Your little man is growing up. His interests are changing, and so are his needs. If you haven’t updated his space since his nursery days, chances are, your son’s room could use an upgrade.
Wondering where to start?
The best way to create a room your little boy will love is to zero in on his passions. Start with the things he loves, add a healthy dose of fun, and leave plenty of room to grow.
If you’re working with a budget, aim for a versatile space—something that incorporates your son’s current interests, but has enough sophistication to carry him all the way to college. Have a little more time and money to work with? Consider going all out with an elaborately themed space. Whatever you choose, remember to keep the focus on play. After all, they’re only young once.
Need a little design inspiration? These 16 fun and creative boys’ room ideas will have you wishing you were a kid again!
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A Playful Space
This fun-filled attic space, designed by the Polish architectural firm, Razoo and spotted on the architectural design site, Aranzacje, is perfect for the action-loving boy who just can’t keep still! There’s a swing, a climbing rope, and a rope ladder leading to a suspended hammock. A sturdy wooden desk with a net frame backing doubles as a soccer goal and comfy bean bag chairs offer extra seating that can be easily pushed out of the way when the game begins.Continue to 2 of 16 below.
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In a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Taking the understated approach, this Star-Wars-inspired boy’s room, created by Mallory and Savannah of Classy Clutter, is the perfect blend of fun and sophistication, incorporating timeless movie quotes, favorite characters, and cool collectibles into a clean, bright, contemporary design that this little Jedi is sure to love for years to come.Continue to 3 of 16 below.
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Play Now (Sleep Later)
Part bunk bed and part play structure, this attractive and imaginative built-in, spotted on My Home Project, is all fun.
Don’t have the budget for a built-in bed? Turn a second-hand bunk bed into a copycat design by nailing plywood directly to the bed frame. (Just be sure the bed is properly anchored first.)Continue to 4 of 16 below.
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The Great Camp-In
Does your little one love nature? Bring the great outdoors in with a campout-inspired boy’s room like this cozy bedroom spotted by Daisy May Belle on the Nashville Parade of Homes! Reclaimed wood and organic branches give this unique bed canopy masculine appeal, and rustic colors and fabrics add the perfect woodsy touch.Continue to 5 of 16 below.
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Room With a View
A striking mountain vista dominates in this bold and rustic space designed by Stylist Meta Coleman and spotted on the popular design blog, A Cup of Jo.
The custom wallpaper mural, designed by the talented graphic artists at Rebel Walls, was created using a vintage black and white photo of the Matterhorn that Meta found on eBay.Continue to 6 of 16 below.
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This playful space, created by Anita Roll, makes math and science extra fun! The chalkboard paint walls, featuring adorable scientific doodles, add the perfect touch. Don’t forget to leave one wall free for your little Einstein to scribble his own scientific diagrams and mathematical formulas!Continue to 7 of 16 below.
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With its ceiling-mounted cargo climbing net and cool skateboarding/surfing theme, this amazing boy’s room, designed by So-Cal artist and interior designer Caryn Owen, is the perfect place for a growing boy to just hang loose and chill.Continue to 8 of 16 below.
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Every superhero must have his domain. This young crusader spends his nights basking in the glow of his own personal Metropolis. The cleverly constructed cityscape, created by artist Anita Roll, features soft backlighting, bringing the silhouetted city to life with a flick of a switch.Continue to 9 of 16 below.
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Who says playing dress-up is just for girls! Help your little man bring his heroes to life with a creative costume corner that’s all boy!Continue to 10 of 16 below.
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This built-in loft, complete with comfy seating and a simple pulley system for hauling up snacks and treasures, is a boyhood dream brought to life. The black, white and green color scheme, pulled together by the designers behind Kemp Hall Studios, delivers a subtle nod to another of their clients’ passions: Soccer.Continue to 11 of 16 below.
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With its polished wooden floors, flush interior lighting, and wall-mounted hoop, this creative sports-themed space, seen on Architectural Art Designs, looks more like a championship basketball court than a little boy’s bedroom! Slick, stylish, and built around fun, this clever design is a straight-up winner!Continue to 12 of 16 below.
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Nothing sets the mood for a train-themed space like the clickity-clack on tiny wheels on miniature tracks!
By adding shelving to the perimeter of her boy’s bedroom, Mom and design-lover, Kate, of Chic on a Shoestring, found the perfect way to incorporate her son’s passion for all things train into a sophisticated space that will take him beyond boyhood and on to the next stop.Continue to 13 of 16 below.
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If anything can put a little boy’s behind in a chair, it’s these cool and totally creative DIY tire seats created from real, salvaged car tires.Continue to 14 of 16 below.
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Magnetic Car Mural
Have a Matchbox devotee on your hands? Keep those miniature rollers in order with this clever and attractive storage idea. Simply mount magnetic strips to your child’s wall, and organize the cars however you want.Continue to 15 of 16 below.
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Points for Color
Give your little guy’s room a color boost with this fun and easy wall treatment. A gallon of paint and some masking tape is all it takes to recreate this playful space featured on Hibou Homes.
Starting roughly two-thirds up the wall, use tape to create a dramatic, mountain-like divider line. Then paint the area below the line in a bold shade, leaving the last third of the wall white.Continue to 16 of 16 below.
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Home on the Range
This rugged, Western retreat is the perfect place for a weary cowboy to rest his little head after a hard day’s play. Wide-paneled, reclaimed barn wood applied to both the walls and ceiling lends an authentic cabin-feel to the design.
“The wood paneling makes it cozy and adds character,” designer Jeanie Claughton explains, “and the classic, era-appropriate accessories, such as the antique saloon sign, proved to be the perfect finishing touch.”