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15+ Amazing Tween/Teen Boy Bedrooms

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Recently, as my 10-year-old son was making his birthday list, he asked if we could redecorate his room as part of his birthday present.  Whoo hoo!  Music to my ears!  He even said he thought he’d caught the decorating bug from me.  He wanted to run out that day and buy some things, but of course, I wanted to have a plan first.  And for me, having a plan meant finding some inspiration.

Finding great tween/teen bedrooms for boys turned out to be harder than I had imagined!  Girls bedrooms?  No problem!  Boys bedrooms?  Yikes!  I found lots of cute themed rooms for little boys, tons of adorable nurseries for babies, and an unlimited number of boyish-looking rooms that photograph well, but that didn’t seem functional or as if a boy actually lived there {after all, don’t all twee/teen boy rooms have socks and dirty dishes everywhere or is it just mine?!}.

My goal was to find great tween boy rooms that were functional and organized, offering a space for homework as well as playing, and that could transition with them as they grow older.  Not rooms that are purely decorative, but ones that are functional and really showcase their interests like sports, music, video games, and friends.  I was also keeping an eye out for rooms that looked as if they could be created on a realistic budget in a realistic space.  It took a lot of work, but I was able to find some pretty amazing examples!

This is my personal favorite!  I love the display space, plus the neutral with a pop of orange gives it personality without requiring that the entire room be repainted in the event that orange is no longer a favorite color.

{via Landee See, Landee Do}
{via {Landee See, Landee Do}}

 

Great color scheme with functional and decorative storage!

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{via Today’s Creative Blog}
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{via Less Cake More Frosting}

 

It never occurred to me to install a rock climbing wall in the bedroom, but I guess if you’ve got the space, it sure would be a hit with the kids!

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{via Home Designing}
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{via Home Design Lover}

 

A loft bed is a great way to save space in a smaller room!  I actually had one in my college dorm that my dad built for me out of raw lumber.  {Thanks, Dad!}

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{via Pottery Barn Teen}
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{via Comfy Home}\
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{via Decoist}

 

Separating the Play and Work spaces is a great idea to help keep them focused on the task at hand!

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{via Decoist}
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{via Real Simple}
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{via Home Designing}

 

I love the idea of using underneath the bed for storage.  You can read Jenna’s tutorial on how to make these rolling carts {here}.

{via SAS Interiors}
{via SAS Interiors}

 

Stripes, whether on the wall or the ceiling, are both whimsical and sophisticated depending on the colors used and the items they are paired with, so they can easily transition from tween to teen.

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{via La Dolce Vida}
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I’m going to let my son take the lead on how he wants his furniture arranged, what type of display and storage space he wants, and the overall design {within budget, of course!}.  I might cringe whenever I step in his room if he picks something out of my comfort zone, but after all, it’s his space, so as long as he’s happy I know I’ll be happy, too.

 

Wish me luck!

 

**UPDATE** My son has informed me that his “vision” includes bunk beds, a large screen TV, and a mini fridge for snacks and drinks…..Perhaps he won’t be taking the lead on this one.  :)
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  6. Michael Metcalfe says:

    I’ve suddenly become the cool parent in the neighbourhood. I did not realise that so many boys cared about their bedrooms. Thanks TidBits & Wine. After revamping my own sons bedrooms I have done 4 other neighbour’s homes and most children today require a mini fridge and tele and secret rooms. The freedom we have given boys today has enriched them socially and inspired their creativity. Our 14-year-old son is out back making a hovercraft now.

  7. cute choices. do you know where the last comfortable is from?

  8. Hi Kim – I just came across to your site from Pinterest as I am looking for ideas on boy’s bedrooms. I am re-designing my Grandson’s bedroom for him in the New Year and there was a picture I liked and…. that’s what led me here.

    I was just wondering if you finished your son’s room – as I note the other comments you have on this particular post was dated 2014. If, you did get to finish it I would love to see it :) I shall be ‘pinning’ some of your pictures for my ‘mood board’ – there are some great ideas of what I was looking for – thank you

    By the way the rest of your house is beautiful too :) Kind Regards

  9. Some good ideas, but I sincerely hope & pray most of these aren’t anywhere with earthquakes

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Erica – Me, too! I live on a faultlive so I am particularly concerned with how we hang things on the walls, especially things over our beds! :) Kim

  10. Good luck with the decorating. His visions sound like a college dorm room. Still he had to test you. LOL. Have fun.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      Oh my goodness! You’re right – it does sound like a college dorm room! Actually, I think that’s his goal. We visited our nephew at college and my son so video games and fast food everywhere and thought it was a dream come true. Ha!

  11. Good luck! My son’s room always felt like a disaster zone. Legos and clothes everywhere. Amazingly, he’s gotten neater since getting his own place.

    1. Tidbits&Twine says:

      My son is getting neater as he’s getting older, so I’m holding out hope. My daughter on the other hand, creates a complete disaster zone in her room! There are weeks when I can barely see the carpet and I end up having to set aside an entire day to clean it. I’m working to get her to clean up a little each day so that it doesn’t get so messy, but I remember that my room as a kid was pretty messy, too. :)

  12. Decorating for teen boys can be so hard but I love all of these ideas! Thanks for including my son’s room in your roundup!! <3

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