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Best Ideas for Stylish Boy's Rooms

September 03, 2014


Best Ideas for Stylish Boy's Rooms

Gone are the days where you need to deck out a boy’s room with boats or cars. Understated is the new overstated with muted blues and greys working very effectively with a few choice items, such as a scatter cushion or curtains with bold blue stripes. We’ve trawled the internet and motored through some top design mags to bring you some of the latest trends in designing rooms for little boys.

1) Create a nursery that your little boy can grow into. Your baby boy isn’t going to know the difference between TinTin and Captain Hook, at least until he’s well over a year old, and he’s certainly not going to care whether you bought him a new wardrobe or gave him granny’s cast off one. But he will start to care later. Envisage a design that will be suitable for a 2-year-old or a 10-year-old, then instead of blasting your decorating budget on redoing his room every 2 years, you can spend the money on choice quality items to suit his current and evolving interests. Life size Tyrannosaurus Rex anyone?

2) Buy a bed that will last. There is little point in buying a bed that will become cramped as your little boy grows into adulthood. While you should ideally replace your children’s mattresses every 7 years, you can buy a durable wooden base that will last for years. Take our advice and opt for a double bed! He’ll thank you for the extra space when he’s a teenager and stylish bed designs, such as sleigh beds or four poster beds, look particularly good in larger sizes. They also create a focal point in the room and offer ample space for that beloved Paddington Bear to take a kip in too.

3) Cut down on toys on display. Ironically enough nothing screams ‘decorating on a budget’ like clutter, and displaying cheap toys is the ultimate hoarder’s sin. Instead, buy storage bases to stow away the toys at the end of the day. Only display top quality toys that match the decor, such as a beautiful aeroplane model or that teddy from England.

4) Create your own art or design work. A personal touch goes a long way - as long as its perfectly executed that is. You may find that the boy’s room decorations on offer at the mall are a little on the cheap and nasty side (see ‘made in China’). Instead, visit your nearest printing shop and get that photo of your little boy playing soccer mounted or print out some beautiful maps or artistic animal pictures and then spend your budget on some top quality frames. Antique stores are a great places to look for trendy frames that give off a lived in feel. Fabric flag banners are also relatively easy and inexpensive to make and they can be used to adorn a tired-looking wall or add colour to a neutral room.

With these 4 tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a boy’s bedroom that your son will be proud to show to his friends.


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