Teen Boy Bedroom Decorating Ideas

Teen boys need a space of their own to relax, hang out with friends and get lots of sleep. Check out these photos of teen boy bedrooms to get ideas for decorating your son's room.

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May 22, 2020

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California Cool

An unfinished wood accent wall is the perfect backdrop for bright wall art in this teen bedroom, including a California flag and a graphic sunset over water. The overall look is laid back yet vibrant.

Study Nook

One wall of this teen bedroom is totally dedicated to storage and studying, with a desk, a filing cabinet and plenty of shelving. To keep your teen’s room looking tidy, use open shelves to store books and a few prized items (trophies, favorite childhood toys) and closed bins to stash other items.

Skater Boy

Incorporating your teen’s interests in his room decor is one of the best ways to create a space he’ll enjoy. In this bedroom, a row of colorful skateboards mounted above the bed creates an unexpected and eye-catching form of artwork.

Music Inspired

This bedroom was designed for a budding musician with a sheet music chalkboard mural, music-inspired wall art and open shelving for showcasing favorite records. A Union Jack flag comforter and coordinating rug are a nod to his favorite British bands.

Bold Stripes

Classic yet playful, stripes are always a good choice for a teen boy’s bedroom. In this space, a vertical striped wallpaper brings height and drama to the room. The blue bedding and trunk, and green area rug, add some welcome color.

Fun With Zigzags

Looking for a hip variation on classic stripes? Try a zigzag pattern on the walls, as seen in this teen bedroom. With a consistent color palette of green, orange and blues, the space mixes a variety of patterns without looking too busy.

Rustic Charm

For the teen with traditional taste, you can’t go wrong with incorporating a classic plaid in the bedroom. Start with a plaid bedspread, like the one seen in this space. Then pull colors from the pattern to choose throw pillows, curtains and other accessories. Antique tennis rackets and an oversized metal initial complete the room’s rustic look.

Graphic Wallpaper

Wallpaper can instantly energize a teen's bedroom. For a look that’s playful but not too childish, try a graphic black-and-white print — like the sketchbook-inspired wallpaper seen in this space — and layer in brightly colored accessories.

Worldy Mural

If you don’t want to commit to a roomful of wallpaper, try it on one wall. A peel-and-stick mural makes a great accent in a teen’s room, and it can be easily removed when his tastes change.

Surf's Up

Wall murals can also make a small space feel larger, as seen in this narrow teen bedroom. A photograph mural of a surfer against a sweeping sky makes the space feel epic, while a kelly green rug and chairs add more depth and rich color.

Sophisticated Neutrals

When decorating a child’s bedroom, consider a neutral color palette that will grow with him. Though designed for a younger boy, this space could easily appeal to a teen with its gray-and-white bedding, nautical artwork and sturdy metal shelves.

Pattern and Texture

Ikat-patterned pillows and grasscloth wallpaper infuse this teen bedroom with cool global style. It doesn’t take a lot — keep most of the room neutral and add a few pops of colorful pattern to punch up your teen’s room.

Eclectic Appeal

Don’t be afraid to mix and match styles in your teen’s bedroom. Pairing rustic wood furniture and shiplap walls with contemporary artwork and bold patterns, this bedroom has a one-of-a-kind eclectic vibe.

Classic Combo

Black and white is a timeless color palette that works for kids, teens and adults alike. With a black-and-white rug, bedding and window treatments in global-inspired patterns, this space will stand the test of time and can easily be spiced up with bright accessories, like a red bean bag chair.

Dark and Dramatic

For the teen with a flair for the dramatic, deep, black walls are a good starting point for a bedroom. The key to keeping the room from looking like a cave is incorporating crisp, white accents, like the pillow shams and monogram wall decor seen in this space. Neon yellow nightstands flanking the bed add just the right amount of color.

Just Hanging Out

Hanging chairs are having a major moment in design. This trend is perfect for a teen room, creating a comfy spot to read or relax. With a hanging hammock chair and a Parsons-style desk, this bedroom functions as a sleep, lounge and homework space.

Subtly Southwestern

Teenagers may not be interested in a full-blown theme in their bedrooms, but you can still create a subtle motif using color, pattern and texture. A rustic color palette, wall-mounted antlers and a cowhide headboard give this room a western vibe that isn’t too over-the-top.

All American

A red, white and blue color palette and baseball-themed accessories lend Americana style to this teen bedroom. No need to go overboard with a bold hue like red — a few accents is all it takes to make this space shine.

Rustic Meets Modern

Plank-style accent walls make this space feel a bit like a rustic summer camp bunk room, yet the furnishings are decidedly modern. A sleek, built-in desk adds a jolt of sunny yellow to the space, while blue bedding brings a sense of calm.

Beach Vibes

A color palette of bright white, watery blues and sandy beiges evokes a sunny day at the beach in this bedroom. A photo of a lifeguard stand hung above the bed pulls the look together — perfect for the teen who can’t get enough of the coast.

Mod in Mauve

Don’t shy away from colors like purple and pink in a teen boy’s bedroom — the right shade can still look modern and masculine. With mauve walls, a sleek platform bed and minimalist artwork, this space feels oh-so cool.

On-Trend Industrial

Inspired by urban lofts, the industrial design style is cool, edgy and perfect for teen bedrooms. This industrial-inspired space features pipe shelves, a stunning spiral staircase leading to a loft bed and a custom light fixture with exposed bulbs. Bring industrial style into your teen’s space with metal, reclaimed wood and distressed leather accents.

Totally Vintage

Shopping thrift stores, flea markets and estate sales for vintage furniture and decor is a great way to bring one-of-a-kind style to your teen’s bedroom — on a budget! This tween space is accented with classic accessories such as a map and globe. The midcentury modern dresser is a timeless piece he won't outgrow.

Antique Charm

Unique, salvaged pieces bring interest to this teen bedroom. An antique propeller hangs above the traditional twin bed, while a shelving unit made from pipes, rope and reclaimed wood holds books and knickknacks.

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Nautical Accents

Nautical-inspired artwork and a red, white and blue color scheme bring classic coastal style to this bedroom. A large, cream-colored area rug lightens up the space — and evokes thoughts of sandy beaches.

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Room to Lounge

A loft bed can be a great choice for a teen’s room, freeing up floor space for other furniture. In this monochromatic space, a raised bed makes room for a comfy sectional, ideal for chilling with friends.

Under-the-Bed Study Space

Tucking a desk under a loft bed is another great way to maximize space in a small teen bedroom. A bulletin board wall is the perfect spot to display photos and mementos.

The Ultimate Hangout

If you have the square footage, consider turning your teen’s bedroom into a multipurpose space with a sleeping area, a sofa and a study zone, as seen in this teen-friendly retreat. With a double bed, an L-shaped desk and lots of storage, there’s plenty of room to accommodate a range of activities.

Window Seat Win

Adding a window seat is another great way to turn a teen’s bedroom into a hangout. With a built-in bookshelf and a comfy cushion, this window seat at HGTV Smart Home 2014 is perfect for reading, playing video games or just relaxing.

Attic Retreat

Offering much-needed privacy, attics make great rooms for teens. Their sloped ceilings can make them feel a little small, but a vertical ombre lacquer wall finish helps this space seem taller and more spacious. A daybed in plush, blue fabric doubles as a spot for sleeping or lounging.

Smart Shared Space

If your teen boys share a bedroom, give them as much space as possible by pushing the beds to opposite sides of the room. Two identical nightstands give each kid a designated spot to stash books and other belongings. A bright green accent wall energizes the mostly neutral space.

Bunk Beds

Bunk beds are a great solution for teens who share a room or frequently invite friends to spend the night, giving each kid a designated sleeping spot in a small footprint. With a wing wall that supports the bunks, this room packs in four beds plus a desk with built-in shelving. The cohesive color palette of blue and green keeps the space from feeling cluttered.

Budget-Friendly Wall Art

Store-bought wall decor can be pricey, and a teenager’s tastes can change quickly. Get creative when decorating your teen’s room and use things you already have. This space features a colorful wall display made up of frisbees.

Writing on the Wall

Let your teen unleash his creativity with a chalkboard accent wall. In this space, a desk and reading nook flank a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard — the perfect spot to draw, jot down favorite quotes and more.

On Display

Whether your teen is into music, books, movies or photography, floating shelves let him showcase his prized possessions. In this space, favorite album covers add interest to the neutral walls.

Color Blocking

A color-blocked wall in white and blue adds visual interest to this otherwise understated room. Getting creative with paint treatments is an easy, budget-friendly way to liven up a teen’s room.

Statement Wall

A focal wall of graphic, modern bullseyes makes a big impact in this tween bedroom. The five paint colors used in the design inspired the rest of the space, with similar hues used in the bedding and other decor.

Lend a Hand

Give your teen’s room an eclectic feel with funky accent pieces, like the hand-shaped wooden chair in this space. A chevron headboard and a mix of global-inspired fabrics complete the look.

Rustic Stripes

A wood plank accent wall creates depth and texture in this bedroom. Plaid bedding and a blanket with a cargo pocket enhance the room's rustic feel, while lime green lamps and an orange monogram add a modern touch.

High-Tech Hangout

Designer Candice Olson designed this hip bedroom for a gadget-loving teen with a wall-mounted TV, a desk area and a row of pendant lights behind the bed. A funky rolled-steel wallpaper adds texture and interest to the space.

It’s Electric

If you want to keep your furniture and decor neutral, paint is a great way to bring color and personality to a teen’s room. It’s easy to paint over later, so don’t be afraid to go bold. In this bedroom, brilliant electric-blue walls look striking against neutral furniture.

Bursts of Color

If your teen has a favorite color, go all in with several accent pieces in that hue. A bold kelly green desk chair and accessories really pop against the crisp white walls in this modern teen's room.

Whimsical Wallpaper

For the teen with bold tastes, a large-print wallpaper is a great way to make a statement in his bedroom. Look for peel-and-stick versions that can easily be removed down the road, and keep the rest of the room fairly understated to let the wallpaper take center stage. In this space, black-and-white striped bedding complements — but doesn’t compete with — a cartoon-inspired wallpaper.

Opposites Attract

You can’t go wrong with complementary colors when designing a teen’s room; vibrant orange bedding sets off this bedroom’s deep blue walls. A few bright green accents complete a dynamic trio of colors.

Playful Accent

With its soft color palette, sculptural chandelier and charcoal-gray headboard with nailhead detailing, this teen bedroom could practically pass for an adult room. Four throw pillows spelling out the word “PLAY” bring a touch of youth to the space.

This Room Rocks

As seen on Love It or List It Too, this bedroom has lots of personality with a funky, patterned bedspread and a “You Rock” rug. (What teen wouldn’t want to see that message every time he enters his room?) Dressers line each side of the room, providing plenty of storage space for clothes, games and more.

Starry Night

Don’t neglect the ceiling when designing a teen’s bedroom; this fifth wall can be the thing that sets the space apart. A black ceiling with gold stars adds a playful touch to this sophisticated, modern room.

Focal Point Wall

The minimalist design of this modern bedroom is the perfect setting for the bold Braille-inspired wall installation. A sphere chair and sleek workstation make this a cool place to hang out for a teen boy.

Mid-Mod Color Palette

Consider your home’s overall style when decorating your teen’s space. This room's green, brown and orange color palette speaks to the midcentury modern style that carries throughout the home. The design is tasteful and sophisticated yet kid-friendly.

Gnarly Neon

This teen bedroom is all about drama, with its neon-yellow walls, black canopy bed and geometric-print headboard. Solid black bedding and floating white nightstands offset the bold patterns.

Major League Style

Want to go all out with your teen’s bedroom? Take a cue from this incredible space, designed for a major baseball fan. Pillows made from the jerseys of his three favorite players top the bed, while a spectacular mural puts you right inside Yankee Stadium.

Collegiate Color Palette

If an over-the-top sports theme isn’t your thing, try using color for a more subtle approach. Without relying heavily on mascots or obvious nods to the football team, this room pays homage to Notre Dame with its gold and navy palette.

The Best Seats in the House

Bring the excitement of the court or the field into your teen’s bedroom with a sports-themed wall mural. This bedroom keeps it simple with white walls, a solid blue rug and mostly muted bedding to let the accent wall shine.

Soccer Star

A green rug evokes a soccer field in this teen’s bedroom, while a custom painting of his favorite soccer player hangs on the wall. The geometric wallpaper behind the bed is the real star of the room, though, adding eye-catching pattern to the otherwise minimal space.

Collectible Cases

Just because he’s growing up, doesn’t mean his childhood interests have completely disappeared. In this bedroom, acrylic cubes and shelves display a treasured toy car collection in a sleek, stylish way.

Built-In Storage

Closed storage is a smart choice for the teen who doesn’t always keep his belongings tidy. In this room, a whole wall of built-in cabinets keeps the room looking neat — even if the contents of the cabinets aren’t perfectly organized.

Vintage Trunks

If your teen’s room is short on closet space and other built-in storage, be sure to incorporate extra storage when decorating the room. In this shared space, vintage trunks at the foot of each bed provide a designated spot for each young man's belongings.

Desk on Wheels

Rolling furniture makes a teen boy’s room easy to rearrange as his needs change. A bedside desk on wheels paired with a modern chair provides a place to study and do homework in this bedroom.

Cool Canopy

Elevate your teen’s bedroom by swapping a standard bed frame for a high-style bed. In this space, a steel-frame canopy bed pairs with navy bedding and a midcentury modern nightstand for a vintage-meets-industrial look.

Reading Nook

For the teen who loves to read, encourage his favorite pastime with a cozy reading nook. A bean bag chair with a nearby bookcase is the perfect place to kick back with a good book.

Double Duty

If you’re short on storage, using your kid’s toys, sports gear and other belongings as decor is a great way to save space. In this room, a blue bike is mounted above the bed, serving as wall art.

Creative Divider

In this condo, the kids got the larger master bedroom. As they got older and needed more privacy, the parents divided the space with a fun chalkboard partition wall for privacy.

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