Our favorite part about designing bedrooms for kids is getting to know the children. We are excited to share some of our boys bedroom design ideas to inspire you!
We love having our clients’ kiddos involved in the design process. We work hard to figure out unique ways to weave elements of their personality into their bedrooms. One of the challenges about designing boys’ bedrooms is creating a space that can evolve with them as they grow up. They grow up quickly and constantly updating their bedrooms can be hard. But if you’re intentional about the design of their room, you can create a stylish bedroom that doesn’t go out of style. Follow along for some of our favorite boys’ bedrooms design ideas!
BOYS BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS #1: THINK IN SHADES OF GRAY AND BLUE FOR TEENS
Our Dumbarton project has four boys, and in order to honor the boys’ individual personalities, we love creating themed rooms. As the oldest of the four boys, R’s room is the most grown up. There’s a desk for homework and a proper leather recliner. A set of leather strap wall hooks from Wishing Flower Company hold his favorite books and magazines in a stylish way. The sleek floor lamp and metallic cocktail table complete his private reading space. It doesn’t get much cozier than this!
USE SHADES OF GRAY
The interior design for his bedroom plays on varying shades of gray. This two-toned wallcovering with specialty paint from Imago Dei transforms his room. Slate gray walls infuse a tranquil, moody feel while contrasting light gray elements create the illusion of more space. It’s easy to see what a difference high-quality paint makes!
When the design team saw this Crate and Barrel desk with a chocolate brown finish, they knew it was perfect for his room. The desk’s natural texture and rich finish pairs handsomely with the light gray desk chair from Zuo Modern. With a 60″ top, there’s ample room for him to do homework and the CB2 desk lamp provides plenty of lighting.
We love sourcing from CB2 for kids’ rooms. There’s a cool edginess to their designs that fit seamlessly in any style room and transition with them as they grow.
LAYER IN BLUE TONES
In our Braeswood Place project, we had the privilege of designing two boys’ bedrooms. For their eldest son, we leaned into layering shades of navy blue. To set the stage, we installed a two-toned custom mural wall. To carry the blue theme over, we paired Kravet’s Sapphire Louxor Chenille fabric with Kast’s Navy Windjammer for the top fabric. The Restoration Hardware desk adds sophistication and the perfect place for him to do his homework.
In his bathroom, we selected a coordinating navy tile for the entire vanity wall.
BOYS BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS #2: WHIMSICAL WALL ART FOR MAKE BELIEVE ADVENTURES
Back at the Dumbarton Residence, specialty paint from Imago Dei creates a fun wraparound design on the walls in T’s room. Our team worked with the paint crew to determine the line placement perfectly! A blue and green color palette creates a calm energizing atmosphere that speaks to the beauty of the outdoors.
A bold green Bungalow 5 nightstand makes it easy to keep things off the floor, giving him plenty of room to play. This blue mushroom table lamp from Schoolhouse Electric carries the deep navy of the bookshelf through the bedroom. We love how the domed shade and cylinder base soften the crisp lines in the room.
In his bedroom, the wraparound design on the wall is the room’s focal point. We selected patterned pillows from Zara Home for T’s bed to add joyful touch without taking attention away from the wall design. These pillows weave his personality into the room and make it feel unique to him!
BOYS BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS #3: SPORTS-INSPIRED DESIGN
Baseballs and basketballs abound in this sports-themed bedroom. We used specialty paints from Imago Dei, but found these awesome wall decals to punch up the design. Their massive scale transports you to an almost surreal stadium in his bedroom. The floating shelves from West Elm are made with reclaimed wood. They add provenance and history to the design.
Every kid needs a supportive desk chair to sit in while working on homework. This vibrant green desk chair from All Modern is adjustable, so Henry can sit in the perfect position when he’s at his desk. The chair easily tucks in and the brass hardware gives an almost vintage feel to the white Crate and Barrel desk.
There’s something magical that happens when two pieces that don’t match become the perfect pair. His desk and a floating nightstand from CB2 anchor the Monte Design bed to the wall. The two pieces have similar shapes and colors, complementing each other without feeling too alike. Matching finishes on the Schoolhouse Electric wall sconce and desk lamp bring cohesion and balance to the bedroom.
For our Braeswood Place’s youngest son, we integrated his love of soccer into his bedroom design. His favorite team colors were used throughout the bedroom and bath. We painted an accent wall blue and orange to anchor the Austin Bed with a white walnut finish from Duc Duc NYC. We flanked the bed with shelving from Restoration Hardware, so he could put his favorite soccer memorabilia.
The tile in his bathroom is hexagon shaped and rendered in a rust orange color.
BOYS BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS #4: OLD WORLD CHARM FOR THE TRAVELER
The interior design of this boy’s bedroom hearkens back to the early days of explorers traversing the seas looking for new worlds. Vintage world maps, natural wood elements, and industrial touches marry old world charm with a nautical ambiance. There’s an organic, collected feel to the room.
When you enter, your eye is instantly drawn to the map wall mural that covers two of the room’s walls. We found this temporary wallcovering from an artisan maker, Sweet Pea Wall Design. This self-adhesive wall mural is great for growing tastes. In the corner, you’ll find a globe mobile from the Museum Company that seamlessly blends in with its surroundings, creating an illusion of space.
A Mango wood nightstand from Urban Outfitters layers in contrasting natural texture. The juxtaposition of the rough finish with the sleek white bedframe makes a modern statement. At the end of the bed, we selected a special green trunk from PB Teen. We love that it gives him additional storage, extra seating, and functions as a table.
The lamp next to his bed is from Shades of Light in Richmond, Virginia. It’s encased in a wire cylinder with a mechanical pulley that he can raise or lower to direct the light wherever he needs it.
BOYS BEDROOM DESIGN IDEAS #5: ADD MILLWORK FOR STORAGE
In our Hedwig Village renovation, we designed intricate millwork for the bunk room. On the left, we added a built-in desk and shelves for the boys to do homework and store books and toys. On the right, we added a sitting nook with pull-out drawers underneath. With plenty of storage and a playful blue hue, the bunk room is the perfect place for sleepovers and fun!
For the eldest boy in our Colonial Drive project, we collaborated to create a custom built-in closet. This wall of millwork provides plenty of space for his clothes, shoes, and personal items. All easily hidden with beautiful millwork!
We love designing intentional spaces for kiddos! Want to see more? Check out our post on designing functional and chic kids’ spaces here.