Decorating a Boy's Room

• 12 April 2010

For whatever reason, I find it particularly difficult to design a boy's bedroom. Do any of you feel the same way? That being said, if I ever happen upon a clipping of a boy's bedroom that I like (rare), I quickly throw it into my files for inspiration. Sometimes one just needs a place to start!

Here are some of my all-time favorites for "little boys" and "big boys" alike:

Serena and Lily is an excellent source for inspiration when it comes to boy bedrooms. Strangely, I usually don't love their girly rooms, but they rarely miss a beat when it comes to the little guys. Both of these are perfect for the 10+ age group.

Totally swooning over this recent feature over at Design*Sponge. What a brilliant idea to create a play area on the lower bunk! I know my son would love a "secret" place to play and I'd love the option to cover up the mess with the slide of a curtain:)

(photos reposted with permission by home owner and photographer)

A stupendous design for your "explorer". Highlights: the shade, the mobile, and the well-placed colorful accents.

Perfect for the Pez-lovin' boy...whether young or tween. I like the versatility of this room as it could easily transition from 4-year-old to 12-year-old with a few touches. Surprised at how much I like the combination of chocolate brown and red.

images 1, 2, 7 - Serena & Lily; images 3-5 - Lincoln Barbour Photography (Portland); images 6 - Better Homes & Gardens (May 2009)


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