Creating the perfect bedroom for a teen boy can be a challenge, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to help him create a space that reflects his personality and interests. Whether you’re working with a small budget or have some room to splurge, there are many ways to create a functional and stylish bedroom that will be the envy of all his friends. A couple years ago, my son and I decided it was time to upgrade his bedroom to a more mature space. We sat down and thought about what was important to him before we began. You can see the before in this post. Today, I’ll be sharing 8 tips for creating the ultimate teen boy’s bedroom, from incorporating his hobbies and interests to utilizing space-saving solutions and adding personal touches. Read on for inspiration and ideas for creating a bedroom that your teen boy will love just as my son does!
1. Choose A Color Scheme
Decide on a color scheme for the room and stick to it when selecting paint, bedding, and other decor. Neutral colors like grey and blue are popular choices for a teen boy’s bedroom, but feel free to incorporate pops of color as well. My son wanted moody tones like greys and blacks with a mix of leather and metal. We went with an industrial style with a touch of farmhouse for the overall look.
2. Add A Fun and Functional Rug
A rug can add warmth and personality to a teen boy’s room, and it can also serve a practical purpose. Consider choosing a rug with a bold pattern or color to add visual interest to the space, or opt for a more neutral rug that will complement the rest of the decor. A rug can also help define different areas of the room, such as a seating area or study space. Be sure to choose a durable and easy-to-clean rug that can withstand the wear and tear of a teenager’s lifestyle.
We added this fun rug from Boutique Rugs. It’s called the Dinganen Area Rug and it is an 8 x 10. Be sure to get a rug large enough to fit under the bed and still have room left for your teen to hang and relax on.
3. Add Personal Touches
Encourage your teen boy to add his own personal touches to the room, such as posters of his favorite bands or artwork he has created. This will help make the space feel like his own. In my son’s case, he loves movies and music so we created a fun and cozy corner that reflected what he loves. You can find his minimalistic movie posters HERE.
It’s also a cozy spot to read, get homework done, play his guitar, and just chill like we all know teens love to do.
4. Incorporate His Interests
Consider the hobbies and interests of your teen and find ways to incorporate them into the room design. For example, if he loves sports, display sports memorabilia or use sports-themed bedding. As you can see, my son loves collecting Funko Pops from all of his favorite movies, shows, and bands. We used this large shelf along with some risers to display them all.
This shelf also holds his record player and favorite records.
5. Add Some Fun LED Lighting
Both of my kids asked for LED lighting for their bedrooms for Christmas. At first, I was a little weary of how the lights would look, but they were super easy to hang and does’t hardly even show when they are not on. The lights come with a remote and change to your desired colors. They even have a music sync function which is super cool especially for my son who is always listening to music.
6. Make The Most Of Bunk Beds
Bunk beds can be a fun and functional addition to a teen boy’s room. They provide a cozy space for sleep and also serve as a hangout spot for friends. I found this bunkbed and loved the industrial look. It is a queen over queen, so it can easily sleep 4 boys for when his friends come over. It is also large enough to make his 5’2″ self feel comfortable on a regular basis.
7. Use Cozy Bedding
Teen boys need a good night sleep so having a cozy bed helps make them love their room even more. My absolute favorite bedding is from Beddy’s. You can see why I love Beddy’s, especially for bunkbeds, HERE. This Beddy’s bedding is called the Oliver Luxe Beddy’s and it has a black and white woven texture exterior with a black insert. He loves the soft minky material at the top of the inside and the fun pattern on the bottom part.
It zips right up when he’s ready to make his bed. So easy!! Perfect for teen boys who don’t really love to make their bed.
And just look how clean and neat it looks on his bunkbeds. Because it zips up, there isn’t any extra bedding hanging over to have to tuck in.
7. Create A Designated Study Area
Set up a desk in a quiet corner of the room with good lighting and a comfortable chair. Encourage your teen to use this area for homework and other academic tasks. You could also add a bulletin board or whiteboard for organization.
My son’s room has a little nook that was being wasted. We decided to make it his workspace by adding a floating desk, lamp, and comfy chair.
Creating the ultimate teen boy’s bedroom requires a combination of functionality, personalization, and style. Whether you’re working with a small budget or have some room to splurge, there are many creative and cost-effective ways to transform a basic bedroom into the ultimate teen boy retreat. With a little planning and inspiration, you can help your teen create a space that he will love and feel comfortable in for years to come.