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...
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.
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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.
3. In the jungle
The stylised palm-print wallpaper in this boys’ room looks almost abstract when it wraps all around a room.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
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.
12. Pegboard wall
The pegboard wall is a key feature in this boys' bedroom, and was inspired by a shop design.
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.
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.
15. Reading corner
This cosy reclining chair near the window is perfect for curling up with a book.
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.
17. Lego storage
The open shelving features Lego shaped storage boxes to keep clutter out of sight.
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.
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.
20. Bedroom Graffiti
The graffiti art is the star of the show, but the wall of hidden storage is impressive, too.
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.
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.
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.
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.
25. White washed
Here, white wood panelling takes on a Scandi feel, accented by the sleigh bed and painted floorboards.
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.
27. Eaves space
Tucked beneath the eaves at the top of this house, the youngster’s bedroom is a snug, well-ordered retreat.