50 Teenage Boys Room Ideas and Designs We Love

For a teenage boy, his bedroom is like a refuge. It’s a private space where he can go whenever he wants to be alone. And where he can pretty much do anything he wants. And some boys room ideas is all he needs to add his own touch to the interior décor.

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Shared attic bedroom with an overall simple, bright and modern interior décor

Since this space will serve as his bedroom, his office, and as a social area, a teenage boy room decor needs to be flexible and functional.

What Size Bed Should a 15-Year-Old Have?

When you’re looking for teenage boys room ideas, you might be left wondering what the right bed size is for this particular age.

It is common for teens to prefer a full mattress because it provides plenty of room to spread out yet doesn’t feel unduly spacious for a single person. Most teens can sleep peacefully on a twin mattress (even twin XL for taller teens) in a smaller bedroom. Full-sized mattresses aren’t needed by teenagers very often.

What Is the Average Size of a Child’s Bedroom?

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Small but cheerful teenage boy’s bedroom with bright orange accent details

On average, a child’s bedroom measures around 132 square feet. A minimum of seven by 10 feet is required for the construction of a bedroom. Any room smaller than this minimal bedroom size is deemed unfit for human habitation by the building code.

In terms of the room’s dimensions, it doesn’t really matter if it’s a master or a standard-sized bedroom. Ceilings in children’s bedrooms are typically nine feet high, much like in a master bedroom. 

The ceiling must be at least seven feet and six inches high in order for a bedroom to be in compliance with building codes. There are some similarities between doors and windows in master bedrooms and the rest of the house, but they tend to be smaller.

What Kind of Bed Should a 4-Year-Old Have?

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Minimalist bedroom with a black and grey décor and a space-saving pull-out bed

The age of your child will heavily influence the size of bed you purchase. As children grow older, their demands alter. For example, younger children spend more time playing, which means that floor space is frequently more vital than a luxuriously spacious bed to recline in. 

On the other hand, as older children spend more time lounging, a large bed may become increasingly critical.

For a four-year-old, a loft bed might be the perfect solution. Loft beds are multi-purpose pieces of furniture featuring a storage room beneath the bed’s platform. Additionally, they can incorporate a workstation, a play space, and even an additional bed. 

Washable Interior Paints for Boys Bedrooms

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Eclectic bedroom interior with bunk beds, contemporary furniture and blue accents throughout

It’s sometimes difficult to find inspiration for a teenage boys room design if you can’t even settle on paint color.

Teflon Surface Protector

The good news is that a few paint producers have licensed DuPont’s well-known Teflon technology for use as a liquid ingredient in their paints.

Can the same coating that keeps omelets from sticking to pans also keep shoe scuffs from becoming a permanent fixture on the walls of your son’s bedroom? The fluorosurfactants used in the paint were developed in 1994 and are connected to the well-known egg-repelling technique.

Teflon-infused paint performs admirably when lightly rubbed with a damp soapy cloth to remove scuffs, deep stains, and dirt. Teflon reduces the surface tension between the contaminating agent and the paint, hence limiting the contaminant’s diffusion and penetration of the substrate.

Higher Gloss Paint on Wainscot

It is not necessary to market it as children’s room paint or anything else special; any interior paint with a glossier finish will repel stains and scuffs nicely. Thus, eggshell is preferable to matte; satin is preferable to eggshell; semi-gloss is preferable to satin; and so forth. This was nanotechnology before the term was coined.

Glosses are generally considered to be the finest choice for bedrooms. However, if you’re dealing with a bedroom that’s likely to become a mess (like a teenage boys room), consider copying the elementary school idea and putting wainscot and painting it glossy.

Quality Mattes and Flats

Finding a flat gloss or sheen that is actually washable becomes more difficult. According to professional painters, higher-quality paints are far easier to clean in flat sheens and glosses compared to lower-end products. 

As a parent, most people that are looking for teenage boys room ideas to decorate are looking for paints that are easy to clean. As expected, professional-quality paints are more difficult to come by for do-it-yourselfers. It’s not as simple as visiting your neighborhood Home Depot.

Things To Consider For Boys Room Ideas

There are no rules when it comes to decorating a teenage boy’s bedroom. But there are a few things that should be taken into consideration. For example, the design and décor should focus on functionality while also being approved by your teenager so he won’t be embarrassed to show his room to guests when they come by.

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Football-inspired teenage boy’s room with a combo of vintage and modern details

This means that you should try to find, or come up with. clever and space-saving storage solutions, that are fun, and still considered cool, by your son. Depending on how clean or messy your child is, this will dictate whether you go with an open storage solution versus something that you can close in order to hide the mess which will inevitably accumulate.

Storage ideas

Furniture with built-in storage, or a lofted bed, can help save space in even the smallest of rooms. And if your teenager is sharing the room, this can be a great way to give both their own space with limited room to work with. You can also go the completely opposite direction and invest in minimalistic furniture that will leave the room feeling naturally spacious. Just make sure you stay away from anything that is too young looking to be enjoyed by your teenager, whose interests are probably changing.

Happy Colors

And this brings up the final thing to consider when designing a room for your teenage boy, the colors you use and his interests. Chances are, he is no longer happy with baby blue walls and a toy train décor theme. Consult with your teenager to find out what his interests are, and try to incorporate these into the bedroom. Because the teenage years are often tumultuous, try to add interests and colors in small touches which can be changed as your teenager grows. 

Theme decor

It could be useful to select a theme for the décor. It could be something related to movies or music or it can simply be a combination of all the favorite elements your teenage boy wants to incorporate in the décor. As for the chromatic palette, there are lots and lots of options. Most often, blue is a color that’s always present. The same goes for black or green accents but this is a detail that has to do with the personal preferences. If you want some suggestions, maybe it would help to take a look at these examples.

The Best Bedroom Designs Your Teenage Boy Will Love

1. Find Ways To Save Space

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A shared teenage boys’ room with bunk beds and colorful carpet

2. Have Plenty Of Storage Available

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Traditional bedroom retreat with red and blue accents and plenty of storage

3. Boys Room Ideas To Keep It Simple With Open Shelving

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Bright, contemporary bedroom with pale green walls and suspended shelf storage

4. Consider A Minimalist Approach

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Contemporary teenage boy’s bedroom featuring a bright color palette and minimalist furniture

5. Go For A Classy Color Scheme For Boy Room Ideas

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Sleek black and white bedroom with a mobile bed and an overall contemporary décor

6. Use Contrasting Textures

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Intimate teenage boy’s bedroom with a dark color palette and contrasting textures

7. Bunk Beds Can Be A Cool Addition

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Eclectic bedroom interior with bunk beds, contemporary furniture, and blue accents throughout

8. Create Cubby Hole Storage Boys Room Ideas

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Spacious black and white teenager’s bedroom featuring clever wall storage systems

9. Repurpose The Attic So They Can Have Their Own Space

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A teenager’s attic bedroom featuring grey and beige accents

10. Bright Colors Can Be Incorporated Into Boys Room Ideas Too!

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Small but cheerful teenage boy’s bedroom with bright orange accent details

11. Make It Modern

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Shared attic bedroom with an overall simple, bright and modern interior décor

12. Decorate With The Help Of Their Favorite Team

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A traditional boy’s bedroom with contrasting black and yellow décor details

13. Put In A Pull-Out Bed For Guests!

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Minimalist bedroom with a black and grey décor and a space-saving pull-out bed

14. Transform Their Room Into A Gym

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Contemporary teenage boy’s bedroom featuring a climbing wall and sports theme décor

15. Incorporate Calming Colors

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Very simple and tranquil bedroom interior with functional wall storage system

16. Mix Bold And Calming Colors

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Colorful boy’s bedroom with white, orange, and blue accents

17. Put Cabinets Above The Bed

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Functional and inviting bedroom with a clever space-saving interior design

18. Add Extra Shelving

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Very airy boy’s bedroom with lots of open shelves on all the walls

19. Use What Is Already Available As Storage

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Small boy’s bedroom with a contemporary design bunk bed and built-in storage

20. Construct A Sleeping Nook

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Space-efficient boy’s bedroom with sleeping nook and under-bed storage

21. Built In Desks Rock!

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Chic boy’s bedroom with bunk bed and built-in desk and reading nook

22. Instill A Vintage Vibe

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Football-inspired teenage boy’s room with a combo of vintage and modern details

23. Embrace Open Design

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Spacious open bedroom with wall storage and a minimalist décor

24. Design The Room Around Their Favorite Music

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A music-inspired boy’s bedroom featuring rustic and vintage décor details

25. Nautical Themes Are Cool At Any Age

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Nautical-inspired boy’s bedroom with red and blue accents and striped wallpaper

26. Easy Patriotic Theme

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A shared boys’ bedroom with a traditional interior design and a blue chromatic palette

27. Boys Bedroom Ideas with Fun, But Minimal Decor

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Very simple and airy boy’s bedroom with minimalist furniture and fun decorations

28. Don’t Crowd The Space

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A modern and spacious teenager’s bedroom with minimalist décor details and a simple color palette

29. History Can Be A Nice Neutral Theme

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A vintage boy’s bedroom with chic decorations and an overall cozy and inviting décor

30. Boys Room Ideas with Oversized Artwork

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Contemporary bedroom featuring oversized artwork and subtle accent colors

31. Avoid Overdecorating Small Rooms

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A small and simple boy’s bedroom featuring functional storage spaces and small bursts of color

32. Give The Room An Exclusive Feel

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A fun tree house-inspired boy’s bedroom with painted walls and wooden furniture

33. Eye Catching Patterns Can Be Used To Increase Drama

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A colorful and dynamic teenage boy’s room ideas with lots of storage spaces and eye-catching patterns

34. Consider Using Wallpaper To Accent

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A simple and modern boy’s bedroom with colorful wallpaper and a striped rug

35. Change The Vibe Of The Room With Appropriate Decorations

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A traditional boy’s bedroom with cozy interior and sports-related decorations

36. Accent Boy’s Room With Green

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Green teenage room with a lot of space

37. Select A Design That Fits Their Media System

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Media system for a teenage boys room

38. Try Unique Space Saving Solutions For Boys Room Ideas

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Shared teenage boys room with a green theme

39. Add Funk With A Futuristic Look

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The future boys room you should take in consideration

40. Let Them Look Towards The Future

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Kids room with airplane wallpaper

It could be useful to select a theme for the décor. It could be something related to movies or music or it can simply be a combination of all the favorite elements your teenage boy wants to incorporate in the décor. As for the chromatic palette, there are lots and lots of options. Most often, blue is a color that’s always present. The same goes for black or green accents but this is a detail that has to do with the personal preferences. If you want some suggestions, maybe it would help to take a look at these examples.

Picture sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and rest from pinterest.

41. Hang A Monogram Boys Room Ideas

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Simple teenage boy’s room with solid colors and monogram used as an accent from Project Nursery.

42. Copy Your Son’s Favorite Movie

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This awesome Star Wars themed boys room from Suburban Turmoil will leave your teenage boy feeling out of this world

43. Subtle Touches Go A Long Way

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Hometalk offers us this easy bike themed room which requires minimal effort for a mature look

 

44. Mix Up Patterns For A Mature Look

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Minimalist boys room, from The Boo and the Boy, with mixed patterns and minimal furniture

45. Repaint Old Furniture For A New Look

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Hunting themed boy’s room with repurposed vintage décor (photo credit: https://64.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m1xltyx6cZ1r4h5f7o1_500.jpg)

46. Paint A Chalkboard Wall Boys Room Ideas

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Astronomy themed boys’ room with chalkboard wall for writing and decoration from Casay Diseno

47. Skip The Fancy Furniture

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Minimalistic teenage boys room with the bed placed on a platform on the floor and extended rustic wood paneling

48. Turn Your Attic Into a Lounge with a Couch

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Trendy boy’s attic room from Design Trends, with a couch for listening to music, studying, or relaxing

49. Decorate With Humor

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Design Trends shares this funky teenage boy room with favorite comic strips enlarged and used as wallpaper above the bed

50. Street Signs Boys Room Ideas

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Street signs used as straightforward decoration in a teenage boy’s room 

Boys Room Ideas FAQ

How can I make my boys’ room more cozy?

A cozy room consists of a relaxing color theme, soft and fluffy bedding, rugs, soft lamp lighting, and a cozy nook. 

How do you organize a boy’s room?

You can save space in the room by using vertical organizers, opting for a smaller bed, hanging their clothes, having shoes and accessory bins, and labeling bins and containers. 

How do you make a boys room look good?

Transform your boys room with their favorite colors, movies and patterns. You can also make the space look good with organization, bunk beds and sleek furniture.

What should boys have in their bedroom?

Certain items you can put in a boys bedroom will depend on their age. The basics are a mattress, bed frame, bedding and dresser. Other items and furniture you can place include lamps, bookshelves, toy bins and decorations. 

How do you decorate a boy’s room on a budget?

An easy way to decorate your boy’s room on a budget is to thrift items, buy used, and repurpose old furniture. You can add many of the embellishments to a space you can craft by hand for cheaper than buying it brand new. 

How can I make my son’s room fun?

There are various options for making your son’s room more fun, from adding a bunk bed with a slide to adding a hammock. Some ideas include adding a clubhouse, swing, or ceiling decor like stars. Having a theme for the room is easy to make the room more fun.

Conclusion

No matter what your son’s interests may be, you’re bound to find elements he will want to incorporate into his room on this list! So the next time you both have a minute, sit down and discover what unique furniture, hobbies, and colors he would want to put into his ideal room. Together you’ll be able to create the teenage boy room of his dreams that he won’t be able to resist showing off to friends and family!