Find inspiration for your boys' bedroom with these stylish ideas.
From out-of-this-world stars and planets to lush palm prints, walk on the wild side with fun and funky kids’ wallpapers – or create a cool feature wall with a floor-to-ceiling map wall. Bunk beds are ideal for sleepovers, keep things simple with white wood panelled walls, or for teen boy rooms we think a cool mural, locker-style storage, open brickwork, skateboard racks, neon light signs and a hanging boxing pillow wouldn’t go amiss. After all, when it comes to decorating kids bedrooms you can throw out the rule book and have a little fun. Embrace colourful, whimsical and even silly touches, even if they couldn’t be more different from the rest of your decorating scheme. How about a touch of animal magic or a wacky ceiling? Here are nine boy bedroom ideas to get you started.
The cool mural was bought in Holland. It’s a collaborative work by a group of Rotterdam graffiti artists.
Get the look: Head to the Affordable Art Fair for similar artwork. The bed is by The White Company. Find similar wall lights at Made.com. The cushion is by Scion at John Lewis.
The stylised palm-print wallpaper in this boys’ room looks almost abstract when it wraps all around a room.
Get the look: This is Manila wallpaper in Green/Ivory by Sanderson. The shark pendant is from Little Home range at John Lewis. Find the Silver Surfer poster on eBay. Olli Ella sells similar baskets.
Ample built-in storage also incorporates a wallpaper with character, which can easily be adapted as children grow up.
Get the look: The Nottambule owl wallpaper border is from Cole & Son’s Fornasetti II collection. Check out Rowen & Wren for a similar rocking sheep.
In this teen bedroom, a neon ‘follow your dreams’ sign glows against a graphic backdrop, while Star Wars themed pendant lights are a playful, cool touch.
Shallow shelves are a great way of displaying childrens' books, while a peg board provides a handy place to store super hero outfits.
This light-filled space in the basement is shared by two youngsters. We love the pail-inspired bucket storage.
Get the look: Find similar storage buckets at The Original Canvas Bucket Bag Company.
The open shelving features Lego shaped storage boxes to keep clutter out of sight.
The scheme picks up on all things solar and lunar, but without being too obviously themed.
Get the look: The Dandelion light is by Richard Hutten for Moooi. Try Aspace for a similar high-sleeper bed.
A surf-mad teenager’s bedroom in Point Dume with hand-painted murals designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
The pegboard wall is a key feature in this boys' bedroom, and was inspired by a shop design.
Get the look: Shelving unit, Midcentury Modern fair. Pegboards, Kreisdesign. Similar armchair, Swoon.
The neon skateboards fixed to the wall add fun pops of wild colour to the otherwise bland room.
Get the look: The skateboards are all from warehouseskateboards.com. For custom decks, go to Slam City Skates. Try Retrouvius for industrial-style table lights. The grey bed linen is from Restoration Hardware. For a similar striped rug, visit Ikea.
A batman wall sticker adds a bit of fun to this otherwise plain room. Doubling up two kids in one room freed up a separate playroom.
Get the look: The bunk bed is by Stompa.
The graffiti art is the star of the show, but the wall of hidden storage is impressive, too.
Get the look: Bespoke storage, Dan Clark Furniture. Graffiti art, Rob Irish (firstname.lastname@example.org). Bed, Loaf. Bedside cabinets, Mustard.
In this children’s room, a glossy black New York-feel fire-escape-style ladder ascends to a mezzanine level, with balusters outlined in a sharp red.
Get the look: The flooring is Marmoleum. The desk is by Blu Dot, shipped from America – Heal’s sells a selection of Blu Dot furniture. The stools came from Golborne Road market.
With the tree top backdrop and the playhouse shape of the bed, this room creates a playful treehouse effect.
Get the look: This is the Cole House trundle bed from Restoration Hardware. The fluffy pillows are from Room & Board and the smaller pillows are by Studio Four. The striped throw is by Archive NY, sourced through Studio Four. This is Bellewood Black Toile wallpaper from Rebel Walls. The Akari UF3-DL paper lantern is by Isamu Noguchi. Find similar vintage Moroccan rugs at Beldi Rugs. The Scandinavian Design Center sells similar wooden rocking horses.
Excess wallpaper was used on the side of the children’s bunk bed to continue the stars and moon theme.
Get the look: The bunk bed and bedding are by Ikea.
This bedroom had previously been two smaller rooms, but the stud wall was removed to make a large space to last from childhood to teenage years.
Get the look: The football table was bought in Italy – try Liberty Games for a similar design. The chandelier is vintage Hans-Agne Jakobsson. The wallpaper is by House of Hackney. The walls are painted in Ammonite and Hague Blue estate emulsions, both by Farrow & Ball.
The wallpaper is inspired by the Martinique design produced during the Forties and famously used at The Beverly Hills Hotel. It makes a refreshing change from the usual blue choice.
Get the look: This is La Havane wallpaper by Nobilis. The bunk bed and bedding are from Loaf. The throw is from Anthropologie.
Spotted wallpaper, a striped rug and aircraft patterned bedding come together in this patterned boys' room. The boy’s room boasts a bespoke unit that opens up to become a desk.
Get the look: Unit, Wood’n Design. Wallpaper, Pierre Frey. Anglepoise Type 1228 wall lights, Holloways of Ludlow. DSW chair, Eames for Vitra.
Here, white wood panelling takes on a Scandi feel, accented by the sleigh bed and painted floorboards.
Get the look: The bedstead is from The Swedish Room. The desk is by Nordic Style. This is the Titan pendant by Original BTC.
There was a 13-week shipping time for these Danish bunk beds to arrive, but the delay and hassle of getting them into the house was worth it as they’re perfect for sleepovers.
Get the look: This is the Wave 2 bunk bed by Mimondo. The Componibili storage unit is by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. For a similar wall colour, try Fired Earth’s Garden Folly emulsion.
This boys' room feels very chic and sophisticated, with a lovely grass-cloth wallpaper, smart, monogrammed bedding and framed prints rather than posters.
Get the look: The grass-cloth wallpaper is from Phillip Jeffries.
Set an England theme with Union Jack roller blinds, and accessorise with a matching rug or bedding.
Win some cool points with your teenager with a cool wall mural and a hanging boxing pillow.
Get the look: The specially commissioned wall art was created by graffiti artist David Nash.
This room has a super cool, urban feel, thanks to the huge up-and-over window, skateboard racks on the walls and a school locker style wardrobe.
Self-expression is allowed here. The cupboard was chosen because it looks like locker room furniture.
Get the look: The locker wardrobe is from Maisons du Monde.
Tucked beneath the eaves at the top of this house, the youngster’s bedroom is a snug, well-ordered retreat.
Get the look: Find a similar rattan bed at The French Bedroom Company. The colourful cushion was brought back from South Africa. The blind fabric and rug were sourced from The Cloth Shop on Portobello Road. This is the 1B chest of drawers by Unto This Last.