16 Creative Bedroom Ideas for Boys

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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

    Boy's room with play structure and soccer theme

    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. 

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    In a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    Boy's room with Star Wars Theme
    Classy Clutter

    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.

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    Play Now (Sleep Later)

    Boy's room with play structure loft bed
    My Home Project.

    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.)

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    Just Doodling

    Science themed boy's room
    Anita Roll

    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!

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    Action-Packed Fun

    Skate and Surf themed boys room with play structure
    Apartment Therapy

    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.

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    Super Hero themed boys room idea
    Anita Roll

    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.

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    Costume Corner

    Super hero costume station for boy's room
    Home Decor Pictures

    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!

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    Loft Room

    Boy's Room with soccer theme and loft
    Kemp Hall Studio

    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.

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    Game On

    Basketball sports-themed boys room idea
    Architecture, Art & Design

    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!

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    Train Time

    Sophisticated train-themed boy's room
    Chic on a Shoestring

    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. 

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    Tire Chair

    DIY tire seating
    Grillo Designs

    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.

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    Magnetic Car Mural

    Rainbow car mural/ magnetic car storage idea for boy's room
    Honest to Nod

    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.

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    The Great Camp-In

    Boys bedroom with tent

    Bespoke Only

    Does your little one love nature? Bring the great outdoors in with a campout-inspired boy’s room like this cozy bedroom spotted by Bespoke Only! The tent adds a playful area for your child to let their imagination run wild, and rustic colors and fabrics add the perfect woodsy touch. 

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    Points for Color

    Colorful superhero boys bedroom

    Maite Granda

    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 from Maite Granda. You can add a line of color anywhere on the wall, but placing it where the wall meets the ceiling is a great way to add color without making the space feel busy.

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    Room With a View

    Loft bed in forest themed bedroom

    Reena Sotropa 

    A faux treehouse with coordinating woodsy wallpaper dominates in this rustic space designed by Reena Sotropa. It will make your child feel like they're in the woods—perfect for rainy days when they can't go outside.

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    Home on the Range

    Rustic boys bedroom

    Reena Sotropa

    This rugged, Western retreat by Reena Sotropa is the perfect place for a weary cowboy to rest his little head after a hard day’s play. Reclaimed barn wood applied to the walls lends an authentic cabin-feel to the design.