Looking for teen boys’ room decorating ideas can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, we’ve gathered forty of the most fun and most incredible ways to decorate your teen’s room to serve as inspiration.
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40 Ways to Decorate a Teen Boy’s Room
Understanding your teenage son’s hobbies and interests will help you navigate the world of décor together. Incorporating elements of things he likes into his room can be easier than you think.
Additionally, playing with bold color combinations and patterns can add just the right amount of attitude to a room.
We love the simple and minimalist approach of this street-themed room. The beloved bike and skateboard effortlessly become decorative components of the room and complement the road signs on the shelf.
Opposite Shades of the Color Wheel
If you want an easy way to brighten up your teen’s room and give it a splash of vibrant color, choose two shades opposite of each other on the color wheel. Orange and blue make an incredible combination and instantly turn a dull, white space into a lively one.
Wall Mounted Shelves
Teenagers can accumulate quite a bit in their bedrooms, and mounted wall shelves offer a simple solution to saving space while also offering a great way to display their interests. We like the mint green shade of this ultra-casual shelf above the computer desk.
Accent walls can instantly transform your teen’s room and are also great if you’re compromising on paint color. This White room has a more modern vibe thanks to the deep forest green wall behind the bed.
Futons and sleeper couches are not only great to optimize the space in your teen boy’s room but also give the room a casual feel. There are several unique styles to choose from, and the fact that it doubles as a couch means having instant seating for friends.
Even if you only have one teenage boy, a modern bunk bed can work wonders for the room. Placing one across from a computer, TV, or game station means you can also use the bottom bunk as a couch.
Calm and Collected
This room keeps things simple: a clean workspace with plenty of shelving and a carefully chosen art piece above the bed. Neutral colors in the rest of the room make the art and guitar the central focus.
Flags of the World
If your teen is into geography or travel, flags provide a fantastic and easy way to decorate their room. This room matches the chosen flag colors to the stripes on the bedding.
Sometimes your teen’s favorite sport can provide the perfect inspiration for their room décor. This room plays up and coordinates the different ball colors and draws attention to trophy collections with a high shelf.
Any collectibles relating to your teen’s hobbies can become the theme of their room. We love how personalized this room looks by using a consistent race car theme and the giant name decal as part of the poster. For teens into gaming, a hobby-themed room can showcase their gaming collection and figurines.
Not into bold colors? This room takes monochrome hues to the next level by blending different patterns of black and white.
A Pop of Color
We love the moody vibes in this dark teen room, with just a touch of yellow accents. A neon color like this yellow creates the perfect contrast against dark walls.
Vintage décor is making a comeback, and we love how this room incorporates vintage pieces into modern décor. A few functional elements like the small bedside table and retro storage desk complete the feel of this room.
Shades of Blue
If your teen has a favorite color, create a fantastic contrast by mixing different shades of it. The varying shades of blue in this room produce a whimsical ambiance.
Your teenager’s room should not just reflect who they are but also serve as a comfortable place they can study in. This modern room combines office elements with personalized items to create a comfortable studying environment with plenty of light.
Woodsy themes are easy to work with, and using natural items from outdoors makes them feel more authentic. This room makes plants and pinecones into art by placing them strategically around the space.
Who says decorating has to be gaudy? This room takes on a modern boho look by making one wall the focus with mismatched frames.
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A mural of the sky and a bird in flight instantly turn this casual room into a work of art. A couple of blue throw pillows and a matching dresser complement the look.
We love the dim lighting and dark plum in this room, which complement the vinyl records on the wall—no need for cheesy music posters like in the old days.
Loft beds are super fun and also aesthetically pleasing. This loft room makes the most of limited space by combining the loft beds and shelves on the same wall.
Earth tones and neutral colors can look very inviting with the right pieces. This room has just enough essential elements with a comfy retro chair in all earthy colors.
Colorful and Contemporary
This room uses slender and low-to-the-ground pieces, like a narrow settee against bold paint for a sleek design. Colorful throw pillows and a bi-color wall complete the modern feel.
Show off your teen’s artistic side with an easel and paint in the corner of the room. Turn their walls into a brilliant gallery to display their best work.
Swanky Blue and Green
Cool colors like blue and green go well together, especially when combined with grey. This room gives off an air of relaxation by pairing blue furniture with blue and green accents.
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This attic room is anything but rustic with its contemporary pieces and solid colors. The low components work with the slanted ceilings, and the lighter colors brighten up the space to make it appear bigger.
If your teen has a beautiful garden outside their window or a pleasant balcony offering views of the city, use that to your advantage. This room makes the window and balcony the focus while keeping the rest of the room open and low-key.
Tiny But Trendy
Turn your teen’s small bedroom into a trendy modern space by choosing a low platform bed and a small desk and chair combo like in this room. Small picture frames and low-hanging lamps add depth to the room.
Narrow Bed, No Problem
You don’t need a big fancy bed to make your teen boy’s room look cool. Add depth and character by scooting their narrow bed against a window or decorative desk, then adding a ton of throw pillows.
Add Storage Cabinets
This room looks cozy and clean, with a practical wall dedicated to storage and organizing. A computer or writing desk fits snugly between the extensive wardrobe and matching shelves.
Sleek and Stylish
This room uses comfortable pieces like a padded headboard for an extra stylish look. The mounted TV and built-in desk add to the sleek appearance.
The large mounted pegboard completes this room’s desk area. Not only does it provide a functional item for your teen to stay organized and keep track of events, but it makes an excellent decorative piece.
Large cushions and extra thick, slouchy chairs make this room look ultra-comfy. College-inspired low tables and furniture add to the loungey feel.
Dapper Red Room
Fire engine red is a popular color among toddlers, but teenagers can fall in love with this hue again too. It makes for a very bold paint color choice, like in this bedroom that uses it for the sofa bed too.
Single Beds at Opposite Ends
This look is a trendy alternative to bunk beds or having two beds side by side. The narrow matching beds sit across from each other and feature similar shelving at different angles just overhead.
False Ceiling and Spotlights
Create a bright and open ambiance in your teen’s room by placing stylish spotlights overhead and targeted areas on the wall. Not only does this light up dark rooms, but the placement of the lights looks fabulous.
Black Oversized Chalkboard
A black chalkboard will add a relaxed retro vibe to any bedroom, but it looks terrific next to your teen’s study area. This room pairs it with a bright orange desk chair for a more pronounced contrast.
Hanging Ceiling Lights and Mirrored Closets
Create the illusion of a larger room by using the reflection of large mirrors and the light of low-hanging ceiling lamps. This cozy brown room looks more prominent than it is, thanks to a mirrored closet door and modish lights.
Wooden Paneling With Shelves
A wedding panel behind beds looks effortlessly elegant. Add small shelves or bookcases across the top like in this room for a more sophisticated look.
Bold Vertical Stripes
This room with a slanted ceiling looks extra cozy thanks to the sunny color palette and vertical stripe patterns. Striped wallpaper is easy to find and a simple way to give your teen’s room an instant makeover.
Music has been the inspiration for teenage bedrooms through the ages. Spruce up your teen’s room by designating a corner of the room for instruments like a drum set or guitar and amps combo.
Things to Consider
Decorating your teen boy’s bedroom requires some creativity, and keeping in mind a few Dos and Don’ts:
- Do incorporate their hobbies. Placing your teen’s instruments, trophies, or art pieces in the room is a great way to personalize the space.
- Do include statement pieces and accent furniture. A colorful chair or retro table can transform the room.
- Don’t shy away from headboards. These serve more than just a functional purpose and can even be used to fill up a wall elegantly.
- Do think about paint colors. You can compromise on paint palettes if it’s important to you, or you can opt for a vibrant accent wall that best suits your teen’s taste and style.
- Don’t underestimate bold patterns. Mixing patterns in a room will make it feel modern and chic. Play with different rugs and bedding or even wallpaper patterns.
- Do make studying inviting. Your teen will need a room that is both a place to unwind and also study. Focusing on their study area with unique pieces like a pegboard or chalkboard can make it look more appealing.
- Do work with your available space. Reflective objects, natural light, and low furniture can make a small room appear larger. Meanwhile, larger rooms need strategic storage spaces such as modern wardrobes to avoid cluttering the space.
What’s Your Favorite Teen Boys’ Room Decorating Idea?
So there you have it — our favorite teen boy’s room decorating ideas. Now that you’re feeling inspired, you can decide what type of room suits your teen best. Are they more into vintage looks or a modern ambiance?
Whether you’re planning to reinvent your teen boy’s room entirely or simply want to add a few decorative touches, these tips should help get you started on your decorating journey.