Decorating a teenage boy’s room can feel like a difficult task. You want to be sure to create a space that will cater to his personality and preferences while not ruining the flow of your home. The teenage years are a time when a boy is evolving and learning more about who he is and who he wants to become, but there’s no handbook on how to help make sure his room grows with him.
To get started on a decorating project like this, you will need to use the knowledge you have about what interests the boy you are designing the room for and what colors and room accessories will suit him best. While each person is different, there are some common themes you can work with to build a foundation for a space that’s all his own. Take the following suggestions and personalize them for the teenage boy in your life.
Painting the room is a good way to get started. Keeping it neutral, there are still good colors available that will showcase the room to show that it belongs to a boy. Softer tones of gray, blue and green are a great place to start. If he enjoys race cars, you can even use an accent strip of color to make it look like a raceway.
If your teenager is into sports, install floating wall shelves to display his collected memorabilia where he can see it and show it off to friends. If he has a team jersey, buy a shadow box to preserve and display it on an open wall.
For music lovers, use nice frames for posters of their favorite bands and incorporate a piece of storage furniture where they can keep pictures, ticket stubs or any other keepsakes from the concerts they may have attended. If they play music as well, install a wall-mounted instrument holder for easy access.
For the teenage gamer, a dedicated space for the television and all of their video games and consoles will help keep the wires from the controllers and game packages from causing clutter. Add a couple of comfortable floor chairs for your teenager and a friend to sit on while playing whatever the hottest game of the moment is.
We hope some of these ideas will get you started on your journey to decorating your teen’s room to his liking. Try to get your him involved in the process for best results. It’s always best to go directly to the source. Happy decorating!