Teenage boy bedroom ideas

Cool teenage boy bedroom ideas to inspire a fresh new look

Is your boy growing out of his boy bedroom scheme? Is his boyish wallpaper feeling dated, the toy storage no longer needed, and maybe his desk area could use a more grown up look too? We've sifted through our archives and pulled out some of the coolest teenage boy bedroom ideas to inspire a revamp.

For an urban look, think graffiti-inspired murals or accessorising with sports gear or music memorabilia. Groupings of anything, from skateboards to medals, make a brilliant display. Likewise, framed film and concert posters, or even album covers – after all, vinyl is back in a big way. Strong colours, sharp shapes and hints of hero worship are all a part of making this look work. It’s bold, a bit brash, but it has bags of personality.

1. Street style

This teenage boy bedroom 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.

Get the look:The locker wardrobe is from Maisons du Monde.

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2. Surfs up

Make an eye-catching statement with a cool wall mural. Elaine Penhaul, director of home staging company Lemon and Lime Interiors advises: "Parents may shy away from giving a teenager free rein but try to remember that paint is temporary, and it can be changed as their tastes change or when they leave home. They will benefit from having the freedom to experiment and can learn to manage money if offered a budget."

This surf-mad teenager’s bedroom features a hand-painted mural designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard.

3. Colour scheme

Although the sporty wallpaper is playful, the rest of the room has a very chic look to it, owed to the cohesive colour scheme and chic furnishings. Monogrammed bedding and a statement chair complete the look.

See Also:Boy Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas

4. Boxing ring

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.

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5.Go graphic

We love the Memphis design inspired graphic lines in this teenage boy bedroom, but we love the cool storage too – which is the key to keeping it tidy.

Elaine Penhaul of Lemon and Lime Interiors says: "Storage is incredibly important as teenagers tend to collect lots of belongings over the years. Helping them to find clever ways to organise clothes, books, shoes, and anything else they may own will help them to keep the space tidy with minimal effort."

Get the look: Cabinet – Scarlet Splendour Vanilla Noir The Sheik Console Cabinet. Side table lamps – Scarlet Splendour Luce Naga The Two Bulb Table Lamp. Table – Scarlet Splendour Snow White Coronum Coffee Table Small

The same designer,Jannat Vasi, also designed this teenage boy bedroom below, featuring bold colours, graphic lines, neon lighting and Star Wars themed pendant lights.

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6. Music stage

This drum kit sits on its own raised plinth, made from the bandsawn oak floorboards. We think it would look pretty cool in a teenage boy's bedroom!

Get the look: The floor and stage are made from Burano smoked and bandsawn oak by Source Wood Floors.

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7. Sporty

Heavily into sports? Create a cool scheme with sport inspired art, and use open shelving to display any trophies or medals or collected paraphernalia like boxing gloves, ping pong bats, a baseball glove and ball, etc.

8. Off the wall

Mount their hobby or passion on the walls. Elaine Penhaul explains: "When it comes to teenagers, it’s key to let them personalise their room so they feel like they have their own space. Allow them to incorporate any hobbies or interests they might have and create wall features by hanging weird and wonderful items – Pinterest offers loads of great ideas on how to do this."

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For example for a teenage boy obsessed with skateboarding, one mum looked online and chose 20 skateboards in a pink, purple, blue and green palette to decorate the walls of his room (below). She calls the result ‘total sensory overload’. We've also seen skateboards wall-mounted and used as shelves – a fun way of displaying things.

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.

9. Cool wallpaper

A cool, urban-inspired wallpaper like this one will instantly change the atmosphere and give it a cool look.

Get the look: The Skateboard wallpaper, £30sq m, is by Mr Perswall.

See Also:Boy Bedroom Wallpaper Ideas

10. Splatter walls

The walls of this teenage boy bedroom have a wild, splatter paint effect, but they are in fact wallpaper. If you're feeling brave, you could let your teen try and recreate this themselves. Then if it doesn't work out, you could always wallpaper over it.

Get the look: Light, Chairish. Wallpaper, Drop it Modern. Bedside table, Sho Modern

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11. Secret door

This 'secret door' to a teenage boy bedroom was surprisingly inexpensive to create, as the door is just covered with Trompe l’Oeil wallpaper. The wall and door were papered in one go, with a dark architrave and a fake skirting board completing the illusion.

Get the look: young & Battaglia’s Bookshelf wallpaper is available from rockett st george.

12. Bookcase door

Take the look up a notch with a swinging bookcase door. Above it, a glow-in-the-dark constellation wallpaper by Ralph Lauren makes this a cool-looking book nook.

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13. Grafitti art

The cool mural below was bought in Holland. It’s a collaborative work by a group of Rotterdam graffiti artists.

(Image credit: Photography ⁄ Rei Moon)

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.

Or you could go all out, and commission a graffiti artist to come and paint your teen's room in person. It could make for quite a fun experience, and your teen and his friends could all get involved.

14. Gaming king

A retro – but working – arcade game like this would make a fun display in any teen bedroom!

15.Hunting lodge

The teen’s room has a distinctly grown-up feel to it, with a large upholstered headboard, a faux fur throw and taxidermy (faux antlers would achieve an equally cool look) on the wall.

16. Keep things fun

They might want a more grown up scheme, but you can balance out a grown up bed, sophisticated bedding and lighting with playful touches to keep the feel young and fresh. In this teenage boy bedroom, interior designer Katharine Pooley introduced a fun wallpaper, and displayed jars of sweets, giving this sophisticated room a more playful atmosphere.

17. Beetlejuice

This teenage boy’s bedroom features cool framed beetle prints, and a cool mezzanine level with cosy seating area underneath.

18. Grown up desk

Upgrade their kids desk to a more grown up looking one – industrial style desks are a popular choice. A leather chair like this will also help give the room a cooler, edgier look.

See Also:Desk ideas for kids

19. Hipster

Open storage like this is perfect for displaying treasured books – and records, which have become popular again recently.

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20. Go dark

The drama of deep colour creates a fantastically cocooning effect. Interior designer Naomi Clarke advises: "Dark colours work wonders – navy, black, tan and cream are an excellent but neutral combo."

Get the look: The wall is painted in Little Greene’s Hicks’ Blue absolute matt emulsion. This is the Cask pendant by Bert Frank. The bespoke bedside cabinet is from Sixninethree. For a similar bed, try Savoir Beds’ Harlech 01. The pug vase is from Graham and Green.

This room below is still dark but features a softer approach.

Get the look: The wall is painted in Downpipe estate emulsion by Farrow & Ball. The bed is from sofa.com. The throw is from The White Company. The linen bedding was bought at The Conran Shop. This is the DLM side table by Hay at Haus.

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