and unusual music. A kitsch-style room is an abundance of bright extravagant details, a combination of a variety of colors, exclusive finishing materials and flashy accessories.

Silver ceilings, golden wallpapers, mosaic tiles, original hanging chandeliers, posters and paintings perfectly characterize this trend. In such a room, a teenage boy will be able to realize all his wildest dreams, using incongruous colors, colorful accessories and an original approach. One of the most interesting decoration options is the design of one of the walls in the form of an art gallery. nine0003

Ethnic style teenage boy's room

It will become a cozy corner for young connoisseurs of different countries and traditions. It can be the luxury of the East, the conciseness of Japan, the brightness of Egypt or the mysticism of Africa. You can arrange a room in one of the ethnic directions, creating an atmosphere of a different culture in a small room, or you can combine several options at once. For this, stylized handmade details, comfortable furniture and neutral colors of finishes are suitable, which will become a full-fledged backdrop for such an unusual and original room. nine0003

How to choose furniture

A teenage boy's room should have basic and additional furniture. The main one includes a bed, a desktop, a wardrobe, a bookcase, an additional one - hanging shelves for decoration, room zoning elements, a sofa. Simple tips on arranging and choosing furniture will help you decide on the right option.

For a small room, it is best to use modular furniture, which will be decorated in one color scheme. The desk should be multifunctional (for lessons, computer work, creativity, reading) and roomy. Most often, a self-assembly table meets these criteria. Hanging shelves are a great alternative to bulky accessory racks. nine0003

If you decide to buy wooden furniture, be sure to look at its edges. They should be free of any roughness and cracks. A sliding wardrobe is suitable for storing things, in addition, it will fit into almost any style of interior.

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