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Vintage and Industrial Teen Boy Bedroom Inspiration

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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.


{via+Pottery+Barn+Teen} Cork board on bed panel


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.


Industrial Teen Bedroom Makeover | Leon's Furniture// We opted to line the focal wall with a faux brick panel and added an industrial pipe across the top to hold the hanging cage lights and art work.|Home Decor| Teen Boy Bedroom| Bedroom Makeover



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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.



Teen Boy's Room - lower wall is Annie Sloan Old White, top of wall is Martha Stewart Seal, lights are Restoration Hardware with the cord running behind the curtain panel, wire basket on nightstand to store sports equipment, brown leather upholstered head & foot board, bamboo blinds, curtains made from drop cloths, wire pipe painted black for curtain rod #Teenboybedrooms



Old ladder repurposed as a bookshelf and old bike wheels as decoration.


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.


Boys Room Decorating Ideas & Harrison Hampton Bedroom | PBteen


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!


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I like this.. perfect for a 13 year old and not too little boyish for a soon to be highschooler. :)



Teen Boy Mariner Madras Quilt



Modern Teen Bedding Boys Comforter Set

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!

i would use different teams but cute for man cave or boys room


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:

STORÅ Loft bed frame IKEA You can use the space under the bed for storage, a work space or seating.


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.


Teen Boy Bedroom Makeover {before and after} | Jeanne Oliver


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.


RaDecal "CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON" | Video Game Gaming Vinyl Decal Wall Sticker Mural - Kids Children Boys Teenager Teens Bedroom, Man Cave Room Art Ideas Canvas Home Decor (PC, XBOX, PLAYSTATION Game Controllers)

“CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON” | Video Game Gaming Vinyl Decal Wall Sticker Mural – Kids Children Boys Teenager Teens Bedroom

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.

Self-adhesive Wallpaper Large Wall Mural Series


My son is Star Wars crazy, (and very strong willed!) so this is the decal that we chose for his room.

RoomMates RMK3077SCS Star Wars Classic The Force is Strong P&S Wall Decals, 35.25" x 10"


Of course you can use any kind of wall art that reflects your child’s hobbies and interests.

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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!



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  • Reply Mani

    Thanks for sharing the post very helpful and contains a lot of unique and different ideas.

    May 17, 2018 at 7:25 am
    • Reply Amber Lyon Ferguson

      You are welcome! Thanks for visiting and stop back by anytime!

      May 22, 2018 at 9:12 pm

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