Hello dear readers! Today I will be sharing some inspiration for styling a teen boy’s bedroom. My son is now fourteen (kids seem to be growing up faster than ever!) and it’s time for another bedroom refresh. Last winter we started on his bedroom makeover but we never finished it completely and now he has already grown out of some of the decor in the room! I have been looking at some teen bedroom inspo so I decided to share some ideas here on the blog today.
I used a lot of pics from Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware for inspiration, and of course I let my son ultimately choose which style and color scheme he wanted. He loves to go junkin’ for vintage and industrial finds and he is a bit of a collector too, so he has plenty of cool accessories for a teen boy room. Here are some of my favorite teen boy rooms from Pinterest.
Right now he has a pretty cool bunk bed, but he has outgrown it so we are looking at different industrial style twin bed frames. He is also wanting a bigger desk. Teenagers need a place to do homework (and maybe to still build a Lego creation from time to time!) Today’s teen rooms need to be tech ready too with plenty of outlets for charging stations since most kids around that age have smartphones.
Even though the rest of our house is neutral, I don’t mind if he wants a bright or bold shade in his room. He previously chose a dark gray paint for his walls. It looks great in his room, especially with the dark woodwork. I am not sure if he wants to go with a new color, but we will probably need to repaint anyway since there are some scuffs and nail holes. If we had white trim I would have love to try Manchester Tan by Benjamin Moore. It is a great neutral and provides a “canvas” for all the cool accessories in the room below.
His bedspread is an old madras plaid quilt that belonged to my older son. It is still in great condition, and plaid is always a great choice for a teen boy’s room. I love this blue plaid bedding from Pottery Barn, and the blue planked walls are awesome too!
The colors in his bedspread are similar to the one pictured above. Because he only has the bedspread, I am considering some type of simple valance and matching throw pillows in neutral gray or greige to pull everything together. I also love the idea of using vintage sports pennants to make a valance. He already has several in his collection!
If you are wanting to do any type of makeover or room decor update, I have found that simply changing the curtains and pillows can completely provide a whole new look inexpensively. You can also update the windows with custom blinds from zebra blinds manufacturer.
Beds And Headboards
The bed is often the most expensive piece of furniture in the room and if you’re working on a tight budget, getting a new one might be out of the question. A couple of years ago my son fell in love with this loft bed a at Ikea:
The bed was $299 at Ikea, but my husband is a great DIYer, and he made a similar one for under $75. As I mentioned before, he has almost outgrown it but I think I am going to pass it on to my nephew. There are so many simple DIY industrial and farmhouse style teen headboards that are really inexpensive and easy to make too.
When you wan’t to update bedroom furniture, you can start by simply switching out the headboards instead. It will cost a fraction of the price of buying a whole new bed and frame, but it will make it look like it’s a completely different bed.
Jeanne Oliver shared an absolutely fabulous teen boy bedroom makeover on her blog! Before my son saw the loft bed, we had planned to use an industrial metal bed frame. I didn’t want to buy a new one, so I had been keeping my eye out while I was junkin’.
You can find old brass and metal beds for next to nothing at consignment shops or yard sales, then simply spray paint them with a hammered black or oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
Accessories and Wall Art
One really simple and easy idea for a teen boy’s room is to use wall decals as artwork. These decals will not damage the paint and are fast and easy to apply. The great thing about wall decals is that they’re easy to take down so you can change them whenever you like and keep the room looking fresh and updated as your child’s interests change through the teenage years.
I also love the idea of creating a brick or planked accent wall in a teen boy’s room. There are also wall decals and peel and stick wall paper murals that make it super easy to get the look without all the headache and expense. I think this faux black brick would look great on an accent wall behind a bed.
My son is Star Wars crazy, (and very strong willed!) so this is the decal that we chose for his room.
Of course you can use any kind of wall art that reflects your child’s hobbies and interests.
If you are looking to update your teen boy’s (or girl’s) bedroom, it really doesn’t have to be an expensive makeover. I am looking forward to his room makeover and I can’t wait to show you the reveal!
Thanks for stopping by today!