Fads come and go, but there are a handful of fun and creative design ideas that will help you decorate a boys room that he will love for many years to come. It’s no secret that boys can be stubborn when it comes to well, pretty much everything. It can pose quite the challenge for parents. When it comes to deciding on a theme for your growing boy’s room, we encourage you to involve him right from the start. Whether he is into superheroes, cars, Legos or astronauts, there are many ways you can incorporate the things he loves, while still keeping the space functional and timeless. Even if he may want a dungeon of a room that he can sneak off too when his sibling is driving him crazy, we encourage you to create a bright and welcoming room, if possible. For those style conscious parents, it can be hard to envision a room that is both inspiring, functional, and true to his style.
From choosing the right color palette to picking furniture that will withstand the test of time and a theme that is a source of pride, there are numerous things you can do to create a sophisticated room for your boy.
Decide on a Theme
As any parent with a young boy in their household can attest to, it’s all about how cool the theme is when it comes to decorating their room. While fads come and go as boys grow into men, there are ways to steer these fads into something timeless. One such way to do this is by focusing on a theme that isn’t too overpowering, such as specific colors or perhaps a nautical theme, which you can easily turn into something more ‘grown up’ as time goes on. When integrating the theme, do your best to plan ahead and consider ways you can transform it into something well, less, superhero-like.
Pick a Neutral Color Palette
By using cool colors like blues, greys, and greens, you can set yourself up for a smooth transition once your teenage boy has flown the coop. While he may want a huge mural of Spiderman painted on the wall, that won’t exactly serve you five years down the road - and chances are he will soon move on to something ‘cooler’ than Spidey anyway. Instead, suggest painting the walls a neutral, welcoming color and add decals, picture frames, or other decor that can easily be replaced when the time comes.
Consider Storage Options
When it comes to designing a boy’s room, storage should be one of the first things on your mind. As boys grow into men, chances are they will have accumulated more paraphernalia than you even know what to do with. Enter: Storage. Not only is storage a highly functional addition to a young boys room, but it can also serve as a space-saver and nice focal piece. Consider investing in a bunk bed or loft bed for your boy’s room, as it will serve you both better than many other options down the road. Many bunk beds come with hidden storage options, and loft beds are a great way to save space and make room for other furniture pieces - such as a desk - down the road.
When it comes to decorating your boy’s room, you may need to get creative and think outside the box. Once you have an idea of what direction you are going to go, head on down to Furniture Nation and check our selection of children’s beds, desks, chests, and more.