27 Boy bedroom ideas that are beautiful, stylish and cool

Lotte Brouwer
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These 27 boy bedroom ideas are sure to inspire a mini makeover.

We've sifted through our Livingetc archives and gorgeous design projects and pulled out our favourite boy bedroom ideas. Some are obviously boyish whilst others have a more neutral look, but all of them are beautiful in their own way.

We would argue that boys bedrooms are more fun than decorating a girls bedroom (shh! Don't tell!). Don't believe us? Just a scroll through the 30 different boy bedroom ideas below and you'll find shark themes, dinosaur themes, jungle themes, shark themes and space themes, as well as graffiti walls, skateboard shelves, and secret dens. Whatever their hobby, favourite sport, favourite animal, or interest, you can incorporate them into the room decor.

Even the bedroom storage gets a cool twist – like the pail-inspired bucket storage that hangs from pegs on the walls, the Lego shaped storage boxes or the pegboard wall that's used to display favourite treasures.

We're also big fans of the wall murals, the bunk beds, the games tables, skateboard wall shelves, treehouse-inspired beds and the pop art framed prints by Roy Lichtenstein (who said kids can't appreciate art? It doesn't have to be the real deal, a framed poster of an artwork will still add a chic touch).

In a rented home? You'd be surprised to see that wall stickers are upping the ante, with many more designs out there than previous years, and many wall stickers we're seeing these days are actually pretty cool. You can find great animal wall stickers on Etsy for a whimsical, woodland type vibe. We also like the room below that's covered in stars and a moon. Then when they get bored, you can just peel them off again and put them in a box for the next baby or give them to a friend.

When it comes to decorating kids bedrooms you can throw out the rule book and have a little fun. Embrace colourful, whimsical and even silly touches, even if they couldn't be more different from the rest of your decorating scheme. Here are 30 boy bedroom ideas to inspire a cool bedroom makeover...

1. Treehouse

With the boy bedroom wallpaper acting as a tree top backdrop and the playhouse shape of the bed, this room creates a playful treehouse effect.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

See Also: Boy Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas

2. Into Space

The scheme picks up on all things solar and lunar, but without being too obviously themed. Bunk beds are always popular, and a great boy bedroom idea for those who don't want anything too obvious.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

3. In the jungle

The stylised palm-print wallpaper in this boys’ room looks almost abstract when it wraps all around a room.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

4. Preppy chic

Looking for a boy bedroom idea that's a little more elegant? This boys' room feels very chic and sophisticated, with a lovely grass-cloth wallpaper, smart, monogrammed bedding and framed prints rather than posters.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

5. On display

Shallow shelves are a great way of displaying childrens' books which become a gallery wall in their own right, while a peg board provides a handy place to store super hero outfits. Plus, they take up a minimal amount of space, leaving floor-space free to play. Hooray!

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

6. Boat bed

We love this boat-bed, resting on beams but the ropes create the illusion that it's suspended from the ceiling. A nautical textile creates a cosy canopy.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

7. Blank Canvas

The boys bedroom idea features a subtle dinosaur theme just through the bedding and soft toys, so it can easily be switched up.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

8. Fun and games

This boys bedroom had previously been two smaller rooms, but the stud wall was removed to make a large space to last from childhood to teenage years. The football table makes this a fun space to hang out in when friends come to play.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

9. Union Jack

Set an England theme with Union Jack roller blinds, and accessorise with a matching rug or bedding. The Union Jack theme has a decidedly Rock 'n' Roll feel to it.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

10. Secret den

One of these wardrobe doors opens into a 'secret room', creating a den-like space for one lucky boy. Perfect for playing with cars and trains, and keeping the mess out of the bedroom. [side note: for health and safety reasons we would suggest speaking to an architect about creating a window in the den, both for fresh air and as a fire escape]

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

11. Nautical

We love the powder blue and red colour combo in this nautical themed room. Designed by Katharine Pooley, everything has been thought out down to the last detail, including bed curtain, bedding and accent cushions.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

12. Pegboard wall

The pegboard wall is a key feature in this boys' bedroom, and was inspired by a shop design.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

13. Oversized lamp

This boys' room features a fun, over-sized Miffy lamp and a framed Lichtenstein print. Sometimes less is more, and this minimalist look feels modern and cool.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

14. Grafitti art

Looking for more teen inspired boy bedroom ideas? How about a football table, lego storage and graffiti art? The cool mural was bought in Holland. It’s a collaborative work by a group of Rotterdam graffiti artists.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

15. Reading corner

This cosy reclining chair near the window is perfect for curling up with a book.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

16. Bucket storage

This light-filled space in the basement is shared by two youngsters. We love the pail-inspired bucket toy storage for keeping play things tidy.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

17. Lego storage

The open shelving features Lego shaped storage boxes to keep clutter out of sight.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

18. Skateboard wall

Perfect if you're on the hunt for some edgier / cool boy bedroom ideas, these neon skateboards fixed to the wall add fun pops of wild colour to the otherwise bland room.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

19. Wall sticker

A batman wall sticker adds a bit of fun to this otherwise plain room. Doubling up two kids in one room freed up a separate playroom.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

20. Bedroom Graffiti

The graffiti art is the star of the show, but the wall of hidden storage is impressive, too.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

21. New York ladder

In this children’s room, a glossy black New York-feel fire-escape-style ladder ascends to a mezzanine level, with balusters outlined in a sharp red.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

22. To infinity and beyond

Excess wallpaper was used on the side of the children’s bunk bed to continue the stars and moon theme.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

23. Tropicana

The wallpaper is inspired by the Martinique design produced during the Forties and famously used at The Beverly Hills Hotel. It makes a refreshing change from the usual blue choice.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

24. Pattern pop

Spotted wallpaper, a striped rug and aircraft patterned bedding come together in this patterned boys' room. The boy’s room boasts a bespoke unit that opens up to become a desk.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

25. White washed

Here, white wood panelling takes on a Scandi feel, accented by the sleigh bed and painted floorboards.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

26. Stylish sleepovers

There was a 13-week shipping time for these Danish bunk beds to arrive, but the delay and hassle of getting them into the house was worth it as they’re perfect for sleepovers.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas

27. Eaves space

Tucked beneath the eaves at the top of this house, the youngster’s bedroom is a snug, well-ordered retreat.

boy bedroom ideas
boy bedroom ideas