Boys Bedroom Designs from toddlers to teenagers
Why is it so hard to bring color into a boys room? You all saw Lennon’s bright and cheerful big girl bedroom a few weeks ago, and now look at my son’s room! Sure it’s well appointed and beautiful, but it is a little bit boring, if I’m being completely honest! It’s no wonder he doesn’t spend any time in there.
As you know, I am sourcing all new furniture for my #portlandtoportland clients, and recently tackled their 13 year old son’s bedroom. Immediately I knew it was going to be hard to bring any color in, especially when he told me the only colors he wanted were black, grey and white for his room. He also loves sports, enjoys fishing, and is into math. Even though these are his hobbies, he didn’t want anything overly “themed” in his room, which makes sense as he’s a teenager!
I kept it simple with the color scheme, and kind of threw him a curve ball with this blue rug. Thankfully, he loved it! He has a lot of sports memorabilia and artwork he’s going to incorporate as well, but I incorporated his hobbies in the form of some very simple art work. Since they are moving here from Portland, Oregon, I wanted to put some very Maine photography on his walls. The two light fixtures in here are both very modern and industrial, making them just perfect for a brainy guy. What do you think about this teenage boy’s room?
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- “Big Daddy’s” Antique Nightstand, $594
- Ribbed Wool Rug, $799
- Bela Novelty Table Lamp, $190
- Decorative Wall-mount Lamp, $39.99
- Bowdoin Upholstered low-profile wingback bed, $416.46
- Mateo Rustic Desk in Salvaged Black, $699
- Upholstered Desk Chair, $149
- Industrial Wall Shelves, $199
- Fishing Hooks, $22 each
- Canoes Print, $56.22 (on major sale!!!)
- Vintage Canoe Paddles, $60
- Maine Fishing Boat Photo, $35
- I made the “hi” and the math prints. If you want them, send me an email! $12 for a digital file.
A Bedroom Makeover for Crawford
All of this research for Joseph’s room has inspired me to give Crawford’s room a bit of a makeover. This is what his room looks like now, but I’m going to add some color and see if we can make it more of an oasis for him! Stay tuned for the reveal in a couple of weeks!
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I have already started swapping out some of his artwork, adding the “bro”, “play all day” and “boys rule” prints. More to come!
- Black Metal + Walnut Bed Frame, $293
- Black + White Fox Bedding, $99
- Luna Kids Weighted Blanket, $44
- Gray Hourglass Rug, $172
- Dresser (similar), $329
- Toddler Desk (similar), $145
- Cube Organizer, $52.50
- “bro” print, $42
- “Play All Day” digital download, $4
- “Boys Rule” digital download, $13
- Dinosaur Alphabet digital download, $12
- Wood Frames, $16-27
- Gold Frames, $100