• 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

    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.  

    Adventure bedroom

    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.

    Boys Bedroom

    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.

    neutral wall colors

    Source: Pottery Barn

    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.

     storage shelving

    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.

    storing toysSimple toy and book storage idea – source – Pinterest

    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. 

    Nautical Vinyl Wall

    Source – Amazon

    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.

    Boy bedroom ideas

    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. 

    How art can influence the atmosphere of a room | MyDubio

    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.

    Grey and white bedroom

    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 bedroom

    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

    boys bedroom

    Source: Pinterest

    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.

    BASEBALL QUOTE with Stitching Best Game in World by loladecor

    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 projects

    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 bedroom ideas

    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. 

    Going Coastal 

    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.

    19 Awesome Products To Make It Feel Like You Live At The Beach

    Source – Pinterest

    Sea shells, coral and starfish can all contribute to the sand and sea theme.

    Space 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.

    Constellation wall decal

    Source: etsy

    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.

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